School Attendance is Higher Among Females than Males (Results from the 2010 Census of Population and Housing)

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2013-206

Release Date: 

Friday, December 27, 2013

 

Literacy rate at the national level was recorded at 97.5 percent
 
According to the 2010 Census of Population and Housing (CPH), there were approximately 71.5 million persons aged 10 years or older in the Philippines in 2010.  They comprised 77.7 percent of the 92.1 million total household population in the country.
 
 
Among the population 10 years old and over, 69.5 million persons or 97.1 percent were literate, according to the 2010 CPH.  In the 2000 CPH, the literacy rate was recorded at 92.3 percent.  In the 2000 CPH and 2010 CPH, a person is considered literate if he/she is able to read and write a simple message in any language or dialect.
 
Literacy rate is higher among females than males
 
The literacy rate among females aged 10 years and over in 2010 was 97.2 percent.  Among males of the same age, this was 97.0 percent.
 
 
Literacy rate was highest in NCR
 
Among the regions, the NCR had the highest literacy rate at 99.1 percent.  Aside from the NCR, there were seven regions with literacy rate higher than the national rate.  These are Region I (99.0 percent), Region III (99.0 percent), Region IVA (98.9 percent), Region V (98.3 percent), Caraga (97.7 percent), Region VII (97.6 percent), and Region VI (97.5 percent).  ARMM had the lowest literacy rate at 80.3 percent.
 
 
Camiguin had the highest literacy rate
 
Among the provinces, excluding the highly urbanized cities, Camiguin and Laguna had the highest literacy rate at 99.4 percent each. This was followed by Cavite with literacy rate at 99.3 percent. On the other hand, Tawi-Tawi had the lowest literacy rate with 74.6 percent.
 
 
School attendance was higher among females than males
 

The country had a total of 38.5 million persons aged 5 to 24 years. This population group comprised 41.8 percent of the 92.1 million household population.

Of the total population 5 to 24 years old, 24.9 million persons or 64.5 percent had attended school at anytime from June 2009 to March 2010.  There were more males than females who attended school at anytime during the said school year.  Males accounted for 50.8 percent of the total population 5 to 24 years old who attended school at anytime during that school year.

School attendance was higher among females than males.  Females aged 5 to 24 years who attended school during the school year 2009-2010 comprised 64.9 percent of all females in this age group.   In comparison, 64.1 percent of all males aged 5 to 24 years old have attended school in the same school year.

 
 
CAR had the highest school attendance among its population 5 to 24 years old
 
The top five regions in terms of school attendance among persons 5 to 24 years old duirng the school year 2009-2010 were: CAR (69.4 percent), Region V (67.1 percent), Region VI (66.4 percent), Region I (66.3 percent), and NCR (65.9 percent).  ARMM had the lowest school attendance at 59.2 percent.
 
 
School attendance was highest in Batanes
 
At the provincial level, excluding the highly urbanized cities, Batanes had the highest rate of school attendance for persons 5 to 24 years old (82.8 percent).  This was followed by Marinduque (73.1 percent) and Mountain Province (73.0 percent).  Meanwhile, Basilan had the lowest rate of school attendance at 52.7 percent.
 
 
 
 

 

(Sgd) CARMELITA N. ERICTA
             Administrator
 
 
 

 

 

 
 
 
 

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