Tarlac Posted An Annual Population Growth Rate Of 2.11 Percent (Results From The 2007 Census Of Population)

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Friday, August 27, 2010

Total population increased by 174,666 persons

Tarlac had a total population of 1,243,449 persons as of August 1, 2007, higher by 16.3 percent compared with the census count of 1,068,783 persons as of May 1, 2000. This increase translated to an annual population growth rate of 2.11 percent during the period 2000 to 2007.

Similarly, the household population of Tarlac increased by 16.3 percent from 1,067,996 persons in 2000 to 1,241,913 persons in 2007. The number of households, meanwhile, grew by 19.4 percent from 215,395 in 2000 to 257,249 in 2007. The average household size in 2007 was 4.8 persons, lower than the average household size of 5.0 persons in 2000.

City of Tarlac remained on top in terms of population size

In 2007, the City of Tarlac, which is the provincial capital, had the biggest population size compared with the 17 municipalities of the province. It accounted for one-fourth (25.3 percent) of the total population of Tarlac. It was followed by the municipalities of Concepcion (10.9 percent) and Capas (9.8 percent). These were also the top three areas in terms of population size in 2000. The municipality of Anao (0.9 percent) was the least populated during both census years.


Sex ratio was 104 males per 100 females

Of the 1,241,913 household population in 2007, males accounted for 51.1 percent while females comprised 48.9 percent. These figures resulted in a sex ratio of 104 males for every 100 females. The sex ratio recorded in 2000 was 103 males per 100 females.

Median age remained at 22 years

In 2007, the median age of the household population in the province was 22 years, which means that half of the household population were below 22 years old. The same median age was reported in 2000.

Children aged 5 to 9 years was the largest age group, accounting for 11.7 percent of the household population, followed by those in age groups 0 to 4 years (11.6 percent) and 10 to 14 years (11.4 percent).


There were more males than females in age groups 0 to 54 years. Females, on the other hand, outnumbered males in age groups 55 years and over.

About three-fifths of the household population were of voting age

The size of the voting-age population (18 years old and over) of Tarlac in 2007 was 728,934, accounting for 58.7 percent of the household population. The voting-age population recorded in 2000 was 622,755, or 58.3 percent of the household population. Males of voting age (50.3 percent) outnumbered females (49.7 percent).

Overall dependency ratio was 65 dependents per 100 working-age population

Approximately three-fifths (60.7 percent) of the household population belonged to the working age group (15 to 64 years). Young dependents (below 15 years) comprised 34.7 percent while old dependents (65 years and over) accounted for 4.6 percent.

The overall dependency ratio for Tarlac in 2007 was 65. This means that for every 100 persons in the working-age population, there were 65 dependents (57 young dependents and 8 old dependents). The overall dependency ratio recorded in 2000 was 66.

More males than females among never-married persons

Of the household population 10 years old and over, 49.2 percent were married while 42.7 percent were never married. The remaining 8.1 percent were widowed, divorced/separated, had common law/live-in marital arrangement, or had no report on marital status. A similar distribution of household population by type of marital status was observed in 2000.

A higher proportion of males (55.4 percent) than females (44.5 percent) was observed among never-married persons in 2007. Meanwhile, the proportion of females was higher among married (50.4 percent), widowed (76.2 percent), divorced/separated (62.3 percent), and those persons in common law/live-in marital arrangement (51.4 percent).

More female academic degree holders than males

About 36.0 percent of the household population 5 years old and over had attended or completed elementary education, 37.9 percent had reached or finished high school, 6.7 percent were college undergraduates, and 7.1 percent were academic degree holders.

There were more female academic degree holders (56.5 percent) than males (43.5 percent). Similarly, more females (58.1 percent) had post baccalaureate courses than males (41.9 percent).

Moreover, about three-fifths (62.5 percent) of the household population 5 to 24 years had attended school at anytime during School Year 2007 to 2008. School attendance was higher among females aged 5 to 24 years (63.4 percent) than among males aged 5 to 24 years (61.7 percent) during the said school year.

Occupied housing units increased by 20.3 percent

In 2007, there were 254,218 occupied housing units in Tarlac, up by 20.3 percent from the number of occupied housing units recorded in 2000. A ratio of 101 households per 100 occupied housing units was recorded in 2007. This ratio was slightly lower than the ratio of 102 households per 100 opccupied housing units reported in 2000. Moreover, the number of persons per occupied housing unit was 4.9 persons in 2007, lower than the ratio of 5.1 persons per occupied housing unit in 2000.

Majority of the occupied housing units had strong construction materials for outer walls and roof

Of the 254,218 occupied housing units in Tarlac, 54.0 percent had outer walls made of concrete/brick/stone. As to the construction materials of the roof, 81.5 percent of the occupied housing units had roofs made of galvanized iron/aluminum. These construction materials were also the most commonly used materials for outer walls and roof in 2000.







  Source:  Household Statistics Department
               National Statistics Office
               Manila, Philippines