Total population rose to 662,153 persons
The population of Bataan was 662,153 persons as of August 1, 2007, based on the 2007 Census of Population (POPCEN 2007). This figure is higher by 104,494 persons over the population count of 557,659 persons in 2000. The population counts for the province from the 2000 and 2007 censuses translated to an average annual population growth rate of 2.4 percent for the period 2000 to 2007.
The number of households reached 139,125, which is 25,541 households more than the number in 2000. The average household size in 2007 was 4.7 persons, which is slightly lower than the average household size of 4.9 persons in 2000.
Mariveles remained the most populated municipality
Among the 11 municipalities and one city in the province of Bataan, the municipality of Mariveles was the most populated with a population of 102,844 persons or 15.5 percent of the provincial total population. This was followed by the municipality of Dinalupihan (13.9 percent) and City of Balanga, the provincial capital (12.7 percent). The municipality of Bagac (3.7 percent) had the least share.
Males outnumbered females
Of the 660,164 household population of Bataan, 50.4 percent were males and 49.6 percent were females, which translates into a sex ratio of 102 males for every 100 females. This is slightly higher than the sex ratio of 101 males for every 100 females in 2000.
Median age was 23 years
The household population of Bataan had a median age of 23 years, which means that half of the household population were below 23 years old. This median age is one year higher than the median age of 22 years recorded in 2000.
Persons under 15 years old comprised 33.4 percent of the total household population. The proportion of those in age group 5 to 9 years was the highest at 11.4 percent, followed by the proportions of those aged below 5 years (11.2 percent) and 10 to 14 years (10.9 percent).
There were more males than females in the age brackets 0 to 39 years and 50 to 54 years, while there were more females than males in the age brackets 40 to 49 years and 55 years and over.
Three out of five persons were in the voting age group
Three out of five persons (60.1 percent) of the household population were in the voting age group (18 years and over). The distribution of voting-age population by sex showed that females (50.4 percent) outnumbered the males (49.6 percent).
Dependency ratio down to 59
The proportion of household population belonging to age group 0 to 14 years was 33.4 percent. The oldest group (65 years and over) posted a share of 3.7 percent while the working-age population (15 to 64 years), 62.9 percent.
The overall dependency ratio was 59, which means that for every 100 persons in the working age group, there were 59 dependents (53 young dependents and 6 old dependents). In 2000, there were about 63 dependents (57 young dependents and 6 old dependents) for every 100 persons in the working-age population.
There were more males than females among the never-married
Of the household population 10 years old and over in 2007, 45.9 percent were married while 42.3 percent were never-married. The rest of the population were either in common law/live-in arrangement (5.8 percent), widowed (4.0 percent), and divorced/separated (1.5 percent). Among never-married persons, there were more males (54.0 percent) than females (46.0 percent). Females outnumbered the males in the rest of the categories for marital status.
More females pursued higher levels of education
Of the household population 5 years old and over, 31.6 percent had attended or completed elementary education and 37.4 percent had reached or completed high school. The proportion of academic degree holders was 8.2 percent, an increase of 3.3 percentage points from a proportion of 4.9 percent in 2000.
More females had higher levels of education than males as 58 percent of those with an academic degree were females, and 59.9 percent of those with a post baccalaureate course were also females.
Among the household population 5 to 24 years old, 64.5 percent attended school at anytime during the School Year 2007 to 2008. Of these total school attendees for the said school year, 51.3 percent were males and 48.7 percent were females.
102 households for every 100 occupied housing units
From a total of 110,925 occupied housing units in 2000, the number of occupied housing units reached 136,143 in 2007, showing an increase of 22.7 percent. The ratio of households to occupied housing units in 2007 was 1.02. The same ratio was recorded in 2000. In terms of the number of persons per occupied housing unit, the ratio in 2007 was 4.8 persons per occupied housing unit, while it was 5.0 persons per occupied housing unit in 2000.
Majority of the occupied housing units were made of strong materials
An improvement in the materials used for the outer walls was observed in 2007. The proportion of occupied housing units with outer walls made of concrete/brick/stone increased from 55.7 percent in 2000 to 65.1 percent in 2007. The usage of half concrete/brick/stone and half wood for outer walls had decreased, from 20.4 percent in 2000 to 17.3 percent in 2007.
The proportion of occupied housing units in 2007 with roofs made of galvanized iron/aluminum increased to 84.9 percent from 78.5 percent in 2000. The use of cogon/nipa/anahaw for the roof decreased. From 11.5 percent in 2000, the proportion of occupied housing units having roofs made of such material decreased to 6.2 percent in 2007.
|(Sgd.) CARMELITA N. ERICTA
Source: Household Statistics Department
National Statistics Office