Valenzuela City: Annual Population Growth Rate Down to 2.27 Percent

Reference Number: 

2002-017

Release Date: 

Wednesday, October 9, 2002

 

Population to double in 31 years

The total population of Valenzuela City, as of May 2000 was 485,433 persons. This was up by 48,268 persons over the 1995 census figure.

For the period 1995 to 2000, the average growth rate of Valenzuela was 2.27 percent, down by 2.54 percentage points from the 1990 to 1995 period. If the current growth rate continues, the population of Valenzuela City is expected to double in 31 years.

The number of households increased to 106,382 as compared to 94,377 households in 1995. The average household size recorded was 4.56 persons, slightly lower than the 1995 figure of 4.62 persons and the national average of five persons.

City of Valenzuela ranked fifth in the National Capital Region (NCR)

Valenzuela City ranked fifth in terms of population size among the 12 cities and five municipalities in the NCR. This city contributed 4.89 percent to the 9.93 million population in the region. At the national level, Valenzuela city shared 0.63 percent to the total population of 76.5 miilion.

Barangay Hen. T. de Leon was the largest in terms of population

Out of the 32 barangays in the city of Valenzuela, Hen. T. de Leon was the biggest in terms of population size, constituting 72,234 persons or 14.88 percent. Marulas and Malinta followed with 11.63 percent and 9.02 percent, respectively. Barangay Poblacion was the smallest in terms of population with 267 persons.

Valenzuela City had a median age of 23 years

City of Valenzuela had a median age of 23 years in 2000 and 22 years in 1995. This meant that half of the population were below 23 years old.

Sex ratio was recorded at 101.37

Males outnumbered their female counterparts with sex ratio of 101.37 males for every 100 females. In 1995, the ratio was 100.83. There were more males than females in the age groups 0 to 14 and 25 to 54 years. On the other hand, females dominated in the rest of the age groups.

Dependency ratio down to 54.16

The percentage of the total population belonging to age group 0 to 14 years was 32.74 percent. The oldest group (65 years and over) accounted for 2.39 percent, while 64.87 percent were in 15 to 64 years age group (economically active population).

The overall dependency ratio in 2000 was 54.16. This meant that for every 100 persons aged 15 to 64 years,

there were about 54 dependents (50 persons aged 0 to 14 years - young dependents, and four persons aged 65 years and over - old dependents).

 

Three out of five persons in the population were voters

The total population of voters in Valenzuela City, was 300,497 persons or 61.90 percent of the city population. The proportion for females posted 50.23 percent, slightly higher than that of the males.

More than half of females in Valenzuela City were in childbearing ages

Of the 238,788 total females, 57.83 percent were in childbearing or reproductive age group (15-49 years). The highest percentage of which were those at age group 20 to 24 years (11.71 percent).

Females dominated higher level education

About 28 percent of the household population five years old and over had completed/attended elementary education; 37.35 percent, high school; and 19.64 percent were either college undergraduates, academic degree holders or had post baccalaureate courses

By gender, females dominated household population who were college undergraduates (50.04 percent), academic degree holders (54.23 percent) and with post baccalaureate courses (56.27 percent).

Seven out of ten were Tagalogs

More than 70 percent of the household population in Valenzuela City classified themselves as Tagalog. Bicol/Bikol (4.55 percent) and Bisaya/Binisaya (4.32 percent) followed. The remaining 19.23 percent were either Ilocano, Cebuano, Hiligaynon/Ilongo, Waray or belonged to other ethnic groups.

Married persons outnumbered single persons

Almost 48 percent of the total population 10 years and over were married, while 39.89 percent were single.

Housing units had median floor area of 35.34 square meters

One-fourth of the occupied housing units had floor area of 20 to 29 square meters (24.20 percent), 21.50 percent with 10 to 19 square meters, and 18.17 percent with 30 to 49 square meters.

Occupied housing units had median floor area of 35.54 square meters. This meant that, half of the housing units had floor area of below 35.34 square meters.

Half of the housing units were single houses

Of the occupied housing units in Valenzuela City, 49.95 percent were single houses, 35.86 percent were multi-unit residential, while 11.60 percent were duplex.

Majority (81.02 percent) of these housing units did not need any repair or if needed one, with minor repair only. Moreover, one-fourth (26.61 percent) of the housing units were built from 1981 to 1990.

Occupied housing units were predominantly made of strong materials for roof and walls

As to the construction materials used, more than half (55.93 percent) of the housing units used concrete/brick/stone for the walls. This registered a 11.86 percentage point increase from the 1990 figure. In addition, four-fifths (80.72 percent) of the housing units had roof made of galvanized iron/aluminum, an almost equal proportion compared to ten years ago.

VALENZUELA CITY

Valenzuela is one of the twelve cities and five municipalities comprising the National Capital Region (NCR).

The city is bounded by upper Caloocan City in the northeast, Quezon City and lower Caloocan City in the east and southeast, Malabon in the south and southwest, and the province of Bulacan in the western and northern portion of the city.

Valenzuela is the northern gateway of Metro Manila. The strategic location of Valenzuela gives it an edge in terms of intercepting migrant labor coming from the northern part of the country.

HISTORICAL HIGHLIGHTS

On November 7, 1975, Presidential Decree 824 was issued creating Metropolitan Manila and constituting a Metropolitan Manila Commission. This brought the separation of Valenzuela from Bulacan and its integration into Metropolitan Manila.

Economic, social and physical improvement brought about the dream of the people to elevate the status of Valenzuela into a city.

On February 14, 1998, President Fidel V. Ramos signed RA 8526, an act passed by congress classifying Valenzuela as a highly urbanized city.

This was ratified by the people thru a plebiscite held on December 30, 1998, making the City of Valenzuela as the 12th city of Metropolitan Manila and the 83rd city of the Republic of the Philippines.

Source: Website of League of Cities of the Philippines (www.lcp.org.ph)

 

 

 

(Sgd.) CARMELITA N. ERICTA
Administrator

 

Table1. Total Population Distribution of Top 10 Municipalities by Sex: Valenzuela City, 2000

Barangays

Total Population

Percent

Valenzuela City

485,433

100

     Hen. T. de Leon

72,234

14.88

     Marulas

56,454

11.63

     Malinta

43,770

9.02

     Karuhatan

36,590

7.54

     Canumay

25,323

5.22

     Ugong

24,918

5.13

     Dalandanan

21,810

4.49

     Maysan

21,539

4.44

     Mapulang Lupa

19,294

3.97

     Viente Reales

17,800

3.67

Source: NSO, 2000 Census of Population and Housing

 

Table 2. Total Population by Age Group, Sex and Sex Ratio: Valenzuela City, 2000

Age Group

Total Population

Male

Female

Sex Ratio

Valenzuela City

485,433

244,373

241,060

101.37

     Under 1

13,521

7,067

6,454

109.50

     1 to 4

48,681

25,060

23,621

106.09

     5 to 9

51,394

26,744

24,650

108.49

     10 to 14

45,322

23,181

22,141

104.70

     15 to 19

47,022

23,022

24,000

95.93

     20 to 24

55,303

26,843

28,460

94.32

     25 to 29

49,612

25,000

24,612

101.58

     30 to 34

42,701

21,829

20,872

104.59

     35 to 39

34,593

17,588

17,005

103.43

     40 to 44

28,765

14,653

14,112

103.83

     45 to 49

22,020

11,258

10,762

104.61

     50 to 54

16,909

8,617

8,292

103.92

     55 to 59

9,901

4,873

5,028

96.92

     60 to 64

8,069

3,887

4,182

92.95

     65 to 69

4,961

2,250

2,711

83.00

     70 to 74

3,094

1,319

1,775

74.31

     75 to 79

1,690

611

1,079

56.63

     80 & Over

1,875

571

1,304

43.79

Source: NSO, 2000 Census of Population and Housing

 

Table 3. Household Population 5 Years Old and Over by Highest Educational Attainment and Sex:
Valenzuela City, 2000

Highest Educational Attainment

Household Population
5 Years Old & Over

Male

Female

Valenzuela City

418,905

210,160

208,745

     No Grade Completed

10,314

5,407

4,907

     Pre-School

8,768

4,543

4,225

     Elementary

115,973

57,891

58,082

     High School

156,466

79,226

77,240

     Post Secondary

19,431

9,743

9,688

     College Undergraduate

64,143

32,049

32,094

     Academic Degree Holder

16,492

7,549

8,943

     Post Baccalaureate

1,658

725

933

     Not Stated

25,660

13,027

12,633

Source: NSO, 2000 Census of Population and Housing

 

Table 4. Total Population 10 Years Old and Over by Age Group and Marital Status: Valenzuela City, 2000

Age Group

Total Population
10 Yrs & Over

Single

Married

Widowed

Divorced/Separated

Others

Unknown

Valenzuela City

371,837

148,324

177,545

11,236

4,614

23,072

7,046

     Below 20

92,344

81,953

4,207

191

175

2,108

3,710

     20 - 24

55,303

33,481

14,988

152

392

5,029

1,261

     25 - 29

49,612

15,873

27,606

198

553

4,749

633

     30 - 34

42,701

7,513

30,281

313

676

3,511

407

     35 - 39

34,593

3,813

26,780

429

716

2,591

264

     40 - 44

28,765

2,000

23,213

771

662

1,928

191

     45 - 49

22,020

1,186

17,865

992

548

1,304

125

     50 - 54

16,909

813

13,385

1,317

396

884

114

     55 - 59

9,901

433

7,551

1,244

228

382

63

     60 - 64

8,069

403

5,634

1,564

141

251

76

     65 - 69

4,961

270

3,106

1,289

64

147

85

     70 - 74

3,094

203

1,665

1,064

33

85

44

     75 - 79

1,690

125

681

799

19

42

24

     80 & Over

1,875

258

583

913

11

61

49

Source: NSO, 2000 Census of Population and Housing

 

Table 5. Household Population by Ethnicity and Sex: Valenzuela City, 2000

Ethnicity

Both Sexes

Male

Female

Valenzuela City

481,047

242,249

238,798

     Tagalog

346,011

173,889

172,122

     Bikol/Bicol

21,896

11,338

10,558

     Bisaya/Binisaya

20,777

10,403

10,374

     Ilocano

15,092

7,508

7,584

     Cebuano

12,298

6,233

6,065

     Hiligaynon/Ilongo

11,576

5,831

5,745

     Waray

9,128

4,508

4,620

     Others

28,842

14,704

14,040

     Other Foreign Ethnicity

98

67

31

     Not Reported

15,427

7,768

7,659

Source: NSO, 2000 Census of Population and Housing

 

Table 6. Total Occupied Housing Units by Construction Materials of the Outer Walls and Roof: Valenzuela City, 2000

CONSTRUCTION
MATERIALS OF THE
OUTER WALLS

Total
Occupied
Housing
Units

CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS OF THE ROOF

Galvanized
Iron/
Aluminum

Tile/
Concrete/
Clay Tile

Half
Galvanized,
Iron/Half
Concrete

Wood

Cogon/
Nipa/
Anahaw

Makeshift/
Salvaged/
Improvised
Materials

Asbestos/
Others

Not Reported

Valenzuela City

102,422

82,673

2,462

11,864

2,848

113

1,234

116

1,112

     Concrete/Brick/Stone

57,284

53,969

2,042

1,052

136

12

21

52

-

     Wood

14,904

11,716

58

677

2,296

27

105

25

-

     Half Concrete/Brick/
     Stone and Half Wood

25,946

15,531

292

9,729

328

8

38

20

-

     Galvanized iron/
     Aluminum

725

514

12

172

22

-

5

-

-

     Bamboo/Sawali/
     Cogon/Nipa

153

71

-

8

11

60

3

-

-

     Asbestos

40

28

1

8

3

-

-

-

-

     Glass

58

44

4

6

4

-

-

-

-

     Makeshift/Salvaged/
     Improvised Materials

1,557

383

-

92

16

5

1,051

6

4

     Others/Not reported

1,619

342

32

98

27

1

8

12

1,099

     No Walls

136

75

21

22

5

-

3

1

9

Source: NSO, 2000 Census of Population and Housing

 

TECHNICAL NOTES

Average Household Size - average number of people who live in the household

Growth Rate - the rate at which the population is increasing (or decreasing) in a given year due to natural increase and net migration, expressed as a percentage of the base population

Median Age - the age at which exactly half of the population is young and half is old

Sex Ratio - the ratio of males to females in a given population expressed as the number of males per 100 females

Age-Dependency Ratio - the ratio of persons in the "dependent" ages (under 15 years and over 64 years) to those in the "economically productive" ages (15 to 64 years old) in the population

Household - a social unit consisting of a person or a group of persons who sleep in the same housing unit and have common arrangements in the preparation and consumption of food

The 2000 Census of Population and Housing (Census 2000) was undertaken by the National Statistics Office (NSO) in May 2000, as mandated by Commonwealth Act No. 591, Batas Pambansa Blg. 72 and Executive Order No. 121. It was the 11thcensus of population and 5th census of housing undertaken in this country since the first census in 1903. It was designed to take an inventory of the total population and housing units all over the Philippines and to collect information about their characteristics. Census day for the Census 2000 was May 1, 2000 (12:01 a.m.). Enumeration started on May 1, 2000 and lasted for about 30 days.

Source: NSO, 2000 Census of Population and Housing

 

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