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Zamboanga del Norte: Annual Population Growth Rate Declined to 1.42 Percent (Results from the 2000 Census of Population and Housing, NSO)

Reference Number: 2002-061
Release Date: 31 May 2002

 

Population growth rate at 1.42 percent

The total population of Zamboanga del Norte, as of May 1, 2000, was 823,130 persons. This implied an increase of 52,433 persons over the 1995 census figure or an average annual growth rate of 1.42 percent. This was 1.04 percentage points lower than the average growth rate recorded in 1995 (2.46 percent). A corresponding increase on the number of households was also registered, from 147,246 households in 1995 to 161,512 in 2000. This resulted to an average household size of 5.14 persons, higher than the national average of five persons.

Dipolog City, the provincial capital, was the largest in terms of population

Among the 25 municipalities and two cities in Zamboanga del Norte, Dipolog City, the capital of the province, was the largest in terms of population size with 99,862 persons or 12.12 percent of the total population of the province. This was followed by Sindangan (9.73 percent), and Dapitan City (8.28 percent). All other municipalities had less than five percent each. La Libertad, the least populated municipality accounted for only 1.0 percent of the total population of the province.

Zamboanga del Norte was the second most populated in Region IX

Zamboanga del Norte was the second most populated among the three provinces in Western Mindanao (Region IX), comprising 26.63 percercent of the 3.1 million persons in the region. At the national level, the province contributed 1.08 percent to the total population of 76.5 million.

Zamboanga del Norte had a median age of 19 years

Zamboanga del Norte had a median age of 19 years, the same as that in 1995. This meant that about half of the total population of the province were below 19 years old.

Sex ratio was recorded at 103.9

The sex ratio in Zamboanga del Norte was almost 104 with 419,502 males and 403,628 females in the 2000 CPH. There were more males in all age groups below 65 years. However, among the population in the age bracket 65 years and over, except in the age group 70 to 74 years, females dominated their male counter parts.

Three dependents for every four economically active persons

About 56.7 percent belonged to the economically active population aged 15 to 64 years; 39.69 percent, young dependents (aged 0 to 14 years); and less than four percent, were old dependents (aged 64 years and over). The overall dependency ratio in 2000 was 76.4. This meant that for every 100 persons aged 15 to 64 years, there were about 70 young dependents and 6 old dependents.

Females dominated higher level of education

About 52 percent of population five years old and over had attended or completed elementary education; 21.5 percent, high school; and 1.8 percent, post secondary education. Less than three percent were academic degree holders while 6.5 percent were college undergraduates. A very insignificant number pursued post-baccalaureate studies. There were more males than females among those who had attended or finished elementary (53.0 percent). However, females dominated higher level of education; high school (51.8 percent), post secondary (50.7 percent), college (51.3 percent), academic degree holders (60.2 percent) and post baccalaureate (63.0 percent).

Majority were Bisayas/Binisayas

The three prominent ethnic groups in Zamboanga del Norte consisted about 90.6 percent of the total household population. They were Bisaya/Binisaya (51.6 percent), Cebuano (22.2 percent), and Subanen/Subaben (16.8 percent). The remaining 9.4 percent were Kolibugan/Kalibugan (2.3 percent), Boholano (1.2 percent), and the rest as other ethnic groups (less than 1.0 percent each).

About 46.67 percent were married

Married persons accounted for 46.67 percent of the total persons 10 years old and over, lower by 2.10 percentage points than the 1995 figure (48.77 percent). Single persons comprised 43.91 percent in 2000, from 45.20 percent in 1995. The widowed had 3.95 percent while 4.18 percent for those with other arrangements.

Housing occupancy rate was almost 100 percent

Out of 159,901 housing units in Zamboanga del Norte, almost all, 159,871 housing units (99.98 percent) were occupied by 161,512 households. This rate of occupancy was higher by 4.38 percentage points than that of 1990 figure (95.6 percent). It recorded a ratio of 1.01 households for every occupied housing unit or 5.14 persons per occupied housing unit.

Single houses were most preferred

A large proportion (97.6 percent) of the occupied housing units in Zamboanga del Norte in 2000 were single houses. Two-thirds (66.8 percent) of the occupied housing units did not need repair or with minor repair only while 18.1 percent needs major repair. Almost one-half (46.53 percent) of the occupied housing units were built from 1996 to 2000.

Roof made of galvanized iron/aluminum increased by two-folds

The proportion of occupied housing units with roof made of galvanized iron/aluminum rose by two-folds (15.7 percent in 1990 to 37.0 percent in 2000). On the other hand, roof made of bamboo/sawali/cogon/nipa declined from 80.9 percent in 1990 to 59.4 percent in 2000. As to construction material of the outer walls, the same trends were observed, galvanized iron/aluminum increased by 4.9 percentage points, from 2.3 percent in 1990 to 7.2 percent in 2000 while bamboo/sawali/cogon/nipa decreased by 5.2 percentage points from 1990 figure.

 

 

  (Sgd.) CARMELITA N. ERICTA
Administrator

 

Zamboanga del Norte

Zamboanga del Norte is bounded on the north and west by the Sulu Sea, on the east by the province of Misamis Occidental and on the south by the province of Zamboanga del Sur.

The terrain is hilly and mountainous with an average elevation of 243.8 meters. The highest peak with 2,600 meters is at Mt. Dabiak in the municipality of Katipunan.

The climate of the province is mild and moderate due to evenly distributed rainfall throughout the year. The southern part has a longer dry season

When the American military forces organized Mindanao into the Moro Province in 1903, Zamboanga became one of its districts. It became a province when a civil government under the Department of Mindanao and Sulu was established in 1924.

Zamboanga del Norte became a separate province on June 6, 1952 under Republic Act No. 711 which divided Zamboanga in two provinces.

Source: Fast Facts About Philippine Provinces
               By: Conrado M. Lancion, Jr.
               (Tahanan Books, Manila)

 

Table 1. Total Population of Top Ten Cities/ Municipalities and Sex: Zamboanga del Norte, 2000

Municipalities Total Population Percent Male Female
Zamboanga del Norte 823,130 100.00 419,502 403,628
     Dipolog City 99,862 12.12 49,846 50,016
     Sindangan 80,133 9.73 40,868 39,265
     Dapitan City 68,178 8.28 34,494 33,684
     Katipunan 37,448 4.55 19,058 18,390
     Polanco 34,557 4.20 17,583 16,974
     Liloy 33,702 4.09 17,286 16,416
     Pres. Manuel A. Roxas 33,659 4.09 17,059 16,600
     Labason 33,528 4.07 17,144 16,384
     Siayam 33,074 4.02 17,021 16,053
     Siocon 32,699 3.97 16,824 15,875
     Others 336,290 40.86 17,319 163,971

Source: NSO, 2000 Census of Population and Housing

 

Table 2. Total Population by Age Group, Sex and Sex Ratio: Zamboanga del Norte, 2000

All Ages Total Population Male Female Sex Ratio
Zamboanga del Norte 823,130 419,502 403,628 103.93
     Under1 21,123 10,807 10,316 104.76
     1 to 4 87,783 44,933 42,850 104.86
     5 to 9 114,686 58,609 56,077 104.52
     10 to 14 103,347 51,990 51,357 101.23
     15 to 19 86,032 43,900 42,132 104.20
     20 to 24 69,306 35,303 34,003 103.82
     25 to 29 60,756 30,841 29,915 103.10
     30 to 34 56,032 28,619 27,413 104.40
     35 to 39 51,218 26,567 24,651 107.77
     40 to 44 42,453 21,908 20,545 106.63
     45 to 49 34,290 17,564 16,726 105.01
     50 to 54 26,432 13,493 12,939 104.28
     55 to 59 22,002 11,262 10,740 104.86
     60 to 64 18,171 9,172 8,999 101.92
     65 to 69 12,218 6,093 6,125 99.47
     70 to 74 8,245 4,125 4,120 100.12
     75 to 79 4,529 2,189 2,340 93.35
     80 & Over 4,507 2,127 2,380 89.48

Source: NSO, 2000 Census of Population and Housing

 

Table 3. Household Population 5 Years Old and Over by Highest Educational Attainment and Sex: Zamboanga del Norte, 2000

Highest Educational Attainment Household Population
5 Years Old & Over
Male Female
Zamboanga del Norte 713,077 362,935 350,142
     No Grade Completed 80,355 40,960 39,395
     Pre-School 11,567 5,853 5,714
     Elementary 371,322 196,966 174,356
     High School 153,102 73,821 79,281
     Post Secondary 12,840 6,331 6,509
     College Undergraduate 46,485 22,648 23,837
     Academic Degree Holder 19,859 7,907 11,952
     Post Baccalaureate 2,983 1,103 1,880
     Not Stated 14,564 7,346 7,218

Source: NSO, 2000 Census of Population and Housing

 

Table 4. Household Population by Ethnicity and Sex: Zamboanga del Norte, 2000

Ethnicity Both Sexes Male Female
Zamboanga del Norte 821,921 418,648 403,273
     Bisaya/Binasaya 424,554 215,274 209,280
     Cebuano 182,306 93,145 89,161
     Subanen/Subaben 138,243 70,638 67,605
     Kolibugan/Kalibugan 18,723 9,414 9,309
     Boholano 9,867 5,044 4,823
     Sama (Samal)/Abaknon 8,137 4,116 4,021
     Tausug 6,722 3,475 3,247
     Hiligaynon/Ilongo 6,049 3,204 2,845
     Zamboango/Chavacano 4,559 2,433 2,126
     Others 15,848 8,381 7,467
     Not Reported 6,913 3,524 3,389

Source: NSO, 2000 Census of Population and Housing

 

Table 5. Total Population 10 Years old and Over by Age Group and Marital Status: Zamboanga del Norte, 2000

Age Group Total Population
10 Yrs Old & Over
Single Married Widowed Divorced/
Separated
Others Unknown
Zamboanga del Norte 599,538 263,279 279,797 23,683 4,644 25,070 2,495
     Below 20 189,379 179,856 5,335 167 140 2,230 1,651
     20 - 24 69,306 44,160 20,045 175 291 4,169 466
     25 - 29 60,756 19,547 36,006 325 450 4,158 270
     30 - 34 56,032 8,304 42,975 642 5707 3,377 164
     35 - 39 51,218 4,263 42,254 969 659 2,975 98
     40 - 44 42,453 2,439 35,593 1,389 658 2,292 82
     45 - 49 34,290 1,504 28,722 1,746 556 1,705 57
     50 - 54 26,432 1,064 21,405 2,246 435 1,228 54
     55 - 59 22,002 720 17,344 2,576 309 1,002 51
     60 - 64 18,171 157 13,132 3,439 244 784 46
     65 - 69 12,218 310 8,247 2,971 155 491 44
     70 - 74 8,245 241 4,838 2,775 88 269 34
     75 - 79 4,529 146 2,306 1,879 41 138 19
     80 & Over 4,507 199 1,595 2,384 48 252 29

Source: NSO, 2000 Census of Population and Housing

 

Table 6. Total Occupied Housing Units, Households, Household Population and Ratio of Household and Household Population to Occupied Housing Unit by Type of Building: Zamboanga del Norte, 2000

Type of Building Occupied Housing Unit Household Household Population Ratio of Household & Household Population
Household to
Occupied
Housing Unit
Household
Population to
Occupied
Housing Unit
Zamboanga del Norte 159,871 161,512 821,921 1.01 5.14
     Single House 155,958 157,458 800,909 1.01 5.14
     Duplex 1,386 1,452 7,082 1.05 5.11
     Multi-unit Residential 821 886 4,112 1.08 5.01
     Commercial/Industrial/Agricultural 250 250 1,217 1.00 4.87
     Institutional Living Quarter 62 63 303 102 4.89
     Other Housing Unit 33 33 148 1.02 4.48
     Not Reported 1,361 1,370 8,150 1.01 5.99

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 11th census 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.


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