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Iligan City: Population Growth Rate Declined to 0.93 Percent (Results from the 2000 Census of Population and Housing, NSO)

Reference Number: 2002-148
Release Date: 17 September 2002

 

Population growth rate decreased to 0.93 percent

Iligan City registered a total population of 285,061 persons in the year 2000 up from 273,004 in 1995. This translated to an average annual growth rate of 0.93 percent, a decrease of 2.63 percentage points from the 1990 to 1995 period.

The number of households rose to 57,179 higher by 5,550 households as compared to the 1995 figure. This gave an average household size of 4.97 persons, a slight decrease from 1995 (5.25) and lower than the national average of five persons.

Iligan City ranked fourth in Central Mindanao

Iligan City ranked fourth in terms of population size as compared to the three provinces and two highly urbanized cities (Cotabato, Lanao del Norte, Sultan Kudarat, Cotabato City, Marawi City) in Central Mindanao (Region XII). This city contributed 10.97 percent to the 2.6 million population of the region. At the national level, Iligan City shared 0.37 percent to the Philippine population of 76.5 million as recorded in the Census 2000.

Barangay Tubod was the largest in terms of population size

Iligan City had a total of 44 barangays in 2000. Barangay Tubod registered the largest population with 27,778 persons, accounting for 9.74 percent of the entire city population. Suarez and Dalipuga followed with 5.63 and 4.56 percent, respectively. Kalilangan registered the lowest population with 751 persons, or 0.26 percent of the population of the city.

Iligan City had a median age of 21 years

Iligan City had a median age of 21 years. This meant that in 2000, half of the population were below 21 years old. The median age in 1995 was 20 years.

Sex ratio recorded at 98.8

Female population outnumbered their male counterparts with a sex ratio of 99 males for every 100 females.

Dependency ratio was 65

The overall dependency ratio in 2000 was 65. This meant that for every 100 persons aged 15 to 64 years, there were about 65 dependents (61 persons aged 0 to 14 years - young dependents; and 4 persons aged 65 years and over - old dependents). The 2000 ratio was lower than the 68.45 ratio reported in 1995.

More females belonged to the voting population than males

There were 161,140 persons or 56.53 percent of the total population belonging to the voting population (18 years old and over) of which, 79,250 were males and 81,890 were females.

Three in every five females belonged to the childbearing age group

Out of 143,420 females, 91,840 or 64.04 percent belonged to childbearing or reproductive age group (15 to 49 years ).

More female degree holders

Of the total population five years old and over, one out of three persons (35.21 percent) attended or finished elementary education while three in ten had reached high school. About 22 percent of the city population had either attended or completed college, were academic degree holders or with post baccalaureate courses.

There were more males who had attended or finished elementary education (50.93 percent) as compared to females (49.07 percent). On the other hand, those who had attended high school, college, were academic degree holders and with post baccalaureate were predominantly females.

More than half were Bisaya/Binisaya

Half (53.11 percent) of the household population in Iligan City classified themselves as Bisaya/Binisaya. About 32.01 percent considered themselves as Cebuano, and 6.60 percent Maranao. Other ethnic groups included Hiligaynon/Ilonggo (1.79 percent), and Higaonon (1.47 percent).

More widows than widowers

Of the household population 10 years old and over, 46.63 percent were married and 45.45 percent were single. The remaining eight percent were either widowed, divorced/ separated, with other marital arrangements or with unknown marital status. Among single persons the proportion for males (50.99 percent) was higher than for females (49.01 percent). The proportion of widowed females was noticeably higher (76.48 percent) as compared to the males (23.52 percent).

Single houses were most preferred

Majority (87.68 percent) of the occupied housing units were single houses. About one out of four occupied housing units was relatively new (built from 1996 to 2000).

Almost three out of four occupied housing units needed no repair or if needed one, with minor repair only.

Four in five housing units had galvanized iron/aluminum for the roof

As to the construction materials used for housing units, majority (83.39 percent) of the occupied housing units had roof made of galvanized iron/aluminum. Forty five percent of the occupied housing units had walls made of wood.

Almost 40 percent of housing units had floor area of either 10 to 19 square meters or 30 to 49 square meters

About 19 percent of total occupied housing units had floor area of 10 to 19 square meters; almost the same as the proportion of housing units with 30-49 square meters (18.67 percent). About 16.46 percent of the housing units had 20-29 square meters, while 15.40 percent had less than 10 square meters.

 

ILIGAN CITY

Iligan City is a highly urbanized city located at Lanao del Norte. It is bounded by the province of Misamis Oriental in the north, the province of Lanao del Sur in the south and the province of Bukidnon in the east. The city has an area of 730 square meters.

Maria Cristina Falls is one of the most splendid among Iligan City's 20 waterfalls. This was harnessed to provide hydroelectronic power in 1952 that has spurred the industrial growth of the city.

Iligan City has large industrial establishments such as manufacturing of steel, bricks, cement, wheat flour, and coconut oil among others. Iligan City however, remain largely agricultural in terms of land area.

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

 

 

 

(Sgd.) CARMELITA N. ERICTA
Administrator

 

 

Table 1. Total Population Distribution of Top Ten Barangays in Iligan City: 2000

Barangay Total Population Percent
Iligan City 285,061 100.00
     Tubod 27,778 9.74
     Suarez 16,044 5.63
     Dalipuga 13,012 4.56
     Hinaplanon 12,789 4.49
     Saray-Tibanga 12,507 4.39
     Tambacan 11,629 4.08
     Buru-un 11,131 3.90
     Mahayhay 9,686 3.40
     Maria Cristina 9,624 3.38
     Palao 8,932 3.13
     Others 151,929 53.30

Source: NSO, 2000 Census of Population and Housing

 

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

Age Group Total Population Male Female Sex Ratio
Iligan City 285,061 141,641 143,420 98.8
     Under 1 6,846 3,515 3,331 105.5
     1 to 4 27,917 14,129 13,788 102.5
     5 to 9 36,221 18,612 17,609 105.7
     10 to 14 33,632 16,780 16,852 99.6
     15 to 19 32,296 15,467 16,829 91.9
     20 to 24 27,570 13,296 14,274 93.1
     25 to 29 22,215 10,816 11,399 94.9
     30 to 34 20,461 9,972 10,489 95.1
     35 to 39 19,151 9,514 9,637 98.7
     40 to 44 16,608 8,382 8,226 101.9
     45 to 49 13,301 6,853 6,448 106.3
     50 to 54 9,509 4,917 4,592 107.1
     55 to 59 6,187 3,082 3,105 99.3
     60 to 64 5,267 2,604 2,663 97.8
     65 to 69 3,377 1,694 1,683 100.7
     70 to 74 2,123 942 1,181 79.8
     75 to 79 1,183 560 623 89.9
     80 & Over 1,197 506 691 73.2

Source: NSO, 2000 Census of Population and Housing

 

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

Highest Educational Attainment Household Population
5 Years Old & Over
Male Female
Iligan City 249,685 123,681 126,004
     No Grade Completed 10,833 5,617 5,216
     Pre-School 6,853 3,474 3,379
     Elementary 87,917 44,775 43,142
     High School 73,428 36,097 37,331
     Post Secondary 12,987 6,607 6,380
     College Undergraduate 31,882 15,267 16,615
     Academic Degree Holder 19,245 8,643 10,602
     Post Baccalaureate 3,028 1,434 1,594
     Not Stated 3,512 1,767 1,745

Source: NSO, 2000 Census of Population and Housing

 

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

Age Group Total Population
10 Years Old & Over
Single Married Widowed Divorced/
Separated
Others Unknown
Iligan City 214,077 97,288 99,815 7,406 2,125 6,505 938
     Below 20 65,928 62758 1,790 48 51 742 539
     20 - 24 27,570 18863 6,912 72 151 1401 171
     25 - 29 22,215 7861 12,856 113 209 1104 72
     30 - 34 20,461 3488 15,530 208 304 894 37
     35 - 39 19,151 1734 16,049 285 324 739 20
     40 - 44 16,608 928 14,300 499 314 546 21
     45 - 49 13,301 592 11,374 657 256 404 18
     50 - 54 9,509 405 7,794 816 202 275 17
     55 - 59 6,187 209 4,899 791 122 160 6
     60 - 64 5,267 180 3,843 1006 106 120 12
     65 - 69 3,377 114 2,231 932 44 48 8
     70 - 74 2,123 73 1,175 806 23 38 8
     75 - 79 1,183 40 596 518 10 15 4
     80 & Over 1,197 43 466 655 9 19 5

Source: NSO, 2000 Census of Population and Housing

 

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

Ethnicity Both Sexes Male Female
Iligan City 284,438 141,321 143,117
     Bisaya/Binisaya 151,059 74,814 76,245
     Cebuano 91,057 45,336 45,721
     Maranao 18,757 9,240 9,517
     Hiligaynon, Ilonggo 5,085 2,590 2,495
     Higaonon 4,184 2,141 2,043
     Other 13,361 6,748 6,613
     Foreign 475 231 244
     Not Reported 460 221 239

Source: NSO, 2000 Census of Population and Housing

 

Table 6. Occupied Housing Units by Construction Materials of Outer Walls and Roof: Iligan 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
Cogon/
Nipa/
Anahaw
Wood Makeshift/
Salvaged/
Improvised
Materials
Asbestos/
Others/
Not Reported
Iligan City 55,869 46,589 318 1,428 914 5,267 1,002 351
     Concrete/Brick/Stone 15,415 15,093 174 65 35 28 5 8
     Wood 25,102 20,777 64 364 2,835 747 293 27
     Half Concrete/
     Brick/Stone
     and Half Wood
10,117 8,987 34 935 108 36 11 6
     Bamboo/Sawali/
     Cogon/Nipa
3,379 1,088 - 34 2019 78 156 6
     Makeshift/Salvaged/
      Improvised
      Materials
1,073 310 - 3 229 1 526 690
     Galvanized Iron/
     Aluminum
126 88 6 13 6 8 4 1
     Others/
     Not Reported
657 246 40 14 35 16 7 -

Source: NSO, 2000 Census of Population and Housing

 

Table 7. Occupied Housing Units by Floor Area: Iligan City, 2000

Floor Area Number Percent
Iligan City 55,869 100.00
     Less than10 square meters 8,602 15.40
     10 - 19 square meters 10,638 19.04
     20 - 29 square meters 9,197 16.46
     30 - 49 square meters 10,430 18.67
     50 -69 square meters 5,810 10.40
     70 - 89 square meters 3,650 6.53
     90 - 119 square meters 2,472 4.42
     120 & over square meters 4,323 7.74
     Not Reported 747 1.34

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.

Being highly urbanized city, the population of Iligan City was excluded in the population of Lanao del Norte. As defined in the 1991 Local Government Code, a city is considered highly urbanized if it has an annual income of not lower than fifty million pesos based on 1991 constant prices, as certified by the city treasurer; and its population is at least two hundred thousand (200,000) inhabitants, as certified by NSO.


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