Population of Apayao increased at the rate of 1.49 percent annually
Based on the 2010 Census of Population and Housing (CPH), the province of Apayao posted a total population of 112,636 persons as of May 1, 2010, larger by 15,507 persons compared to its total population of 97,129 persons counted in the 2000 CPH. The increase in the population count from 2000 to 2010 translated to an average annual population growth rate (PGR) of 1.49 percent. This is lower than the 2.66 percent annual PGR of the province between the census years 1990 and 2000.
If the average annual PGR recorded at 1.49 percent during the period 2000 to 2010 continues, the population of Apayao would double in 47 years.
Fifty years ago, the population of Apayao was only 29,601 persons. This population size is more than one fourth of the population of the province in the 2010 CPH.
Conner was the most populous municipality
Among the seven municipalities comprising the province of Apayao, Conner was the most populous with a population size making up 22.0 percent of the total provincial population. The municipality of Luna was second with 16.0 percent share, followed by the municipalities of Flora with 14.9 percent, Kabugao, the provincial capital, with 14.4 percent, Pudtol with 11.8 percent, Santa Marcela with 10.7 percent, and Calanasan (Bayag) with 10.3 percent.
The least populated municipality in 2000 was Santa Marcela with 10.1 percent share of the total provincial population.
Sex ratio was 107 males per 100 females
Of the 112,523 household population in 2010, males accounted for 51.7 percent while females comprised 48.3 percent. These figures resulted in a sex ratio of 107 males for every 100 females, which is similar to the sex ratio reported in 2000 (106 males per 100 females).
Median age increased to 22.8 years
In 2010, the median age of the population of the province was 22.8 years, which means that half of the population was younger than 22.8 years. This is higher than the median age of 20.7 years that was recorded in 2000.
Moreover, one in every three persons (34.1 percent) were under 15 years old. Children aged 10 to 14 years (11.7 percent) comprised the largest age group, followed by those in the age groups 5 to 9 years (11.3 percent) and 0 to 4 years (11.1 percent). Males outnumbered females in the age groups 0 to 59 years. On the other hand, there were more females than males in the older age groups (60 years and over).
Three fifths of the population were of voting age
The voting-age population (18 years and over) accounted for 59.1 percent of the household population of the province in 2010, up from 55.4 percent in 2000. There were more males (51.7 percent) than females (48.3 percent) among the voting-age population.
Dependency ratio decreased to 63 dependents per 100 persons in the working age group
In 2010, the young dependents (0 to 14 years) comprised 34.1 percent of the household population while the old dependents (65 years and over) posted a share of 4.5 percent. The working-age population (15 to 64 years) accounted for the remaining 61.3 percent.
The overall dependency ratio was 63, which indicates that for every 100 working-age population, there were about 63 dependents (56 young dependents and seven old dependents). This ratio is lower than the dependency ratio in 2000, which was recorded at 72 dependents per 100 working-age population (66 young dependents and six old dependents).
There were more males than females among the never-married persons
Of the household population 10 years old and over, 51.1 percent were married while 42.9 percent were never married. The rest of the population were categorized as follows: widowed (4.3 percent), common law/live in marital arrangement (1.1 percent), and divorced/separated (0.5 percent).
Among the never-married persons, 56.4 percent were males while 43.6 percent were females. For the rest of the categories for marital status, the females outnumbered the males.
More females had attained higher levels of education
Of the household population aged five years and over, 44.5 percent had attended or completed elementary education, 28.7 percent had reached or finished high school, 8.6 percent were college undergraduates and 6.9 percent were academic degree holders. Females outnumbered males among those with higher levels of education as they comprised 60.5 percent of all those with an academic degree and 60.2 percent of all those who pursued post baccalaureate course.
Persons with disability comprised 2.1 percent of the population in the province
In 2010, around 2,400 persons or 2.1 percent of the 112,523 household population had a disability. The proportion of persons with disability (PWD) in 2000 was 1.0 percent of the 97,058 household population of the province during that year. The number of PWD for the same year was around 1,000.
More males than females among those with functional difficulty
Of the 100,007 household population five years old and over, 1.8 percent (or 1,777 persons) had at least one type of functional difficulty either in seeing, hearing, walking or climbing steps, remembering or concentrating, self-caring (bathing or dressing) or communicating. There were more males (52.3 percent) than females (47.7 percent) among those persons with at least one type of functional difficulty.
Moreover, of the total 1,777 persons aged five years old and over with at least one type of functional difficulty, 43.2 percent reported difficulty in seeing, even if wearing eyeglasses. There were 40.5 percent who had difficulty in walking or climbing steps; 38.4 percent had difficulty in hearing, even if using a hearing aid; 26.1 percent had difficulty in remembering or concentrating; 23.0 percent had difficulty in communicating; 19.0 percent had difficulty in self-caring (bathing or dressing).
Female overseas workers outnumbered their male counterparts
Of the 87,304 household population 10 years old and over in Apayao, 1.9 percent (or 1,633 persons) were overseas workers. Female overseas workers outnumbered their male counterparts as they comprised 77.0 percent of all the overseas workers from this province. Overseas workers aged 25 to 29 years made up the largest age group, comprising 23.8 percent of the total overseas workers from this province in 2010, followed by the age groups 30 to 34 (21.8 percent), 35 to 39 years (17.5 percent), and 20 to 24 years (13.2 percent).
Average household size was 4.8 persons
The number of households in 2010 was recorded at 23,337, higher by 5,172 households compared with the 18,165 households posted in 2000. The average household size in 2010 was 4.8 persons, lower than the average household size of 5.3 persons in 2000.
There were 102 households per 100 occupied housing units
A total of 22,936 occupied housing units were recorded in the province of Apayao in 2010. This translates to a ratio of 102 households for every 100 occupied housing units, with 4.9 persons per occupied housing unit. In 2000, there were 101 households per 100 occupied housing units and 5.4 persons per occupied housing unit.
Majority of occupied housing units had roofs that were made of strong materials
In 2010, 36.3 percent of the occupied housing units in the province had outer walls made of wood, up from 36.0 percent in 2000. The proportion of occupied housing units with outer walls made of concrete/brick/stone increased from 17.3 percent in 2000 to 33.0 percent in 2010. Those with outer walls made of half concrete/brick/stone and half wood decreased from 16.9 percent in 2000 to 14.9 percent in 2010. Meanwhile, 83.4 percent of the occupied housing units in 2010 had roofs made of galvanized iron/aluminum. This is higher than the proportion recorded in 2000 at 68.9 percent. The proportion of occupied housing units with roofs made of cogon/nipa/anahaw, on the other hand, decreased from 20.7 percent in 2000 to 12.0 percent in 2010.
Four in every five households in the province lived in lots that they owned or amortized
In 2010, of the total 23,337 households, 79.2 percent owned or amortized the lots they occupied. The corresponding figure in 2000 was 74.1 percent.
Moreover, 18.7 percent of the households occupied lots which were rent-free but with consent of owner, 0.9 percent occupied lots which were rent-free but without consent of the owner while 0.7 percent rented the lots that they occupied.
(Sgd) CARMELITA N. ERICTA