Population of Lanao del Norte (excluding Iligan City) increased at the rate of 2.54 percent annually
Based on the 2010 Census of Population and Housing (CPH), the province of Lanao del Norte, excluding Iligan City, posted a total population of 607,917 persons as of May 1, 2010. This is larger by 134,855 persons compared to its total population of 473,062 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 2.54 percent. This is higher than the 2.01 percent annual PGR of the province between the census years 1990 and 2000.
If the average annual PGR recorded at 2.54 percent during the period 2000 to 2010 continues, the population of Lanao del Norte would double in 28 years.
Fifty years ago, the population of Lanao del Norte was only 212,170 persons. This population size is more than one third of the population in the 2010 CPH.
Lala was the most populous municipality
Among the 22 municipalities comprising the province of Lanao del Norte, Lala was the most populous with a population size making up 10.8 percent of the total provincial population. It was followed by Kapatagan with 8.9 percent, Sultan Naga Dimaporo (Karomatan) with 8.6 percent, Baloi with 8.3 percent, and Tubod, the provincial capital, with 7.6 percent. The rest of the municipalities contributed less than 7.0 percent each.
The least populated municipality was Tagoloan with 1.9 percent share to the total population of the province. In 2000, the least populated municipality was Tangcal.
Sex ratio was 101 males per 100 females
Of the 607,116 household population in 2010, males accounted for 50.3 percent while females comprised 49.7 percent. These figures resulted in a sex ratio of 101 males for every 100 females. In 2000, the recorded sex ratio was the same as that in 2010.
Median age increased to 19.6 years
In 2010, the median age of the population of the province was 19.6 years, which means that half of the population was younger than 19.6 years. This is higher than the median age of 19.1 years that was recorded in 2000.
Moreover, four in every 10 persons (39.7 percent) were under 15 years old. Children aged 5 to 9 years (13.6 percent) comprised the largest age group, followed by those in the age groups 0 to 4 years (13.4 percent) and 10 to 14 years (12.6 percent). Males outnumbered females in the age groups 0 to 24 years and 30 to 64 years. On the other hand, there were more females than males in the age groups 25 to 29 years and 65 years and over).
More than half of the population were of voting age
The voting-age population (18 years and over) accounted for 53.4 percent of the household population of the province in 2010, up from 52.7 percent in 2000. There were more males (50.2 percent) than females (49.8 percent) among the voting-age population.
Dependency ratio decreased to 75 dependents per 100 persons in the working age group
In 2010, the young dependents (0 to 14 years) comprised 39.7 percent of the household population while the old dependents (65 years and over) posted a share of 3.1 percent. The working-age population (15 to 64 years) accounted for the remaining 57.2 percent.
The overall dependency ratio was 75, which indicates that for every 100 working-age population, there were about 75 dependents (70 young dependents and five old dependents). This ratio is lower than the dependency ratio in 2000, which was recorded at 77 dependents per 100 working-age population (72 young dependents and five old dependents).
There were more males than females among the never-married persons
Of the household population 10 years old and over, 47.2 percent were married while 45.0 percent were never married. The rest of the population were categorized as follows: widowed (4.0 percent), in common-law/live-in marital arrangement (2.7 percent), and divorced/separated (1.0 percent).
Among the never-married persons, 53.4 percent were males while 46.6 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, 46.7 percent had attended or completed elementary education, 28.8 percent had reached or finished high school, 6.6 percent were college undergraduates, and 5.0 percent were academic degree holders. Among those with an academic degree, the females (58.4 percent) outnumbered the males (41.6 percent). Similarly, more females (60.9 percent) than males (39.1 percent) had pursued post baccalaureate courses.
Persons with disability comprised 1.7 percent of the population in the province
In 2010, 10,100 persons or 1.7 percent of the 607,116 household population had a disability. This proportion of persons with disability (PWD) is higher than the proportion in 2000, which was 1.1 percent of the 472,646 household population of the province during that year. The number of PWD for the same year was around 5,000.
More males than females among those with functional difficulty
Of the 525,524 household population five years and over, 3.1 percent (or 16,311 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 (50.4 percent) than females (49.6 percent) among those persons with at least one type of functional difficulty.
Moreover, of the total 16,311 persons aged five years and over with at least one type of functional difficulty, 71.1 percent reported difficulty in seeing, even if wearing eyeglasses. There were 24.7 percent who had difficulty in hearing, even if using a hearing aid; 24.1 percent had difficulty in walking or climbing steps; 18.2 percent had difficulty in remembering or concentrating; 9.6 percent had difficulty in self-caring (bathing or dressing); and 9.3 percent had difficulty in communicating.
Male overseas workers outnumbered their female counterparts
Of the 442,823 household population 10 years old and over in Lanao del Norte, 1.0 percent (or 4,516 persons) were overseas workers. Male overseas workers outnumbered their female counterparts as they comprised 56.0 percent of all the overseas workers from this province. Overseas workers aged group 25 to 29 years made up the largest age group, comprising 21.0 percent of the total overseas workers from this province in 2010, followed by the age groups 30 to 34 years (18.6 percent), 35 to 39 years (15.7 percent), and 45 years and over (13.2 percent).
Average household size was 4.9 persons
The number of households in 2010 was recorded at 122,868, higher by 32,777 households compared with the 90,091 households posted in 2000. The average household size in 2010 was 4.9 persons, lower than the average household size of 5.2 persons in 2000.
There were 105 households per 100 occupied housing units
A total of 116,724 occupied housing units were recorded in the province of Lanao del Norte in 2010. This translates to a ratio of 105 households for every 100 occupied housing units, with 5.2 persons per occupied housing unit. In 2000, there were 106 households per 100 occupied housing units, and 5.6 persons per occupied housing unit.
Occupied housing units with outer walls and roofs made of strong materials increased
In 2010, 58.0 percent of the occupied housing units in the province had outer walls made of wood, down from 59.6 percent in 2000. The proportion of occupied housing units with outer walls made of concrete/brick/stone increased from 12.2 percent in 2000 to 19.9 percent in 2010. Those with walls made of half concrete/brick/stone and half wood decreased from 14.3 percent in 2000 to 11.8 percent in 2010. Meanwhile, 67.3 percent of the occupied housing units in 2010 had roofs made of galvanized iron/aluminum, higher than the proportion of 55.1 percent recorded in 2000. Those with roofs made of cogon/nipa/anahaw decreased from 36.5 percent in 2000 to 29.0 percent in 2010.
Less than half of the households lived in lots that they owned or amortized
In 2010, of the total 122,868 households, less than half (46.4 percent) owned or amortized the lots that they occupied. The corresponding figure in 2000 was 43.4 percent.
Moreover, 45.1 percent of the households occupied lots which were rent-free but with consent of the owner, 5.9 percent rented the lots that they occupied while 1.9 percent occupied lots which were rent-free but without consent of the owner.
(Sgd) CARMELITA N. ERICTA