Population of Iligan City increased at the rate of 1.25 percent annually
Based on the 2010 Census of Population and Housing (CPH), Iligan City, a highly urbanized city in the province of Lanao del Norte, posted a total population of 322,821 persons as of May 1, 2010. This is larger by 37,760 persons compared to its total population of 285,061 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 1.25 percent. This is lower than the 2.32 percent annual PGR of the city between the census years 1990 and 2000.
If the average annual PGR recorded at 1.25 percent during the period 2000 to 2010 continues, the population of Iligan City would double in 56 years.
Forty years ago, the population of Iligan City was only 104,493 persons. This population size is less than one third of the population of the city in the 2010 CPH.
Tubod was the most populous barangay
Among the 44 barangays comprising Iligan City, barangay Tubod was the most populous. Its population size was posted at 10.0 percent of the total population of the city. Dalipuga was second with 5.6 percent share of the total population of the city, followed by Suarez with 5.4 percent, Tambacan with 5.2 percent, Hinaplanon with 4.4 percent, and Buru-un with 4.0 percent share. The rest of the barangays contributed less than 4.0 percent.
The least populated barangay in 2010 was Dulag with 0.3 percent share of the total population of the city. In 2000, the least populous barangay was Kalilangan.
Sex ratio was 100 males per 100 females
Of the 321,156 household population in 2010, males accounted for 50.1 percent while females comprised 49.9 percent. These figures resulted in a sex ratio of 100 males for every 100 females, which is similar to the sex ratio recorded in 2000 (99 males per 100 females).
Median age increased to 23.1 years
In 2010, the median age of the population of the city was 23.1 years, which means that half of the population was younger than 23.1 years. This is higher than the median age of 21.0 years that was recorded in 2000.
Moreover, 32.4 percent of the household population were under 15 years old. Persons aged 15 to 19 years (11.6 percent) comprised the largest age group, followed by those in the age groups 10 to 14 years (11.1 percent), and 0 to 4 years and 5 to 9 years (10.7 percent each). Males outnumbered females in the age groups 0 to 14 years, 25 to 34 years, and 55 to 59 years. On the other hand, there were more females than males in the age groups 15 to 24 years, 35 to 54 years, and 60 years and over.
Three fifths of the population were of voting age
The voting-age population (18 years and over) accounted for 60.6 percent of the household population of the city in 2010, up from 56.5 percent in 2000. There were more females (50.6 percent) than males (49.4 percent) among the voting-age population.
Dependency ratio decreased to 56 dependents per 100 persons in the working age group
In 2010, the young dependents (0 to 14 years) comprised 32.4 percent of the household population while the old dependents (65 years and over) posted a share of 3.6 percent. The working-age population (15 to 64 years) accounted for the remaining 63.9 percent.
The overall dependency ratio was 56, which indicates that for every 100 working-age population, there were about 56 dependents (51 young dependents and five old dependents). This ratio is lower than the dependency ratio in 2000, which was recorded at 65 dependents per 100 working-age population (61 young dependents and four old dependents).
There were more males than females among the never-married persons
Of the household population 10 years old and over, 45.7 percent were married while 44.9 percent were never married. The rest of the population were widowed and in common-law/live-in marital arrangement (3.9 percent each), and divorced/separated (1.4 percent).
Among the never-married persons, 52.5 percent were males while 47.5 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, 29.7 percent had attended or completed elementary education, 33.0 percent had reached or finished high school, 12.2 percent were college undergraduates, and 13.9 percent were academic degree holders. More females pursue higher levels of education than male, as majority of those with academic degrees (55.0 percent) and post baccalaureate courses (56.4 percent) were females.
Persons with disability comprised 2.0 percent of the population in the city
In 2010, around 6,400 persons or 2.0 percent of the 321,156 household population had a disability. This proportion of persons with disability (PWD) is higher than the proportion in 2000, which was 1.3 percent of the 284,438 household population of the city during that year. The number of PWD for the same year was around 3,800.
There were more females than males among those with functional difficulty
Of the 286,938 household population five years and over, 4.3 percent (or 12,246 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 females (51.9 percent) than males (48.1 percent) among those persons with at least one type of functional difficulty.
Moreover, of the total 12,246 persons aged five years and over with at least one type of functional difficulty, 78.8 percent reported difficulty in seeing, even if wearing eyeglasses. There were 15.6 percent who had difficulty in walking or climbing steps; 14.2 percent had difficulty in hearing, even if using a hearing aid; 10.1 percent had difficulty in remembering or concentrating; 9.0 percent had difficulty in communicating; and 6.8 percent had difficulty in self-caring (bathing or dressing).
Male overseas workers outnumbered their female counterparts
Of the 252,575 household population 10 years old and over in Iligan City, 2.1 percent (or 5,221 persons) were overseas workers. Male overseas workers outnumbered their female counterparts as they comprised 70.8 percent of all overseas workers from this city. Overseas workers aged 45 years old and over made up the largest age group, comprising 26.7 percent of the total overseas workers from this city in 2010, followed by the age groups 30 to 34 years (17.6 percent), 35 to 39 years (17.1 percent), and 25 to 29 years (15.3 percent).
Average household size was 4.7 persons
The number of households in 2010 was recorded at 67,965, higher by 10,786 households compared with the 57,179 households posted in 2000. The average household size in 2010 was 4.7 persons, lower than the average household size of 5.0 persons in 2000.
There were 101 households per 100 occupied housing units
A total of 67,123 occupied housing units were recorded in Iligan City in 2010. This translates to a ratio of 101 households for every 100 occupied housing units, with 4.8 persons per occupied housing unit. In 2000, there were 102 households per 100 occupied housing units, and 5.1 persons per occupied housing unit.
Occupied housing units with outer walls and roofs made of strong materials increased
In 2010, the proportion of occupied housing units with outer walls made of wood decreased from 44.9 percent in 2000 to 38.3 percent in 2010. The proportion of occupied housing units with outer walls made of concrete/brick/stone increased from 27.6 percent in 2000 to 35.8 percent in 2010. Meanwhile, 88.9 percent of the occupied housing units in 2010 had roofs made of galvanized iron/aluminum, higher than the proportion of 83.4 percent recorded in 2000.
Less than half of the households lived in lots that they owned or amortized
In 2010, of the total 67,965 households, 47.4 percent owned or amortized the lots that they occupied. The corresponding figure in 2000 was lower at 41.9 percent.
Moreover, 29.7 percent of the households occupied lots which were rent-free but with consent of the owner, 18.4 percent rented the lots that they occupied while 2.6 percent occupied lots which were rent-free but without consent of the owner.
(Sgd) CARMELITA N. ERICTA