Population of Misamis Occidental increased at the rate of 1.55 percent annually
Based on the 2010 Census of Population and Housing (CPH), the province of Misamis Occidental posted a total population of 567,642 persons as of May 1,2010. This is larger by 80,919 persons compared to its total population of 486,723 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 1.55 percent. This is hihger than the 1.38 percent annual PGR of the province between the census years 1990 and 2000.
If the average annual PGR recorded at 1.55 percent during the period 2000 to 2010 continues, the population of Misamis Occidental would double in 45 years.
Fifty years ago, the population of Misamis Occidental was only 248,371 persons. This population size is more than two fifths of the total population of the province in the 2010 CPH.
Ozamiz City was the most populous
Among the three cities and 14 municipalities comprising the province of Misamis Occidental, Ozamiz City was the most populous with a share of 23.2 percent of the total provincial population in 2010. Oroquieta City, the provincial capital, was second with 12.1 percent, followed by Tangub City with 10.6 percent, and municipalities of Clarin with 6.3 percent and Plaridel with 6.2 percent. The rest of the municipalities contributed a share of 6.0 percent each.
The least populated area was the municipality of Concepcion with 1.3 percent share to the total population of the province. In 2000, the least populated area was also Concepcion.
Sex ratio was 103 males per 100 females
Of the 566,340 household population in 2010, males accounted for 50.6 percent while females comprised 49.4 percent. These figures resulted in a sex ratio of 103 males for every 100 females, which is similar to the sex ratio recorded in 2000 (102 males per 100 females).
Median age increased to 24.2 years
In 2010, the median age of the population of the province was 24.2 years, which means that half of the population was younger than 24.2 years. This is higher than the median age of 22.3 years that was recorded in 2000.
Moreover, 32.2 percent of the household population were under 15 years old. Children aged 10 to 14 years (10.9 percent) comprised the largest age group, followed by those in the age groups 5 to 9 years (10.8 percent) and 0 to 4 years (10.5 percent). Males outnumbered females in the age groups 0 to 49 years. On the other hand, there were more females than males in the older age groups (50 years and over).
More than three fifths of the population were of voting age
The voting-age population (18 years and over) accounted for 61.3 percent of the household population of the province in 2010, up from 57.9 percent in 2000. There were more males (50.1 percent) than females (49.9 percent) among the voting-age population.
Dependency ratio decreased to 62 dependents per 100 persons in the working age group
In 2010, the young dependents (0 to 14 years) comprised 32.2 percent of the household population while the old dependents (65 years and over) posted a share of 6.1 percent. The working-age population (15 to 64 years) accounted for the remaining 61.7 percent.
The overall dependency ratio was 62, which indicates that for every 100 working-age population, there were about 62 dependents (52 young dependents and 10 old dependents). This ratio is lower than the dependency ratio in 2000, which was recorded at 69 dependents (61 young dependents and eight old dependents) per 100 working-age population.
There were more males than females among the never-married persons
Of the household population 10 years old and over, 46.5 percent were married while 42.6 percent were never married. The rest of the population were categorized as follows: widowed (5.3 percent), in common-law/live-in marital arrangement (4.5 percent), and divorced/separated (1.1 percent).
Among the never-married persons, 54.8 percent were males while 45.2 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, 38.2 percent had attended or completed elementary education, 33.6 percent had reached or finished high school, 9.1 percent were college undergraduates, and 10.4 percent were academic degree holders. Among those with an academic degree, the females (56.2 percent) outnumbered the males (43.8 percent). Likewise, more females (62.8 percent) than males (37.2 percent) had pursued post baccalaureate courses.
Persons with disability comprised 1.7 percent of the population in the province
In 2010, around 9,400 persons or 1.7 percent of the 566,340 household population had a disability. This proportion of persons with disability (PWD) is higher than the proportion in 2000, which was 1.2 percent of the 485,978 household population of the province during that year. The number of PWD for the same year was around 5,900.
There were more females than males among those with functional difficulty
Of the 506,744 household population five years and over, 3.1 percent (or 15,767 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 (52.3 percent) than males (47.7 percent) among those persons with at least one type of functional difficulty.
Moreover, of the total 15,767 persons aged five years and over with at least one type of functional difficulty, 62.0 percent reported difficulty in seeing, even if wearing eyeglasses. There were 24.4 percent who had difficulty in walking or climbing steps; 23.0 percent had difficulty in hearing, even if using a hearing aid; 14.7 percent had difficulty in remembering or concentrating; 12.3 percent had difficulty in communicating; and 11.0 percent had difficulty in self-caring (bathing or dressing).
Male overseas workers outnumbered their female counterparts
Of the 4445,839 household population 10 years old and over in Misamis Occidental, 1.7 percent (or 7,641 persons) were overseas workers. Male overseas workers outnumbered their female counterparts as they comprised 60.9 percent of all the overseas workers from this province. Overseas workers aged 30 to 34 years made up the largest age group, comprising 20.7 percent of the total overseas workers from this province in 2010, followed by the age group 25 to 29 years (19.4 percent), 35 to 39 years (18.6 percent), and 45 years and over (17.0 percent).
Average household size decreased to 4.5 persons
The number of households in 2010 was recorded at 125,244, higher by 25,343 households compared with the 99,901 households posted in 2000. The average household size in 2010 was 4.5 persons, lower than the average household size of 4.9 persons in 2000.
There were 101 households per 100 occupied housing units
A total of 123,492 occupied housing units were recorded in the province of Misamis Occidental in 2010. This translates to a ratio of 101 households for every 100 occupied housing units, with 4.6 persons per occupied housing unit. In 2000, there were 101 households per 100 occupied housing units, and 4.9 persons per occupied housing unit.
Occupied housing units with outer walls made of light materials decreased
In 2010, 42.2 percent of the occupied housing units in the province had outer walls made of wood, lower than the 45.5 percent recorded in 2000. The proportion of occupied housing units with outer walls made of concrete/brick/stone increased from 15.5 percent in 2000 to 24.9 percent in 2010. Those with outer walls made of bamboo/sawali/cogon/nipa decreased from 22.1 percent in 2000 to 18.7 percent in 2010. Meanwhile, seven in every 10 occupied housing units (70.2 percent) in 2010 had roofs made of galvanized iron/aluminum, up from 61.0 percent recorded in 2000. The proportion of occupied housing units with roofs made of cogon/nipa/anahaw decreased from 32.1 percent in 2000 to 24.1 percent in 2010.
Majority of the households in the province lived in lots that they owned or amortized
In 2010, of the total 125,244 households, 57.1 percent owned or amortized the lots that they occupied. The corresponding figure in 2000 was 44.8 percent.
Moreover, 32.0 percent of the households occupied lots which were rent-free but with consent of the owner, 7.4 percent rented the lots that they occupied while 1.6 percent occupied lots which were rent-free but without consent of the owner.
(Sgd) CARMELITA N. ERICTA