Population of Quezon City increased at the rate of 2.42 percent annually
Based on the 2010 Census of Population and Housing (CPH), Quezon City, a highly urbanized city in the National Capital Region, posted a total population of 2,761,720 persons as of May 1, 2010. This is larger by 587,889 persons compared to its total population of 2,173,831 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 2.42 percent. This is lower than the 2.67 percent annual PGR of the city between the census years 1990 and 2000.
If the average annual PGR recorded at 2.42 percent during the period 2000 to 2010 continues, the population of Quezon City would double in 29 years.
Forty years ago, the population of Quezon City was 745,452 persons. This population size is more than one fourth of the population of the city in the 2010 CPH.
Commonwealth was the most populous barangay in the city
Among the 142 barangays comprising Quezon City, Commonwealth was the most populous with a population size making up 6.8 percent of the total population of the city. Batasan Hills was second with 5.5 percent share, followed by Payatas with 4.3 percent, Holy Spirit with 3.7 percent, and Pasong Tamo and Tandang Sora with 3.1 percent each. The rest of the barangays contributed less than 3.0 percent each.
The least populated barangay was Quirno 3-A with less than 0.1 percent share to the total population of the city. In 2000, the least populated barangay was Mangga.
Sex ratio was 95 males per 100 females
Of the 2,751,579 household population in 2010, females accounted for 51.2 percent while males comprised 48.8 percent. These figures resulted in a sex ratio of 95 males for every 100 females. In 2000, the recorded sex ratio was 96 males per 100 females.
Median age increased to 25.2 years
In 2010, the median age of the population of the city was 25.2 years, which means that half of the population was younger than 25.2 years. This is higher than the median age of 23.8 years that was recorded in 2000.
Moreover, 29.2 percent of the household population were under 15 years old. Persons aged 20 to 24 years (10.4 percent) comprised the largest age group, followed by those in the age groups 15 to 19 years (10.1 percent) and 0 to 4 years (10.0 percent). Males outnumbered females in the age groups 0 to 14 years. On the other hand, there were more females than males in the age groups 15 years and over.
Nearly two thirds of the population were of voting age
The voting-age population (18 years and over) accounted for 65.0 percent of the household population of the city in 2010, up from 62.6 percent in 2000. There were more females (52.5 percent) than males (47.5 percent) among the voting-age population.
Dependency ratio decreased to 48 dependents per 100 persons in the working age group
In 2010, the young dependents (0 to 14 years) comprised 29.2 percent of the household population while the old dependents (65 years and over) posted a share of 3.3 percent. The working-age population (15 to 64 years) accounted for the remaining 67.5 percent.
The overall dependency ratio was 48, which indicates that for every 100 working-age population, there were about 48 dependents (43 young dependents and five old dependents). This ratio is lower than the dependency ratio in 2000, which was recorded at 53 dependents per 100 working-age population (49 young dependents and four old dependents).
Females outnumbered the males in all of the categories for marital status
Of the household population 10 years old and over, 46.1 percent were never married while another 41.6 percent were married. The rest of the population were categorized as follows: in common-law/live-in marital arrangement (6.7 percent), widowed (3.6 percent), and divorced/separated (1.8 percent).
Females outnumbered the males in all of the categories for marital status: single (50.2 percent), married (50.7 percent), widowed (82.2 percent), divorced/separated (70.5 percent), and in common-law/live-in marital arrangement (50.6 percent).
More females had attained higher levels of education
Of the household population aged five years and over, 20.9 percent had attended or completed elementary education, 36.7 percent had reached or finished high school, 14.2 percent were college undergraduates, and 19.5 percent were academic degree holders. More females pursue higher levels of education than males, as majority of those with an academic degree (54.1 percent) and post baccalaureate course (54.7 percent) were females.
Persons with disability comprised 1.0 percent of the population in the city
In 2010, around 27,600 persons or 1.0 percent of the 2,751,579 household population had a disability. The proportion of persons with disability (PWD) in 2000 was 0.9 percent of the 2,166,320 household population of the city during that year. The number of PWD for the same year was around 20,300.
There were more females than males among those with functional difficulty
Of the 2,477,471 household population five years and over, 3.0 percent (or 74,110 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 (56.1 percent) than males (43.9 percent) among those persons with at least one type of functional difficulty.
Moreover, of the total 74,110 persons aged five years and over with at least one type of functional difficulty, 82.8 percent reported difficulty in seeing, even if wearing eyeglasses. There were 16.1 percent who had difficulty in walking or climbing steps; 12.2 percent had difficulty in hearing, even if using a hearing aid; 8.6 percent had difficulty in remembering or concentrating; 7.6 percent had difficulty in self-caring (bathing or dressing); and 6.8 percent had difficulty in communicating.
Male overseas workers outnumbered their female counterparts
Of the 2,211,140 household population 10 years old and over in Quezon City, 2.0 percent (or 43,641 persons) were overseas workers. Male overseas workers outnumbered their female counterparts as they comprised 62.3 percent of all overseas workers from this city. Overseas workers aged 45 years old and over made up the largest age group, comprising 30.7 percent of the total overseas workers from this city in 2010, followed by the age groups 30 to 34 years (17.3 percent), 35 to 39 years (15.9 percent), and 25 to 29 years (14.7 percent).
Average household size was 4.3 persons
The number of households in 2010 was recorded at 634,346, higher by 153,722 households compared with the 480,624 households posted in 2000. The average household size in 2010 was 4.3 persons, lower than the average household size of 4.5 persons in 2000.
There were 104 households per 100 occupied housing units
A total of 609,830 occupied housing units were recorded in Quezon City in 2010. This translates to a ratio of 104 households for every 100 occupied housing units, with 4.5 persons per occupied housing unit. In 2000, there were 107 households per 100 occupied housing units and 4.8 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 concrete/brick/stone increased from 46.2 percent in 2000 to 67.2 percent in 2010. Those with outer walls made of half concrete/brick/stone and half wood decreased from 32.3 percent in 2000 to 21.8 percent in 2010. Meanwhile, majority (89.2 percent) of the occupied housing units in 2010 had roofs made of galvanized iron/aluminum. This is higher than the proportion of 77.7 percent recorded in 2000.
Less than half of the households in the city lived in lots that they owned or amortized
In 2010, 47.0 percent of the total 634,346 households owned or amortized the lots that they occupied. The corresponding figure in 2000 was lower at 36.3 percent of the 480,624 households.
Moreover, 30.8 percent of the households rented the lots that they occupied, 12.1 percent occupied lots which were rent-free but with consent of the owner while 8.5 percent occupied lots which were rent-free but without consent of the owner.
(Sgd) CARMELITA N. ERICTA