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Highlights on Household Population, Number of Households, and Average Household Size of the Philippines (2015 Census of Population)

Reference Number: 2016-173
Release Date: 29 December 2016

Household population comprised 99.6 percent of the total population

  • The household population of the Philippines reached 100.57 million persons in 2015. This is 8.48 million higher than the 92.10 million household population reported in 2010, and 24.24 million more than the 76.33 million household population posted in 2000.
  • The household population comprised 99.6 percent of the total Philippine population, while the remaining 0.4 percent is comprised of the institutional population or those residing in collective or institutional living quarters such as hospitals, orphanages, and military camps; and Filipinos in Philippine embassies, consulates, and missions abroad. Refer to Table A and Figure 1.




Number of households increased by 2.80 million from 20.17 million in 2010 to 22.98 million in 2015

  • The total number of households in the country in 2015 was recorded at 22.98 million, higher by 2.80 million compared with 20.17 million in 2010 and by 7.70 million compared with 15.28 million in 2000. See Table B and Figure 2.
  • Among the country’s administrative 18 regions, Region IV-A (CALABARZON) had the most number of households with 3.40 million, followed by the National Capital Region (NCR) with 3.10 million and Region III (Central Luzon) with 2.57 million. The Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) posted the least number of households with 396 thousand. Refer to Table 1.

Average household size was 4.4 persons in 2015

  • The country’s average household size (AHS) decreased from 4.6 persons in 2010 to 4.4 persons in 2015. In 2000, there were 5.0 persons, on average, per household.
  • The Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) registered the highest AHS of 6.1 persons, followed by Region V (Bicol) with 4.8 persons. The lowest AHS was recorded in the NCR and Region XI (Davao), both with 4.1 persons.



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Census of Population by Year Published

Philippine Population (1990-2015)

Annual Growth Rates

Reference Period Annual Growth Rate*
2010-2015 1.72
2000 - 2010 1.90
1990-2000 2.34
*Annual growth rate for the Philippines in percent.

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