Total population rose to 2,245,869 persons
As of August 1, 2007, the province of Batangas posted a total population of 2,245,869 persons. This figure represents an increase of 340,521 persons over the total population of 1,905,348 persons in 2000. The annual population growth rate (PGR) recorded for the period 2000 to 2007 was 2.29 percent, lower by 0.73 percentage point from the 3.02-percent annual PGR posted from 1995 to 2000.
The number of households also rose to 461,408, or an increase of 86,641 households over the 2000 figure of 374,767 households. The average household size in 2007 was 4.9 persons, lower than the 5.1 average household size in 2000.
Batangas City, the provincial capital, ranked first among the cities/municipalities
Among the 3 cities and 31 municipalities of Batangas, Batangas City, the provincial capital, had the biggest population, comprising 13.1 percent of the total population of the province. Lipa City and the City of Tanauan followed with 11.6 percent and 6.4 percent, respectively. The least populated was the municipality of Santa Teresita with 0.8 percent share to the total population of the province.
Sex ratio remained at 101 males per 100 females
There were more males (1,127,081) than females (1,115,565) in Batangas. These numbers resulted to a sex ratio of 101, which means that there were 101 males for every 100 females. The same sex ratio was recorded in 2000.
Median age was 23 years
Batangas had a median age of 23 years, which means that half of the household population was below 23 years old. The median age in 2000 was 22 years.
The proportion of persons under 15 years old to total household population was 34.2 percent, which was almost equally distributed to age groups 0 to 4 years (11.5 percent), 5 to 9 years (11.6 percent), and 10 to 14 years (11.1 percent).
Males outnumbered their female counterparts in age brackets 0 to 49 years, while females outnumbered the males in the remaining age brackets 50 years and over.
More than half of the population were in the voting age group
Almost 60 percent of the household population belonged to the voting-age population (18 years and over). This was higher by 1.2 percentage point than the proportion of voting-age population (58.4 percent) recorded in 2000. Of the total voting-age population in 2007, there were more females (50.6 percent) than males (49.4 percent).
Dependency ratio declined by 3 dependents for every 100 persons of working ages
The proportion of young dependents (0 to 14 years) to total household population was 34.2 percent, while old dependents (65 years and over) posted a share of 4.6 percent. On the other hand, the working-age population (15 to 64 years) accounted for 61.2 percent of the household population.
The overall dependency ratio of Batangas was 63.3. This means that there were about 63 dependents (56 young dependents and 7 old dependents) for every 100 persons of working ages. The overall dependency ratio in 2007 was lower than the overall dependency ratio of 66.5 in 2000.
There were more males among never married persons
Of the household population 10 years old and over, 43.9 percent were never married while 47.3 percent were married. The proportion of never-married persons in 2007 was lower than its corresponding proportion of 44.5 percent in 2000. Conversely, the proportion of married persons in 2007 was higher than its proportion in 2000 (46.3 percent). The remaining 8.8 percent of the household population 10 years old and over in 2007 were either widowed, divorced/separated, had a common-law/live-in marital arrangement, or had unknown marital status.
Among the never married persons, males (53.3 percent) outnumbered females (46.7 percent). Meanwhile, the proportion of females was higher than that of the males for the rest of the categories for marital status: married (50.3 percent), widowed (79.1 percent), divorced/separated (62.5 percent), common-law/live-in marital arrangement (50.7 percent), and unknown marital status (52.2 percent).
More females than males attended higher levels of education
Of the household population five years old and over, 35.9 percent had attended or completed elementary education, 34.9 percent had reached or completed high school, and 7.6 percent were college undergraduates. Academic degree holders accounted for 9.3 percent of the total household population five years old and over, which was 4.0 percentage points higher than the 2000 figure.
There were more males than females who had attended or finished preschool (53.5 percent), elementary (51.4 percent), high school (50.5 percent), and post secondary schools (53.8 percent). Females, however, outnumbered males among the college undergraduates (50.2 percent), academic degree holders (59.1 percent), and those with post baccalaureate courses (62.0 percent).
Of the total household population 5 to 24 years old, about 64.0 percent attended school anytime during School Year 2007 to 2008. There were more males (50.6 percent) than females (49.4 percent) who attended school during said school year.
Number of households per 100 occupied housing units was 101
In 2007, there were 454,990 occupied housing units in the province. This figure was higher by 23.4 percent from the 2000 figure of 368,584. A ratio of 101 households for every 100 occupied housing units, or 4.9 persons per occupied housing unit was noted in 2007. In 2000, the ratio was 102 households for every 100 occupied housing units, or 5.2 persons per occupied housing unit.
Nine in every ten occupied housing units had roofs made of strong materials
About nine in ten (87.8 percent) occupied housing units in Batangas had roofs made of galvanized iron/aluminum, or almost the same proportion recorded in 2000 (86.2 percent). As to the construction materials of the outer walls, 56.1 percent of the occupied housing units had outer walls made of concrete/brick/stone, up by 7.1 percentage points from 49.0 percent in 2000.
|(Sgd.) CARMELITA N. ERICTA
Source: Household Statistics Department
National Statistics Office