Agusan Del Norte: Overall Dependency Ratio Down by Six Persons Per 100 Working-Age Population (Results from the 2007 Census of Population)
Annual population growth rate decreased to 1.11 percent
The total population of Agusan del Norte (excluding Butuan City), as of August 1, 2007 was 309,338 persons. This resulted to an increase of 23,768 persons over the 2000 count of 285,570 persons. The annual population growth rate (PGR) was recorded at 1.11 percent, lower by 0.31 percentage point from the 1.42 percent annual PGR in 2000. The number of households in the province increased to 60,766 households in 2007, from 52,779 households in 2000. The average household size was 5.1 persons in 2007, slightly lower than 5.4 persons in 2000.
City of Cabadbaran had the largest population share among the municipalities
The province of Agusan del Norte (excluding Butuan City) is composed of one city and 10 municipalities. The City of Cabadbaran had the largest population, comprising 19.9 percent of the total population of the province (excluding Butuan City). This was followed by the municipalities of Buenavista (17.2 percent), Nasipit (12.3 percent), and Las Nieves (8.1 percent). The municipality of Remedios T. Romualdez had the least population (4.8 percent).
Sex ratio was recorded at 107 males per 100 females
In 2007, male population (159,412 persons) outnumbered their female counterparts (149,604 persons), or a sex ratio of 107 males for every 100 females. Likewise, there were more males than females in 2000, or a sex ratio of 106.
Median age was recorded at 20 years
Agusan del Norte (excluding Butuan City) had a median age of 20 years, which means that half of the household population were below 20 years old. This was slightly higher than the median age of 19 years reported in 2000.
The proportion of persons under 15 years old to the total household population was 37.6 percent. The largest proportion was noted in age group 5 to 9 years (12.8 percent), followed by those in age groups 0 to 4 years (12.5 percent) and 10 to 14 years (12.3 percent).
Males outnumbered their female counterparts in the age brackets 0 to 64 years. On the other hand, there were more females than males in age brackets 65 years and over.
More than half of the household population were in the voting-age population
Of the total household population in 2007, more than half (55.3 percent) belonged to voting-age population (18 years and over), or an increase of 2.2 percentage points over the proportion of voting-age population (53.1 percent) in 2000. Moreover, males of voting ages (51.4 percent) outnumbered their female counterparts (48.6 percent) in 2007.
Dependency ratio decreased to 73 persons per 100 working-age population
More than half (57.7 percent) of the household population belonged to working-age population (15 to 64 years). Young dependents (0 to 14 years) comprised of 37.7 percent, while old dependents (65 years and over) posted a share of 4.6 percent.
Agusan del Norte had an overall dependency ratio of 73. This means that there were 73 dependents (65 young dependents and 8 old dependents) for every 100 working-age population. In 2000, the overall dependency ratio was 79 (72 young dependents and 7 old dependents).
Never-married males outnumbered their female counterparts
Of the household population 10 years old and over, 44.5 percent were single or never-married; 44.8 percent, married; 4.5 percent, widowed; 1.1 percent, divorced/separated; 4.8 percent, common-law/live-in marital arrangement, and 0.2 percent had unknown marital status. The proportion of never-married persons in 2007 was slightly lower than that in 2000 (45.5 percent), while the proportion of married persons in 2007 went up slightly from 44.2 percent in 2000.
Among the never-married persons, there were more males (56.4 percent) than females (43.6 percent). Females, on the other hand, outnumbered their male counterparts in the remaining categories for marital status.
Female academic degree holders increased by 3.5 percentage points
Of the household population 5 years old and over, 41.2 percent had attended or completed elementary education, 32.9 percent had reached or finished high school, 6.3 percent were college undergraduates, and 6.5 percent were academic degree holders. The academic degree holders in 2007 recorded an increase of 3.5 percentage points over the 2000 figure (3.0 percent).
Among academic degree holders, there were more females (55.5 percent) than males (44.5 percent). Likewise, the proportion of females (64.3 percent) was higher compared to males (35.7 percent) among those who pursued post baccalaureate courses.
About two out of three (63.5 percent) household population 5 to 24 years attended school at anytime during School Year 2007 to 2008. There were more males (51.1 percent) who attended school during this school year than their female counterparts (48.9 percent). Among the male population aged 5 to 24 years old, 61.9 percent attended school during the said school year. Proportion of school attendance among females of the same ages was higher at 65.2 percent.
Approximately one household per occupied housing unit
In 2007, there were 60,155 housing units occupied by 60,766 households. This translated to a ratio of 101 households for every 100 occupied housing units, or a ratio of 5.1 persons per occupied housing unit. In 2000, the ratio was 102 households per 100 occupied housing units, or 5.5 persons per occupied housing unit.
Most of the occupied housing units had roofs made of strong materials
About 48 percent of the occupied housing units in Agusan del Norte had roofs made of galvanized iron/aluminum. This recorded an increase of 4.8 percentage points from the proportion reported in 2000 (43.6 percent). Moreover, 44.7 percent of the occupied housing units had roofs made of cogon/nipa/anahaw. As to the materials used for the outer walls, more than half (58.1 percent) of the occupied housing units had outer walls made of wood. Occupied housing units with concrete/brick/stone as outer walls increased from 12.5 percent in 2000 to 17.9 percent in 2007.
|(Sgd.) CARMELITA N. ERICTA
Source: Household Statistics Department
National Statistics Office