2000 Census

Surigao Del Norte: Most Household Used Cogon/Nipa/Anahaw for Roof and Wood for Walls (Results from the 2000 Census of Population and Housing, NSO)

Surigao del Norte registered a total population of 481,416 persons as compared to 442,203 persons in 1995 Census of Population. This figure translated to an annual growth rate of 1.84 percent, which made Surigao del Norte the fastest growing province in the Caraga Region. The number of households also rose to 92,645, higher by 8,987 households compared to the 1995 figure. This gave an average household size of 5.19 persons, a slight decrease from 1995 (5.27 persons) and higher than the national average of five persons.

Sulu had an Average Household Size of 6 Persons (Results from the 2000 Census of Population and Housing, NSO)

The Census 2000 results showed that Sulu registered a total population of 619,668 persons, higher by 83,467 persons over the 1995 Census of Population results. This figure recorded a 3.15 percent growth rate, from a growth rate of 2.50 percent in the 1990 to 1995 period. A corresponding increase on the number of households was also recorded at 19,151 households, higher by 1,437 households over the 1995 figure. This resulted to an average household size of 6.31 persons, higher than the average household size recorded in 1995 (5.54 persons).

Population Growth Rate Declined in Sultan Kudarat (Results from the 2000 Census of Population and Housing, NSO)

The Census 2000 results showed that Sultan Kudarat registered a total population of 586,505 persons, higher by 64,318 persons over the 1995 results. This figure recorded a decrease in the annual growth rate, from 3.44 percent in 1995 to 2.52 percent in 2000. A corresponding increase on the number of households was also recorded at 114,461 households, higher by 10,150 households over the 1995 figure. This resulted to an average household size of 5.12 persons, higher than the national average of five persons.

Persons with Disability Comprised 1.23 Percent of the Total Population

Based on the results of the 2000 Census of Population and Housing (Census 2000), the total number of persons with disability (PWDs) was posted at 942,098 or about 1.23 percent of the total population in the country. This registered an increase of 2.48 percent compared with the results of the 1995 Census of Population (POPCEN) (919,292 persons).

Senior Citizen Comprised Six Percent of the Population

The total number of senior citizens (60 years old and over) based on the 2000 Census of Population and Housing was 4.6 million, accounting for 5.97 percent of the 2000 Philippine population. This number registered a 22.18 percent increase from 1995 (3.7 million persons). In terms of the average annual population growth rate, the elderly population grew at 4.39 percent during the 1995 to 2000 period, higher when compared to the 1990 to 1995 growth rate of 3.06 percent. If the growth rate continues at 4.39 percent, the number of senior citizens is expected to reach seven million in 2010 and to double in approximately 16 years.

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