Population and Housing

“Sama Na, Census Na” Three-Part Series air on National TV

The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) is the government agency tasked to execute Executive Order No. 352 where all households and institutional population will be enumerated to count all members and determine their respective demographics and socio-economic characteristics. The PSA will undertake the entire process of enumerating the Philippine population by collecting, compiling, evaluating, analyzing, publishing, and disseminating data, which will be achieved through the 2020 Census of Population and Housing (2020 CPH).

Single Population in the Philippines (Results from the 2015 Census of Population)

In 2015, there were 34.8 million single persons in the Philippines, or 44 percent of the total population 10 years old over. This is higher by 3.5 million compared to the 2010 report of 31.3 million single persons. The census of population, which is conducted by the PSA every 10 years, collects data on marital status for persons 10 years old and over.

Urban Population in the Philippines (Results of the 2015 Census of Population)

In 2015, the level of urbanization or the percentage of population residing in urban areas in the Philippines was recorded at 51.2 percent. This means that a total of 51.73 million persons resided in barangays classified as urban. There were 7,437 barangays classified as urban and 34,599 as rural. The level of urbanization in 2010 was only 45.3 percent.


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