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Date Released: February 4, 2002 provided by http://www.census.gov.ph

SIQUIJOR: THE LEAST POPULATED PROVINCE IN CENTRAL VISAYAS
(Results from the 2000 Census of Population and Housing, NSO)

The province of Siquijor registered a total population of 81,598 persons in the year 2000 from 73,756 in 1995. This figure gave the province a sudden leap from a negative growth rate of 0.04 percent from 1990 to 1995 to an average annual growth rate of 2.19 percent during the intercensal period 1995 to 2000. Similarly, the number of households also rose to 17,351, higher by 1,454 households from 1995. This gave an average household size of 4.7 persons, a slight increase from the 1995 average of 4.6 and lower than the national average of five persons.


Total Population and Growth Rate by Municipality: 1995 & 2000

Municipalities
Population Growth Rate
 
2007 2000 1995 2000 1995
Siquijor
87,695 81,598 73,756 2.19 -0.04
E. Villanueva
5,878 5,364 4,868 2.10 0.53
Larena
12,555 11,861 11,212 1.21 0.34
Lazi
19,440 18,314 16,339 2.47 -0.38
Maria
12,974 12,275 11,106 2.17 -0.06
San Juan
13,180 12,198 11,371 1.51 -0.24
Siquijor (Capital)
23,271 21,150 18,860 2.48 0.00

* Click here to view the 2007 Census by Municipality and Barangay *

Among the six municipalities in the province, the municipality of Siquijor (provincial capital), which comprised 25.92 percent of the total provincial population, was the largest in terms of population size. This was closely followed by the municipality of Lazi with 22.44 percent. The municipalities of Maria, San Juan and Larena contributed 15 percent each while Enrique Villanueva had the least population, 6.57 percent of the total for the province.

Siquijor had the least population in Region VII, or 1.6 percent of the 4,594,124 persons in the region. At the national level, Siquijor contributed less than one percent to the total Philippine population of 76.5 million as recorded in the Census 2000.

Male population slightly outnumbered their female counterparts with a sex ratio of 100.4 males for every 100 females. There were more males than females in the age bracket 1 to 39 years. As the age advanced to 40 years onwards, except in the age group 45 to 49 years, however, the females dominated their male counterparts.

In 2000, Siquijor had a median age of 25 years, higher than the 1995 median age of 24 years. The 0 to14 age group made up 32.17 percent of the population while those aged 65 years and above comprised 8.47 percent. Thus, the economically active population, aged 15 to 64 years, was 58.82 percent of the total population in Siquijor.

The overall dependency ratio in 2000 was 69.1. This meant that for every 100 persons aged 15 to 64 years, there were about 69 dependents (55 persons aged 0 to 14 years - young dependents; and 14 persons aged 65 years and over - old dependents). The 2000 ratio is lower than the 79 ratio reported in 1995.

Of the total household population five years old and over, almost half (47.82 percent) had attended or completed elementary education. Twenty six percent had either attended or finished high school while 7.78 percent had attended college. Only four percent were academic degree holders. More than half of those who had attended or finished elementary education (51.7 percent) and post secondary (55.8 percent) were males. On the other hand, those who had attended or finished high school, college and post baccalaureate were predominantly females.

Almost all (98.6 percent) of the household population in Siquijor classified themselves as Bisaya/Binisaya. Relatively small percentages classified themselves as Cebuano (0.10 percent), Boholano (0.08 percent) or Kankanaey (0.06 percent).

Less than half (46.06 percent) of those who were 10 years old and over were married, While 43.75 percent were single. The remaining ten percent were either widowed, divorced/separated, common-law/live-in or with unknown marital status.

There were 18,034 housing units in Siquijor, of which 17,351 were occupied. This registered an increase of 12.05 percentage points from 1990 and recorded a ratio of 1.01 household per occupied housing unit or a ratio of 4.7 household population per occupied housing unit.

Almost all (98.68 percent) of the occupied housing units were single houses. Seven out of ten occupied housing units needed no repair/minor repair. Less than one fourth were relatively new (built from 1996 to 2000).

As to the construction materials used for housing units, less than three fourths (71.95 percent) of the occupied housing units had roofs made of galvanized iron/aluminum as compared to only 44.6 percent in 1990. Moreover, one third of the occupied housing units had walls made of wood while more than one fourth were made of bamboo/sawali/cogon/nipa.

(Sgd.) CARMELITA N. ERICTA
Administrator
 

SIQUIJOR

The island of Siquijor is located south of Cebu island, bounded in the west by Negros Oriental, in the south by Sulu Sea and in the southeast by Bohol Sea.

Siquijor is the smallest province in Central Visayas in terms of land area and population size. The province was a part of Negros Oriental from 1903 to 1970. In September 16, 1971, Siquijor was converted into a province by virtue of Republic Act No. 6395.

 
Total Population by Age Group, Sex and Sex Ratio: Siquijor, 2000

Age Group Total Population Male Female Sex Ratio
All Ages
*81,598 40,656 40,506 100.37
Under 1 1,652 818 834 98.08
1 to 4 6,209 3,166 3,043 104.04
5 to 9 9,007 4,543 4,464 101.77
10 to 14 9,385 4,779 4,606 103.76
15 to 19 8,031 4,275 3,756 113.82
20 to 24 6,175 3,226 2,949 119.67
25 to 29 5,296 2,723 2,573 105.83
30 to 34 5,152 2,624 2,528 103.96
35 to 39 4,950 2,480 2,470 100.4
40 to 44 4,471 2,192 2,279 96.18
45 to 49 3,984 2,017 1,967 102.54
50 to 54 3,512 1,681 1,831 91.81
55 to 59 3,435 1,676 1,759 95.28
60 to 64 2,990 1,401 1,589 88.17
65 to 69 2,458 1,134 1,324 85.65
70 to 74 1,799 808 991 81.53
75 to 79 1,291 538 753 71.45
80 and over 1,365 575 790 72.94
Source: NSO, 2000 Census of Population and Housing
 
Household Population 5 Years Old and Over by Highest
Educational Attainment and Sex: Siquijor, 2000


Highest Educational Attainment Household Population
5 Years Old & Over
Male Female
All Levels **73,618 36,612 36,608
No Grade Completed 3,741 1,817 1,924
Pre-School 1,711 874 837
Elementary 35,208 18,187 17,021
High School 19,197 9,389 9,808
Post Secondary 3,571 1,993 1,578
College Undergrad 5,729 2,770 2,959
Academic Degree Holder 3,002 1,147 1,855
Post Baccalaureate 550 199 351
Not Stated 511 236 275
Source: NSO, 2000 Census of Population and Housing
 
Total Population 10 Years Old and Over by Age Group
and Marital Status: Siquijor, 2000

Age Group Total Population
10 Years Old
and Over
Single Married Widowed Divorced/
Separated
Others Unknown
All Ages ***64,665 28,291 29,783 4,272 651 1,179 118
Below 20 17,416 16,982 308 9 5 94 18
20 - 24 6,175 4,496 1,495 10 19 141 14

25 - 29

5,296 2,325 2,746 31 33 152 9

30 - 34

5,152 1,297 3,600 39 59 147 10

35 - 39

4,950 763 3,854 97 86 146 4

40 - 44

4,471 558 3,558 142 85 119 9

45 - 49

3,984 404 3,194 177 88 118 3

50 - 54

3,512 322 2,722 285 85 94 4

55 - 59

3,435 285 2,583 411 78 75 3

60 - 64

2,990 278 2,071 539 47 44 11

65 - 69

2,458 209 1,606 578 34 19 12

70 - 74

1,799 144 1,011 602 20 14 8

75 - 79

1,291 112 592 566 7 9 5

80 & Over

1,365 116 443 786 5 7 8
Source: NSO, 2000 Census of Population and Housing
 
Household Population by Ethnicity and Sex: Siquijor, 2000

Ethnicity Both Sexes Male Female
Total *81,517 40,596 40,485
Bisaya/Binisaya 80,373 40,236 40,137

Cebuano

83 46 37

Boholano

68 28 40

Kankanai/Kankaney/Kankanaey

46 28 18

Others

357 187 170

Not Reported

154 71 83
Source: NSO, 2000 Census of Population and Housing
 

*Provincial total includes 436 persons being disputed by the municipalities of Siquijor and Larena.
     Details may not add up to totals.
**Provincial total includes 398 persons being disputed by the municipalities of Siquijor and Larena.
     Details may not add up to totals.
***Provincial total includes 371 persons being disputed by the municipalities of Siquijor and Larena.
     Details may not add up to totals.

 

TECHNICAL NOTES

Average Household Size - average number of people who live in the household

Growth Rate - the rate at which the population is increasing (or decreasing) in a given year due to natural increase and net migration, expressed as a percentage of the base population

Median Age - the age at which exactly half of the population is young and half is old

Sex Ratio - the ratio of males to females in a given population expressed as the number of males per 100 females

Age-Dependency Ratio - the ratio of persons in the "dependent" ages (under 15 years and over 64 years) to those in the "economically productive" ages (15 to 64 years old) in the population

Household - a social unit consisting of a person or a group of persons who sleep in the same housing unit and have common arrangements in the preparation and consumption of food

The 2000 Census of Population and Housing (Census 2000) was undertaken by the National Statistics Office (NSO) in May 2000, as mandated by Commonwealth Act No. 591, Batas Pambansa Blg. 72 and Executive Order No. 121. It was the 11th census of population and 5th census of housing undertaken in this country since the first census in 1903. It was designed to take an inventory of the total population and housing units all over the Philippines and to collect information about their characteristics. Census day for the Census 2000 was May 1, 2000 (12:01 a.m.). Enumeration started on May 1, 2000 and lasted for about 30 days.

 
 

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