Lanao Del Norte: Annual Population Growth Rate at 1.80 Percent (Results from the 2007 Census of Population)

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Saturday, February 13, 2010


Total population increased by 13.8 percent

Lanao del Norte (excluding Iligan City) had a total population of 538,283 persons as of August 1, 2007. This is higher by 13.8 percent compared to the census count of 473,062 persons as of May 1, 2000. This increase translated to an annual population growth rate of 1.80 percent for the period 2000 to 2007.

The household population of Lanao del Norte (excluding Iligan City) in 2007 was 537,559 persons, an increase of 13.7 percent from 472,646 persons in 2000. The number of households, meanwhile, increased by 17.2 percent from 90,091 in 2000 to 105,599 in 2007. The average household size in 2007 was 5.1 persons, lower than the average household size of 5.2 persons in 2000.

Lala was the most populous municipality

Among the 22 municipalities of Lanao del Norte (excluding Iligan City), the municipality of Lala had the biggest population size in 2007, comprising 10.8 percent of the total population of the province. This was followed by the municipalities of Kapatagan (9.1 percent) and Sultan Naga Dimaporo (Karomatan) (8.5 percent). The top three municipalities in 2000 in terms of population size were Lala, Tubod, and Kapatagan. The municipality of Tagoloan (1.7 percent) had the least population count in 2007 while the municipality of Tangcal (1.3 percent) had the smallest share to population size in 2000.


Males outnumbered females

Of the 537,559 household population, 50.5 percent were males while 49.5 percent were females. These proportions resulted to a sex ratio of 102 males for every 100 females, higher than the sex ratio recorded in 2000 (101 males per 100 females).

Median age remained at 19 years

In 2007, the median age of the household population of the province was 19 years, which means that half of the household population were below 19 years old. The same median age was computed in 2000.

Persons aged 0 to 14 years contributed approximately 40.0 percent to the household population. Children aged 5 to 9 years comprised the largest age group, posting 13.9 percent of the total household population, followed by age groups 0 to 4 years (13.1 percent) and 10 to 14 years (12.9 percent).


More females than males were reported in age groups 25 to 29 years and 60 years and over, while males outnumbered the females in the remaining age groups.

More than half of the household population were of voting age

The size of the voting-age population (18 years old and over) of Lanao del Norte (excluding Iligan City) in 2007 was 284,762 persons, accounting for 53.0 percent of the total household population. The voting-age population recorded in 2000 was 248,849 or 52.7 percent of the total household population. Males (50.2 percent) outnumbered females (49.8 percent) in the total voting-age population in 2007.

Dependents decreased to 76 persons per 100 persons in the working-age population

Of the total household population, 56.9 percent belonged to the working-age population (15 to 64 years). Young dependents (under 15 years) comprised 40.0 percent while old dependents (65 years and over) accounted for 3.1 percent.

The overall dependency ratio of the province in 2007 was 75.7, down from 76.8 in 2000. This means that for every 100 persons in the working-age population in 2007, there were 76 dependents (70 young dependents and 6 old dependents).

More males than females among never-married persons

Of the household population 10 years old and over, 47.7 percent were married while 44.9 percent were never married. The remaining 7.4 percent were either widowed, divorced/separated, had common law/live-in marital arrangement, or had unknown marital status. Almost similar proportions of persons by type of marital status were observed in 2000.

A higher proportion of males (53.7 percent) than females (46.3 percent) was observed among never-married persons in 2007. Meanwhile, the proportion of females was higher than males among the married (50.3 percent), widowed (73.5 percent), divorced/separated (57.7 percent), and those persons aged 10 years and over in common law/live-in marital arrangement (50.4 percent).

More female academic degree holders than males

Approximately 46.0 percent of the household population 5 years old and over had attended or completed elementary education, 28.2 percent had reached or finished high school, 5.6 percent were college undergraduates, and 4.7 percent were academic degree holders.

There were more females (58.7 percent) than males (41.3 percent) among those with academic degrees. Similarly, among those with post baccalaureate courses, there were more females (61.2 percent) than males (38.8 percent).

About 59 percent attended school

Nearly three out of five persons (59.2 percent) in the household population 5 to 24 years old attended school during School Year 2007 to 2008. School attendance was higher among females (60.6 percent of all females aged 5 to 24 years) than among males (57.9 percent of all males aged 5 to 24 years) during the said school year.

Occupied housing units increased by 21.5 percent

In 2007, there were 102,830 occupied housing units in Lanao del Norte (excluding Iligan City). This is 21.5 percent higher than the number of occupied housing units recorded in 2000. A ratio of 103 households per 100 occupied housing units was recorded in 2007. This ratio is lower than the ratio of 106 households per 100 occupied housing units reported in 2000. Moreover, the number of persons per occupied housing unit was 5.2 persons in 2007, lower than the ratio of 5.6 persons per occupied housing unit in 2000.

Majority of housing units had outer walls made of wood and roofs made of galvanized iron/aluminum

Among the 102,830 occupied housing units in the province, 58.8 percent had outer walls made of wood. As to the construction materials of the roof, 65.8 percent had roofs made of galvanized iron/aluminum. These construction materials were also the most commonly used materials for outer walls and roofs in 2000.






  Source:  Household Statistics Department
                   National Statistics Office
                   Manila, Philippines