Population increased to 1,911,951 persons
The population of Pampanga (excluding Angeles City) was 1,911,951 persons as of August 1, 2007, based on the 2007 Census of Population (POPCEN 2007). This figure is higher by 297,009 persons over the population count of 1,614,942 persons in 2000. These population counts translated to an average annual population growth rate of 2.35 percent.
The number of households reached 381,958, an increase of 74,319 over the number of households in 2000. The average household size in 2007 was 5.0 persons, lower than the average household size of 5.2 persons in 2000.
City of San Fernando was the most populated in the province
Among one city and 20 municipalities in Pampanga (excluding Angeles City), City of San Fernando, the provincial capital, was the most populated with a population of 269,365 persons or 14.1 percent of the provincial total population. This city was followed by the municipalities of Mabalacat (10.6 percent), Lubao (7.5 percent), and Mexico (7.4 percent). The municipality of Bacolor (1.3 percent) had the smallest population.
Sex ratio remained at 103 males for every 100 females
Of the 1,909,041 household population of Pampanga, 50.7 percent were males and 49.3 percent were females. This translated to a sex ratio of 103 males for every 100 females. The sex ratio in 2000 was also 103 males for every 100 females.
Median age increased to 23 years
The household population of Pampanga had a median age of 23 years, which means that half of the household population were below 23 years old. This median age is one year higher than the median age of 22 years recorded in 2000.
Persons under 15 years old comprised 33.6 percent of the total household population. The proportion of those in age group 5 to 9 years was the highest at 11.5 percent, followed by those aged below 5 years (11.3 percent) and 10 to 14 years (10.8 percent).
There were more males than females in the age bracket 0 to 54 years, while more females than males were observed in age bracket 55 years and over.
Three in five household population were of voting age
Three in five (60.0 percent) of the household population of the province were in the voting age group (18 years old and over). The distribution of voting-age population by sex showed that males (50.1 percent) outnumbered females (49.9 percent).
Overall dependency ratio decreased to 61 dependents per 100 persons in the working age group
The proportion of household population in the working age group (15 to 64 years) was 62.1 percent, young dependents (0 to 14 years) comprised 33.6 percent, and old dependents (65 years and over) accounted for 4.2 percent.
TThe overall dependency ratio was 61, which means that for every 100 persons in the working age group, there were 61 dependents (54 young dependents and 7 old dependents). In 2000, there were 65 dependents (58 young dependents and 7 old dependents) for every 100 persons in the working-age population.
There were more males than females among the never-married
Of the household population 10 years old and over in 2007, 49.7 percent were married while 42.0 percent were never-married. The rest of the population were either widowed (4.2 percent), in common law/live-in marital arrangement (2.5 percent), divorced/separated (1.3 percent), or had unknown marital status (0.4 percent). Among never-married persons, there were more males (54.5 percent) than females (45.5 percent). Females outnumbered the males in the rest of the categories for marital status.
More females had higher levels of education
Of the household population 5 years old and over, 35.0 percent had attended or finished elementary education and 36.2 percent had reached or completed high school. The proportion of academic degree holders was 8.5 percent, an increase of 4.3 percentage points from 4.2 percent in 2000.
Apparently, more females had reached higher levels of education. The proportion of females was higher among those with academic degrees (57.8 percent) and those with post baccalaureate courses (58.2 percent).
Among the household population 5 to 24 years old, 63.0 percent attended school at anytime during the School Year 2007 to 2008. Of the total females aged 5 to 24 years, 63.3 percent attended school at anytime during the said school year, while attendance for males was lower at 62.7 percent of the total males aged 5 to 24 years.
Ratio of households to occupied housing units remained at 102
From a total of 300,465 occupied housing units in 2000, the number of occupied housing units reached 374,307 in 2007, showing an increase of 24.6 percent. The ratio of households to occupied housing units in 2007 was 102 households for every 100 occupied housing units. The same ratio was recorded in 2000. In terms of the number of persons per occupied housing unit, the ratio in 2007 was 5.1 persons per occupied housing unit. In 2000, the ratio was 5.4 persons per occupied housing unit.
Most occupied housing units were made of strong materials
An increase in the use of strong materials for the outer walls was observed in 2007. The proportion of occupied housing units with outer walls made of concrete/brick/stone increased from 56.5 percent in 2000 to 64.9 percent in 2007. The use of half concrete/brick/stone and half wood for outer walls slightly increased from 21.7 percent in 2000 to 21.9 percent in 2007.
The proportion of occupied housing units in 2007 with roofs made of galvanized iron/aluminum increased to 86.1 percent from 82.4 percent in 2000. On the other hand, the use of cogon/nipa/anahaw for the roof decreased from 4.3 percent in 2000 to 2.0 percent in 2007.
|(Sgd.) CARMELITA N. ERICTA
Source: Household Statistics Department
National Statistics Office