Census of Population and Housing

Population of City of Isabela Increased by Almost 15,000 Persons (Results from the 2007 Census of Population)

Number of households increased by 4,082

The City of Isabela is the capital of the province of Basilan. In 2001, the province of Basilan became an administrative part of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao. However, the City of Isabela remained as part of Region IX (Zamboanga Peninsula).

The population of the City of Isabela was 87,985 persons as of August 1, 2007, based on the 2007 Census of Population (POPCEN 2007). This figure was higher by 14,953 persons over the population count of 73,032 persons in 2000. The recent population count for the city translated to an average annual population growth rate (PGR) of 2.60 percent for the period 2000 to 2007, higher than the PGR of 1.36 for the period 1995 to 2000.

Total Population of Zamboanga City Grew at 3.54 Percent Annually (Results from the 2007 Census of Population)

Average annual population growth rate was 3.54 percent

The population of Zamboanga City was 774,407 persons as of August 1, 2007, based on the 2007 Census of Population. This figure is higher by 172,613 persons over the population count of 601,794 persons in 2000. The population counts for the province from the 2000 and 2007 censuses translated to an average annual population growth rate of 3.54 percent.

Total Population of Maguindanao Increased to 1.27 Million Persons (Results from the 2007 Census of Population)

Total population increased by 472,613 persons

The total population of Maguindanao (excluding Cotabato City) was 1,273,715 persons as of August 1, 2007, based on the 2007 Census of Population. A population count of 801,102 persons was reported in 2000. The annual population growth rate of the province for the period 2000 to 2007 was 6.60 percent.

Population of Dinagat Islands Increased by 13,862 Persons (Results from the 2007 Census of Population)

Population increased to 120,813

Dinagat Islands was created on December 2, 2006 under Republic Act No. 9355. The municipalities composing the province were taken from Surigao del Norte. The population of the newly created province was 120,813 persons as of August 1, 2007 based on the 2007 Census of Population (POPCEN 2007). This figure was higher by 13,862 persons over the population count of 106,951 persons in 2000. The recent population count for the province translated to an annual growth rate of 1.69 percent for the period 2000 to 2007, higher than the 1.33 percent annual growth rate registered for the period 1995 to 2000.

Total Population of Agusan Del Sur Reached More Than 600,000 Persons (Results from the 2007 Census of Population)

Total population increased to 609,447 persons

As of August 1, 2007, the total population of Agusan del Sur was 609,447 persons, indicating an increase of nine percent from its total population of 559,294 persons in 2000. The total population in 2007 translated to an annual population growth rate of 1.2 percent for the period 2000 to 2007. This was 0.6 percentage point lower than the annual population growth rate of 1.79 percent for the period 1995 to 2000.

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