Population and Housing

Capiz's Annual Population Growth Rate Down to 1.00 Percent

The results of the 2000 Census of Population and Housing (Census 2000) showed that the province of Capiz recorded a total population of 654,156 persons. The figure was higher by 29,687 persons over the 1995 census results. It registered a 1.00 percent annual population growth rate, lower by 0.26 percentage point than that of 1995 (1.26 percent). A corresponding increase on the number of households was also observed, from 119,885 households in 1995 to 128,569 households in 2000. This resulted to an average household size of 5.08 persons, lower than the 5.21 average household size recorded in 1995.

Pangasinan: The Most Populated Province in the Philippines (Results from the 2000 Census of Population and Housing, NSO)

Pangasinan, with a total population of 2,434,086 based on the results of 2000 Census of Population and Housing (Census 2000), was the largest province in the country. This figure was higher by 255,674 persons than the 1995 population. It registered an average annual growth of 2.40 percent, higher than the 1.41 percent growth rate during the 1990 to 1995 period. If the current rate continues, the population of the province is expected to double in 29 years. Likewise, a corresponding increase on the number of households was also observed, from 415,160 households in 1995 to 477,819 households in 2000. This resulted to an average household size of 5.09 persons, lower than the 5.24 average household size recorded in 1995.

Pampanga: Population to Double in 23 Years (Results from the 2000 Census of Population and Housing, NSO)

Pampanga registered a total population of 1,614,942 persons. This was up by 213,186 persons as compared to the figure recorded in the 1995 Census of Population. The highest annual population growth rate recorded for Pampanga since 1903 was during the intercensal period 1960 to 1970 at an annual population growth rate of 3.54 percent, slightly higher than the annual population growth rate recorded during the 1995 to 2000 period (3.08 percent). If the current growth rate continues, the population of Pampanga was expected to reach three million in 23 years.

Palawan: Population Rose to Three Quarter of a Million (Results from the 2000 Census of Population and Housing, NSO)

Palawan, the largest province in the Philippines in terms of land area, registered a total population of 755,412 persons based on the results of the 2000 Census of Population and Housing (Census 2000). This figure translated to an annual population growth rate of 3.60 percent from 3.67 percent during the 1990 to 1995 period. The number of households rose to 150,995, higher by 26,067 households as compared to the 1995 figure. This gave an average household size of 4.98 persons, lower than the average household size of 5.07 persons in 1995.

Oriental Mindoro: Proportion of Housing Units with Roof Made of Galvanized Iron/Aluminum Doubled (Results from the 2000 Census of Population and Housing, NSO)

The province of Oriental Mindoro registered a total population of 681,818 persons in the 2000 Census of Population and Housing. This figure exceeded 73,202 persons as compared to 608,616 persons recorded in the 1995 Census of Population.

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