City of Pasig: Population Reached Half a Million

Reference Number: 

2002-174

Release Date: 

Thursday, October 10, 2002

 

Population to double in 46 years

The population of Pasig City, as of May 2000 was 505,058 persons. This was up by 33,983 persons as compared to 471,075 persons recorded in the 1995 Census of Population (POPCEN). For the period 1995 to 2000, the annual population growth rate of Pasig City was 1.50 percent, lower than that of the 1990 to 1995 period (3.22 percent). If the current annual population growth rate of the city continues, the population of Pasig City was expected to double in 46 years.

The number of households increased to 107,835 as compared to 104,242 households in 1995. The average household size recorded in Census 2000 was 4.67 persons, higher than the 1995 figure of 4.51 persons and lower than the national average of five persons.

City of Pasig, fourth biggest city in the National Capital Region in terms of population

Pasig City ranked fourth in terms of population size in the National Capital Region. This city contributed 5.08 percent to the 9.9 million population in the region. At the national level, the city shared 0.66 percent to the total population of 76.5 million.

Barangay Pinagbuhatan with largest population

Of the 31 barangays comprising the city, Barangay Pinagbuhatan contributed the biggest proportion (11.92 percent) to the total population of the city. Barangays Rosario and Santolan followed with 9.70 and 7.34 percent, respectively. Barangay Bagong Katipunan was the smallest in terms of population with 1,044 persons or 0.21 percent of the population of the city.

Median age was 24 years

Pasig City had a median age of 24 years. This meant that in 2000, half of the population were below 24 years old. In 1995, the median age was 23 years.

Sex ratio was recorded at 95

Females outnumbered their male counterparts with a sex ratio of 95 males for every 100 females. The same sex ratio was recorded in 1995.

Overall dependency ratio was 52

The proportion of young dependents (0 to 14 years) was 31.6 percent, while the proportion of old dependents (65 years and over) accounted for 2.6 percent of the city population. The proportion of economically active population (15 to 64 years) was 65.7 percent.

The overall dependency ratio in 2000 was 52.14. This meant that for every 100 persons aged 15 to 64 years, there were about 52 dependents (48 young dependents and four old dependents).

 

Higher percentage of female voters

Out of the total population, there were 317,783 persons or 62.92 percent belonging to the voting population where the proportion of females (52.26 percent) was higher as compared to that of the males (47.74 percent).

More than half of females were in childbearing ages

Out of 259,011 females, there were 152,864 females or 59 percent in childbearing or reproductive ages (15 to 49 years). The highest percentage of which, was reported by women aged 20 to 24 years (19.46 percent)

More educated females than males

About 25 percent of the household population aged five years and over in Pasig City attended or completed elementary; 35.77 percent, high school; and 30.98 percent with higher education. On the other hand, the number of children aged 5 to 6 years who had completed pre-school and were likely to become Grade I students in the next school year was 9,086 pupils (2.06 percent).

There were more females who attended school. They dominated in number in all levels.

Three out of four were Tagalogs

Of the total household population, 74.9 percent classified themselves as Tagalog. The rest were either Bikol/Bicol (4.9 percent), Bisaya/Binisaya (4.0 percent), Ilocano (2.7 percent), Hiligaynon/Ilongo (2.6 percent), or belonged to other ethnic groups (9.58 percent).

Widowed were mostly women

About 41.65 percent of the total population 10 years old and over were single while 46.33 percent were married. The remaining 12.02 percent were either widowed, separated/divorced, with other arrangements or with unknown marital status.

There were more single women (51.27 percent) as compared to men (48.73 percent). The proportion of widows was noticeably higher (79.36 percent) than widowers (20.65 percent).

Majority of the houses had roof and walls made of strong materials

Majority of the housing units in Pasig City had galvanized iron/aluminum (83.64 percent) for the roof. For the outer walls, 45.85 percent had concrete/brick/stone; 27.85 percent, half concrete/brick/stone and half wood; and 21.74 percent, wood.

Of the total occupied housing units, 43.01 percent had the combination of galvanized iron/aluminum for the roof and concrete/brick/stone for the walls.

 

Majority of the housing units needed no repair/minor repair

About three out of four housing units in the City of Pasig needed no repair or if needed one with minor repair only; 15 percent, needed major repair; 2.5 percent with unfinished constructions; and 0.9 percent, under construction.

About 27 percent of the housing units that needed no repair or with minor repair only were built from 1981 - 1990.

 

CITY OF PASIG

Pasig City is bounded by Quezon City and Marikina City on the north; the municipalities of Cainta and Taytay on the east; on the west by the City of Mandaluyong; and on the south by the municipalities of Pateros and Taguig and the City of Makati.

There is also a so-called "rain forest" in the city being developed as a recreational area. In 1995, there were 55 hectares identified as agricultural land in the city. These lands are mostly located in Barangays San Miguel, Manggahan, Pinagbuhatan and Kalawaan.

The industrial sector of Pasig City is composed mainly of manufacturing and construction.

The city also has a number of recreational and tourist facilities. Foremost of these are the antique houses, one of which currently serves as the Pasig Library and Museum, and brick buildings in Barangay San Jose.

HISTORICAL HIGHLIGHTS

Pasig is one of the oldest towns in the Philippines having been founded in 1572 by early Spanish settlers.

June 11, 1901 - Pasig became part of the newly created Province of Rizal through the Philippine Commission Act No. 137 and became capital until 1975.

1975 - Metro Manila Commission was created, integrating four municipalities and 13 cities, including Pasig.

December 8, 1994 - Pasig was converted into a highly urbanized city through RA 7829.

Sources:
      1. Website of League of Cities (www.lcp.org.ph)
      2. Website of Pasig City (Net Asia)

 

 

 

(Sgd.) CARMELITA N. ERICTA
Administrator

 

 

Table 1. Total Population Distribution by Barangays: Pasig City, 2000

Municipalities

Total Population

Percent

Pasig City

505,058

100.00

     Pinagbuhatan

60,205

11.92

     Rosario

48,998

9.70

     Santolan

37,055

7.34

     Napico

32,651

6.46

     Manggahan

32,615

6.46

     Santa Lucia

31,513

6.24

     San Miguel

25,504

5.05

     Maybunga

24,529

4.86

     Caniogan

23,553

4.66

     Kalawaan

21,164

4.19

Source: NSO, 2000 Census of Population and Housing

 

Table 2. Total Population by Age Group, Sex and Sex Ratio: Pasig City, 2000

Age Group

Total Population

Male

Female

Sex Ratio

Pasig City

505,058

246,047

259,011

94.99

     Under 1

12,985

6,652

6,333

105.04

     1 to 4

48,878

24,932

23,946

104.12

     5 to 9

52,687

26,942

25,745

104.65

     10 to 14

45,264

22,659

22,605

100.24

     15 to 19

48,746

22,624

26,122

88.61

     20 to 24

55,367

25,622

29,745

86.14

     25 to 29

52,430

25,124

27,306

92.01

     30 to 34

45,583

22,351

23,232

96.21

     35 to 39

36,458

18,063

18,395

98.20

     40 to 44

30,369

14,921

15,448

96.59

     45 to 49

24,293

11,677

12,616

92.56

     50 to 54

18,744

9,399

9,345

100.58

     55 to 59

10,757

5,200

5,557

93.58

     60 to 64

9,225

4,296

4,929

87.16

     65 to 69

5,744

2,712

3,032

89.45

     70 to 74

3,541

1,493

2,048

72.90

     75 to 79

2,074

792

1,282

61.78

     80 & Over

1,913

588

1,325

44.38

Source: NSO, 2000 Census of Population and Housing

 

Table 3. Household Population 5 Years Old and Over by Highest Educational Attainment and Sex: Pasig City, 2000

Highest Educational Attainment

Household Population
5 Years Old & Over

Male

Female

Pasig City

441,864

213,698

228,166

     No Grade Completed

9,849

4,945

4,904

     Pre-School

11,127

5,682

5,445

     Elementary

109,678

52,678

57,000

     High School

158,046

76,216

81,830

     Post Secondary

25,794

12,918

12,876

     College Undergraduate

72,204

35,592

36,612

     Academic Degree Holder

37,981

17,296

20,865

     Post Baccalaureate

911

456

455

     Not Stated

16,274

7,915

8,359

Source: NSO, 2000 Census of Population and Housing

 

Table 4. Total Population 10 Years Old and Over by Age Group and Marital Status: Pasig City, 2000

Age Group

Total Population
10 Yrs & Over

Single

Married

Widowed

Divorced/Separated

Others

Unknown

Pasig City

390,508

162,646

180,930

13,053

5,350

19,757

8,772

     Below 20

94,010

85,494

3,139

158

159

1,426

3,634

     20 - 24

55,367

35,934

13,302

146

344

4,263

1,378

     25 - 29

52,430

19,257

27,274

217

569

4,145

968

     30 - 34

45,583

9,605

31,056

394

769

3,245

514

     35 - 39

36,458

4,867

27,251

544

838

2,251

707

     40 - 44

30,369

2,683

24,028

897

804

1,679

278

     45 - 49

24,293

1,696

18,976

1,121

663

1,117

720

     50 - 54

18,744

1,193

14,500

1,590

545

787

129

     55 - 59

10,757

604

8,052

1,379

273

354

95

     60 - 64

9,225

546

6,307

1,800

201

247

124

     65 - 69

5,744

298

3,679

1,485

88

127

67

     70 - 74

3,541

205

1,886

1,289

56

47

58

     75 - 79

2,074

121

909

956

20

35

33

     80 & Over

1,913

143

571

1,077

21

34

67

Source: NSO, 2000 Census of Population and Housing

 

Table 5. Household Population by Ethnicity and Sex: Pasig City, 2000

Ethnicity

Both Sexes

Male

Female

Pasig CIty

503,680

245,254

258,426

     Tagalog

377,471

185,384

192,087

     Bikol/Bicol

24,678

12,066

12,612

     Bisaya/Binisaya

20,007

9,096

10,911

     Ilocano

13,668

6,636

7,032

     Hiligaynon, Ilongo

12,891

5,753

7,138

     Others

46,837

22,342

24,495

     Other Foreign Ethnicity

1,419

807

612

     Not Reported

6,709

3,170

3,539

Source: NSO, 2000 Census of Population and Housing

 

Table 6. Total Occupied Housing Units by Construction Materials of the Outer Walls and Roof : Pasig City, 2000

CONSTRUCTION
MATERIALS OF THE
OUTER WALLS

Total
Occupied
Housing
Units

CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS OF THE ROOF

Galvanized
Iron/
Aluminum

Tile/
Concrete/
Clay Tile

Half
Galvanized,
Iron/Half
Concrete

Wood

Cogon/
Nipa/
Anahaw

Makeshift/
Salvaged/
Improvised
Materials

Asbestos/
Others

Not Reported

Pasig City

102,378

85,628

2,351

7,491

4,029

65

1,227

60

1,527

     Concrete/Brick/
     Stone

46,942

44,036

1,843

735

239

13

50

26

-

     Wood

22,259

18,237

139

406

3,302

16

152

7

-

     Half Concrete/
     Brick/Stone and
      Half Wood

28,508

21,668

209

6,102

408

12

86

23

-

     Galvanized Iron/
     Aluminum

564

404

9

119

22

2

7

1

-

     Bamboo/Sawali/
     Cogon/Nipa

133

94

-

7

10

19

2

1

-

     Asbestos

115

35

75

3

2

-

-

-

-

     Glass

51

37

7

3

4

-

-

-

-

     Makeshift/Salvaged/
     Improvised
      Materials

1,401

449

-

11

18

2

921

-

-

     Others/
     Not Reported

2,252

559

54

84

20

1

7

2

1,525

     No Walls

153

109

15

21

4

-

2

-

2

Source: NSO, 2000 Census of Population and Housing

 

 

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 11thcensus 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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