Close to A Million Persons in Cagayan (Results from the 2000 Census of Population and Housing, NSO)

Reference Number: 

2002-092

Release Date: 

Tuesday, July 23, 2002

 

Population growth rate at 2.26 percent

The total population of Cagayan, as of May 1, 2000, was 993,580 persons. This implied an increase of 98,530 persons over the 1995 census figure or an average annual population growth rate of 2.26 percent. This was 0.83 percentage point higher than the average growth rate recorded in the 1995 Census of Population (1.43 percent). A corresponding increase on the number of households was also registered, from 179,096 households in 1995 to 191,037 households in 2000. This resulted to an average household size of 5.19 persons, higher than the national average of five persons.

Tuguegarao City, the provincial capital, was the largest in terms of population

Among the 28 municipalities and one city in Cagayan, Tuguegarao City, the capital of the province, was the largest in terms of population with 120,645 persons or 12.14 percent of the total population of the province. This was followed by Solana (6.79 percent), Baggao (6.67 percent), and Aparri (5.94 percent). All other municipalities had less than six percent each. Santa Praxedex, the least populated municipality accounted for only 0.3 percent of the total population of the province.

Cagayan was the second most populated province in Region II

Next to Isabela, Cagayan was the most populated among the five provinces in Cagayan Valley, comprising 35.32 percent of the 2.8 million persons in the region. At the national level, the province contributed 1.30 percent to the total population of 76.5 million.

Cagayan had a median age of 20 years

Cagayan had a median age of 20 years, same as that in 1995. This meant that half of the population of the province were below 20 years old.

Sex ratio was recorded at 104.25

The sex ratio in Cagayan was about 104 with 507,119 males and 486,461 females in the 2000 CPH. There were more males than females below 50 years. On the other hand, the reverse was true above this age.

Three dependents for every four economically active persons

The proportion of the population in the economically active group (aged 15 to 64 years) was 57.3 percent. Young dependents (aged 0 to 14 years) comprised 37.83 percent while less than five percent were old dependents (aged 65 years and over). The overall dependency ratio in 2000 was 74.5. This meant that for every 100 persons aged 15 to 64 years, there were 75 dependents (66 young dependents and 9 old dependents).

Over half a million were voters

There were 551,335 persons or 55.48 percent of the total population belonging to 18 years old and over (voting population). Among voters, there were more males than females (278,265 and 273,070, respectively).

Nearly half of female population in the childbearing age group

Out of 486,461 females, 236,981 or 48.72 percent belonged to childbearing or reproductive age group (15 to 49 years).

About two percent were incoming Grade I

Of the total household population five years old and over in Cagayan, there were 236,981 children (1.55 percent) five to six years of age who had completed pre-school education and were likely to enroll for the first time in elementary grade school.

Females dominated higher levels of education

Close to 49 percent of household population five years old and over had attended or completed elementary education; 24.78 percent, high school; and 3.47 percent, post secondary education. Less than four percent were academic degree holders while 8.63 percent had some units in college. A very small proportion (0.47 percent) pursued post-baccalaureate studies. There were more males than females among those who had attended or finished elementary (51.78 percent) and high school (50.66 percent). However, females dominated higher levels of education.

Majority were Ilocanos

Ilocano was the most prominent ethnic group in Cagayan. Of the total household population, 68.57 percent classified themselves as Ilocanos. The next three prominent ethnic groups were the Itawit (8.63 percent), Ibanag (8.51 percent) and Itawis (7.81 percent). The remaining 6.30 percent were either Tagalog, Malaueg, or belonged to other ethnic groups.

More married persons than single

Married persons accounted for 47.88 percent of the total persons 10 years old and over, lower by 3.56 percentage points than the 1995 figure (51.44 percent). Single persons comprised 43.42 percent in 2000, from 42.36 percent in 1995. The widowed (5.04 percent) had less than one percentage point difference with the proportion registered in 1995 (4.89 percent). Those in consensual union constituted 2.63 percent, an increase of 1.69 percentage points from the 1995 figure.

One out of four housing units had floor area of 20 to 29 square meters

About one out of four occupied housing units (23.33 percent) had floor area of 20 to 29 square meters, 22.76 percent with 10 to 19 square meters, and less than three percent with 120 and over square meters.

Two-thirds of the occupied housing units had roof made of galvanized iron/aluminum

Among the 188,133 occupied housing units in Cagayan, the proportion of roof made of galvanized iron/aluminum was 66.32 percent. As to the combination of construction materials used for roof and outer walls, 30.47 percent of the occupied housing units were made of galvanized iron/aluminum for roof and concrete/brick/stone for outer walls.

 

CAGAYAN

Cagayan is situated at the northeastern tip of Luzon. It is bounded on the north by the Balintang Channel, on the east by the Pacific Ocean, on the west by Ilocos Norte, Kalinga and Apayao, and on the south by Isabela.

The province forms the lower basin of the Cagayan River. The eastern coast is hilly and mountainous; the northern coast, low and marshy; while the western coast, either hilly, low or swampy.

In 1583, all the territories east of the Cordillera Mountain and north of the Caraballo Mountain Range formed one political unit called "La Provincia de Cagayan." Its capital was Nueva Segovia (now the municipality of Lla-lo).

Nueva Vizcaya was separated from Cagayan in 1839 when it became a politico-military province. Isabela followed in 1856.

 

 

 

(Sgd.) CARMELITA N. ERICTA
Administrator

 

 

Table 1. Total Population of Top Ten City/ Municipalities and Sex: Cagayan, 2000

Municipalities Both Sexes Percent Male Female
Cagayan 993,580 100.00 507,119 486,461
     Tuguegarao City (capital) 120,645 12.14 60,270 60,375
     Solana 67,512 6.79 34,554 32,958
     Baggao 66,264 6.67 34,420 31,844
     Aparri 59,046 5.94 30,038 29,008
     Tuao 53,536 5.39 27,422 26,114
     Gattaran 47,804 4.81 24,335 23,469
     Amulung 42,754 4.30 22,011 20,743
     Penablanca 37,872 3.81 24,335 23,469
     Lal-lo 36,529 3.68 18,704 17,825
     Lasam 34,082 3.43 17,574 166,508
     Others 427,536 43.02 218,228 209,308

Source: NSO, 2000 Census of Population and Housing

 

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

All Ages Total Population Male Female Sex Ratio
Cagayan 993,580 507,119 486,461 104.25
     Under 1 29,775 15,998 13,777 116.12
     1 to 4 94,480 49,745 44,735 111.20
     5 to 9 125,492 64,614 60,878 106.14
     10 to 14 126,161 64,260 61,901 103.81
     15 to 19 104,524 53,775 50,749 105.96
     20 to 24 83,928 42,913 41,015 104.63
     25 to 29 71,554 37,046 34,508 107.35
     30 to 34 63,879 32,471 31,408 103.38
     35 to 39 63,634 32,759 30,875 106.10
     40 to 44 55,226 28,176 27,050 104.16
     45 to 49 43,799 22,423 21,376 104.90
     50 to 54 33,187 16,483 16,704 98.68
     55 to 59 24,686 12,110 12,576 96.29
     60 to 64 24,856 11,985 12,871 93.12
     65 to 69 18,331 8,760 9,571 91.53
     70 to 74 12,799 5,897 6,902 85.44
     75 to 79 8,984 4,094 4,890 83.72
     80 & Over 8,285 3,610 4,675 77.22

Source: NSO, 2000 Census of Population and Housing

 

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

Highest Educational Attainment Household Population
5 Years Old & Over
Male Female
Cagayan 867,866 440,363 427,503
     No Grade Completed 54,766 28,538 26,228
     Pre-School 17,657 8,945 8,712
     Elementary 425,002 220,077 204,925
     High School 215,067 108,957 106,110
     Post Secondary 30,113 15,044 15,069
     College Undergraduate 74,907 36,857 38,050
     Academic Degree Holder 31,417 12,833 18,584
     Post Baccalaureate 4,036 1,512 2,524
     Not Stated 14,901 7,600 7,301

Source: NSO, 2000 Census of Population and Housing

 

Table 4. Household Population by Ethnicity and Sex: Cagayan, 2000

Ethnicity Both Sexes Male Female
Cagayan 992,065 506,081 485,984
     Ilocano 680,256 347,641 332,615
     Itawit 85,654 43,704 41,950
     Ibanag 84,382 42,622 41,760
     Itawis 77,489 39,731 37,758
     Tagalog 28,961 14,471 14,490
     Manaueg 14,356 7,280 7,076
     Others 19,225 9,750 9,475
     Not Reported 1,742 882 860

Source: NSO, 2000 Census of Population and Housing

 

Table 5. Total Population 10 Years Old and Over by Age Group and Marital Status: Cagayan, 2000

Age Group Total Population
10 Yrs Old & Over
Single Married Widowed Divorced/
Separated
Others Unknown
Cagayan 742,422 322,381 355,484 37,457 4,235 19,552 3,313
     Below 20 230,434 219,334 6,790 227 127 2,113 1,843
     20 - 24 83,691 51,966 27,330 239 249 3,383 524
     25 - 29 71,363 22,417 44,889 407 438 2,973 239
     30 - 34 63,669 9,666 50,198 696 532 2,435 142
     35 - 39 63,452 6,007 52,886 1,287 694 2,449 129
     40 - 44 55,104 3,505 46,753 2,083 679 2,005 79
     45 - 49 43,718 2,589 36,471 2,694 524 1,381 59
     50 - 54 33,141 1,915 26,562 3,324 334 968 38
     55 - 59 24,658 1,196 18,920 3,640 228 631 43
     60 - 64 24,829 1,231 17,683 5,148 194 522 51
     65 - 69 18,319 875 12,080 4,879 104 346 35
     70 - 74 12,790 673 7,506 4,352 64 153 42
     75 - 79 8,977 513 4,475 3,824 37 94 34
     80 & Over 8,277 494 2,941 4,657 31 99 55

Source: NSO, 2000 Census of Population and Housing

 

Table 6. Total Occupied Housing Units by Construction Materials of the Outer Walls and Roof: Cagayan, 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
Cagayan 188,133 124,765 970 4,357 1,353 53,336 476 1,396 1,480
     Concrete/Brick/Stone 60,233 57,328 721 526 46 1,554 13 45 -
     Wood 30,511 19,281 43 341 548 10,120 41 137 -
     Half Concrete/
       Brick/Stone
       and Half Wood
30,036 24,796 107 2,583 77 2,423 16 34 -
     Galvanized
       Iron/Aluminum
814 585 7 107 21 87 4 3  
     Bamboo/Sawali/Cogon/
       Nipa
61,813 20,959 - 734 627 38,268 127 1,098 -
     Asbestos 220 143 40 5 6 - - 26 -
     Glass 35 28 6 1 - - - - -
     Makeshift/Salvaged/
       Improvised
       Materials
879 267 - 5 5 330 264 8 -
     Others/Not reported 3,396 1,254 33 49 14 514 7 45 1,480
     No Walls 196 124 13 6 9 40 4 - -

Source: NSO, 2000 Census of Population and Housing

 

TECHNICAL NOTES

Average Household Size - average number of people who live i 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 11th census 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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