Nueva Vizcaya's Annual Growth Rate at 1.97 Percent (Results from the 2000 Census of Population and Housing, NSO)

Reference Number: 

2002-033

Release Date: 

Wednesday, April 3, 2002

Population growth rate at 1.97 percent

Nueva Vizcaya registered a total population of 366,962 persons in the 2000 Census. This represented an annual growth rate of 1.97 percent. If the current population growth rate continues, the population of the province was expected to double in about 35 years. The number of households rose to 74,400, higher by 6,681 households from the 1995 figure. The average household size was 4.9 persons, slightly lower than the national average of five persons.

Solano was the largest in terms of population

Among the 15 municipalities in the province, about 39 percent of the total population of Nueva Vizcaya resided in the municipality of Solano (14.0 percent), Bayombong (13.8 percent) and Bambang (11.0 percent). These top three municipalities were also the top three municipalities in 1990 and 1995 in terms of population size. The other twelve municipalities had a share of less than nine percent each. The least populous municipality was Alfonso Castaneda with 1.3 percent share to the total provincial population.

Nueva Vizcaya ranked third in Cagayan Valley

Nueva Vizcaya was the third most populated province in Cagayan Valley with 13.0 percent of the 2.8 million persons in the region. At the national level, Nueva Vizcaya contributed less than half percent to the total Philippine population of 76.5 million as recorded in the 2000 Census of Population and Housing.

Table 1. Population and Growth Rate by Municipality: Nueva Vizcaya, 1995 and 2000

Municipality Population Growth Rate
2000 1995 1995-2000 1990-1995
Nueva Vizcaya 366,962 334,965 1.97 2.01
     Alfonso Castaneda 4,808 4,447 1.69 3.24
     Ambaguio 9,750 9,485 0.59 5.19
     Aritao 31,705 29,151 1.81 2.21
     Bagabag 30,652 28,279 1.74 1.57
     Bambang 41,393 36,975 2.45 1.77
     Bayombong 50,563 46,315 1.90 13.83
     Diadi 14,374 12,469 3.09 3.72
     Dupax del Sur 23,196 22,142 1.00 6.61
     Dupax del Norte 16,371 13,900 3.57 4.15
     Kasibu 28,239 26,252 1.57 7.84
     Kayapa 19,193 19,376 0.20 5.78
     Quezon 15,986 13,944 2.97 4.16
     Santa Fe 12,949 11,854 1.91 3.54
     Solano 52,391 46,945 2.38 14.01
     Villa Verde 15,392 13,431 2.96 4.01
Sources: NSO, 2000 Census of Population and Housing
                 NSO, 1995 Census of Population

Sex ratio was recorded at 105.2

Male population outnumbered their female counterparts with a sex ratio of 105.2 males for every 100 females. There were more males than females in the age group 0 to 59 years. On the other hand, females dominated their male counterparts in the age group 60 years and over.

Nueva Vizcaya had a median age of 21 years

In 2000, Nueva Vizcaya had a median age of 21 years, higher than the 1995 median age of 20 years. The age group 0 to 14 years, which made up 37.3 percent of the total population of the province was lower by 1.3 percentage points as compared to the 1995 proportion. On the other hand, the oldest group (65 years and over) which accounted for 4.0 percent was higher by 0.3 percentage point to the 1995 figure. Majority (58.7 percent) of the population of Nueva Vizcaya belonged to the economically active population aged 15 to 64 years. This was 1.0 percentage point higher than the 1995 proportion.

Seven dependents for every ten economically active persons

The overall dependency ratio in 2000 was 70. This meant that for every 100 persons aged 15 to 64 years, there were about 70 dependents (63 persons aged 0 to 14 years - young dependents; and 7 persons aged 65 years and over - old dependents). The 2000 overall dependency ratio was lower than the ratio of 73 recorded in 1995.

More female than male degree holders

Of the total household population five years old and over, 42.8 percent had attended or completed elementary education. Twenty eight percent had either attended or finished high school while 9.6 percent attended college. A small proportion of 4.6 percent were academic degree holders. Majority of those who attended or finished elementary (53.3 percent), high school (50.6 percent) and post secondary (52.5 percent) were males. Females on the other hand, dominated college and post baccalaureate levels.

Majority were Ilocanos

Majority (62.3 percent) of the household population in Nueva Vizcaya classified themselves as Ilocano. Others considered themselves as either Ikalahan/Ilanuan (11.6 percent), Ifugao (6.3 percent), Tagalog (5.9 percent), and Ibaloi/Inibaloi (4.4 percent). Other ethnic groups included Ayangan (0.8 percent) and Bugkalot (0.3 percent).

About 44.1 percent were still single

Almost half (47.0 percent) of the household population 10 years old and over were married while 44.1 percent were single. The remaining nine percent were either widowed, divorced/separated, common law/live-in or with unknown marital status.

Housing unit occupancy rate was almost 100.0 percent

The total housing units in Nueva Vizcaya was 72,983, of which 72,967 or almost 100.0 were occupied. Most of occupied housing units (95.7 percent) were single houses. This registered a ratio of 1.02 household per occupied housing unit or a ratio of 5.02 persons per occupied housing unit. The remaining 4.3 percent were either duplex, commercial/industrial/agricultural, multi-unit residential buildings, etc. Seven out ten housing units needed no repair/minor repair, and 31.8 percent were built from 1996-2000.

About 78.8 percent had roof made of galvanized iron/aluminum

As to the construction materials used, 29.3 percent of the occupied housing units had outer walls made of concrete/brick/stone compared to 12.4 percent in 1990. On the other hand, 78.8 percent had roof made of galvanized iron/aluminum.

(Sgd.) CARMELITA N. ERICTA
Administrator

Nueva Vizcaya

Nueva Vizcaya is located at the southernmost part of Cagayan Valley. It is surrounded by mountain ranges of Sierra Madre on the east, Cordillera on the west, and Caraballo on the south. The province has a total land area of 3,903.9 square kilometers, which constitutes 1.3 percent of the total land area of the Philippines.

Nueva Vizcaya was created as a politico-militar province by a royal decree in April 1841. The capital then was established in Camarag, the northeast portion of the province. With the creation of the province of Isabela in 1856, Bayombong, which is located in the northeast portion of Nueva Vizcaya became the capital town.

Table 1. Total Population Distribution by Municipality and Sex : Nueva Vizcaya, 2000

Municipality Total Population Percent Male Female
Nueva Vizcaya 366,962 100.00 188,122 178,840
     Alfonso Castaneda 4,808 1.31 2,565 2,243
     Ambaguio 9,750 2.66 4,989 4,761
     Aritao 31,705 8.64 16,185 15,520
     Bagabag 30,652 8.35 15,695 14,957
     Bambang 41,393 12.28 21,209 20,184
     Bayombong 50,563 13.78 25,521 25,042
     Diadi 14,374 3.92 7,498 6,886
     Dupax del Sur 23,196 4,46 8,462 7,909
     Dupax del Norte 16,371 6.32 11,947 11,249
     Kasibu 28,239 7.70 14,770 13,469
     Kayapa 19,193 6.32 9,962 9,231
     Quezon 15,986 5.23 8,433 7,553
     Santa Fe 12,949 3.53 6,707 6,242
     Solano 52,391 14.28 26,369 26,022
     Villa Verde 15,392 4.19 7,820 7,572

Source: NSO, 2000 Census of Population and Housing

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

Age Group Total Population Male Female Sex Ratio
Nueva Vizcaya 366,962 188,122 178,840 105.2
     Under 1 9,039 4,780 4,259 112.2
     1 - 4 36,746 19,100 17,646 108.2
     5 - 9 46,066 23,596 22,470 105.0
     10 - 14 44,896 22,906 21,990 104.2
     15 - 19 38,997 19,889 19,108 104.1
     20 - 24 33,283 17,210 16,073 107.1
     25 - 29 28,004 14,409 13,595 106.0
     30 - 34 25,691 13,322 12,369 107.7
     35 - 39 24,277 12,541 11,736 106.9
     40 - 44 20,398 10,655 9,743 109.4
     45 - 49 16,220 8,302 7,918 104.9
     50 - 54 12,205 6,278 5,927 105.9
     55 - 59 8,262 4,162 4,100 101.5
     60 - 64 8,035 3,990 4,045 98.6
     65 - 69 5,721 2,699 3,022 89.3
     70 - 74 3,706 1,785 1,921 92.9
     75 - 79 2,489 1,159 1,330 87.1
     80 - and over 2,927 1,339 1,588 84.3

Source: NSO, 2000 Census of Population and Housing

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

Highest Educational Attainment 5 Years Old & Over Male Female
Nueva Vizcaya 320,251 163,581 156,670
     No Grade Completed 21,704 10,896 10,808
     Pre-School 7,394 3,892 3,502
     Elementary 137,239 73,132 64,107
     High School 89,028 45,081 43,947
     Post Secondary 12,779 6,711 6,068
     College Undergraduate 30,869 14,798 16,071
     Academic Degree Holder 14,822 6,080 8,742
     Post Baccalaureate 1,771 665 1,106
     Not Stated 4,645 2,326 2,319

Source: NSO, 2000 Census of Population and Housing

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

Age Group Total Population
10 Yrs Old & Over
Single Married Widowed Separated Common-Law/Live-in Unknown
Nueva Vizcaya 275,111 121,218 129,927 12,202 2,550 8,079 1,135
     Below 20 83,893 80,091 2,360 51 40 777 574
     20 - 24 33,283 21,278 10,549 49 109 1,123 175
     25 - 29 28,004 9,309 17,264 120 194 1,016 101
     30 - 34 25,691 4,308 19,701 228 324 1,073 57
     35 - 39 24,277 2,370 19,999 447 418 993 50
     40 - 44 20,398 1,264 17,185 691 373 843 42
     45 - 49 16,220 867 13,399 931 331 667 25
     50 - 54 12,205 623 9,670 1,133 269 484 26
     55 - 59 8,262 313 6,341 1,124 148 325 11
     60 - 64 8,035 260 5,606 1,709 145 294 21
     65 - 69 5,721 196 3,533 1,672 88 215 17
     70 - 74 3,706 128 2,037 1,347 48 135 11
     75 - 79 2,489 85 1,218 1,077 35 66 8
     80 & Over 2,927 126 1,065 1,623 28 68 17

Source: NSO, 2000 Census of Population and Housing

Table 5. Household Population by Ethnicity and Sex: Nueva Vizcaya, 2000

Ethnicity Both Sexes Male Female
Nueva Vizcaya 366,004 187,441 178,563
     Ilocano 228,027 116,567 111,460
     Ikalahan/Ilanuan 42,300 21,886 20,414
     Ifugao 23,211 11,809 11,402
     Tagalog 21,615 10,912 10,703
     Ibaloi/Inibaloi 16,017 8,313 7,704
     Ayangan 2,966 1,600 1,366
     Bugkalot 1,180 610 570
     Others 29,555 15,150 14,405
     Foreign Ethnicity 329 182 147
     Not Reported 804 412 392

Source: NSO, 2000 Census of Population and Housing

Table 6. Total Occupied Housing Units, Households, Household Population and Ratio of Households and
Household Population to Occupied Housing Unit by Type of Building: Nueva Vizcaya, 2000

Type of Building Occupied
Housing
Unit
Household Household
Population
Ratio of Household & Household Population
Household to
Occupied
Housing Unit
Household
Population to
Occupied
Housing Unit
Nueva Vizcaya 72,967 74,402 366,004 1.02 5.02
     Single House 69,806 71,070 350,318 1.02 5.02
     Duplex 1,594 1,675 8,288 1.05 5.20
     Multi-Unit Residential 925 991 4,215 1.07 4.56
     Commercial/Industrial/Agriculture 224 242 879 1.08 3.92
     Institutional Living Quarter 38 39 155 1.03 4.08
     Other Housing Unit 39 39 178 1.00 4.56
     Not Reported 341 346 1,971 1.01 5.78

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 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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