Positive Population Growth Rate For Manila (Results from the 2007 Census Of Population)

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Tuesday, April 13, 2010


Population increased to 1,660,714 persons

The total population of Manila, as of August 1, 2007, was 1,660,714 persons. This represents an increase of 79,632 persons over the total population of 1,581,082 persons in 2000. This increase translated to an annual population growth rate (PGR) of 0.68 percent for the period 2000 to 2007, higher than the PGR of -0.97 percent recorded during the period 1995 to 2000.

Average household size was 4.3 persons

The number of households rose to 382,183 in 2007, or an increase of 48,636 households from the 2000 figure. Likewise, household population increased from 1,569,584 persons in 2000 to 1,650,712 persons in 2007. The average household size in 2007 was 4.3 persons, lower than the average household size of 4.7 persons in 2000.

Tondo was the largest districts in terms of population size

Among the 14 districts of Manila, Tondo had the largest population with 38.0 percent share. This was followed by the districts of Sampaloc (21.3 percent), Santa Ana (10.8 percent), and Santa Cruz (7.2 percent). The least populated was the district of Intramuros with 0.3 percent share to the total population.

Sex ratio was 96 males per 100 females

Of the 1,650,712 household population of Manila, there were 810,565 males and 840,147 females, resulting to a sex ratio of 96 males for every 100 females. This is higher than the sex ratio of 95 males per 100 females in 2000.

Median age remained at 24 years

In 2007, the household population of Manila had a median age of 24 years, which implies that half of the household population were below 24 years old. In 2000, the median age was also 24 years.

Household population aged 20 to 24 years comprised the largest age group (11.0 percent). This was followed by age group 0 to 4 years and 15 to 19 years with 10.4 percent each, and age group 25 to 29 years (10.3 percent).

Females outnumbered males in most age groups, except for 0 to 14 years and 30 to 39 years.

Proportion of females of voting age was higher than males

About 65 percent of the household population in Manila belonged to the voting-age population (18 years old and over), the proportion of which was higher among females (51.9 percent) compared to that of males (48.1 percent). The proportion of voting-age population in 2007 was slightly higher than the proportion of voting-age population (64.1 percent) recorded in 2000.

Overall dependency ratio dropped to 49 dependents per 100 working-age population

The proportion of household population in the working age group (15 to 64 years) was 67.1 percent, young dependents (0 to14 years) comprised 29.4 percent, and old dependents (65 years and over) accounted for 3.5 percent.

The overall dependency ratio in 2007 was 49, which means that for every 100 persons in the working age group, there were about 49 dependents (44 young dependents and 5 old dependents). In 2000, there were about 51 dependents (46 young dependents and 5 old dependents) for every 100 persons in the working age group.

Never-married persons comprised more of males than females

About 46 percent of the household population 10 years old and over in 2007 were never married while 39.2 percent were married. The rest were either widowed, divorced/separated, in common law/live-in marital arrangement, or had unknown marital status. There were more males than females among never-married persons (50.8 percent versus 49.2 percent). Females outnumbered the males in the rest of the categories for marital status.

More females had attained higher levels of education

Of the household population five years old and over, 21.6 percent had attended or finished elementary education and 36.9 percent had reached or completed high school, 14.5 percent were college undergraduates, and 15.7 percent were academic degree holders.

There were more females than males among those who had attained higher levels of education. Females comprised 54.5 percent of those with academic degrees and 56.1 percent of those with post baccalaureate courses.

Among the household population 5 to 24 years old, 62.6 percent had attended school at anytime during School Year 2007 to 2008. Of the total males aged 5 to 24 years, 64.1 percent had attended school at anytime during the said school year. Attendance for females was 61.1 percent of the total females aged 5 to 24 years.

Number of occupied housing units increased by about 16 percent

From a total of 305,104 occupied housing units in 2000, the number of occupied housing units reached 354,687 in 2007, showing an increase of 16.3 percent. In 2007, a ratio of 108 households for every 100 occupied housing units was recorded, while in 2000, the ratio was 109 households per 100 occupied housing units. The ratio of persons per occupied housing unit was 4.7 in 2007, lower than the ratio of 5.1 in 2000.

Strong materials for roofs and outer walls of occupied housing units improved

Nearly two in five (38.5 percent) of the 354,687 occupied housing units had outer walls made of half concrete/brick/stone and half wood, while more than one in three (35.2 percent) had outer walls made of concrete/brick/stone. As to construction materials of the roofs, majority (83.6 percent) of the occupied housing units had roofs made of galvanized iron/aluminum. Occupied housing units with roofs made of half galvanized iron and half concrete comprised 6.4 percent.