National Statistics Office
Population Census
Highlights of the 1995 Philippine Population Census
The total population of the Philippines as of Sep. 1, 1995 is
68,616,536
The 1995 population increased by 7,910,956 over the 1990 census figure (with May 1, 1990 as reference date)
  The population grew at the rate of 2.32 % annually in the first half of the nineties. This is 0.03 percentage point lower than the annual geometric census growth rate during the eighties.
Average annual growth rate of the population
1960-1970:    3.08 %   °°°°°°°°°°
1970-1975:    2.78 %   °°°°°°°°   
1975-1980:    2.71 %   °°°°°°°     
1980-1990:    2.35 %   °°°°          
1990-1995:    2.32 %   °°°            
Average household size
1990:     5.31 persons/household
1995:     5.07 persons/household
Cebu, the fastest growing center of industry and trade outside the National Capital Region (NCR) registered the highest population among provinces with 2,921,145 persons.
Two other provinces surpassed the two million mark:
Number of cities/municipalities:   1,609
Number of cities:   65
Number of barangays:   40,857


Page Last Revised: May 24, 2001
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