National Statistics Office
Population Census
Highlights of the 1995 Philippine Population Census
Bicol Region
The total population of Bicol Region (Region V)
as of September 1, 1995 is
       Albay                    1,005,315   Catanduanes    202,464
       Camarines Norte      439,151    Masbate          653,852
       Camarines Sur      1,432,598    Sorsogon         591,927
  The population of Region V grew at the rate of 1.91 percent annually in the first half of the nineties. This is 0.73 percentage point higher than the annual geometric census growth rate during the eighties (1.18 percent)
Among the six provinces in Region V, Camarines Sur registered the largest population at   1,432,598 persons, and Catanduanes, the smallest at 202,464 persons.
Sorsogonwas the fastest growing province in the region  with an annual growth rate of 2.35 percent, while Catanduaneswas the slowest at 1.50 percent.
Average household size
1990:       5.5 persons/household
1995:       5.3 persons/household
Number of cities/municipalities:     115
Number of cities:                              3
Number of barangays:               3,471

Page Last Revised: May 24, 2001
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