Benguet Province


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Benguet Provincial Statwatch

Total Population (excluding Baguio City)
as of August 2015
446, 224
Baguio City 345, 366
Population Density(excluding Baguio City)
as of August 2015
161.1
Baguio City 6005.3
Population Growth Rate
2010 - 2015
1.91 %
Consumer Price Index(2012-100)
November 2018
118.6
Inflation Rate(2012-100)
November 2018
3.1
PPP(2012-100)
November 2018
0.84
Poverty Incidence Among Families
2015
2.5 %
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Province of Benguet

Located at the southern end of the Cordillera Region is the province of Benguet. Bounded on the south by Pangasinan and on the west by La Union and Ilocos Sur, Benguet serves as the gateway to the highland provinces of the Cordillera Region.

At 5,000 feet above sea level, the province lies on top of the Cordillera Mountains. Rugged and sloping terrain and deep valleys characterize the province. Amidst these mountain peaks is a wide plateau wherein the capital town, La Trinidad, is located. A total of 13 municipalities and 140 barangays make up the province.

As of 2010, Benguet has a total land area of 2,833.0 square kilometers with most of it falling within the Cordillera Forest Reserve. Forest land totals 214,523 hectares with forest land comprising 0f 105,626 hectares as of May 2007.

In the sparsely populated Cordillera Region, as of May 2010 Benguet stands out as having the biggest population among the provinces and city with 403,494. However, it is next to Baguio City for its population density of 142.4 persons per square kilometer. Migrants have joined the local tribes such as the Kankana-ey, Ibaloy and Kalanguya to settle in this rich highland province. Although the three tribes speak different dialects, they share similar cultures and have common beliefs and rituals.


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Reference Number:2017-
Release Date: February 2018

Consumer Price Index

  • Consumer Price Index of Benguet in 2017 is 145.3, went up by two percent from 143.3 last year 2016.
  • Generally, the trend for both years shows an increasing pattern.
  • The month of November recorded the highest CPI in 2016 at 145.4 while December had the peak in 2017 at 148.1.
  • Of the commodity groups, Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco registered the highest CPI for the year 2016 and 2017 at 203.7 and 217.6, respectively.
  • Food and Non-Alcoholic Beverages came next with highest index at 161.5 and 162.8 for 2016... Read more
Release Date: July 2017

Total population of Atok increase at 426 person

  • Atok posted a total population of 19,668 persons as of August 1, 2015 based on the 2015 Census of Population (POPCEN 2015). This was higher by 426 persons over the 2010 census figure of 19,242 and by 3,011 persons  compared with the population of  16,657 in 2000.

Atok population growth rate at 0.42 percent

Reference Number:20170103
Release Date: January 2017

The Philippine Statistics Authority Benguet Provincial Statistical Office (PSA-Benguet) endorses document copies for advance to Civil Register Management Division (CRMD) of Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), Quezon City, thru the Civil Registry Services Outlet (CRSO) of PSA, Regional Office upon request. These documents to be endorsed must be those submitted by the Local Civil Registry Office (LCRO) on the current month which are accumulated or received and registered by their office prior to the month of submission. Said documents are the Birth, Marriage and Death. The requester must... Read more

Reference Number: 20161117
Release Date: December 2016
The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) grew year-on-year by 7.1 percent in the third quarter of 2016. This growth is driven by Manufacturing, Trade, and Real Estate, Renting and Other Business Activities.  This is higher than the growth rates of 7.0 percent in the second quarter of 2016 and 6.2 percent in the third quarter of 2015.