Population Statistics

Population Statistics

Highlights of the Cordillera 2015 Household Population, Number of Households, and Average Household Size

Release Date: January 1, 2017

Household Population

  • Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) remained the least populated region in the country from 2000 to 2015, comprising only 2 percent of the country’s household population.
Table1. Household Population by Region: 2000, 2010, and 2015
Country / Region 2000 2010 2015
Philippines 76, 332, 470 92, 097, 978 100, 571, 703
National Capital Region (NCR) 9, 880, 102 11,  796, 873 12, 787, 669
Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) 1, 360, 611 1, 611, 669 1, 714, 220
Ilocos 4, 196 4, 743, 067 5, 014, 622
Cagayan Valley 2, 809, 520 3, 225, 761 3, 443, 493
Central Luzon 8, 021, 325 10, 118, 478 11, 184, 068
CALABARZON - 12, 583, 009 14, 363, 125
MIMAROPA - 2, 731, 928 2, 946, 505
Bicol 4, 681, 111 5, 411, 521 5, 780, 963
Western Visayas 6, 202, 431 7, 089, 739 4, 464, 277
Central Visayas 5, 689, 814 6, 784, 538 6, 008, 987
Negros Island Region(NIR) - - 4, 402, 196
Eastern Visayas 3, 603, 708 4, 089, 734 4, 425, 172
Zamboanga Peninsula - 3, 397, 838 3, 615, 108
Northern Mindanao 2, 743, 894 4, 284, 594 4, 663, 108
Davao - 4, 452, 549 4, 867, 168
SOCCKSARGEN - 4, 103, 105 4, 531, 642
Caraga 2, 091, 505 2, 424, 788 2, 588, 131
Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao 2, 410, 845 3, 248, 787 3, 771, 249

                  Source:  Philippine Statistics Authority, 2010, 2000 Census of Population and Housing; 2015 Census of Population

  • The region reached a household population of 1.71 million in 2015. That is 103 thousand higher than the 1.61 million household population reported in 2010, and 354 thousand more than the registered 1.36 million household population of the region in 2000.
Table2. Household Population by Province and Highly Urbanized City
CAR: 2000, 2010, and 2015
City/ Province 2000 2 10 2015
Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) 1, 360, 611 1, 611, 669 1, 714, 220
Abra 209, 146 234, 000 240, 233
Apayao 97, 058 112, 523 118, 653
Benguet 329, 216 403, 129 444, 634
Baguio City 249, 539 315, 800 342, 200
Ifugao 161, 483 190, 948 202, 519
Kalinga 173, 638 201, 206 212, 003
Mountain Province 140, 531 154, 063  

                  Source: Sources: Philippine Statistics Authority, 2010, 2000 Census of Population and Housing; 2015 Census of Population

  • Benguet was the largest province in terms of household population across censuses. In 2015, the province had 444,634 persons that comprised 26 percent of the region’s household population.
  • Abra came in second place as the largest province across 2000 to 2015 censuses. With a household population of 240,233 in 2015, the province comprised 14 percent of the region’s household population.
  • Apayao was the least populated province with a household population of 118,653 in 2015. This number represents only 7 percent of the household population in Cordillera.
  • Mt. Province was the only province in the region that decreased in household population from 2010 to 2015. All other provinces, including Baguio City, increased in household population from 2010 to 2015.   

Number of Households

  • The total number of households in the region increased by almost 44 thousand in 2015 based from the registered number of households of 352,403 in 2010.
  • In all provinces, including Baguio City, the number of households continued to increase from 2000 to 2015.
Table 3. Number of Households by Province and Highly Urbanized City
CAR: 2000, 2010, and 2015
City/ Province 2000 2 10 2015
Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) 263,851 352, 403 395, 881
Abra 40, 709 49, 144 53, 062
Apayao 18, 165 23, 337 25, 560
Benguet 63, 123 90, 440 106, 838
Baguio City 52, 302 78, 313 89, 987
Ifugao 31, 346 31, 479 43, 281
Kalinga 30, 450 38, 642 42, 115
Mountain Province 27, 756 33, 048 35, 038
                  Source: Sources: Philippine Statistics Authority, 2010, 2000 Census of Population and Housing; 2015 Census of Population
  • The highest number of households was recorded in Benguet from 2000 to 2015. An increase of 16,398 households was observed based from the 90 thousan households in 2010.
  • Abra also continued to expand its number of households. From 40 thousand households in 2000, it became 49 thousand households in 2010. In 2015, Abra reached 53 thousand households.
  • Apayao had the least number of households across census years. In 2015, there was only an increase of 7,395 households from the 18,165 households registered in 2000.

Average Household Size

  • The average household size (AHS) of Cordillera decreased from 2000 to 2015. In 2000, the average household size was 5.2 persons then it downsized to 4.6 persons in 2010. This 2015 Census of Population, the average household size was 4.3 persons.
  • A decrease of one person in the average household size was observed in Benguet and Baguio City from 2000 to 2015. Benguet had an AHS of 5.2 persons and 4.2 persons in 2000 and 2015, respectively. Baguio City had an AHS of 4.8 persons and 3.8 persons in 2000 and 2015, respectively.
Table 4. Average Household Size by Province and Highly Urbanized City
CAR: 2000, 2010, and 2015
 
City/ Province 2000 2 10 2015
Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) 5.1 4.6 4.3
Abra 5.1 4.8 4.5
Apayao 5.3 4.8 4.5
Benguet 5.2 4.5 4.2
Baguio City 4.8 4.0 3.8
Ifugao 5.2 4.8 4.7
Kalinga 5.7 5.2 5.0
Mountain Province 5.1 4.7 4.4
       
                  Sources: Philippine Statistics Authority, 2010, 2000 Census of Population and Housing; 2015 Census of Population

  • In 2015, Baguio City had the smallest average household size as compared to the provinces of Cordillera.
  • Except Benguet and Baguio City, all other provinces had an AHS greater than the regional average household size of 4.3 in 2015.

 


Technical Notes



Household -a social unit consisting of a person living alone or a group of person who sleep in the same housing unit and have common arrangement in the preparation and consumption of food.

Household Population -comprises of persons who belong to a household.

Average household size - the average number of persons residing in a household.
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