Household Counts and Average Household Size of the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR): 2020

Release Date: 

Friday, May 27, 2022

Reference Number: 

SR 2022-15

The 2020 Census of Population and Housing (2020 CPH) took a snapshot of the Philippine population as of May 1, 2020. 

Pursuant to Proclamation No. 1179, s. 2021 signed on July 6, President Duterte has declared official for all purposes the population counts by province, city/municipality, and barangay.

As of May 1, 2020, the Philippine population is 109,035,343.

The population of the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) as of the same date is 1,797,660. This accounts for about 1.65 percent of the Philippine population in 2020.

 

Household Counts in CAR

Table 1. Total Number of Households, CAR: 2010, 2015, 2020

Source: Philippine Statistics Authority

  • The Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR), among all regions, had the least number of households with 439,166 households or 1.7 percent share to the 26,393,906 national total number of households. The total number of households increased by 10.9 percent or 43,285 households in 2020 from 395,881 households in 2015. 
  • Among the six (6) provinces of CAR, Benguet posted the highest number of households with 116,692 or 26.6 percent of the total number of households in CAR. It was followed by Abra with 58,956 households, and Ifugao with 48,756 households. Apayao had the least number of households with 28, 862 which accounted 6.57 percent of the regional total number of households.
  • The City of Baguio, the only highly urbanized city in the region, recorded 100,220 households or 22.8 percent share to the total number of households in the region.

Figure 1. Number of Households by Province and Highly Urbanized City, CAR: 2020

Source: Philippine Statistics Authority

 

Average Household Size

Table 2. Average Household Size, CAR: 2010, 2015, 2020

 

Source: Philippine Statistics Authority

  • In 2020, the average household size (AHS) of Cordillera was 4.1 persons. The AHS portrays a decreasing trend from 2010 to 2020. In 2010, the average household size was 4.6 persons then it downsized to 4.3 persons in 2015.

 

Figure 2. Average Household Size (AHS) by Province and Highly Urbanized City, CAR: 2020

Source: Philippine Statistics Authority

 

  • Among the provinces, Kalinga registered the biggest average household size with 4.8 persons per household, followed by the province of Apayao with 4.3 persons. Abra, Ifugao and Mountain Province have the same AHS with 4.2 persons. On the other hand, Benguet posted the smallest average household size with 3.9 persons.
  • The City of Baguio posted an average household size of 3.6 persons.
  • Except for Benguet and Baguio City, all other provinces had an average household size greater than the regional average household size of 4.1 in 2020.

 

 

 

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