Malay
Province of Aklan

Summary data
Island groupVisayas
RegionWestern Visayas (Region VI)
ProvinceAklan
Barangay count17
Postal code5608
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesSulu Sea, Sibuyan Sea
Area (2007)66.01 km2
(25.49 sq. mi)
Population (2015)52,973
Density (2015)802 per km2
(2,078 per sq. mi)
Coordinates11° 54' North, 121° 55' East
(11.9002 ° N, 121.9100 ° E)
Estimated elevation
above sea level
10.8 meters
(35.4 feet)
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Malay is a coastal municipality in the province of Aklan.

The municipality has a land area of 66.01 square kilometers or 25.49 square miles which constitutes 3.62% of Aklan's total area. The 2015 Census records its population as 52,973 representing 9.22% of the total population of Aklan province, or 0.70% of the overall population of the Western Visayas region. Based on such figures, the population density is computed at 802 inhabitants per square kilometer or 2,078 inhabitants per square mile.

Demographic profile of barangays

Malay has 17 barangays as shown in the following table.

BarangayPopulation
percentage

(2015)
Population
(2015)
Population
(2010)
Change
(2010-2015)

Annual
Population
Growth Rate
(2010-2015)
Argao2.29%1,2131,07812.52%2.27%
Balabag23.21%12,29611,07611.01%2.01%
Balusbus2.47%1,3101,07921.41%3.76%
Cabulihan1.46%77257534.26%5.77%
Caticlan15.09%7,9966,59321.28%3.74%
Cogon1.22%64754418.93%3.36%
Cubay Norte0.69%36532711.62%2.12%
Cubay Sur2.69%1,4231,15323.42%4.09%
Dumlog1.63%86376812.37%2.25%
Manoc‑Manoc27.96%14,81012,52618.23%3.24%
Motag1.70%90381810.39%1.90%
Naasug1.05%5575471.83%0.35%
Nabaoy2.30%1,2201,02519.02%3.37%
Napaan1.42%75164915.72%2.82%
Poblacion2.46%1,3041,2553.90%0.73%
San Viray2.61%1,3821,03134.04%5.74%
Yapak9.74%5,1614,7678.27%1.52%
Malay Total52,97345,81115.63%2.80%
Historical population

The population of Malay grew from 6,816 in 1960 to 52,973 in 2015, an increase of 46,157 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 2.80%, or an increase of 7,162 people, from the previous population of 45,811 in 2010.

Census datePopulationGrowth rate
1960 Feb 156,816
1970 May 67,6231.10%
1975 May 18,7702.85%
1980 May 19,1200.79%
1990 May 114,3784.66%
1995 Sep 119,4065.78%
2000 May 124,5195.14%
2007 Aug 132,1103.79%
2010 May 145,81113.81%
2015 Aug 152,9732.80%
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The town center of Malay is situated at approximately 11° 54' North, 121° 55' East, which has an elevation estimated at 10.8 meters or 35.4 feet above mean sea level.


Distances

Based on the great-circle distance (the shortest distance between two points over the surface of the Earth), the cities closest to Malay are Roxas City, Passi, Iloilo City, Silay, Victorias, and Talisay. The nearest municipalities are Buruanga, Libertad, San Jose, Nabas, Pandan, and Ibajay. Its distance from the national capital is 314.25 kilometers (195.27 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

Nearest towns

  • Buruanga, Aklan, 6.63 kilometers (4.12 miles) to the South‑Southwest (S21°W)
  • Libertad, Antique, 14.47 kilometers (8.99 miles) to the South (S4°E)
  • San Jose, Romblon, 18.58 kilometers (11.55 miles) to the North‑Northeast (N17°E)
  • Nabas, Aklan, 21.48 kilometers (13.35 miles) to the East‑Southeast (S68°E)
  • Pandan, Antique, 28.33 kilometers (17.60 miles) to the Southeast (S45°E)
  • Ibajay, Aklan, 29.21 kilometers (18.15 miles) to the East‑Southeast (S72°E)

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 314.25 kilometers (195.27 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N18°W)

Notes

  1. Unless otherwise specified, population count (excluding percentages) and land area figures are derived from the Philippine Statistics Authority.
  2. Postal codes are from the Philippine Postal Corporation.
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