Aborlan, Province of Palawan

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupLuzon
RegionMIMAROPA
ProvincePalawan
Barangay count19
Postal code5302
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesSulu Sea, South China Sea
Philippine major island(s)Palawan
Area (2007)807.33 km2 (311.71 sq mi)
Population (2015)35,091
Density (2015)43 / km2 (113 / sq mi)
Coordinates9° 26' North, 118° 33' East (9.4371, 118.5484)
Estimated elevation above sea level12.2 meters (39.9 feet)

Aborlan is a coastal municipality in the island province of Palawan.

The municipality has a land area of 807.33 square kilometers or 311.71 square miles which constitutes 5.51% of Palawan's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 35,091. This represented 4.13% of the total population of Palawan province, or 1.18% of the overall population of the MIMAROPA region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 43 inhabitants per square kilometer or 113 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Aborlan has 19 barangays as shown in the following table.

Demographic profile of barangays
BarangayPopulation percentage (2015)Population (2015)Population (2010)Change (2010‑2015)Annual Population Growth Rate (2010‑2015)
Apo‑Aporawan2.74%9619501.16%0.22%
Apoc‑apoc3.58%1,2571,2282.36%0.45%
Aporawan9.70%3,4033,00813.13%2.38%
Barake2.53%888905-1.88%-0.36%
Cabigaan5.56%1,9511,8356.32%1.17%
Culandanum3.69%1,2961,1948.54%1.57%
Gogognan1.67%5865594.83%0.90%
Iraan5.28%1,8521,62014.32%2.58%
Isaub7.03%2,4662,4191.94%0.37%
Jose Rizal3.91%1,3711,3322.93%0.55%
Mabini2.96%1,03894010.43%1.91%
Magbabadil3.53%1,2371,1547.19%1.33%
Plaridel9.40%3,2972,97710.75%1.96%
Poblacion7.02%2,4622,3365.39%1.01%
Ramon Magsaysay7.73%2,7142,46110.28%1.88%
Sagpangan4.58%1,6081,5036.99%1.29%
San Juan10.81%3,7933,04124.73%4.30%
Tagpait2.86%1,0039703.40%0.64%
Tigman5.44%1,9081,7777.37%1.36%
Aborlan Total35,09132,2098.95%1.65%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Aborlan for the fiscal year of 2016 was 173,339,006.79.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200995,795,717.20
2010101,411,665.605.86%
2011109,688,911.728.16%
2012107,960,507.88-1.58%
2013123,074,279.7414.00%
2014140,080,260.0513.82%
2015157,929,984.9712.74%
2016173,339,006.799.76%

End notes:

  • Annual Regular Income = Locally Sourced Revenue + Internal Revenue Allotment (IRA) Current Year + Other Shares from National Tax Collection
  • Locally Sourced Revenue = Real Property Tax (General Fund) + Tax on Business + Other Taxes + Regulatory Fees + Service/User Charges + Receipts from Economic Enterprises

Demographics

Population by age group

According to the 2015 Census, the age group with the highest population in Aborlan is 5 to 9, with 4,227 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 242 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1748
1 to 43,265
5 to 94,227
10 to 144,122
15 to 194,133
20 to 243,080
25 to 292,337
30 to 342,278
35 to 392,237
40 to 441,910
45 to 491,633
50 to 541,451
55 to 591,235
60 to 64842
65 to 69631
70 to 74440
75 to 79280
80 and over242
Total35,091

Historical population

The population of Aborlan grew from 17,530 in 1960 to 35,091 in 2015, an increase of 17,561 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.64%, or an increase of 2,882 people, from the previous population of 32,209 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
17,530
8,880-6.44%
10,4523.32%
11,7992.45%
18,7514.74%
21,6502.73%
25,5403.61%
27,9531.25%
32,2095.29%
35,0911.64%

Location

The municipal center of Aborlan is situated at approximately 9° 26' North, 118° 33' East, in the island of Palawan. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 12.2 meters or 39.9 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 Aborlan are Puerto Princesa, Sipalay, Iloilo City, Bayawan, Kabankalan, and Zamboanga City. The nearest municipalities are Narra, Quezon, Sofronio Española, Brooke's Point, Rizal, and Roxas. Its distance from the national capital is 628.54 kilometers (390.56 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 628.54 kilometers (390.56 miles) to the North‑Northeast (N25°E)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 35,091, ranked 747 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 311.71 square kilometers, ranked 40 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 43 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 1,485 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.65%, ranked 1,056 out of 1,634

Notes

  1. Unless otherwise specified, population count (excluding percentages) and land area figures are derived from the Philippine Statistics Authority.
  2. Data on annual regular income is from the Bureau of Local Government Finance, Department of Finance
  3. Postal code information is from the Philippine Postal Corporation.
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