Bataraza, Province of Palawan

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupLuzon
RegionMIMAROPA
ProvincePalawan
Barangay count22
Postal code5306
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesSulu Sea, South China Sea
Philippine major island(s)Palawan
Area (2007)726.20 km2 (280.39 sq mi)
Population (2015)75,468
Density (2015)104 / km2 (269 / sq mi)
Coordinates8° 40' North, 117° 38' East (8.6722, 117.6281)
Estimated elevation above sea level13.6 meters (44.7 feet)

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

The municipality has a land area of 726.20 square kilometers or 280.39 square miles which constitutes 4.96% of Palawan's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 75,468. This represented 8.88% of the total population of Palawan province, or 2.55% of the overall population of the MIMAROPA region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 104 inhabitants per square kilometer or 269 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Bataraza has 22 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)
Bono‑bono4.36%3,2932,67323.19%4.05%
Bulalacao2.57%1,9401,8097.24%1.34%
Buliluyan2.36%1,7821,38828.39%4.87%
Culandanum5.26%3,9663,8393.31%0.62%
Igang‑igang2.04%1,5421,4049.83%1.80%
Inogbong5.38%4,0623,11130.57%5.21%
Iwahig2.73%2,0641,78715.50%2.78%
Malihud2.80%2,1121,9667.43%1.37%
Malitub0.93%7016625.89%1.10%
Marangas10.84%8,1837,6137.49%1.38%
Ocayan3.20%2,4182,01619.94%3.52%
Puring1.71%1,2931,14313.12%2.38%
Rio Tuba28.26%21,33016,57728.67%4.92%
Sandoval4.54%3,4243,04412.48%2.27%
Sapa2.50%1,8861,45429.71%5.08%
Sarong2.37%1,7881,46122.38%3.92%
Sumbiling4.78%3,6092,67035.17%5.91%
Tabud1.54%1,16196220.69%3.64%
Tagnato1.37%1,03789316.13%2.89%
Tagolango1.25%9439400.32%0.06%
Taratak2.66%2,0081,50133.78%5.70%
Tarusan6.53%4,9264,7314.12%0.77%
Bataraza Total75,46863,64418.58%3.30%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Bataraza for the fiscal year of 2016 was 174,584,940.17.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
2009
2010137,160,121.73
2011144,898,096.825.64%
2012192,029,044.2232.53%
2013211,194,332.319.98%
2014326,156,144.2154.43%
2015252,338,755.05-22.63%
2016174,584,940.17-30.81%

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 Bataraza is 5 to 9, with 10,428 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 75 to 79, with 372 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 12,089
1 to 48,658
5 to 910,428
10 to 149,182
15 to 197,679
20 to 246,712
25 to 296,344
30 to 345,533
35 to 394,492
40 to 443,660
45 to 492,945
50 to 542,573
55 to 591,758
60 to 641,239
65 to 69843
70 to 74561
75 to 79372
80 and over400
Total75,468

Historical population

The population of Bataraza grew from 10,176 in 1970 to 75,468 in 2015, an increase of 65,292 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 3.30%, or an increase of 11,824 people, from the previous population of 63,644 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
10,176
15,5108.82%
17,9732.99%
29,1424.95%
33,3032.53%
41,4584.81%
53,4303.56%
63,6446.57%
75,4683.30%

Location

The municipal center of Bataraza is situated at approximately 8° 40' North, 117° 38' East, in the island of Palawan. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 13.6 meters or 44.7 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 Bataraza are Puerto Princesa, Isabela City, Zamboanga City, Sipalay, Lamitan, and Bayawan. The nearest municipalities are Brooke's Point, Rizal, Sofronio Española, Quezon, Balabac, and Narra. Its distance from the national capital is 749.72 kilometers (465.86 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 749.72 kilometers (465.86 miles) to the North‑Northeast (N29°E)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 75,468, ranked 251 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 280.39 square kilometers, ranked 54 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 104 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 1,267 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 3.30%, ranked 1,215 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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