Brooke's Point, Province of Palawan

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupLuzon
RegionMIMAROPA
ProvincePalawan
Barangay count18
Postal code5305
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesSulu Sea
Philippine major island(s)Palawan
Area (2007)1,303.40 km2 (503.25 sq mi)
Population (2015)66,374
Density (2015)51 / km2 (132 / sq mi)
Coordinates8° 46' North, 117° 50' East (8.7737, 117.8361)
Estimated elevation above sea level7.5 meters (24.7 feet)

Brooke's Point is a coastal municipality in the island province of Palawan.

The municipality has a land area of 1,303.40 square kilometers or 503.25 square miles which constitutes 8.90% of Palawan's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 66,374. This represented 7.81% of the total population of Palawan province, or 2.24% of the overall population of the MIMAROPA region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 51 inhabitants per square kilometer or 132 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Brooke's Point has 18 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)
Amas3.25%2,1571,90613.17%2.38%
Aribungos7.15%4,7464,4057.74%1.43%
Barong‑barong6.32%4,1974,0124.61%0.86%
Calasaguen4.43%2,9422,8034.96%0.93%
Imulnod3.60%2,3922,3631.23%0.23%
Ipilan8.96%5,9445,5606.91%1.28%
Maasin5.19%3,4453,4200.73%0.14%
Mainit4.45%2,9562,6959.68%1.78%
Malis4.72%3,1332,9844.99%0.93%
Mambalot4.17%2,7692,6524.41%0.83%
Oring‑oring2.85%1,8921,7766.53%1.21%
Pangobilian14.43%9,5818,38314.29%2.58%
Poblacion I8.11%5,3855,2302.96%0.56%
Poblacion II4.90%3,2532,81415.60%2.80%
Salogon5.46%3,6233,18213.86%2.50%
Samareñana4.58%3,0422,9283.89%0.73%
Saraza5.32%3,5292,80225.95%4.49%
Tubtub2.09%1,3881,3860.14%0.03%
Brooke's Point Total66,37461,3018.28%1.53%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Brooke's Point for the fiscal year of 2016 was 291,086,034.37.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
2009155,877,404.26
2010166,406,222.856.75%
2011183,876,105.9910.50%
2012178,085,925.20-3.15%
2013201,335,306.3013.06%
2014226,424,777.7612.46%
2015259,017,669.2514.39%
2016291,086,034.3712.38%

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 Brooke's Point is 5 to 9, with 8,537 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 447 individuals.

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Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 11,544
1 to 46,295
5 to 98,537
10 to 148,080
15 to 197,231
20 to 245,890
25 to 294,819
30 to 344,379
35 to 394,204
40 to 443,644
45 to 493,073
50 to 542,458
55 to 591,893
60 to 641,501
65 to 691,129
70 to 74773
75 to 79477
80 and over447
Total66,374

Historical population

The population of Brooke's Point grew from 28,118 in 1960 to 66,374 in 2015, an increase of 38,256 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.53%, or an increase of 5,073 people, from the previous population of 61,301 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
28,118
26,961-0.41%
36,9676.54%
46,3204.61%
57,9342.26%
41,924-5.88%
48,9283.37%
56,3111.96%
61,3013.14%
66,3741.53%

Location

The municipal center of Brooke's Point is situated at approximately 8° 46' North, 117° 50' East, in the island of Palawan. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 7.5 meters or 24.7 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 Brooke's Point are Puerto Princesa, Isabela City, Zamboanga City, Sipalay, Lamitan, and Bayawan. The nearest municipalities are Bataraza, Sofronio Española, Rizal, Quezon, Narra, and Aborlan. Its distance from the national capital is 728.99 kilometers (452.97 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 728.99 kilometers (452.97 miles) to the North‑Northeast (N28°E)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 66,374, ranked 311 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 503.25 square kilometers, ranked 9 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 51 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 1,463 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.53%, ranked 1,182 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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