Busuanga, Province of Palawan

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupLuzon
RegionMIMAROPA
ProvincePalawan
Barangay count14
Postal code5317
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesSulu Sea, South China Sea
Philippine major island(s)Busuanga
Area (2007)392.90 km2 (151.70 sq mi)
Population (2015)22,046
Density (2015)56 / km2 (145 / sq mi)
Coordinates12° 8' North, 119° 56' East (12.1332, 119.9361)
Estimated elevation above sea level12.9 meters (42.4 feet)

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

The municipality has a land area of 392.90 square kilometers or 151.70 square miles which constitutes 2.68% of Palawan's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 22,046. This represented 2.60% of the total population of Palawan province, or 0.74% of the overall population of the MIMAROPA region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 56 inhabitants per square kilometer or 145 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Busuanga has 14 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)
Bogtong4.88%1,07688821.17%3.72%
Buluang11.23%2,4752,3465.50%1.02%
Cheey10.24%2,2581,99013.47%2.43%
Concepcion8.02%1,7691,7610.45%0.09%
Maglalambay5.79%1,2761,2273.99%0.75%
New Busuanga7.07%1,5581,4557.08%1.31%
Old Busuanga4.11%9068793.07%0.58%
Panlaitan11.57%2,5503,509-27.33%-5.90%
Quezon4.47%9859434.45%0.83%
Sagrada4.97%1,0961,0187.66%1.42%
Salvacion13.99%3,0842,51522.62%3.96%
San Isidro4.79%1,05594711.40%2.08%
San Rafael3.13%6896791.47%0.28%
Santo Niño5.76%1,2691,2015.66%1.05%
Busuanga Total22,04621,3583.22%0.61%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Busuanga for the fiscal year of 2016 was 108,531,967.51.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200966,663,556.80
201062,780,227.78-5.83%
201168,091,306.798.46%
201268,260,790.460.25%
201377,655,556.3813.76%
201474,916,794.90-3.53%
201598,355,015.2731.29%
2016108,531,967.5110.35%

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 Busuanga is 5 to 9, with 2,614 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 141 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1510
1 to 42,113
5 to 92,614
10 to 142,519
15 to 192,395
20 to 242,053
25 to 291,737
30 to 341,540
35 to 391,387
40 to 441,165
45 to 491,022
50 to 54875
55 to 59683
60 to 64537
65 to 69324
70 to 74238
75 to 79193
80 and over141
Total22,046

Historical population

The population of Busuanga grew from 4,424 in 1960 to 22,046 in 2015, an increase of 17,622 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 0.61%, or an increase of 688 people, from the previous population of 21,358 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
4,424
5,9052.86%
6,9343.28%
10,3488.33%
11,0070.62%
15,8437.06%
16,2870.59%
19,0662.20%
21,3584.22%
22,0460.61%

Location

The municipal center of Busuanga is situated at approximately 12° 8' North, 119° 56' East, in the island of Busuanga. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 12.9 meters or 42.4 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 Busuanga are Calapan, Batangas City, Lipa, Tagaytay, Tanauan, and Trece Martires. The nearest municipalities are Culion, Coron, Linapacan, Rizal, Calintaan, and Sablayan. Its distance from the national capital is 294.44 kilometers (182.96 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 294.44 kilometers (182.96 miles) to the North‑Northeast (N22°E)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 22,046, ranked 1,154 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 151.70 square kilometers, ranked 209 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 56 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 1,439 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 0.61%, ranked 700 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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