Culion, Province of Palawan

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupLuzon
RegionMIMAROPA
ProvincePalawan
Barangay count14
Postal code5315
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesSulu Sea
Philippine major island(s)Culion, Busuanga
Area (2007)499.59 km2 (192.89 sq mi)
Population (2015)20,139
Density (2015)40 / km2 (104 / sq mi)
Coordinates11° 53' North, 120° 1' East (11.8905, 120.0220)
Estimated elevation above sea level38.3 meters (125.7 feet)

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

The municipality has a land area of 499.59 square kilometers or 192.89 square miles which constitutes 3.41% of Palawan's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 20,139. This represented 2.37% of the total population of Palawan province, or 0.68% of the overall population of the MIMAROPA region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 40 inhabitants per square kilometer or 104 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Culion 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)
Balala3.33%671806-16.75%-3.43%
Baldat3.59%723735-1.63%-0.31%
Binudac10.76%2,1672,1092.75%0.52%
Burabod4.12%8298230.73%0.14%
Culango1.72%346366-5.46%-1.06%
De Carabao8.93%1,7991,50819.30%3.42%
Galoc9.71%1,9561,9221.77%0.33%
Halsey4.09%823923-10.83%-2.16%
Jardin6.55%1,3191,14615.10%2.71%
Libis6.51%1,3121,2495.04%0.94%
Luac8.38%1,6881,6353.24%0.61%
Malaking Patag8.38%1,6881,6860.12%0.02%
Osmeña18.34%3,6933,4237.89%1.46%
Tiza5.59%1,1251,212-7.18%-1.41%
Culion Total20,13919,5433.05%0.57%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Culion for the fiscal year of 2016 was 114,722,054.47.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200963,849,550.37
201067,319,382.245.43%
201172,528,875.567.74%
201270,956,304.27-2.17%
201381,579,693.2114.97%
201493,544,123.8114.67%
2015103,782,392.5010.94%
2016114,722,054.4710.54%

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 Culion is 10 to 14, with 2,329 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 115 individuals.

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Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1377
1 to 41,959
5 to 92,313
10 to 142,329
15 to 192,129
20 to 241,833
25 to 291,705
30 to 341,467
35 to 391,218
40 to 441,097
45 to 49963
50 to 54809
55 to 59654
60 to 64448
65 to 69332
70 to 74200
75 to 79191
80 and over115
Total20,139

Historical population

The population of Culion grew from 13,024 in 1995 to 20,139 in 2015, an increase of 7,115 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 0.57%, or an increase of 596 people, from the previous population of 19,543 in 2010.

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Census datePopulationGrowth rate
13,024
14,3022.03%
17,1942.57%
19,5434.77%
20,1390.57%

Location

The municipal center of Culion is situated at approximately 11° 53' North, 120° 1' East, in the island of Culion. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 38.3 meters or 125.7 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 Culion are Calapan, Batangas City, Lipa, Tagaytay, Tanauan, and Puerto Princesa. The nearest municipalities are Coron, Busuanga, Linapacan, El Nido, Rizal, and San Jose. Its distance from the national capital is 316.24 kilometers (196.50 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 316.24 kilometers (196.50 miles) to the North‑Northeast (N19°E)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 20,139, ranked 1,212 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 192.89 square kilometers, ranked 142 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 40 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 1,501 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 0.57%, ranked 824 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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