El Nido, Province of Palawan

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupLuzon
RegionMIMAROPA
ProvincePalawan
Barangay count18
Postal code5313
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesSouth China Sea, Sulu Sea
Philippine major island(s)Palawan
Area (2007)923.26 km2 (356.47 sq mi)
Population (2015)41,606
Density (2015)45 / km2 (117 / sq mi)
Coordinates11° 11' North, 119° 23' East (11.1795, 119.3913)
Estimated elevation above sea level5.5 meters (17.9 feet)

El Nido, formerly known as Bacuit, is a coastal municipality in the island province of Palawan.

The municipality has a land area of 923.26 square kilometers or 356.47 square miles which constitutes 6.30% of Palawan's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 41,606. This represented 4.90% of the total population of Palawan province, or 1.40% of the overall population of the MIMAROPA region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 45 inhabitants per square kilometer or 117 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

El Nido 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)
Aberawan3.17%1,3181,3051.00%0.19%
Bagong Bayan2.90%1,2071,216-0.74%-0.14%
Barotuan5.48%2,2792,0859.30%1.71%
Bebeladan5.22%2,1712,224-2.38%-0.46%
Bucana10.81%4,4984,2316.31%1.17%
Buena Suerte Poblacion6.35%2,6432,5125.21%0.97%
Corong‑corong Poblacion6.74%2,8041,84651.90%8.28%
Mabini3.32%1,3811,2629.43%1.73%
Maligaya Poblacion3.59%1,4921,14230.65%5.22%
Manlag5.29%2,2001,88216.90%3.02%
Masagana Poblacion4.45%1,8511,66611.10%2.03%
New Ibajay7.22%3,0032,9382.21%0.42%
Pasadeña4.81%2,0011,58426.33%4.55%
San Fernando5.41%2,2491,79625.22%4.38%
Sibaltan3.97%1,6531,5059.83%1.80%
Teneguiban10.69%4,4494,0679.39%1.72%
Villa Libertad7.91%3,2891,85877.02%11.49%
Villa Paz2.69%1,1181,0724.29%0.80%
El Nido Total41,60636,19114.96%2.69%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of El Nido for the fiscal year of 2016 was 290,343,349.24.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
2009113,110,852.53
2010121,835,560.767.71%
2011132,198,469.198.51%
2012143,115,677.618.26%
2013161,909,257.5313.13%
2014199,218,190.6323.04%
2015240,070,270.7720.51%
2016290,343,349.2420.94%

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 El Nido is 5 to 9, with 4,945 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 208 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1977
1 to 44,051
5 to 94,945
10 to 144,857
15 to 194,456
20 to 244,051
25 to 293,350
30 to 342,962
35 to 392,567
40 to 442,273
45 to 491,890
50 to 541,629
55 to 591,196
60 to 64865
65 to 69669
70 to 74419
75 to 79241
80 and over208
Total41,606

Historical population

The population of El Nido grew from 4,075 in 1960 to 41,606 in 2015, an increase of 37,531 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 2.69%, or an increase of 5,415 people, from the previous population of 36,191 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
4,075
7,3585.95%
8,7493.54%
11,6575.91%
18,8324.91%
21,9482.91%
27,0294.57%
30,2491.56%
36,1916.75%
41,6062.69%

Location

The municipal center of El Nido is situated at approximately 11° 11' North, 119° 23' East, in the island of Palawan. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 5.5 meters or 17.9 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 El Nido are Puerto Princesa, Calapan, Batangas City, Iloilo City, Passi, and Lipa. The nearest municipalities are Taytay, Linapacan, San Vicente, Dumaran, Roxas, and Araceli. Its distance from the national capital is 414.88 kilometers (257.79 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

  • Taytay, Palawan, 41.47 kilometers (25.77 miles) to the South‑Southeast (S19°E)
  • Linapacan, Palawan, 62.43 kilometers (38.79 miles) to the East‑Northeast (N56°E)
  • San Vicente, Palawan, 73.50 kilometers (45.67 miles) to the South‑Southwest (S12°W)
  • Dumaran, Palawan, 83.27 kilometers (51.74 miles) to the South‑Southeast (S30°E)
  • Roxas, Palawan, 95.26 kilometers (59.19 miles) to the South (S3°W)
  • Araceli, Palawan, 95.22 kilometers (59.17 miles) to the Southeast (S43°E)

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 414.88 kilometers (257.79 miles) to the North‑Northeast (N24°E)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 41,606, ranked 595 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 356.47 square kilometers, ranked 24 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 45 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 1,480 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 2.69%, ranked 731 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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