Romblon

Summary data
Map of the Philippines highlighting Romblon
Typeprovince
Island groupLuzon
RegionMIMAROPA
Cities0
Municipalities17
Barangays219
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesSibuyan Sea, Tablas Strait
Area (2007)1,533.45 km2 (592.07 sq mi)
Population (2015)292,781
Density (2015)191 / km2 (495 / sq mi)

Romblon is a province in the Philippines situated in the MIMAROPA region grouped under the Luzon island group. Its capital is the Municipality of Romblon.

The province has a land area of 1,533.45 square kilometers or 592.07 square miles. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 292,781. This represented 9.88% of the total population of the MIMAROPA region, 0.51% of the overall population of the Luzon island group, or 0.29% of the entire population of the Philippines. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 191 inhabitants per square kilometer or 495 inhabitants per square mile.

Map

Romblon is bordered, clockwise from the North, by Sibuyan Sea, and the Tablas Strait.

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Local government units

Romblon has 17 municipalities. The total number of barangays in the province is 219.

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NameTypePopulation (2015)Population (2010)Annual Population Growth Rate (2010‑2015)Area (2007), in km2Density (2015), per km2Brgy count
Alcantaramunicipality16,35115,4281.11%60.1227212
Bantonmunicipality5,5365,963-1.40%32.4817017
Cajidiocanmunicipality21,86121,1980.59%201.8510814
Calatravamunicipality10,2759,7760.95%86.701197
Concepcionmunicipality4,0374,445-1.82%19.822049
Corcueramunicipality10,2839,9350.66%28.5336015
Ferrolmunicipality6,9646,8020.45%26.722616
Loocmunicipality22,26221,8410.36%132.8216812
Magdiwangmunicipality14,14213,5840.77%100.751409
Odionganmunicipality45,36743,6760.73%185.6724425
Romblonmunicipality, capital38,75837,9950.38%86.8744631
San Agustinmunicipality22,59822,1160.41%140.4816115
San Andresmunicipality15,58915,0280.70%112.0013913
San Fernandomunicipality23,27122,4660.67%196.8711812
San Josemunicipality10,88110,2941.06%22.054935
Santa Femunicipality16,09815,7000.48%63.5225311
Santa Mariamunicipality8,5087,6831.96%36.202356
Romblon Total292,781283,9300.59%1,533.45191219

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Romblon for the fiscal year of 2016 was 692,248,130.71.

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Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
2009197,304,527.82
2010424,393,321.48115.10%
2011460,281,123.078.46%
2012446,748,874.25-2.94%
2013486,739,853.908.95%
2014546,043,963.0112.18%
2015625,048,626.9914.47%
2016692,248,130.7110.75%

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  • 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 Romblon is 10 to 14, with 35,189 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 3,705 individuals.

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Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 15,991
1 to 426,607
5 to 933,987
10 to 1435,189
15 to 1931,258
20 to 2422,847
25 to 2918,863
30 to 3417,035
35 to 3916,159
40 to 4415,629
45 to 4915,194
50 to 5413,694
55 to 5911,662
60 to 648,840
65 to 696,685
70 to 745,501
75 to 793,935
80 and over3,705
Total292,781

Historical population

The population of Romblon grew from 131,658 in 1960 to 292,781 in 2015, an increase of 161,123 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 0.59%, or an increase of 8,851 people, from the previous population of 283,930 in 2010.

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Census datePopulationGrowth rate
52,848
64,6101.28%
99,3672.18%
108,8170.94%
131,6581.69%
167,0822.36%
182,2091.75%
193,1741.18%
227,6211.65%
244,6541.36%
264,3571.67%
279,7740.78%
283,9300.54%
292,7810.59%

National roads

As of December 2016, the National Roads in Romblon as classified by the Department of Public Works and Highways are:

Secondary Roads

  • Romblon Port Road
  • Romblon-Cogon-Sablayan Road
  • Sibuyan Circumferential Road
  • Tablas Circumferential Road

Tertiary Roads

  • Ambulong Port Road
  • Azagra Port Road
  • Batiano-Poctoy Port Road
  • Cajidiocan Port Road
  • Carmen Port Road
  • Concepcion East-West Road
  • Dapawan-Torrel Road
  • Junction Guinhayaan-Malbog Port Road
  • Junction Linawan-Mablaran Falls Road
  • Junction TCR-Batiano Complex Road
  • Looc (Cogon Tulay)-Odiongan Road
  • Lubi-Binoog Road
  • Odiongan-East-West Road
  • Parpagoha (Marigondon)-Binoog Road
  • San Agustin Port Road
  • Tugdan Airport Road

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 292,781, ranked 66 out of 81
  • Land area (2007): 592.07 square kilometers, ranked 70 out of 81
  • Population density (2015): 191 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 44 out of 81
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 0.59%, ranked 77 out of 81

Notes

  1. Unless otherwise specified, population count (excluding percentages) and land area figures are derived from the Philippine Statistics Authority.
  2. Maps utilize OpenStreetMap data available under the Open Data Commons Open Database License.
  3. Data on annual regular income is from the Bureau of Local Government Finance, Department of Finance
  4. Data on National Roads is from the Department of Public Works and Highways.
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