Ferrol, Province of Romblon

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupLuzon
RegionMIMAROPA
ProvinceRomblon
Barangay count6
Postal code5506
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesTablas Strait
Philippine major island(s)Tablas
Area (2007)26.72 km2 (10.32 sq mi)
Population (2015)6,964
Density (2015)261 / km2 (675 / sq mi)
Coordinates12° 20' North, 121° 56' East (12.3379, 121.9392)
Estimated elevation above sea level9.5 meters (31.3 feet)

Ferrol is a coastal municipality in the island province of Romblon.

The municipality has a land area of 26.72 square kilometers or 10.32 square miles which constitutes 1.74% of Romblon's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 6,964. This represented 2.38% of the total population of Romblon province, or 0.24% of the overall population of the MIMAROPA region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 261 inhabitants per square kilometer or 675 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Ferrol has 6 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)
Agnonoc8.82%614646-4.95%-0.96%
Bunsoran12.84%8948880.68%0.13%
Claro M. Recto9.48%6606422.80%0.53%
Hinaguman16.15%1,1251,1022.09%0.39%
Poblacion26.59%1,8521,8161.98%0.37%
Tubigon26.12%1,8191,7086.50%1.21%
Ferrol Total6,9646,8022.38%0.45%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Ferrol for the fiscal year of 2016 was 38,455,365.42.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
2009
201022,985,905.03
201124,988,057.578.71%
201224,638,751.38-1.40%
201327,495,275.8011.59%
201430,894,185.9212.36%
201534,966,881.4913.18%
201638,455,365.429.98%

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 Ferrol is 5 to 9, with 840 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 75 to 79, with 96 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1140
1 to 4629
5 to 9840
10 to 14783
15 to 19704
20 to 24502
25 to 29482
30 to 34448
35 to 39442
40 to 44363
45 to 49324
50 to 54319
55 to 59259
60 to 64207
65 to 69166
70 to 74139
75 to 7996
80 and over121
Total6,964

Historical population

The population of Ferrol grew from 4,840 in 1980 to 6,964 in 2015, an increase of 2,124 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 0.45%, or an increase of 162 people, from the previous population of 6,802 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
4,840
5,6211.51%
5,7720.50%
5,9240.56%
6,3951.06%
6,8022.27%
6,9640.45%

Location

The municipal center of Ferrol is situated at approximately 12° 20' North, 121° 56' East, in the island of Tablas. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 9.5 meters or 31.3 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 Ferrol are Roxas City, Calapan, Passi, Lucena, Batangas City, and Masbate City. The nearest municipalities are Odiongan, Looc, Alcantara, Santa Maria, Santa Fe, and San Andres. Its distance from the national capital is 270.00 kilometers (167.77 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 270.00 kilometers (167.77 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N22°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 6,964, ranked 1,519 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 10.32 square kilometers, ranked 1,501 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 261 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 741 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 0.45%, ranked 1,365 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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