Magdiwang, Province of Romblon

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupLuzon
RegionMIMAROPA
ProvinceRomblon
Barangay count9
Postal code5511
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesSibuyan Sea
Philippine major island(s)Sibuyan
Area (2007)100.75 km2 (38.90 sq mi)
Population (2015)14,142
Density (2015)140 / km2 (364 / sq mi)
Coordinates12° 30' North, 122° 31' East (12.4919, 122.5133)
Estimated elevation above sea level11.4 meters (37.4 feet)

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

The municipality has a land area of 100.75 square kilometers or 38.90 square miles which constitutes 6.57% of Romblon's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 14,142. This represented 4.83% of the total population of Romblon province, or 0.48% of the overall population of the MIMAROPA region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 140 inhabitants per square kilometer or 364 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Magdiwang has 9 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)
Agsao5.53%7827770.64%0.12%
Agutay11.43%1,6161,5702.93%0.55%
Ambulong8.45%1,1951,1880.59%0.11%
Dulangan11.46%1,6211,5852.27%0.43%
Ipil12.13%1,7161,6812.08%0.39%
Jao‑asan6.82%9649511.37%0.26%
Poblacion18.29%2,5862,5282.29%0.43%
Silum5.08%71862415.06%2.71%
Tampayan20.82%2,9442,6809.85%1.80%
Magdiwang Total14,14213,5844.11%0.77%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Magdiwang for the fiscal year of 2016 was 58,425,560.77.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200932,757,193.40
201034,873,209.836.46%
201138,145,580.549.38%
201237,334,018.12-2.13%
201341,402,605.6510.90%
201446,613,691.8712.59%
201553,046,633.1113.80%
201658,425,560.7710.14%

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 Magdiwang is 10 to 14, with 1,671 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 146 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1312
1 to 41,306
5 to 91,630
10 to 141,671
15 to 191,599
20 to 241,243
25 to 29958
30 to 34771
35 to 39682
40 to 44749
45 to 49771
50 to 54696
55 to 59543
60 to 64370
65 to 69246
70 to 74253
75 to 79196
80 and over146
Total14,142

Historical population

The population of Magdiwang grew from 4,802 in 1960 to 14,142 in 2015, an increase of 9,340 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 0.77%, or an increase of 558 people, from the previous population of 13,584 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
4,802
6,6013.16%
7,5042.61%
8,1491.66%
10,4052.47%
11,4471.80%
12,0321.07%
12,9240.99%
13,5841.83%
14,1420.77%

Location

The municipal center of Magdiwang is situated at approximately 12° 30' North, 122° 31' East, in the island of Sibuyan. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 11.4 meters or 37.4 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 Magdiwang are Roxas City, Masbate City, Ligao, Iriga, Naga, and Legazpi. The nearest municipalities are San Fernando, Cajidiocan, Romblon, San Agustin, Santa Maria, and Calatrava. Its distance from the national capital is 285.41 kilometers (177.35 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 285.41 kilometers (177.35 miles) to the Northwest (N35°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 14,142, ranked 1,377 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 38.90 square kilometers, ranked 979 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 140 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 1,132 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 0.77%, ranked 153 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.
(Back to top)