National Capital Region (NCR)

Summary data
Map of the Philippines highlighting National Capital Region
Typeregion
Island groupLuzon
Provinces0
Cities16
Municipalities1
Barangays1,706
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesManila Bay [South China Sea]
Population (2015)12,877,253

The National Capital Region, officially designated as NCR, is an administrative region in the Philippines occupying the central section of Luzon. It covers 1 municipality, as well as 16 highly urbanized cities. The regional center is the City of Manila.

Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 12,877,253. This represented 22.41% of the overall population of the Luzon island group, or 12.75% of the entire population of the Philippines.

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National Capital Region is bordered, clockwise from the North, by Central Luzon, CALABARZON, Laguna de Bay, and the Manila Bay.

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Local government units

National Capital Region has 1 municipality, and 16 cities. The total number of barangays in the region is 1,706.

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NameTypePopulation (2015)Population (2010)Annual Population Growth Rate (2010‑2015)Area (2007), in km2Density (2015), per km2Brgy count
Caloocancity (HUC)1,583,9781,489,0401.18%55.8028,387188
Las Piñascity (HUC)588,894552,5731.22%32.6918,01420
Makaticity (HUC)582,602529,0391.85%21.5727,01033
Malaboncity (HUC)365,525353,3370.65%15.7123,26721
Mandaluyongcity (HUC)386,276328,6993.12%21.2618,16927
Manilacity (HUC), capital, regional center1,780,1481,652,1711.43%38.5546,178897
Marikinacity (HUC)450,741424,1501.16%21.5220,94516
Muntinlupacity (HUC)504,509459,9411.78%39.7512,6929
Navotascity (HUC)249,463249,1310.03%10.7723,16314
Parañaquecity (HUC)665,822588,1262.39%47.6913,96116
Pasaycity (HUC)416,522392,8691.12%13.9729,815201
Pasigcity (HUC)755,300669,7732.31%31.0024,36530
Paterosmun63,84064,147-0.09%10.406,13810
Quezon Citycity (HUC)2,936,1162,761,7201.17%166.2017,666142
San Juancity (HUC)122,180121,4300.12%5.9520,53421
Taguigcity (HUC)804,915644,4734.32%53.6714,99728
Valenzuelacity (HUC)620,422575,3561.45%47.0213,19533
National Capital Region Total12,877,25311,855,9751.59%no datano data1,706

Demographics

Population by age group

According to the 2015 Census, the age group with the highest population in National Capital Region is 20 to 24, with 1,349,005 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 76,146 individuals.

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Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1239,132
1 to 4961,311
5 to 91,163,719
10 to 141,135,592
15 to 191,253,803
20 to 241,349,005
25 to 291,265,102
30 to 341,104,618
35 to 39963,867
40 to 44817,789
45 to 49712,253
50 to 54591,442
55 to 59468,406
60 to 64345,164
65 to 69223,238
70 to 74122,964
75 to 7983,702
80 and over76,146
Total12,877,253

Historical population

The population of National Capital Region grew from 2,462,488 in 1960 to 12,877,253 in 2015, an increase of 10,414,765 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.59%, or an increase of 1,021,278 people, from the previous population of 11,855,975 in 2010.

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Census datePopulationGrowth rate
328,939
461,1662.16%
993,8893.91%
1,569,1284.80%
2,462,4884.04%
3,966,6954.77%
4,970,0064.63%
5,925,8843.58%
7,948,3922.98%
9,454,0403.30%
9,932,5601.06%
11,566,3252.12%
11,855,9750.90%
12,877,2531.59%

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 12,877,253, ranked 2 out of 17
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.59%, ranked 8 out of 17

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.
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