Bantay, Province of Ilocos Sur

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupLuzon
RegionIlocos Region (Region I)
ProvinceIlocos Sur
Barangay count34
Postal code2727
Coastal/Landlockedlandlocked
Marine waterbodiesnone (landlocked)
Philippine major island(s)Luzon
Area (2007)76.60 km2 (29.58 sq mi)
Population (2015)35,731
Density (2015)466 / km2 (1,208 / sq mi)
Coordinates17° 35' North, 120° 23' East (17.5818, 120.3865)
Estimated elevation above sea level11.3 meters (37.2 feet)

Bantay is a landlocked municipality in the coastal province of Ilocos Sur.

The municipality has a land area of 76.60 square kilometers or 29.58 square miles which constitutes 2.95% of Ilocos Sur's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 35,731. This represented 5.18% of the total population of Ilocos Sur province, or 0.71% of the overall population of the Ilocos Region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 466 inhabitants per square kilometer or 1,208 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Bantay has 34 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)
Aggay2.05%733743-1.35%-0.26%
An‑annam4.18%1,4951,4056.41%1.19%
Balaleng6.94%2,4812,724-8.92%-1.76%
Banaoang1.28%45839316.54%2.96%
Barangay 11.67%595622-4.34%-0.84%
Barangay 21.85%660727-9.22%-1.82%
Barangay 32.57%9201,008-8.73%-1.72%
Barangay 42.71%9709254.86%0.91%
Barangay 51.93%690732-5.74%-1.12%
Barangay 61.20%429477-10.06%-2.00%
Bulag7.19%2,5682,4126.47%1.20%
Buquig2.63%93984211.52%2.10%
Cabalanggan2.09%7456917.81%1.44%
Cabaroan2.29%81971614.39%2.59%
Cabusligan2.02%7207150.70%0.13%
Capangdanan2.58%9238518.46%1.56%
Guimod3.10%1,1061,00510.05%1.84%
Lingsat3.22%1,1511,0994.73%0.88%
Malingeb3.99%1,4271,3962.22%0.42%
Mira1.59%56845923.75%4.14%
Naguiddayan1.87%6686099.69%1.78%
Ora5.98%2,1352,1031.52%0.29%
Paing4.32%1,5421,554-0.77%-0.15%
Puspus1.49%5345006.80%1.26%
Quimmarayan1.61%5775465.68%1.06%
Sagneb1.02%363366-0.82%-0.16%
Sagpat2.14%7667186.69%1.24%
San Isidro2.35%8417797.96%1.47%
San Julian2.69%9618947.49%1.39%
San Mariano1.04%37132613.80%2.49%
Sinabaan1.90%6806229.32%1.71%
Taguiporo3.78%1,3491,2379.05%1.66%
Taleb5.42%1,9381,68814.81%2.66%
Tay‑ac7.30%2,6092,4396.97%1.29%
Bantay Total35,73134,3234.10%0.77%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Bantay for the fiscal year of 2016 was 145,487,137.92.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200961,394,733.32
201084,129,064.1337.03%
201190,975,315.088.14%
201288,580,902.72-2.63%
201397,336,530.919.88%
201487,521,420.01-10.08%
2015115,862,364.3932.38%
2016145,487,137.9225.57%

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 Bantay is 10 to 14, with 3,274 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 75 to 79, with 487 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1646
1 to 42,509
5 to 93,158
10 to 143,274
15 to 193,248
20 to 243,147
25 to 292,905
30 to 342,861
35 to 392,649
40 to 442,198
45 to 492,041
50 to 541,841
55 to 591,459
60 to 641,215
65 to 69860
70 to 74637
75 to 79487
80 and over596
Total35,731

Historical population

The population of Bantay grew from 15,833 in 1960 to 35,731 in 2015, an increase of 19,898 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 0.77%, or an increase of 1,408 people, from the previous population of 34,323 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
15,833
19,1641.89%
20,6661.53%
22,2821.52%
26,0241.56%
28,1281.47%
30,5191.76%
33,1741.16%
34,3231.25%
35,7310.77%

Location

The municipal center of Bantay is situated at approximately 17° 35' North, 120° 23' East, in the island of Luzon. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 11.3 meters or 37.2 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 Bantay are Vigan, Candon, Batac, Laoag, San Fernando, and Tabuk. The nearest municipalities are San Vicente, Santa Catalina, Caoayan, San Ildefonso, Santo Domingo, and Santa. Its distance from the national capital is 337.04 kilometers (209.43 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 337.04 kilometers (209.43 miles) to the South (S11°E)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 35,731, ranked 766 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 29.58 square kilometers, ranked 1,177 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 466 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 406 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 0.77%, ranked 1,471 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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