Sigay, Province of Ilocos Sur

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupLuzon
RegionIlocos Region (Region I)
ProvinceIlocos Sur
Barangay count7
Postal code2719
Coastal/Landlockedlandlocked
Marine waterbodiesnone (landlocked)
Philippine major island(s)Luzon
Area (2007)81.55 km2 (31.49 sq mi)
Population (2015)2,737
Density (2015)34 / km2 (87 / sq mi)
Coordinates17° 3' North, 120° 35' East (17.0429, 120.5795)
Estimated elevation above sea level531.9 meters (1,744.7 feet)

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

The municipality has a land area of 81.55 square kilometers or 31.49 square miles which constitutes 3.14% of Ilocos Sur's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 2,737. This represented 0.40% of the total population of Ilocos Sur province, or 0.05% of the overall population of the Ilocos Region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 34 inhabitants per square kilometer or 87 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Sigay has 7 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)
Abaccan9.28%2542339.01%1.66%
Mabileg11.95%32729610.47%1.91%
Matallucod10.16%27822921.40%3.76%
Poblacion12.24%33528915.92%2.85%
San Elias17.57%48142812.38%2.25%
San Ramon21.96%60150618.77%3.33%
Santo Rosario16.84%4614385.25%0.98%
Sigay Total2,7372,41913.15%2.38%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Sigay for the fiscal year of 2016 was 38,449,407.40.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200925,560,573.17
201061,103,463.69139.05%
201162,447,460.252.20%
201251,124,803.66-18.13%
201352,198,194.172.10%
201430,754,965.21-41.08%
201534,881,059.0413.42%
201638,449,407.4010.23%

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 Sigay is 20 to 24, with 273 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 70 to 74, with 38 individuals.

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Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 158
1 to 4204
5 to 9267
10 to 14202
15 to 19223
20 to 24273
25 to 29253
30 to 34233
35 to 39171
40 to 44143
45 to 49114
50 to 54135
55 to 59140
60 to 64106
65 to 6966
70 to 7438
75 to 7945
80 and over66
Total2,737

Historical population

The population of Sigay grew from 1,371 in 1960 to 2,737 in 2015, an increase of 1,366 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 2.38%, or an increase of 318 people, from the previous population of 2,419 in 2010.

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Census datePopulationGrowth rate
1,371
1,4750.72%
1,5711.27%
1,7412.08%
1,9641.21%
2,2352.45%
2,3751.31%
2,4530.45%
2,419-0.51%
2,7372.38%

Location

The municipal center of Sigay is situated at approximately 17° 3' North, 120° 35' East, in the island of Luzon. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 531.9 meters or 1,744.7 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 Sigay are Candon, San Fernando, Vigan, Baguio, Tabuk, and Batac. The nearest municipalities are Suyo, Gregorio del Pilar, Salcedo, Santa Cruz, Quirino, and Santa Lucia. Its distance from the national capital is 274.73 kilometers (170.71 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

  • Candon, Ilocos Sur, 21.47 kilometers (13.34 miles) to the Northwest (N41°W)
  • San Fernando, La Union, 55.11 kilometers (34.25 miles) to the South‑Southwest (S31°W)
  • Vigan, Ilocos Sur, 62.13 kilometers (38.61 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N19°W)
  • Baguio, 69.83 kilometers (43.39 miles) to the South (S1°E)
  • Tabuk, Kalinga, 100.68 kilometers (62.56 miles) to the East‑Northeast (N66°E)
  • Batac, Ilocos Norte, 112.20 kilometers (69.72 miles) to the North (N1°W)

Distance from Manila: 274.73 kilometers (170.71 miles) to the South (S9°E)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 2,737, ranked 1,605 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 31.49 square kilometers, ranked 1,144 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 34 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 1,560 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 2.38%, ranked 1,188 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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