Itbayat, Province of Batanes

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupLuzon
RegionCagayan Valley (Region II)
ProvinceBatanes
Barangay count5
Postal code3905
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesSouth China Sea, Luzon Strait
Philippine major island(s)Itbayat
Area (2007)83.13 km2 (32.10 sq mi)
Population (2015)2,867
Density (2015)34 / km2 (89 / sq mi)
Coordinates20° 47' North, 121° 50' East (20.7858, 121.8407)
Estimated elevation above sea level98.8 meters (323.9 feet)

Itbayat is a coastal municipality in the island province of Batanes.

The municipality has a land area of 83.13 square kilometers or 32.10 square miles which constitutes 37.96% of Batanes's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 2,867. This represented 16.62% of the total population of Batanes province, or 0.08% of the overall population of the Cagayan Valley region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 34 inhabitants per square kilometer or 89 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Itbayat has 5 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)
Raele16.22%4654425.20%0.97%
San Rafael25.99%745789-5.58%-1.09%
Santa Lucia14.72%422478-11.72%-2.34%
Santa Maria16.15%4634385.71%1.06%
Santa Rosa26.93%772841-8.20%-1.62%
Itbayat Total2,8672,988-4.05%-0.78%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Itbayat for the fiscal year of 2015 was 31,529,749.16.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200924,589,225.67
201025,706,830.294.55%
201127,950,874.748.73%
2012
201329,689,286.09
201433,061,393.5711.36%
201531,529,749.16-4.63%
2016

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 Itbayat is 10 to 14, with 356 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is Under 1, with 41 individuals.

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Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 141
1 to 4246
5 to 9334
10 to 14356
15 to 19146
20 to 24145
25 to 29188
30 to 34178
35 to 39177
40 to 44180
45 to 49172
50 to 54187
55 to 59123
60 to 64119
65 to 6977
70 to 7479
75 to 7947
80 and over72
Total2,867

Historical population

The population of Itbayat grew from 2,365 in 1960 to 2,867 in 2015, an increase of 502 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a negative growth rate of 0.78%, or a decrease of 121 people, from the previous population of 2,988 in 2010.

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Census datePopulationGrowth rate
2,365
2,7601.52%
2,9781.54%
2,859-0.81%
3,4481.89%
3,129-1.80%
3,6163.15%
3,069-2.24%
2,988-0.97%
2,867-0.78%

Location

The municipal center of Itbayat is situated at approximately 20° 47' North, 121° 50' East, in the island of Itbayat. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 98.8 meters or 323.9 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 Itbayat are Laoag, Batac, Tuguegarao, Tabuk, Vigan, and Ilagan. The nearest municipalities are Basco, Mahatao, Ivana, Uyugan, Sabtang, and Calayan. Its distance from the national capital is 691.72 kilometers (429.81 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

  • Basco, Batanes, 39.43 kilometers (24.50 miles) to the South‑Southeast (S20°E)
  • Mahatao, Batanes, 42.46 kilometers (26.38 miles) to the South‑Southeast (S15°E)
  • Ivana, Batanes, 46.55 kilometers (28.92 miles) to the South (S9°E)
  • Uyugan, Batanes, 49.37 kilometers (30.67 miles) to the South‑Southeast (S12°E)
  • Sabtang, Batanes, 50.31 kilometers (31.26 miles) to the South (S4°E)
  • Calayan, Cagayan, 172.97 kilometers (107.48 miles) to the South‑Southwest (S13°W)

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 691.72 kilometers (429.81 miles) to the South (S8°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 2,867, ranked 1,621 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 32.10 square kilometers, ranked 1,151 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 34 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 1,577 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): -0.78%, ranked 914 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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