Sabtang, Province of Batanes

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupLuzon
RegionCagayan Valley (Region II)
ProvinceBatanes
Barangay count6
Postal code3904
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesSouth China Sea, Luzon Strait
Philippine major island(s)Sabtang
Area (2007)40.70 km2 (15.71 sq mi)
Population (2015)1,621
Density (2015)40 / km2 (103 / sq mi)
Coordinates20° 20' North, 121° 52' East (20.3324, 121.8735)
Estimated elevation above sea level15.7 meters (51.4 feet)

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

The municipality has a land area of 40.70 square kilometers or 15.71 square miles which constitutes 18.58% of Batanes's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 1,621. This represented 9.40% of the total population of Batanes province, or 0.05% of the overall population of the Cagayan Valley region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 40 inhabitants per square kilometer or 103 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Sabtang has 6 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)
Chavayan9.69%157169-7.10%-1.39%
Malakdang14.44%234245-4.49%-0.87%
Nakanmuan8.76%1421345.97%1.11%
Savidug12.40%2011905.79%1.08%
Sinakan31.40%509552-7.79%-1.53%
Sumnanga23.32%3783478.93%1.64%
Sabtang Total1,6211,637-0.98%-0.19%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Sabtang for the fiscal year of 2016 was 37,353,343.97.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200915,415,889.04
201021,227,831.5437.70%
201122,895,216.347.85%
201222,747,188.90-0.65%
201325,159,090.2410.60%
201429,766,950.8518.31%
201534,179,385.0614.82%
201637,353,343.979.29%

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 Sabtang is 10 to 14, with 158 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 75 to 79, with 29 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 133
1 to 4115
5 to 9155
10 to 14158
15 to 19122
20 to 24104
25 to 29128
30 to 34116
35 to 39111
40 to 44102
45 to 4974
50 to 5478
55 to 5971
60 to 6470
65 to 6957
70 to 7453
75 to 7929
80 and over45
Total1,621

Historical population

The population of Sabtang fell from 1,766 in 1960 to 1,621 in 2015, a decrease of 145 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a negative growth rate of 0.19%, or a decrease of 16 people, from the previous population of 1,637 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
1,766
1,359-2.53%
1,3750.24%
1,4090.49%
1,7372.12%
1,434-3.53%
1,6783.43%
1,465-1.85%
1,6374.12%
1,621-0.19%

Location

The municipal center of Sabtang is situated at approximately 20° 20' North, 121° 52' East, in the island of Sabtang. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 15.7 meters or 51.4 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 Sabtang are Laoag, Batac, Tuguegarao, Tabuk, Vigan, and Ilagan. The nearest municipalities are Ivana, Uyugan, Mahatao, Basco, Itbayat, and Calayan. Its distance from the national capital is 642.52 kilometers (399.24 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

  • Ivana, Batanes, 6.03 kilometers (3.75 miles) to the Northeast (N45°E)
  • Uyugan, Batanes, 7.14 kilometers (4.44 miles) to the East‑Northeast (N74°E)
  • Mahatao, Batanes, 12.07 kilometers (7.50 miles) to the Northeast (N40°E)
  • Basco, Batanes, 16.50 kilometers (10.25 miles) to the Northeast (N37°E)
  • Itbayat, Batanes, 50.31 kilometers (31.26 miles) to the North (N4°W)
  • Calayan, Cagayan, 125.62 kilometers (78.06 miles) to the South‑Southwest (S19°W)

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 642.52 kilometers (399.24 miles) to the South (S9°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 1,621, ranked 1,626 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 15.71 square kilometers, ranked 1,468 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 40 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 1,552 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): -0.19%, ranked 309 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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