Candelaria, Province of Zambales

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupLuzon
RegionCentral Luzon (Region III)
ProvinceZambales
Barangay count16
Postal code2212
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesSouth China Sea
Philippine major island(s)Luzon
Area (2007)333.59 km2 (128.80 sq mi)
Population (2015)27,174
Density (2015)81 / km2 (211 / sq mi)
Coordinates15° 38' North, 119° 56' East (15.6271, 119.9291)
Estimated elevation above sea level11.3 meters (36.9 feet)

Candelaria is a coastal municipality in the province of Zambales.

The municipality has a land area of 333.59 square kilometers or 128.80 square miles which constitutes 9.15% of Zambales's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 27,174. This represented 4.60% of the total population of Zambales province, or 0.24% of the overall population of the Central Luzon region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 81 inhabitants per square kilometer or 211 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Candelaria has 16 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)
Babancal6.51%1,7691,6705.93%1.10%
Binabalian7.18%1,9511,8505.46%1.02%
Catol4.95%1,3441,21810.34%1.89%
Dampay3.41%9278953.58%0.67%
Lauis6.97%1,8941,8870.37%0.07%
Libertador5.00%1,3601,09823.86%4.16%
Malabon9.67%2,6272,5742.06%0.39%
Malimanga4.22%1,14898716.31%2.92%
Pamibian4.84%1,3161,09819.85%3.51%
Panayonan3.93%1,06794113.39%2.42%
Pinagrealan4.35%1,18393726.25%4.54%
Poblacion4.02%1,0931,0920.09%0.02%
Sinabacan13.11%3,5633,5330.85%0.16%
Taposo4.00%1,08898910.01%1.83%
Uacon12.77%3,4712,94217.98%3.20%
Yamot5.05%1,3731,3094.89%0.91%
Candelaria Total27,17425,0208.61%1.58%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Candelaria for the fiscal year of 2016 was 111,355,191.48.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200947,878,777.83
201066,586,392.3739.07%
201172,290,830.318.57%
201268,495,441.87-5.25%
201377,935,305.3313.78%
201489,974,114.9715.45%
2015104,448,996.0516.09%
2016111,355,191.486.61%

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 Candelaria is 5 to 9, with 3,007 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 75 to 79, with 316 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1545
1 to 42,465
5 to 93,007
10 to 142,832
15 to 192,492
20 to 242,043
25 to 291,950
30 to 341,893
35 to 391,704
40 to 441,517
45 to 491,473
50 to 541,277
55 to 591,172
60 to 64934
65 to 69788
70 to 74390
75 to 79316
80 and over376
Total27,174

Historical population

The population of Candelaria grew from 9,799 in 1960 to 27,174 in 2015, an increase of 17,375 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.58%, or an increase of 2,154 people, from the previous population of 25,020 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
9,799
12,3762.31%
14,6303.41%
15,6861.40%
18,5391.69%
20,2011.62%
23,3993.20%
24,2430.49%
25,0201.15%
27,1741.58%

Location

The municipal center of Candelaria is situated at approximately 15° 38' North, 119° 56' East, in the island of Luzon. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 11.3 meters or 36.9 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 Candelaria are San Carlos, Alaminos, Dagupan, Tarlac City, Urdaneta, and Mabalacat. The nearest municipalities are Masinloc, Santa Cruz, Palauig, Infanta, Iba, and Botolan. Its distance from the national capital is 160.97 kilometers (100.02 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 160.97 kilometers (100.02 miles) to the Southeast (S45°E)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 27,174, ranked 946 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 128.80 square kilometers, ranked 252 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 81 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 1,330 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.58%, ranked 581 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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