Palauig, Province of Zambales

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupLuzon
RegionCentral Luzon (Region III)
ProvinceZambales
Barangay count19
Postal code2210
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesSouth China Sea
Philippine major island(s)Luzon
Area (2007)310.00 km2 (119.69 sq mi)
Population (2015)34,947
Density (2015)113 / km2 (292 / sq mi)
Coordinates15° 26' North, 119° 55' East (15.4343, 119.9084)
Estimated elevation above sea level10.0 meters (32.8 feet)

Palauig is a coastal municipality in the province of Zambales.

The municipality has a land area of 310.00 square kilometers or 119.69 square miles which constitutes 8.50% of Zambales's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 34,947. This represented 5.91% of the total population of Zambales province, or 0.31% of the overall population of the Central Luzon region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 113 inhabitants per square kilometer or 292 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Palauig has 19 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)
Alwa1.92%67252029.23%5.00%
Bato5.47%1,9121,7638.45%1.56%
Bulawen14.13%4,9394,4949.90%1.81%
Cauyan3.09%1,0811,179-8.31%-1.64%
East Poblacion4.70%1,6411,5436.35%1.18%
Garreta3.92%1,3691,431-4.33%-0.84%
Libaba2.12%740780-5.13%-1.00%
Liozon9.83%3,4353,3711.90%0.36%
Lipay7.75%2,7072,6322.85%0.54%
Locloc4.57%1,5971,5612.31%0.44%
Macarang4.42%1,5451,4417.22%1.34%
Magalawa1.07%37332116.20%2.90%
Pangolingan5.12%1,7911,62410.28%1.88%
Salaza11.81%4,1264,0691.40%0.27%
San Juan3.46%1,2091,1485.31%0.99%
Santo Niño4.98%1,7391,42621.95%3.85%
Santo Tomas3.96%1,3841,514-8.59%-1.69%
Tition4.54%1,5861,38314.68%2.64%
West Poblacion3.15%1,1011,0861.38%0.26%
Palauig Total34,94733,2864.99%0.93%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Palauig for the fiscal year of 2016 was 117,624,050.91.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200957,372,843.01
201066,791,677.6316.42%
201171,855,457.987.58%
201267,030,688.49-6.71%
201380,619,470.2720.27%
201491,298,101.9813.25%
2015104,724,419.9714.71%
2016117,624,050.9112.32%

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 Palauig is 5 to 9, with 3,878 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 373 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1669
1 to 43,025
5 to 93,878
10 to 143,608
15 to 193,461
20 to 242,940
25 to 292,525
30 to 342,368
35 to 392,136
40 to 442,082
45 to 491,957
50 to 541,667
55 to 591,445
60 to 641,050
65 to 69842
70 to 74515
75 to 79406
80 and over373
Total34,947

Historical population

The population of Palauig grew from 10,392 in 1960 to 34,947 in 2015, an increase of 24,555 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 0.93%, or an increase of 1,661 people, from the previous population of 33,286 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
10,392
14,5463.34%
16,3592.39%
17,1760.98%
21,5772.31%
26,7944.14%
29,9832.44%
30,7470.35%
33,2862.93%
34,9470.93%

Location

The municipal center of Palauig is situated at approximately 15° 26' North, 119° 55' East, in the island of Luzon. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 10.0 meters or 32.8 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 Palauig are San Carlos, Tarlac City, Mabalacat, Olongapo, Alaminos, and Angeles. The nearest municipalities are Masinloc, Iba, Botolan, Candelaria, Cabangan, and Santa Cruz. Its distance from the national capital is 148.30 kilometers (92.15 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

  • San Carlos, Pangasinan, 72.11 kilometers (44.81 miles) to the Northeast (N41°E)
  • Tarlac City, Tarlac, 73.32 kilometers (45.56 miles) to the East (N85°E)
  • Mabalacat, Pampanga, 75.14 kilometers (46.69 miles) to the East‑Southeast (S72°E)
  • Olongapo, 77.95 kilometers (48.43 miles) to the South‑Southeast (S31°E)
  • Alaminos, Pangasinan, 80.29 kilometers (49.89 miles) to the North (N5°E)
  • Angeles, 79.92 kilometers (49.66 miles) to the East‑Southeast (S66°E)

Distance from Manila: 148.30 kilometers (92.15 miles) to the Southeast (S51°E)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 34,947, ranked 733 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 119.69 square kilometers, ranked 282 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 113 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 1,223 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 0.93%, ranked 630 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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