Alabat, Province of Quezon

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupLuzon
RegionCALABARZON (Region IV‑A)
ProvinceQuezon
Barangay count19
Postal code4333
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesLamon Bay [Philippine Sea]
Philippine major island(s)Alabat
Area (2007)57.61 km2 (22.24 sq mi)
Population (2015)15,630
Density (2015)271 / km2 (703 / sq mi)
Coordinates14° 6' North, 122° 1' East (14.1012, 122.0121)
Estimated elevation above sea level3.0 meters (9.8 feet)

Alabat is a coastal municipality in the province of Quezon.

The municipality has a land area of 57.61 square kilometers or 22.24 square miles which constitutes 0.64% of Quezon's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 15,630. This represented 0.84% of the total population of Quezon province, or 0.11% of the overall population of the CALABARZON region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 271 inhabitants per square kilometer or 703 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Alabat 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)
Angeles5.03%786948-17.09%-3.51%
Bacong3.86%603611-1.31%-0.25%
Balungay2.41%3773653.29%0.62%
Barangay 17.27%1,1371,239-8.23%-1.62%
Barangay 28.71%1,3621,370-0.58%-0.11%
Barangay 313.05%2,0391,9534.40%0.82%
Barangay 49.51%1,4861,4353.55%0.67%
Barangay 56.85%1,0711,231-13.00%-2.62%
Buenavista3.44%538619-13.09%-2.63%
Caglate6.19%9689412.87%0.54%
Camagong7.88%1,2321,2091.90%0.36%
Gordon3.59%5615610.00%0.00%
Pambilan Norte3.60%562706-20.40%-4.25%
Pambilan Sur2.07%3243152.86%0.54%
Villa Esperanza3.97%6216160.81%0.15%
Villa Jesus Este2.21%346390-11.28%-2.25%
Villa Jesus Weste2.07%3243085.19%0.97%
Villa Norte5.05%7897485.48%1.02%
Villa Victoria3.22%504555-9.19%-1.82%
Alabat Total15,63016,120-3.04%-0.59%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Alabat for the fiscal year of 2016 was 63,385,521.45.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200934,587,754.67
201036,059,324.644.25%
201139,401,237.309.27%
201239,589,500.730.48%
201344,152,115.3711.52%
201449,342,831.0511.76%
201556,806,370.6415.13%
201663,385,521.4511.58%

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 Alabat is 10 to 14, with 1,796 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 172 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1287
1 to 41,297
5 to 91,781
10 to 141,796
15 to 191,515
20 to 241,117
25 to 29965
30 to 34929
35 to 39873
40 to 44887
45 to 49860
50 to 54850
55 to 59720
60 to 64594
65 to 69448
70 to 74350
75 to 79189
80 and over172
Total15,630

Historical population

The population of Alabat grew from 8,529 in 1960 to 15,630 in 2015, an increase of 7,101 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a negative growth rate of 0.59%, or a decrease of 490 people, from the previous population of 16,120 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
8,529
9,8301.40%
10,9392.17%
11,3850.80%
11,7850.35%
13,7872.98%
14,2040.64%
14,7890.56%
16,1203.19%
15,630-0.59%

Location

The municipal center of Alabat is situated at approximately 14° 6' North, 122° 1' East, in the island of Alabat. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 3.0 meters or 9.8 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 Alabat are Tayabas, Lucena, San Pablo, Calamba, Tanauan, and Lipa. The nearest municipalities are Perez, Atimonan, Plaridel, Quezon, Gumaca, and Agdangan. Its distance from the national capital is 123.81 kilometers (76.93 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

  • Perez, Quezon, 13.86 kilometers (8.61 miles) to the Northwest (N42°W)
  • Atimonan, Quezon, 14.82 kilometers (9.21 miles) to the Southwest (S41°W)
  • Plaridel, Quezon, 15.99 kilometers (9.93 miles) to the South (S2°E)
  • Quezon, Quezon, 21.36 kilometers (13.27 miles) to the East‑Southeast (S60°E)
  • Gumaca, Quezon, 22.10 kilometers (13.73 miles) to the South‑Southeast (S26°E)
  • Agdangan, Quezon, 27.21 kilometers (16.91 miles) to the South‑Southwest (S23°W)

Nearest cities

  • Tayabas, Quezon, 46.14 kilometers (28.67 miles) to the West (S80°W)
  • Lucena, 46.93 kilometers (29.16 miles) to the West‑Southwest (S67°W)
  • San Pablo, Laguna, 74.23 kilometers (46.12 miles) to the West (S87°W)
  • Calamba, Laguna, 92.38 kilometers (57.40 miles) to the West (N82°W)
  • Tanauan, Batangas, 92.81 kilometers (57.67 miles) to the West (S89°W)
  • Lipa, Batangas, 93.28 kilometers (57.96 miles) to the West (S79°W)

Distance from Manila: 123.81 kilometers (76.93 miles) to the West‑Northwest (N64°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 15,630, ranked 1,333 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 22.24 square kilometers, ranked 1,266 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 271 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 717 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): -0.59%, ranked 1,458 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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