Buenavista, Province of Quezon

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupLuzon
RegionCALABARZON (Region IV‑A)
ProvinceQuezon
Barangay count37
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesRagay Gulf [Sibuyan Sea]
Philippine major island(s)Luzon
Area (2007)161.35 km2 (62.30 sq mi)
Population (2015)30,047
Density (2015)186 / km2 (482 / sq mi)
Coordinates13° 44' North, 122° 28' East (13.7376, 122.4673)
Estimated elevation above sea level9.2 meters (30.3 feet)

Buenavista is a coastal municipality in the province of Quezon.

The municipality has a land area of 161.35 square kilometers or 62.30 square miles which constitutes 1.79% of Quezon's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 30,047. This represented 1.62% of the total population of Quezon province, or 0.21% of the overall population of the CALABARZON region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 186 inhabitants per square kilometer or 482 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Buenavista has 37 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)
Bagong Silang4.98%1,4971,3838.24%1.52%
Batabat Norte1.79%5375183.67%0.69%
Batabat Sur2.76%830841-1.31%-0.25%
Buenavista0.95%2852811.42%0.27%
Bukal6.37%1,9141,8344.36%0.82%
Bulo3.83%1,1501,00814.09%2.54%
Cabong2.62%7887643.14%0.59%
Cadlit5.76%1,7311,5839.35%1.72%
Catulin2.57%77151749.13%7.91%
Cawa2.25%67559313.83%2.50%
De La Paz3.45%1,0381,0370.10%0.02%
Del Rosario2.24%6726306.67%1.24%
Hagonghong5.10%1,5311,4197.89%1.46%
Ibabang Wasay3.03%9118932.02%0.38%
Ilayang Wasay2.21%6636403.59%0.67%
Lilukin4.62%1,3871,3661.54%0.29%
Mabini0.98%294308-4.55%-0.88%
Mabutag2.56%7707640.79%0.15%
Magallanes1.89%567590-3.90%-0.75%
Maligaya3.24%973981-0.82%-0.16%
Manlana1.97%5935635.33%0.99%
Masaya1.59%4784564.82%0.90%
Poblacion6.00%1,8041,8030.06%0.01%
Rizal1.25%37722071.36%10.80%
Sabang Pinamasagan1.11%33429812.08%2.20%
Sabang Piris1.49%448501-10.58%-2.11%
San Diego2.28%684730-6.30%-1.23%
San Isidro Ibaba1.63%4914831.66%0.31%
San Isidro Ilaya1.32%398442-9.95%-1.98%
San Pablo1.71%514535-3.93%-0.76%
San Pedro2.50%750798-6.02%-1.17%
San Vicente4.18%1,2571,2371.62%0.31%
Siain1.31%3933900.77%0.15%
Villa Aurora2.50%7527263.58%0.67%
Villa Batabat2.35%7067020.57%0.11%
Villa Magsaysay1.95%585775-24.52%-5.21%
Villa Veronica1.66%49944412.39%2.25%
Buenavista Total30,04729,0533.42%0.64%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Buenavista for the fiscal year of 2016 was 86,172,665.04.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200946,471,043.26
201049,293,373.386.07%
201152,963,209.507.44%
201251,716,712.35-2.35%
201360,318,726.8016.63%
201468,882,465.3314.20%
201577,634,659.0212.71%
201686,172,665.0411.00%

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 Buenavista is 10 to 14, with 4,168 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 161 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1707
1 to 42,988
5 to 94,122
10 to 144,168
15 to 192,993
20 to 242,190
25 to 292,003
30 to 341,869
35 to 391,878
40 to 441,737
45 to 491,512
50 to 541,176
55 to 59901
60 to 64684
65 to 69464
70 to 74291
75 to 79203
80 and over161
Total30,047

Historical population

The population of Buenavista grew from 6,438 in 1960 to 30,047 in 2015, an increase of 23,609 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 0.64%, or an increase of 994 people, from the previous population of 29,053 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
6,438
12,9877.11%
14,4622.18%
16,2462.35%
20,0602.13%
21,3761.20%
22,8401.43%
24,7981.14%
29,0535.93%
30,0470.64%

Location

The municipal center of Buenavista is situated at approximately 13° 44' North, 122° 28' East, in the island of Luzon. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 9.2 meters or 30.3 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 Buenavista are Naga, Lucena, Tayabas, Iriga, Ligao, and San Pablo. The nearest municipalities are Guinayangan, San Narciso, Catanauan, Mulanay, Del Gallego, and Tagkawayan. Its distance from the national capital is 186.25 kilometers (115.73 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

  • Naga, Camarines Sur, 78.65 kilometers (48.87 miles) to the East (S81°E)
  • Lucena, 94.97 kilometers (59.01 miles) to the West‑Northwest (N77°W)
  • Tayabas, Quezon, 99.88 kilometers (62.06 miles) to the West‑Northwest (N71°W)
  • Iriga, Camarines Sur, 108.12 kilometers (67.19 miles) to the East‑Southeast (S71°E)
  • Ligao, Albay, 128.21 kilometers (79.67 miles) to the East‑Southeast (S65°E)
  • San Pablo, Laguna, 128.77 kilometers (80.01 miles) to the West‑Northwest (N73°W)

Distance from Manila: 186.25 kilometers (115.73 miles) to the West‑Northwest (N59°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 30,047, ranked 878 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 62.30 square kilometers, ranked 660 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 186 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 978 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 0.64%, ranked 1,277 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
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