Albay

Summary data
Map of the Philippines highlighting Albay
Typeprovince
Island groupLuzon
RegionBicol Region (Region V)
Cities3
Municipalities15
Barangays720
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesPhilippine Sea, Burias Pass
Area (2013)2,574.91 km2 (994.18 sq mi)
Population (2020)1,374,768
Density (2020)534 / km2 (1,383 / sq mi)

Albay is a province in the Philippines situated in the Bicol Region occupying the southeastern peninsula of Luzon and the outlying island provinces of Masbate and Catanduanes.. Its capital is the City of Legazpi.

The province has a land area of 2,574.91 square kilometers or 994.18 square miles. Its population as determined by the 2020 Census was 1,374,768. This represented 22.60% of the total population of the Bicol Region, 2.21% of the overall population of the Luzon island group, or 1.26% of the entire population of the Philippines. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 534 inhabitants per square kilometer or 1,383 inhabitants per square mile.

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Albay is bordered, clockwise from the North, by Camarines Sur, Lagonoy Gulf, Albay Gulf, Sorsogon, and the Burias Pass.

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Local government units

Albay has 15 municipalities and 3 cities. The total number of barangays in the province is 720.

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Local government units of Albay
NameTypePopulation (2020)Population (2015)Annual Population Growth Rate (2015‑2020)Area (2013), in km2Density (2020), per km2Brgy count
Bacacaymunicipality72,48568,9061.07%122.1359456
Camaligmunicipality72,04266,9041.57%130.9055050
Daragamunicipality133,893126,5951.19%118.641,12954
Guinobatanmunicipality85,78682,3610.86%244.4335144
Jovellarmunicipality17,79517,3080.59%105.4016923
Legazpicity (CC), capital, regional center209,533196,6391.35%161.611,29770
Libonmunicipality75,07375,172-0.03%235.7031947
Ligaocity (CC)118,096111,3991.24%246.7547955
Malilipotmunicipality40,85737,7851.66%44.1392618
Malinaomunicipality47,39545,3010.96%107.5044129
Manitomunicipality26,16224,7071.21%107.4024415
Oasmunicipality66,08467,960-0.59%263.6125153
Pio Duranmunicipality49,07046,6931.05%133.7036733
Polanguimunicipality89,17688,2210.23%123.5972244
Rapu-Rapumunicipality36,15136,920-0.44%155.3023334
Santo Domingomunicipality37,76534,9671.63%51.2273723
Tabacocity (CC)140,961133,8681.09%117.141,20347
Tiwimunicipality56,44453,1201.29%105.7653425
Albay Total1,374,7681,314,8260.94%2,574.91534720

Economy

The annual regular revenue of Albay for the fiscal year of 2016 was 1,539,237,272.78.

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Annual regular income of Albay (2009‑2016)
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
2009895,246,905.36
20101,006,922,916.3712.47%
20111,023,327,724.271.63%
2012964,272,142.63-5.77%
20131,061,919,637.0510.13%
20141,199,480,767.5712.95%
20151,386,978,506.2715.63%
20161,539,237,272.7810.98%

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  • 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 Albay is 10 to 14, with 152,887 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 11,734 individuals.

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Population of Albay by age group (2015 census)
Age groupPopulation (2015)Age group percentage
Under 126,6652.03%
1 to 4115,9858.82%
5 to 9150,96411.48%
10 to 14152,88711.63%
15 to 19142,01910.80%
20 to 24114,8588.74%
25 to 2993,6797.12%
30 to 3485,1366.48%
35 to 3980,6576.13%
40 to 4470,9335.39%
45 to 4966,6095.07%
50 to 5456,5404.30%
55 to 5947,2873.60%
60 to 6438,1692.90%
65 to 6928,8132.19%
70 to 7418,9931.44%
75 to 7912,8980.98%
80 and over11,7340.89%
Total1,314,826100.00%
  • Youth Dependency Ratio: 56.1
  • Old Age Dependency Ratio: 9.1
  • Total Dependency Ratio: 65.2
  • Median Age: 23.00

Historical population

The population of Albay grew from 200,916 in 1903 to 1,374,768 in 2020, an increase of 1,173,852 people over the course of 117 years. The latest census figures in 2020 denote a positive growth rate of 0.94%, or an increase of 59,942 people, from the previous population of 1,314,826 in 2015.

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Population of Albay (1903‑2020)
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
200,916
259,7041.63%
333,9201.26%
394,6941.73%
514,9802.37%
673,9812.67%
728,8271.58%
809,1772.11%
903,7851.11%
1,005,3152.01%
1,090,9071.77%
1,187,1851.17%
1,233,4321.40%
1,314,8261.22%
1,374,7680.94%

The total number of registered voters or electorate in Albay for the year 2019 was 840,500.

National roads

As of December 2016, the National Roads in Albay are:

Primary Roads

  • Daang Maharlika (LZ)

Secondary Roads

  • Albay West Coast Road
  • Banquerohan-Bariis-Sogoy-Sorsogon Boundary Road
  • Camp Bagong Ibalong Road
  • Daang Maharlika Junction-Legazpi-Santo Domingo-Tabaco-Camarines Sur Boundary Road
  • Lakandula Drive
  • Legazpi Access Road
  • Legazpi Airport Road
  • Legazpi City-Punta de Jesus Road
  • Ligao-Pio Duran Road
  • Ligao-Tabaco Road
  • Matacon-Libon-Polangui Junction Road
  • Quezon Avenue-Wharf Road
  • Tabaco Wharf Road

Tertiary Roads

  • Comun-Inarado-Pe├▒afrancia Road
  • Elizondo Street
  • Guinobatan Poblacion Road
  • Lakandula Drive Portion
  • Libon-Bacolod-San Vicente-Marocmoc-Buga Road
  • Ligao-Poblacion Road
  • Malinao Poblacion Road
  • Mount Mayon Park Road
  • Oas Poblacion Road
  • Polangui Poblacion Road
  • Quezon Avenue-Wharf Road
  • Rizal Avenue
  • San Antonio Betts Street
  • Santo Domingo Poblacion Road
  • Santo Domingo-Buhatan-Cagraray Circumferential Road

Notes

  1. Unless otherwise specified, population count (excluding percentages) and land area figures are derived from the Philippine Statistics Authority.
  2. Data on registered voters is from the Commission on Elections.
  3. Maps utilize OpenStreetMap data available under the Open Data Commons Open Database License.
  4. Data on National Roads is from the Department of Public Works and Highways.
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