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 (2007)2,575.77 km2 (994.51 sq mi)
Population (2015)1,314,826
Density (2015)510 / km2 (1,322 / 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 2,575.77 square kilometers or 994.51 square miles. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 1,314,826. This represented 22.68% of the total population of the Bicol Region, 2.29% of the overall population of the Luzon island group, or 1.30% of the entire population of the Philippines. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 510 inhabitants per square kilometer or 1,322 inhabitants per square mile.

Map

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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NameTypePopulation (2015)Population (2010)Annual Population Growth Rate (2010‑2015)Area (2007), in km2Density (2015), per km2Brgy count
Bacacaymunicipality68,90665,7240.90%122.1356456
Camaligmunicipality66,90463,5850.97%130.9051150
Daragamunicipality126,595115,8041.71%118.641,06754
Guinobatanmunicipality82,36175,9671.55%244.4333744
Jovellarmunicipality17,30816,8990.46%105.4016423
Legazpicity (CC), capital, regional center196,639182,2011.46%153.701,27970
Libonmunicipality75,17271,5270.95%222.7633747
Ligaocity (CC)111,399104,9141.15%246.7545155
Malilipotmunicipality37,78535,5671.16%44.1385618
Malinaomunicipality45,30142,7701.10%107.5042129
Manitomunicipality24,70722,8191.53%107.4023015
Oasmunicipality67,96064,7850.92%263.6125853
Pio Duranmunicipality46,69345,0280.69%133.7034933
Polanguimunicipality88,22182,3071.33%145.3060744
Rapu-Rapumunicipality36,92035,8750.55%155.3023834
Santo Domingomunicipality34,96732,4141.45%51.2268323
Tabacocity (CC)133,868125,0831.30%117.141,14347
Tiwimunicipality53,12050,1631.10%105.7650225
Albay Total1,314,8261,233,4321.22%2,575.77510720

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Albay for the fiscal year of 2016 was 1,539,237,272.78.

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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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Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 126,665
1 to 4115,985
5 to 9150,964
10 to 14152,887
15 to 19142,019
20 to 24114,858
25 to 2993,679
30 to 3485,136
35 to 3980,657
40 to 4470,933
45 to 4966,609
50 to 5456,540
55 to 5947,287
60 to 6438,169
65 to 6928,813
70 to 7418,993
75 to 7912,898
80 and over11,734
Total1,314,826

Historical population

The population of Albay grew from 514,980 in 1960 to 1,314,826 in 2015, an increase of 799,846 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.22%, or an increase of 81,394 people, from the previous population of 1,233,432 in 2010.

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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%

National roads

As of December 2016, the National Roads in Albay as classified by the Department of Public Works and Highways 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

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 1,314,826, ranked 20 out of 81
  • Land area (2007): 994.51 square kilometers, ranked 56 out of 81
  • Population density (2015): 510 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 11 out of 81
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.22%, ranked 51 out of 81

Notes

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