Bula, Province of Camarines Sur

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupLuzon
RegionBicol Region (Region V)
ProvinceCamarines Sur
Barangay count33
Postal code4430
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesRagay Gulf [Sibuyan Sea]
Philippine major island(s)Luzon
Area (2007)167.64 km2 (64.73 sq mi)
Population (2015)69,430
Density (2015)414 / km2 (1,073 / sq mi)
Coordinates13° 28' North, 123° 17' East (13.4702, 123.2801)
Estimated elevation above sea level11.8 meters (38.7 feet)

Bula is a coastal municipality in the province of Camarines Sur.

The municipality has a land area of 167.64 square kilometers or 64.73 square miles which constitutes 3.05% of Camarines Sur's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 69,430. This represented 3.56% of the total population of Camarines Sur province, or 1.20% of the overall population of the Bicol Region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 414 inhabitants per square kilometer or 1,073 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Bula has 33 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)
Bagoladio2.26%1,5701,5352.28%0.43%
Bagumbayan3.54%2,4592,669-7.87%-1.55%
Balaogan5.01%3,4793,3892.66%0.50%
Caorasan2.24%1,5531,595-2.63%-0.51%
Casugad5.80%4,0283,8335.09%0.95%
Causip3.68%2,5542,4484.33%0.81%
Fabrica6.98%4,8484,5077.57%1.40%
Inoyonan2.06%1,4301,3615.07%0.95%
Itangon2.60%1,8061,50120.32%3.58%
Kinalabasahan0.87%604653-7.50%-1.47%
La Purisima1.94%1,3491,446-6.71%-1.31%
La Victoria2.12%1,4711,27515.37%2.76%
Lanipga2.40%1,6651,688-1.36%-0.26%
Lubgan3.21%2,2271,84720.57%3.63%
Ombao Heights2.42%1,6801,6462.07%0.39%
Ombao Polpog3.31%2,2982,2780.88%0.17%
Palsong8.59%5,9635,6246.03%1.12%
Panoypoyan2.92%2,0291,9792.53%0.48%
Pawili4.10%2,8462,6198.67%1.60%
Sagrada2.84%1,9731,9123.19%0.60%
Salvacion1.64%1,1361,170-2.91%-0.56%
San Agustin1.81%1,2541,466-14.46%-2.93%
San Francisco1.66%1,1531,177-2.04%-0.39%
San Isidro2.25%1,5621,864-16.20%-3.31%
San Jose3.66%2,5402,5071.32%0.25%
San Miguel3.98%2,7612,921-5.48%-1.07%
San Ramon2.71%1,8801,942-3.19%-0.62%
San Roque3.82%2,6492,667-0.67%-0.13%
San Roque Heights0.98%679762-10.89%-2.17%
Santa Elena3.44%2,3912,3661.06%0.20%
Santo Domingo2.42%1,6781,47213.99%2.53%
Santo Niño1.80%1,2491,1964.43%0.83%
Taisan0.96%666696-4.31%-0.84%
Bula Total69,43068,0112.09%0.39%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Bula for the fiscal year of 2016 was 148,123,781.66.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
2009162,870,023.42
201086,862,536.13-46.67%
201194,684,805.089.01%
201294,278,827.59-0.43%
2013106,177,617.1012.62%
2014119,280,991.8212.34%
2015136,244,373.1014.22%
2016148,123,781.668.72%

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 Bula is 5 to 9, with 9,118 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 514 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 11,713
1 to 47,145
5 to 99,118
10 to 149,013
15 to 197,396
20 to 245,740
25 to 294,747
30 to 344,130
35 to 393,856
40 to 443,293
45 to 493,214
50 to 542,611
55 to 592,239
60 to 641,752
65 to 691,423
70 to 74922
75 to 79604
80 and over514
Total69,430

Historical population

The population of Bula grew from 24,257 in 1960 to 69,430 in 2015, an increase of 45,173 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 0.39%, or an increase of 1,419 people, from the previous population of 68,011 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
24,257
31,5062.59%
36,9043.22%
40,6421.95%
48,2401.73%
54,6502.36%
57,4741.09%
62,0241.06%
68,0113.41%
69,4300.39%

Location

The municipal center of Bula is situated at approximately 13° 28' North, 123° 17' East, in the island of Luzon. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 11.8 meters or 38.7 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 Bula are Iriga, Naga, Ligao, Tabaco, Legazpi, and Sorsogon City. The nearest municipalities are Baao, Pili, Nabua, Ocampo, Minalabac, and Bato. Its distance from the national capital is 277.67 kilometers (172.53 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 277.67 kilometers (172.53 miles) to the West‑Northwest (N63°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 69,430, ranked 319 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 64.73 square kilometers, ranked 673 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 414 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 474 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 0.39%, ranked 649 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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