Aroroy, Province of Masbate

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupLuzon
RegionBicol Region (Region V)
ProvinceMasbate
Barangay count41
Postal code5414
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesMasbate Pass, Sibuyan Sea
Philippine major island(s)Masbate
Area (2007)440.30 km2 (170.00 sq mi)
Population (2015)86,168
Density (2015)196 / km2 (507 / sq mi)
Coordinates12° 31' North, 123° 24' East (12.5118, 123.3975)
Estimated elevation above sea level6.3 meters (20.5 feet)

Aroroy is a coastal municipality in the island province of Masbate.

The municipality has a land area of 440.30 square kilometers or 170.00 square miles which constitutes 10.61% of Masbate's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 86,168. This represented 9.66% of the total population of Masbate province, or 1.49% of the overall population of the Bicol Region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 196 inhabitants per square kilometer or 507 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Aroroy has 41 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)
Ambolong4.90%4,2243,77811.81%2.15%
Amoroy0.91%78265319.75%3.49%
Amotag2.46%2,1212,0205.00%0.93%
Bagauma3.06%2,6362,4129.29%1.71%
Balawing0.83%71959920.03%3.54%
Balete1.87%1,6081,43811.82%2.15%
Bangon3.25%2,8042,39117.27%3.08%
Cabangcalan1.40%1,2031,1326.27%1.16%
Cabas‑An1.84%1,5851,4995.74%1.07%
Calanay1.90%1,6391,654-0.91%-0.17%
Capsay2.79%2,4022,06416.38%2.93%
Concepcion1.20%1,03683823.63%4.12%
Dayhagan1.93%1,6651,49511.37%2.07%
Don Pablo Dela Rosa1.71%1,4771,32311.64%2.12%
Gumahang2.31%1,9941,8756.35%1.18%
Jaboyoan2.75%2,3692,14910.24%1.87%
Lanang1.08%93373227.46%4.73%
Luy‑a3.41%2,9372,35324.82%4.31%
Macabug1.26%1,0891,0711.68%0.32%
Malubi1.98%1,7081,34127.37%4.71%
Managanaga1.43%1,2331,03219.48%3.45%
Manamoc1.15%9959366.30%1.17%
Mariposa1.57%1,3521,2428.86%1.63%
Mataba3.18%2,7382,5497.41%1.37%
Matalangtalang2.28%1,9611,68616.31%2.92%
Matongog1.63%1,4051,492-5.83%-1.14%
Nabongsoran1.16%1,0039357.27%1.35%
Pangle1.19%1,02269846.42%7.53%
Panique7.44%6,4115,80610.42%1.91%
Pinanaan1.36%1,1711,05910.58%1.93%
Poblacion4.74%4,0883,69410.67%1.95%
Puro9.44%8,1316,11333.01%5.58%
San Agustin2.16%1,8571,7714.86%0.91%
San Isidro1.57%1,3511,2726.21%1.15%
Sawang1.65%1,4201,464-3.01%-0.58%
Syndicate2.83%2,4392,07217.71%3.15%
Talabaan1.75%1,5051,17627.98%4.81%
Talib1.91%1,6491,5079.42%1.73%
Tigbao3.58%3,0812,74112.40%2.25%
Tinago2.00%1,7201,42820.45%3.61%
Tinigban3.14%2,7052,6492.11%0.40%
Aroroy Total86,16876,13913.17%2.38%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Aroroy for the fiscal year of 2016 was 328,154,098.83.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
2009120,898,127.23
2010148,324,402.8622.69%
2011190,251,871.1128.27%
2012193,754,847.771.84%
2013213,122,012.1210.00%
2014254,996,391.0419.65%
2015305,585,255.7319.84%
2016328,154,098.837.39%

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 Aroroy is 5 to 9, with 12,554 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 411 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 12,337
1 to 410,504
5 to 912,554
10 to 1411,295
15 to 199,496
20 to 247,548
25 to 296,184
30 to 344,967
35 to 394,380
40 to 443,846
45 to 493,508
50 to 542,863
55 to 592,322
60 to 641,614
65 to 691,022
70 to 74778
75 to 79539
80 and over411
Total86,168

Historical population

The population of Aroroy grew from 18,371 in 1960 to 86,168 in 2015, an increase of 67,797 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 2.38%, or an increase of 10,029 people, from the previous population of 76,139 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
18,371
28,6244.43%
30,4571.25%
38,6184.86%
53,0603.23%
55,1100.71%
58,7511.38%
62,6350.89%
76,1397.37%
86,1682.38%

Location

The municipal center of Aroroy is situated at approximately 12° 31' North, 123° 24' East, in the island of Masbate. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 6.3 meters or 20.5 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 Aroroy are Masbate City, Legazpi, Ligao, Sorsogon City, Tabaco, and Iriga. The nearest municipalities are Baleno, Monreal, Mandaon, Mobo, Milagros, and San Jacinto. Its distance from the national capital is 348.37 kilometers (216.47 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

  • Baleno, Masbate, 11.65 kilometers (7.24 miles) to the East‑Southeast (S69°E)
  • Monreal, Masbate, 32.35 kilometers (20.10 miles) to the East‑Northeast (N63°E)
  • Mandaon, Masbate, 33.92 kilometers (21.07 miles) to the South‑Southwest (S21°W)
  • Mobo, Masbate, 34.29 kilometers (21.30 miles) to the Southeast (S56°E)
  • Milagros, Masbate, 34.64 kilometers (21.52 miles) to the South‑Southeast (S20°E)
  • San Jacinto, Masbate, 36.84 kilometers (22.89 miles) to the East (N80°E)

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 348.37 kilometers (216.47 miles) to the Northwest (N48°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 86,168, ranked 206 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 170.00 square kilometers, ranked 178 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 196 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 954 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 2.38%, ranked 423 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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