Tonga, Municipality of Balud, Province of Masbate

Summary data
Typebarangay
Island groupLuzon
RegionBicol Region (Region V)
ProvinceMasbate
MunicipalityBalud
Postal code5412
Population (2015)927
Philippine major island(s)Masbate
Coordinates12.0898, 123.2648

Tonga is a barangay in the municipality of Balud, in the province of Masbate. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 927. This represented 2.43% of the total population of Balud.

Demographics

Population by age group

According to the 2015 Census, the age group with the highest population in Tonga is 10 to 14, with 121 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 75 to 79, with 8 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 115
1 to 4113
5 to 9107
10 to 14121
15 to 19112
20 to 2494
25 to 2955
30 to 3449
35 to 3942
40 to 4447
45 to 4945
50 to 5437
55 to 5923
60 to 6427
65 to 6912
70 to 7410
75 to 798
80 and over10
Total927

Historical population

The population of Tonga grew from 398 in 1990 to 927 in 2015, an increase of 529 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 3.98%, or an increase of 172 people, from the previous population of 755 in 2010.

Census datePopulationGrowth rate
398
4080.47%
69111.96%
6950.08%
7553.06%
9273.98%

Location

Tonga is situated at approximately 12.0898, 123.2648, in the island of Masbate. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 48.9 meters or 160.4 feet above mean sea level.


Adjacent barangays

Tonga shares a common border with the following barangay(s):

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Notes

  1. Data on population is from the Philippine Statistics Authority.
  2. Postal code information is from the Philippine Postal Corporation.