Batuan, Province of Masbate

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupLuzon
RegionBicol Region (Region V)
ProvinceMasbate
Barangay count14
Postal code5415
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesTicao Pass, Masbate Pass
Philippine major island(s)Ticao
Area (2007)56.28 km2 (21.73 sq mi)
Population (2015)15,086
Density (2015)268 / km2 (694 / sq mi)
Coordinates12° 25' North, 123° 47' East (12.4211, 123.7815)
Estimated elevation above sea level10.8 meters (35.3 feet)

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

The municipality has a land area of 56.28 square kilometers or 21.73 square miles which constitutes 1.36% of Masbate's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 15,086. This represented 1.69% of the total population of Masbate province, or 0.26% of the overall population of the Bicol Region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 268 inhabitants per square kilometer or 694 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Batuan has 14 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)
Burgos12.27%1,8511,48724.48%4.26%
Cambañez3.14%474475-0.21%-0.04%
Canares8.39%1,2651,2411.93%0.37%
Costa Rica7.07%1,0671,0135.33%0.99%
Danao5.87%88668728.97%4.96%
Gibraltar11.55%1,7421,6128.06%1.49%
Mabuhay2.27%343361-4.99%-0.97%
Matabao3.84%57951213.09%2.37%
Nasandig2.71%4093817.35%1.36%
Panisihan7.58%1,1441,04010.00%1.83%
Poblacion15.20%2,2932,2452.14%0.40%
Rizal6.84%1,03291313.03%2.36%
Royroy8.34%1,2581,1707.52%1.39%
Sawang4.93%74362718.50%3.28%
Batuan Total15,08613,7649.60%1.76%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Batuan for the fiscal year of 2016 was 51,686,651.84.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200928,741,105.37
201030,678,588.966.74%
201133,496,756.589.19%
201232,420,848.49-3.21%
201336,556,648.3412.76%
201441,355,354.7013.13%
201547,139,213.0713.99%
201651,686,651.849.65%

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 Batuan is 10 to 14, with 1,913 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 139 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1382
1 to 41,562
5 to 91,885
10 to 141,913
15 to 191,707
20 to 241,456
25 to 29961
30 to 34757
35 to 39776
40 to 44735
45 to 49725
50 to 54594
55 to 59523
60 to 64331
65 to 69281
70 to 74216
75 to 79143
80 and over139
Total15,086

Historical population

The population of Batuan grew from 8,004 in 1960 to 15,086 in 2015, an increase of 7,082 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.76%, or an increase of 1,322 people, from the previous population of 13,764 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
8,004
9,9392.14%
10,2340.59%
10,4060.33%
10,5250.11%
12,7053.59%
12,038-1.15%
12,5850.61%
13,7643.31%
15,0861.76%

Location

The municipal center of Batuan is situated at approximately 12° 25' North, 123° 47' East, in the island of Ticao. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 10.8 meters or 35.3 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 Batuan are Masbate City, Sorsogon City, Legazpi, Ligao, Calbayog, and Tabaco. The nearest municipalities are San Fernando, Mobo, San Jacinto, Uson, Dimasalang, and Monreal. Its distance from the national capital is 386.77 kilometers (240.33 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

  • Masbate City, Masbate, 18.44 kilometers (11.46 miles) to the West‑Southwest (S72°W)
  • Sorsogon City, Sorsogon, 65.48 kilometers (40.68 miles) to the North‑Northeast (N22°E)
  • Legazpi, Albay, 79.56 kilometers (49.44 miles) to the North (N4°W)
  • Ligao, Albay, 94.51 kilometers (58.73 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N16°W)
  • Calbayog, Samar, 96.76 kilometers (60.12 miles) to the East‑Southeast (S66°E)
  • Tabaco, Albay, 103.93 kilometers (64.58 miles) to the North (N3°W)

Distance from Manila: 386.77 kilometers (240.33 miles) to the Northwest (N51°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 15,086, ranked 1,372 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 21.73 square kilometers, ranked 1,304 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 268 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 737 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.76%, ranked 297 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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