Cawayan, Province of Masbate

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupLuzon
RegionBicol Region (Region V)
ProvinceMasbate
Barangay count37
Postal code5409
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesAsid Gulf [Visayan Sea]
Philippine major island(s)Masbate
Area (2007)260.19 km2 (100.46 sq mi)
Population (2015)67,033
Density (2015)258 / km2 (667 / sq mi)
Coordinates11° 56' North, 123° 46' East (11.9284, 123.7689)
Estimated elevation above sea level8.0 meters (26.2 feet)

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

The municipality has a land area of 260.19 square kilometers or 100.46 square miles which constitutes 6.27% of Masbate's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 67,033. This represented 7.51% of the total population of Masbate province, or 1.16% of the overall population of the Bicol Region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 258 inhabitants per square kilometer or 667 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Cawayan has 37 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)
Begia4.16%2,7912,5748.43%1.55%
Cabayugan1.64%1,0981,0593.68%0.69%
Cabungahan2.30%1,5451,5171.85%0.35%
Calapayan1.90%1,2761,283-0.55%-0.10%
Calumpang1.81%1,2131,1892.02%0.38%
Chico Island3.67%2,4622,3385.30%0.99%
Dalipe2.71%1,8141,8060.44%0.08%
Divisoria5.39%3,6133,3388.24%1.52%
Gilotongan6.13%4,1113,32823.53%4.11%
Guiom3.32%2,2271,89717.40%3.10%
Iraya1.41%9471,068-11.33%-2.26%
Itombato1.67%1,1221,142-1.75%-0.34%
Lague‑lague1.43%9618838.83%1.62%
Libertad1.87%1,2511,2232.29%0.43%
Looc3.60%2,4162,540-4.88%-0.95%
Mactan1.46%9801,082-9.43%-1.87%
Madbad2.00%1,3431,21910.17%1.86%
Mahayahay3.81%2,5522,4115.85%1.09%
Maihao2.16%1,4501,4142.55%0.48%
Malbug5.23%3,5082,97817.80%3.17%
Naro4.92%3,3013,0269.09%1.67%
Palobandera1.01%6786366.60%1.23%
Pananawan2.49%1,6681,6222.84%0.53%
Peña Island4.11%2,7582,19925.42%4.41%
Pin‑As1.83%1,2301,286-4.35%-0.84%
Poblacion5.84%3,9153,6696.70%1.24%
Pulot1.35%9028427.13%1.32%
Punta Batsan3.67%2,4572,4460.45%0.09%
R. M. Magbalon1.42%9548936.83%1.27%
Recodo3.11%2,0872,139-2.43%-0.47%
San Jose0.92%6206200.00%0.00%
San Vicente1.90%1,2731,1976.35%1.18%
Taberna2.39%1,5991,44510.66%1.95%
Talisay1.81%1,2131,1852.36%0.45%
Tubog1.84%1,2341,08014.26%2.57%
Tuburan2.21%1,4801,603-7.67%-1.51%
Villahermosa1.47%9849384.90%0.92%
Cawayan Total67,03363,1156.21%1.15%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Cawayan for the fiscal year of 2016 was 148,346,891.97.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200981,183,136.45
201086,075,798.376.03%
201192,971,428.218.01%
201290,569,592.97-2.58%
2013102,152,076.5712.79%
2014118,876,375.7616.37%
2015134,547,989.4213.18%
2016148,346,891.9710.26%

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 Cawayan is 5 to 9, with 9,245 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 405 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 11,652
1 to 47,474
5 to 99,245
10 to 149,035
15 to 196,825
20 to 244,924
25 to 294,408
30 to 343,998
35 to 393,865
40 to 443,462
45 to 493,126
50 to 542,536
55 to 592,057
60 to 641,588
65 to 691,130
70 to 74793
75 to 79510
80 and over405
Total67,033

Historical population

The population of Cawayan grew from 20,104 in 1960 to 67,033 in 2015, an increase of 46,929 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.15%, or an increase of 3,918 people, from the previous population of 63,115 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
20,104
28,7083.55%
27,581-0.80%
31,6962.82%
38,3361.92%
45,8343.40%
52,2562.85%
59,6581.84%
63,1152.07%
67,0331.15%

Location

The municipal center of Cawayan is situated at approximately 11° 56' North, 123° 46' East, in the island of Masbate. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 8.0 meters or 26.2 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 Cawayan are Masbate City, Calbayog, Bogo, Sorsogon City, Roxas City, and Cadiz. The nearest municipalities are Placer, Cataingan, Palanas, Dimasalang, Pio V. Corpuz, and Uson. Its distance from the national capital is 421.99 kilometers (262.21 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 421.99 kilometers (262.21 miles) to the Northwest (N45°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 67,033, ranked 313 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 100.46 square kilometers, ranked 379 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 258 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 768 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.15%, ranked 875 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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