Biga‑a, Municipality of Palanas, Province of Masbate

Summary data
Typebarangay
Island groupLuzon
RegionBicol Region (Region V)
ProvinceMasbate
MunicipalityPalanas
Postal code5404
Population (2015)540
Philippine major island(s)Masbate
Coordinates12.0992, 123.8915

Biga‑a is a barangay in the municipality of Palanas, in the province of Masbate. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 540. This represented 2.06% of the total population of Palanas.

Demographics

Population by age group

According to the 2015 Census, the age group with the highest population in Biga-a is 10 to 14, with 80 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 75 to 79, with 7 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 113
1 to 449
5 to 973
10 to 1480
15 to 1959
20 to 2442
25 to 2924
30 to 3416
35 to 3924
40 to 4429
45 to 4930
50 to 5425
55 to 5920
60 to 6419
65 to 6912
70 to 748
75 to 797
80 and over10
Total540

Historical population

The population of Biga-a grew from 477 in 1990 to 540 in 2015, an increase of 63 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a negative growth rate of 2.77%, or a decrease of 86 people, from the previous population of 626 in 2010.

Census datePopulationGrowth rate
477
5362.21%
494-1.73%
5461.39%
6265.10%
540-2.77%

Location

Biga‑a is situated at approximately 12.0992, 123.8915, in the island of Masbate. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 349.3 meters or 1,146.0 feet above mean sea level.


Adjacent barangays

Biga‑a 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.