Sorsogon

Summary data
Map of the Philippines highlighting Sorsogon
Typeprovince
Island groupLuzon
RegionBicol Region (Region V)
Cities1
Municipalities14
Barangays541
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesPhilippine Sea, Samar Sea, San Bernardino Strait, Ticao Pass, Burias Pass, Sorsogon Bay
Area (2007)2,119.01 km2 (818.15 sq mi)
Population (2015)792,949
Density (2015)374 / km2 (969 / sq mi)

Sorsogon is a province in the Philippines situated in the Bicol Region occupying the southeastern peninsula of Luzon and the outlying island provinces of Masbate and Catanduanes.. Its capital is the City of Sorsogon.

The province has a land area of 2,119.01 square kilometers or 818.15 square miles. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 792,949. This represented 13.68% of the total population of the Bicol Region, 1.38% of the overall population of the Luzon island group, or 0.79% of the entire population of the Philippines. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 374 inhabitants per square kilometer or 969 inhabitants per square mile.

Map

Sorsogon is bordered, clockwise from the North, by Albay, Albay Gulf, Philippine Sea, San Bernardino Strait, Samar Sea, and the Ticao Pass, the Sorsogon Bay, the Burias Pass.

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Local government units

Sorsogon has 14 municipalities and 1 city. The total number of barangays in the province is 541.

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NameTypePopulation (2015)Population (2010)Annual Population Growth Rate (2010‑2015)Area (2007), in km2Density (2015), per km2Brgy count
Barcelonamunicipality20,99020,3400.60%61.1834325
Bulanmunicipality100,07693,9431.21%196.9650863
Bulusanmunicipality22,88422,0890.68%96.3023824
Casiguranmunicipality32,84230,9951.11%87.1337725
Castillamunicipality57,82752,9031.71%186.2031134
Donsolmunicipality49,71147,5630.84%156.2031851
Gubatmunicipality59,53457,3270.72%134.5144342
Irosinmunicipality56,66251,7771.73%149.8737828
Jubanmunicipality32,32030,3351.21%121.4926625
Magallanesmunicipality37,03835,4430.84%150.0924734
Matnogmunicipality41,10137,6411.69%162.4025340
Pilarmunicipality74,56468,2451.70%248.0030149
Prieto Diazmunicipality22,44220,4781.76%49.0745723
Santa Magdalenamunicipality16,84816,5200.38%43.5038714
Sorsogon Citycity (CC), capital168,110155,1441.54%276.1160964
Sorsogon Total792,949740,7431.31%2,119.01374541

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Sorsogon for the fiscal year of 2016 was 1,254,773,541.02.

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Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
2009628,405,492.22
2010681,781,028.798.49%
2011742,782,660.258.95%
2012722,565,659.27-2.72%
2013813,768,252.3012.62%
2014964,317,054.2618.50%
20151,109,215,834.3315.03%
20161,254,773,541.0213.12%

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  • 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 Sorsogon is 10 to 14, with 96,913 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 7,494 individuals.

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Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 117,098
1 to 473,257
5 to 992,544
10 to 1496,913
15 to 1988,322
20 to 2467,379
25 to 2953,002
30 to 3447,727
35 to 3947,140
40 to 4442,314
45 to 4940,332
50 to 5433,671
55 to 5927,611
60 to 6421,210
65 to 6916,569
70 to 7412,160
75 to 798,206
80 and over7,494
Total792,949

Historical population

The population of Sorsogon grew from 347,771 in 1960 to 792,949 in 2015, an increase of 445,178 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.31%, or an increase of 52,206 people, from the previous population of 740,743 in 2010.

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Census datePopulationGrowth rate
120,495
178,4432.51%
247,6531.65%
291,1381.67%
347,7711.58%
427,0472.03%
446,5020.90%
500,6852.32%
522,9600.44%
591,9272.35%
650,5352.04%
709,6731.21%
740,7431.57%
792,9491.31%

National roads

As of December 2016, the National Roads in Sorsogon as classified by the Department of Public Works and Highways are:

Primary Roads

  • Daang Maharlika (LZ)

Secondary Roads

  • Bulan Seaport Road
  • Gate-Bulan Airport Road
  • Junction Putiao-Pilar-Donsol Road
  • Junction Sorsogon-Bacon-Manito Road
  • Sorsogon Diversion Road

Tertiary Roads

  • Ariman-Casiguran Road
  • Ariman-Junction Bulusan Lake Road
  • Bacon-Sawanga-Prieto Diaz Road
  • Banuang-Gurang-Albay Boundary Road
  • Cumadcad-San Isidro Road
  • Irosin-San Roque-Bulusan Lake Road
  • Juban-Magallanes Road
  • Junction Abuyog-Gubat-Ariman Road
  • Junction Donsol-Banuang Gurang Road
  • Junction Gubat-Prieto Diaz Road

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 792,949, ranked 35 out of 81
  • Land area (2007): 818.15 square kilometers, ranked 62 out of 81
  • Population density (2015): 374 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 14 out of 81
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.31%, ranked 43 out of 81

Notes

  1. Unless otherwise specified, population count (excluding percentages) and land area figures are derived from the Philippine Statistics Authority.
  2. Maps utilize OpenStreetMap data available under the Open Data Commons Open Database License.
  3. Data on annual regular income is from the Bureau of Local Government Finance, Department of Finance
  4. Data on National Roads is from the Department of Public Works and Highways.
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