Gubat, Province of Sorsogon

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupLuzon
RegionBicol Region (Region V)
ProvinceSorsogon
Barangay count42
Postal code4710
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesPhilippine Sea
Philippine major island(s)Luzon
Area (2007)134.51 km2 (51.93 sq mi)
Population (2015)59,534
Density (2015)443 / km2 (1,146 / sq mi)
Coordinates12° 55' North, 124° 7' East (12.9178, 124.1241)
Estimated elevation above sea level8.0 meters (26.2 feet)

Gubat is a coastal municipality in the province of Sorsogon.

The municipality has a land area of 134.51 square kilometers or 51.93 square miles which constitutes 6.35% of Sorsogon's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 59,534. This represented 7.51% of the total population of Sorsogon province, or 1.03% of the overall population of the Bicol Region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 443 inhabitants per square kilometer or 1,146 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Gubat has 42 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)
Ariman2.78%1,6571,5209.01%1.66%
Bagacay5.59%3,3283,2303.03%0.57%
Balud del Norte3.29%1,9611,9033.05%0.57%
Balud del Sur2.00%1,1921,1741.53%0.29%
Benguet0.91%543669-18.83%-3.90%
Bentuco2.82%1,6761,51310.77%1.97%
Beriran1.69%1,0079881.92%0.36%
Buenavista1.67%9979673.10%0.58%
Bulacao3.40%2,0241,8827.55%1.39%
Cabigaan1.87%1,11694617.97%3.20%
Cabiguhan1.30%771839-8.10%-1.60%
Carriedo3.77%2,2442,0986.96%1.29%
Casili1.85%1,1011,132-2.74%-0.53%
Cogon3.84%2,2892,04611.88%2.16%
Cota na Daco2.87%1,7071,50913.12%2.38%
Dita0.82%48843312.70%2.30%
Jupi1.84%1,0951,0563.69%0.69%
Lapinig0.81%4854595.66%1.05%
Luna‑Candol3.96%2,3562,717-13.29%-2.68%
Manapao1.63%9689195.33%0.99%
Manook2.35%1,4011,3493.85%0.72%
Naagtan1.64%9751,006-3.08%-0.59%
Nato1.90%1,1291,0646.11%1.14%
Nazareno0.88%5224955.45%1.02%
Ogao2.23%1,3271,3012.00%0.38%
Paco2.61%1,5521,4149.76%1.79%
Panganiban3.71%2,2112,0875.94%1.10%
Paradijon2.18%1,2951,2751.57%0.30%
Patag1.00%593613-3.26%-0.63%
Payawin2.71%1,6111,5096.76%1.25%
Pinontingan2.12%1,2651,430-11.54%-2.31%
Rizal4.52%2,6902,6800.37%0.07%
San Ignacio3.77%2,2442,2350.40%0.08%
Sangat1.40%83275310.49%1.92%
Santa Ana3.38%2,0151,55729.42%5.03%
Tabi2.82%1,6811,6034.87%0.91%
Tagaytay1.73%1,0319864.56%0.85%
Tigkiw1.71%1,0191,113-8.45%-1.67%
Tiris3.45%2,0531,84111.52%2.10%
Togawe2.12%1,2651,1569.43%1.73%
Union2.00%1,1931,248-4.41%-0.85%
Villareal1.05%6256122.12%0.40%
Gubat Total59,53457,3273.85%0.72%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Gubat for the fiscal year of 2016 was 128,908,204.74.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200975,467,153.25
201082,437,370.319.24%
201187,183,305.635.76%
201286,718,852.14-0.53%
201395,297,832.139.89%
2014105,990,889.4411.22%
2015116,777,000.6210.18%
2016128,908,204.7410.39%

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 Gubat is 10 to 14, with 6,873 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 75 to 79, with 876 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 11,098
1 to 44,765
5 to 96,371
10 to 146,873
15 to 196,451
20 to 244,871
25 to 293,720
30 to 343,371
35 to 393,485
40 to 443,175
45 to 493,434
50 to 542,848
55 to 592,469
60 to 641,989
65 to 691,657
70 to 741,202
75 to 79876
80 and over879
Total59,534

Historical population

The population of Gubat grew from 31,028 in 1960 to 59,534 in 2015, an increase of 28,506 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 0.72%, or an increase of 2,207 people, from the previous population of 57,327 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
31,028
38,4122.11%
38,5040.05%
43,8662.64%
43,296-0.13%
49,7162.62%
52,7071.26%
55,5010.71%
57,3271.19%
59,5340.72%

Location

The municipal center of Gubat is situated at approximately 12° 55' North, 124° 7' East, in the island of Luzon. 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 Gubat are Sorsogon City, Legazpi, Tabaco, Ligao, Masbate City, and Iriga. The nearest municipalities are Barcelona, Casiguran, Prieto Diaz, Juban, Bulusan, and Irosin. Its distance from the national capital is 387.13 kilometers (240.55 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 387.13 kilometers (240.55 miles) to the West‑Northwest (N61°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 59,534, ranked 358 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 51.93 square kilometers, ranked 764 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 443 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 412 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 0.72%, ranked 492 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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