Magallanes, Province of Sorsogon

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupLuzon
RegionBicol Region (Region V)
ProvinceSorsogon
Barangay count34
Postal code4705
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesSorsogon Bay, Ticao Pass
Philippine major island(s)Luzon
Area (2007)150.09 km2 (57.95 sq mi)
Population (2015)37,038
Density (2015)247 / km2 (639 / sq mi)
Coordinates12° 50' North, 123° 50' East (12.8271, 123.8371)
Estimated elevation above sea level4.8 meters (15.9 feet)

Magallanes is a coastal municipality in the province of Sorsogon.

The municipality has a land area of 150.09 square kilometers or 57.95 square miles which constitutes 7.08% of Sorsogon's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 37,038. This represented 4.67% of the total population of Sorsogon province, or 0.64% of the overall population of the Bicol Region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 247 inhabitants per square kilometer or 639 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Magallanes has 34 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)
Aguada Norte4.09%1,5151,533-1.17%-0.22%
Aguada Sur3.13%1,1591,1421.49%0.28%
Anibong1.33%4934714.67%0.87%
Bacalon1.75%6506037.79%1.44%
Bacolod2.77%1,0279923.53%0.66%
Banacud3.35%1,2401,375-9.82%-1.95%
Behia6.80%2,5182,3367.79%1.44%
Biga3.22%1,1941,1474.10%0.77%
Binisitahan del Norte2.48%9178715.28%0.98%
Binisitahan del Sur1.84%6826475.41%1.01%
Biton5.43%2,0111,9821.46%0.28%
Bulala1.65%61049722.74%3.98%
Busay1.63%60448624.28%4.23%
Caditaan9.30%3,4433,1579.06%1.66%
Cagbolo3.02%1,1201,0476.97%1.29%
Cagtalaba1.50%5575393.34%0.63%
Cawit Extension4.66%1,7271,5918.55%1.57%
Cawit Proper3.20%1,1841,05112.65%2.29%
Ginangra2.11%7817159.23%1.70%
Hubo2.35%8698028.35%1.54%
Incarizan3.74%1,3871,3601.99%0.37%
Lapinig2.05%7616929.97%1.83%
Magsaysay0.71%2622399.62%1.76%
Malbog0.93%343382-10.21%-2.03%
Pantalan3.16%1,1701,249-6.33%-1.24%
Pawik1.72%638660-3.33%-0.64%
Pili3.70%1,3711,3025.30%0.99%
Poblacion1.75%6486175.02%0.94%
Salvacion2.82%1,0441,0410.29%0.05%
Santa Elena3.09%1,1441,0736.62%1.23%
Siuton5.29%1,9591,8287.17%1.33%
Tagas1.30%483511-5.48%-1.07%
Tulatula Norte2.46%9118605.93%1.10%
Tulatula Sur1.66%616645-4.50%-0.87%
Magallanes Total37,03835,4434.50%0.84%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Magallanes for the fiscal year of 2016 was 101,106,151.90.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200956,621,253.00
201060,442,110.516.75%
201165,419,258.628.23%
201263,582,421.23-2.81%
201370,737,059.6911.25%
201479,439,492.1112.30%
201590,232,190.0413.59%
2016101,106,151.9012.05%

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 Magallanes is 10 to 14, with 5,022 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 291 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1851
1 to 43,565
5 to 94,614
10 to 145,022
15 to 194,140
20 to 242,951
25 to 292,405
30 to 342,161
35 to 392,141
40 to 441,984
45 to 491,779
50 to 541,505
55 to 591,204
60 to 64930
65 to 69650
70 to 74516
75 to 79329
80 and over291
Total37,038

Historical population

The population of Magallanes grew from 18,144 in 1960 to 37,038 in 2015, an increase of 18,894 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 0.84%, or an increase of 1,595 people, from the previous population of 35,443 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
18,144
23,8962.73%
23,101-0.68%
25,7652.21%
24,754-0.40%
28,7072.81%
31,3151.88%
34,4181.31%
35,4431.07%
37,0380.84%

Location

The municipal center of Magallanes is situated at approximately 12° 50' North, 123° 50' East, in the island of Luzon. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 4.8 meters or 15.9 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 Magallanes are Sorsogon City, Legazpi, Masbate City, Ligao, Tabaco, and Iriga. The nearest municipalities are Castilla, Juban, Bulan, Casiguran, Pilar, and Irosin. Its distance from the national capital is 365.48 kilometers (227.10 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

  • Castilla, Sorsogon, 14.34 kilometers (8.91 miles) to the North‑Northeast (N18°E)
  • Juban, Sorsogon, 16.69 kilometers (10.37 miles) to the East (N82°E)
  • Bulan, Sorsogon, 18.17 kilometers (11.29 miles) to the South‑Southeast (S14°E)
  • Casiguran, Sorsogon, 19.38 kilometers (12.04 miles) to the East‑Northeast (N75°E)
  • Pilar, Sorsogon, 20.63 kilometers (12.82 miles) to the West‑Northwest (N59°W)
  • Irosin, Sorsogon, 25.46 kilometers (15.82 miles) to the East‑Southeast (S57°E)

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 365.48 kilometers (227.10 miles) to the West‑Northwest (N57°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 37,038, ranked 689 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 57.95 square kilometers, ranked 698 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 247 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 779 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 0.84%, ranked 1,491 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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