Maluso, Province of Basilan

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupMindanao
RegionAutonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM)
ProvinceBasilan
Barangay count20
Postal code7303
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesSulu Sea
Philippine major island(s)Basilan
Area (2007)168.46 km2 (65.04 sq mi)
Population (2015)40,646
Density (2015)241 / km2 (625 / sq mi)
Coordinates6° 33' North, 121° 52' East (6.5460, 121.8712)
Estimated elevation above sea level3.5 meters (11.5 feet)

Maluso is a coastal municipality in the island province of Basilan.

The municipality has a land area of 168.46 square kilometers or 65.04 square miles which constitutes 5.22% of Basilan's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 40,646. This represented 11.73% of the total population of Basilan province, or 1.07% of the overall population of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 241 inhabitants per square kilometer or 625 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Maluso has 20 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)
Abong‑Abong2.37%96584614.07%2.54%
Batungal2.97%1,20792430.63%5.22%
Calang Canas7.04%2,8621,101159.95%19.95%
Fuente Maluso2.92%1,1851,261-6.03%-1.18%
Guanan North2.65%1,0791,089-0.92%-0.18%
Guanan South3.29%1,3361,20211.15%2.03%
Limbubong2.40%9761,220-20.00%-4.16%
Mahayahay Lower1.46%595671-11.33%-2.26%
Mahayahay Upper3.08%1,2521,11212.59%2.28%
Muslim Area1.25%50944015.68%2.81%
Port Holland Zone I Poblacion9.31%3,7843,17119.33%3.42%
Port Holland Zone II Poblacion6.52%2,6492,4368.74%1.61%
Port Holland Zone III Poblacion11.15%4,5323,41732.63%5.52%
Port Holland Zone IV14.35%5,8343,35573.89%11.11%
Port Holland Zone V5.05%2,0541,44442.24%6.94%
Taberlongan4.56%1,8552,046-9.34%-1.85%
Tamuk2.40%9761,008-3.17%-0.61%
Townsite12.28%4,9934,8203.59%0.67%
Tubigan3.50%1,4241,649-13.64%-2.75%
Upper Garlayan1.42%579591-2.03%-0.39%
Maluso Total40,64633,80320.24%3.57%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Maluso for the fiscal year of 2016 was 87,333,694.47.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200958,897,079.61
201063,394,696.347.64%
201168,821,122.658.56%
201266,807,951.45-2.93%
201361,013,639.09-8.67%
201470,417,252.6515.41%
201579,756,944.6313.26%
201687,333,694.479.50%

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 Maluso is 5 to 9, with 5,605 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 75 to 79, with 139 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1878
1 to 44,513
5 to 95,605
10 to 145,289
15 to 194,907
20 to 243,790
25 to 293,148
30 to 342,657
35 to 392,395
40 to 441,922
45 to 491,737
50 to 541,306
55 to 59903
60 to 64699
65 to 69367
70 to 74215
75 to 79139
80 and over176
Total40,646

Historical population

The population of Maluso grew from 16,869 in 1960 to 40,646 in 2015, an increase of 23,777 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 3.57%, or an increase of 6,843 people, from the previous population of 33,803 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
16,869
15,519-0.81%
12,665-4.00%
17,2876.42%
18,6660.77%
26,8447.04%
31,0543.17%
48,1786.24%
33,803-12.10%
40,6463.57%

Location

The municipal center of Maluso is situated at approximately 6° 33' North, 121° 52' East, in the island of Basilan. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 3.5 meters or 11.5 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 Maluso are Isabela City, Lamitan, Zamboanga City, Pagadian, Tangub, and Cotabato City. The nearest municipalities are Lantawan, Sumisip, Tabuan-Lasa, Ungkaya Pukan, Tipo-Tipo, and Al-Barka. Its distance from the national capital is 895.16 kilometers (556.23 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 895.16 kilometers (556.23 miles) to the North (N6°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 40,646, ranked 669 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 65.04 square kilometers, ranked 671 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 241 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 843 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 3.57%, ranked 1,248 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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