Rajah Buayan, Province of Maguindanao

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupMindanao
RegionAutonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM)
ProvinceMaguindanao
Barangay count11
Postal code9634
Coastal/Landlockedlandlocked
Marine waterbodiesnone (landlocked)
Philippine major island(s)Mindanao
Area (2007)71.98 km2 (27.79 sq mi)
Population (2015)23,652
Density (2015)329 / km2 (851 / sq mi)
Coordinates6° 54' North, 124° 33' East (6.9079, 124.5506)
Estimated elevation above sea level13.7 meters (44.8 feet)

Rajah Buayan is a landlocked municipality in the coastal province of Maguindanao.

The municipality has a land area of 71.98 square kilometers or 27.79 square miles which constitutes 0.74% of Maguindanao's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 23,652. This represented 2.01% of the total population of Maguindanao province, or 0.63% of the overall population of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 329 inhabitants per square kilometer or 851 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Rajah Buayan has 11 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)
Baital10.21%2,4161,34080.30%11.88%
Bakat6.96%1,6461,20137.05%6.19%
Dapantis11.61%2,7471,87046.90%7.60%
Gaunan6.41%1,5171,24821.55%3.79%
Malibpolok8.53%2,0171,07487.80%12.75%
Mileb10.84%2,5652,03026.35%4.55%
Panadtaban10.54%2,4921,49966.24%10.16%
Pidsandawan5.07%1,1992,093-42.71%-10.06%
Sampao6.58%1,5561,968-20.93%-4.37%
Sapakan10.42%2,4641,61352.76%8.40%
Tabungao12.82%3,0331,487103.97%14.54%
Rajah Buayan Total23,65217,42335.75%5.99%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Rajah Buayan for the fiscal year of 2016 was 55,887,205.54.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200937,612,587.72
201039,512,292.095.05%
201142,920,190.298.62%
201242,330,391.32-1.37%
201340,055,016.88-5.38%
201444,855,475.6511.98%
201550,667,862.0012.96%
201655,887,205.5410.30%

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 Rajah Buayan is 5 to 9, with 3,839 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 48 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1809
1 to 43,577
5 to 93,839
10 to 143,045
15 to 192,481
20 to 241,721
25 to 291,768
30 to 341,326
35 to 391,271
40 to 441,135
45 to 49909
50 to 54603
55 to 59466
60 to 64285
65 to 69175
70 to 74125
75 to 7969
80 and over48
Total23,652

Historical population

The population of Rajah Buayan fell from 24,973 in 2007 to 23,652 in 2015, a decrease of 1,321 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 5.99%, or an increase of 6,229 people, from the previous population of 17,423 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
24,973
17,423-12.28%
23,6525.99%

Location

The municipal center of Rajah Buayan is situated at approximately 6° 54' North, 124° 33' East, in the island of Mindanao. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 13.7 meters or 44.8 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 Rajah Buayan are Tacurong, Cotabato City, Koronadal, Kidapawan, Digos, and General Santos. The nearest municipalities are Mamasapano, Sultan sa Barongis, Shariff Saydona Mustapha, Datu Salibo, Shariff Aguak, and Ampatuan. Its distance from the national capital is 935.13 kilometers (581.06 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 935.13 kilometers (581.06 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N24°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 23,652, ranked 1,106 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 27.79 square kilometers, ranked 1,190 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 329 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 579 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 5.99%, ranked 499 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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