Maimbung, Province of Sulu

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupMindanao
RegionAutonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM)
ProvinceSulu
Barangay count27
Postal code7409
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesSulu Sea
Philippine major island(s)Jolo
Area (2007)77.50 km2 (29.92 sq mi)
Population (2015)37,914
Density (2015)489 / km2 (1,267 / sq mi)
Coordinates5° 56' North, 121° 2' East (5.9309, 121.0269)
Estimated elevation above sea level9.8 meters (32.1 feet)

Maimbung is a coastal municipality in the island province of Sulu.

The municipality has a land area of 77.50 square kilometers or 29.92 square miles which constitutes 2.25% of Sulu's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 37,914. This represented 4.60% of the total population of Sulu province, or 1.00% of the overall population of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 489 inhabitants per square kilometer or 1,267 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Maimbung has 27 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)
Anak Jati1.47%5585207.31%1.35%
Bato Ugis3.26%1,2371,2112.15%0.41%
Bualo Lahi1.38%5255200.96%0.18%
Bualo Lipid5.06%1,9191,52126.17%4.52%
Bulabog1.78%6746297.15%1.32%
Duhol Kabbon1.21%4594296.99%1.30%
Gulangan1.93%7316817.34%1.36%
Ipil1.83%6926467.12%1.32%
Kandang2.01%7617600.13%0.03%
Kapok‑Punggol2.43%9209180.22%0.04%
Kulasi11.53%4,3704,2702.34%0.44%
Labah1.45%5495391.86%0.35%
Lagasan Asibih2.56%9729294.63%0.87%
Lantong2.89%1,0951,0930.18%0.03%
Lapa1.66%6316014.99%0.93%
Laud Kulasi7.15%2,7112,6303.08%0.58%
Laum Maimbung6.16%2,3371,73035.09%5.89%
Lower Tambaking1.10%4163906.67%1.24%
Lunggang1.57%5955674.94%0.92%
Matatal4.76%1,8061,54816.67%2.98%
Patao3.06%1,1621,0906.61%1.23%
Poblacion23.96%9,0861,623459.83%38.81%
Ratag Limbon2.25%8548480.71%0.13%
Tabu‑Bato1.47%5595246.68%1.24%
Tandu Patong2.56%9709680.21%0.04%
Tubig‑Samin2.27%8598234.37%0.82%
Upper Tambaking1.23%4664376.64%1.23%
Maimbung Total37,91428,44533.29%5.62%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Maimbung for the fiscal year of 2016 was 67,368,988.00.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200945,336,037.00
201047,908,846.395.67%
201152,329,511.089.23%
201250,811,319.12-2.90%
201347,392,305.20-6.73%
201453,930,816.2213.80%
201561,289,340.9313.64%
201667,368,988.009.92%

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 Maimbung is 1 to 4, with 5,610 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 81 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1871
1 to 45,610
5 to 95,530
10 to 144,544
15 to 193,659
20 to 242,992
25 to 292,638
30 to 342,708
35 to 392,722
40 to 442,301
45 to 491,629
50 to 54956
55 to 59640
60 to 64381
65 to 69362
70 to 74184
75 to 79106
80 and over81
Total37,914

Historical population

The population of Maimbung grew from 14,302 in 1960 to 37,914 in 2015, an increase of 23,612 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 5.62%, or an increase of 9,469 people, from the previous population of 28,445 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
14,302
15,5570.83%
17,1661.99%
20,0803.18%
17,251-1.51%
21,6924.38%
24,9823.07%
38,0925.99%
28,445-10.08%
37,9145.62%

Location

The municipal center of Maimbung is situated at approximately 5° 56' North, 121° 2' East, in the island of Jolo. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 9.8 meters or 32.1 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 Maimbung are Isabela City, Lamitan, Zamboanga City, Pagadian, Tangub, and Cotabato City. The nearest municipalities are Indanan, Talipao, Parang, Jolo, Pata, and Panglima Estino. Its distance from the national capital is 957.88 kilometers (595.20 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

  • Indanan, Sulu, 7.78 kilometers (4.83 miles) to the Northwest (N53°W)
  • Talipao, Sulu, 10.24 kilometers (6.36 miles) to the East‑Northeast (N61°E)
  • Parang, Sulu, 13.62 kilometers (8.46 miles) to the West (S82°W)
  • Jolo, Sulu, 13.89 kilometers (8.63 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N12°W)
  • Pata, Sulu, 16.14 kilometers (10.03 miles) to the Southeast (S54°E)
  • Panglima Estino, Sulu, 18.95 kilometers (11.78 miles) to the East (N81°E)

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 957.88 kilometers (595.20 miles) to the North (N0°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 37,914, ranked 669 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 29.92 square kilometers, ranked 1,120 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 489 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 360 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 5.62%, ranked 887 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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