Pandami, Province of Sulu

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupMindanao
RegionAutonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM)
ProvinceSulu
Barangay count16
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesCelebes Sea
Area (2007)170.89 km2 (65.98 sq mi)
Population (2015)25,885
Density (2015)151 / km2 (392 / sq mi)
Coordinates5° 33' North, 120° 48' East (5.5422, 120.8020)
Estimated elevation above sea level10.3 meters (33.9 feet)

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

The municipality has a land area of 170.89 square kilometers or 65.98 square miles which constitutes 4.97% of Sulu's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 25,885. This represented 3.14% of the total population of Sulu province, or 0.68% of the overall population of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 151 inhabitants per square kilometer or 392 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Pandami has 16 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)
Baligtang4.82%1,2471,2350.97%0.18%
Bud Sibaud4.09%1,0581,0263.12%0.59%
Hambilan15.87%4,1094,0800.71%0.13%
Kabbon4.30%1,1131,0902.11%0.40%
Lahi5.03%1,3021,2791.80%0.34%
Lapak7.48%1,9371,39738.65%6.42%
Laud Sibaud2.65%6856426.70%1.24%
Malanta4.88%1,26484549.59%7.97%
Mamanok2.89%74744169.39%10.56%
North Manubul14.90%3,8572,13280.91%11.95%
Parian Dakula6.72%1,7391,7091.76%0.33%
Sibaud Proper2.93%7597294.12%0.77%
Siganggang9.40%2,4322,3772.31%0.44%
South Manubul2.60%6736375.65%1.05%
Suba‑suba7.68%1,9871,9084.14%0.78%
Tenga Manubul3.77%9769473.06%0.58%
Pandami Total25,88522,47415.18%2.73%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Pandami for the fiscal year of 2016 was 74,609,252.09.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200943,204,010.21
201045,777,981.005.96%
201149,827,818.988.85%
201248,665,359.91-2.33%
201352,490,577.417.86%
201459,398,741.6113.16%
201567,789,602.2014.13%
201674,609,252.0910.06%

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 Pandami is 5 to 9, with 3,662 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 75 to 79, with 48 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1466
1 to 43,455
5 to 93,662
10 to 143,206
15 to 192,734
20 to 242,317
25 to 292,122
30 to 341,796
35 to 391,821
40 to 441,351
45 to 491,099
50 to 54690
55 to 59395
60 to 64333
65 to 69215
70 to 74123
75 to 7948
80 and over52
Total25,885

Historical population

The population of Pandami grew from 17,159 in 1990 to 25,885 in 2015, an increase of 8,726 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 2.73%, or an increase of 3,411 people, from the previous population of 22,474 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
17,159
18,1811.09%
19,9642.03%
23,5272.29%
22,474-1.65%
25,8852.73%

Location

Pandami is situated at approximately 5° 33' North, 120° 48' East, in the island of Lapak. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 10.3 meters or 33.9 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 Pandami are Isabela City, Lamitan, Zamboanga City, Pagadian, Cotabato City, and Tangub. The nearest municipalities are Siasi, Lugus, Tapul, Parang, Maimbung, and Pata. Its distance from the national capital is 1,001.04 kilometers (622.02 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

  • Siasi, Sulu, 1.40 kilometers (0.87 miles) to the East (N85°E)
  • Lugus, Sulu, 17.87 kilometers (11.11 miles) to the North (N6°E)
  • Tapul, Sulu, 20.03 kilometers (12.45 miles) to the North‑Northeast (N26°E)
  • Parang, Sulu, 42.56 kilometers (26.44 miles) to the North‑Northeast (N15°E)
  • Maimbung, Sulu, 49.68 kilometers (30.87 miles) to the North‑Northeast (N30°E)
  • Pata, Sulu, 50.58 kilometers (31.43 miles) to the Northeast (N48°E)

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 1,001.04 kilometers (622.02 miles) to the North (N1°E)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 25,885, ranked 992 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 65.98 square kilometers, ranked 608 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 151 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 1,091 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 2.73%, ranked 1,614 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
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