Pangutaran, Province of Sulu

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupMindanao
RegionAutonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM)
ProvinceSulu
Barangay count16
Postal code7414
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesSulu Sea
Philippine major island(s)Pangutaran
Area (2007)258.10 km2 (99.65 sq mi)
Population (2015)30,613
Density (2015)119 / km2 (307 / sq mi)
Coordinates6° 18' North, 120° 35' East (6.3001, 120.5837)
Estimated elevation above sea level6.4 meters (21.1 feet)

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

The municipality has a land area of 258.10 square kilometers or 99.65 square miles which constitutes 7.51% of Sulu's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 30,613. This represented 3.71% of the total population of Sulu province, or 0.81% of the overall population of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 119 inhabitants per square kilometer or 307 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Pangutaran 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)
Alu Bunah2.52%7707226.65%1.23%
Bangkilay4.93%1,5101,4255.96%1.11%
Kawitan6.63%2,0311,54831.20%5.31%
Kehi Niog6.16%1,8861,8124.08%0.77%
Lantong Babag6.03%1,8461,7883.24%0.61%
Lumah Dapdap8.55%2,6172,5422.95%0.56%
Pandan Niog9.15%2,8002,6615.22%0.97%
Panducan7.65%2,3411,72435.79%6.00%
Panitikan4.86%1,4871,4850.13%0.03%
Patutol3.63%1,11182934.02%5.73%
Se‑ipang4.25%1,3011,3000.08%0.01%
Simbahan15.91%4,8714,8420.60%0.11%
Suang Bunah4.46%1,3641,19514.14%2.55%
Tonggasang3.88%1,1871,1860.08%0.02%
Tubig Nonok5.14%1,5721,5610.70%0.13%
Tubig Sallang6.27%1,9191,8414.24%0.79%
Pangutaran Total30,61328,4617.56%1.40%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Pangutaran for the fiscal year of 2016 was 93,127,122.48.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200953,846,264.81
201057,060,156.645.97%
201161,976,032.348.62%
201260,217,803.66-2.84%
201365,223,808.238.31%
201473,978,473.2113.42%
201584,618,970.1714.38%
201693,127,122.4810.05%

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 Pangutaran is 5 to 9, with 4,729 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 75 to 79, with 27 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1630
1 to 44,567
5 to 94,729
10 to 144,111
15 to 192,987
20 to 242,220
25 to 292,329
30 to 342,206
35 to 392,241
40 to 441,623
45 to 491,196
50 to 54707
55 to 59450
60 to 64282
65 to 69164
70 to 74101
75 to 7927
80 and over43
Total30,613

Historical population

The population of Pangutaran grew from 10,235 in 1960 to 30,613 in 2015, an increase of 20,378 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.40%, or an increase of 2,152 people, from the previous population of 28,461 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
10,235
16,1724.58%
17,8231.97%
19,3111.62%
17,122-1.20%
22,8465.55%
26,2112.99%
29,5711.68%
28,461-1.38%
30,6131.40%

Location

The municipal center of Pangutaran is situated at approximately 6° 18' North, 120° 35' East, in the island of Pangutaran. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 6.4 meters or 21.1 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 Pangutaran are Isabela City, Lamitan, Zamboanga City, Pagadian, Dipolog, and Tangub. The nearest municipalities are Hadji Panglima Tahil, Jolo, Parang, Indanan, Patikul, and Maimbung. Its distance from the national capital is 918.06 kilometers (570.45 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

  • Hadji Panglima Tahil, Sulu, 47.23 kilometers (29.34 miles) to the East‑Southeast (S63°E)
  • Jolo, Sulu, 53.55 kilometers (33.28 miles) to the East‑Southeast (S59°E)
  • Parang, Sulu, 55.68 kilometers (34.60 miles) to the Southeast (S40°E)
  • Indanan, Sulu, 56.06 kilometers (34.83 miles) to the Southeast (S50°E)
  • Patikul, Sulu, 62.46 kilometers (38.81 miles) to the East‑Southeast (S68°E)
  • Maimbung, Sulu, 63.83 kilometers (39.66 miles) to the Southeast (S50°E)

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 918.06 kilometers (570.45 miles) to the North (N3°E)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 30,613, ranked 849 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 99.65 square kilometers, ranked 365 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 119 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 1,200 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.40%, ranked 46 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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