Pata, Province of Sulu

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupMindanao
RegionAutonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM)
ProvinceSulu
Barangay count14
Postal code7405
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesCelebes Sea
Philippine major island(s)Pata
Area (2007)116.99 km2 (45.17 sq mi)
Population (2015)22,163
Density (2015)189 / km2 (491 / sq mi)
Coordinates5° 51' North, 121° 9' East (5.8447, 121.1445)
Estimated elevation above sea level23.0 meters (75.5 feet)

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

The municipality has a land area of 116.99 square kilometers or 45.17 square miles which constitutes 3.40% of Sulu's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 22,163. This represented 2.69% of the total population of Sulu province, or 0.59% of the overall population of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 189 inhabitants per square kilometer or 491 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Pata has 14 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)
Andalan3.31%7346896.53%1.21%
Daungdong8.09%1,7931,50419.22%3.40%
Kamawi4.57%1,01355981.22%11.99%
Kanjarang6.19%1,37189952.50%8.37%
Kayawan6.79%1,5041,09537.35%6.23%
Kiput6.43%1,4251,3376.58%1.22%
Likud5.15%1,1421,02111.85%2.16%
Luuk‑tulay6.06%1,34287653.20%8.46%
Niog‑niog5.00%1,10957891.87%13.21%
Patian3.24%7176736.54%1.21%
Pisak‑pisak8.55%1,89595299.05%14.01%
Saimbangon19.84%4,3981,849137.86%17.94%
Sangkap8.13%1,8011,23645.71%7.43%
Timuddas8.66%1,9191,65016.30%2.92%
Pata Total22,16314,91848.57%7.83%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Pata for the fiscal year of 2016 was 51,317,464.56.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200933,095,036.94
201035,125,853.256.14%
201138,139,227.088.58%
201236,840,516.78-3.41%
201336,038,792.56-2.18%
201440,766,487.0013.12%
201546,667,615.4814.48%
201651,317,464.569.96%

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 Pata is 10 to 14, with 3,570 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 9 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1287
1 to 42,442
5 to 93,562
10 to 143,570
15 to 192,864
20 to 241,715
25 to 291,285
30 to 341,379
35 to 391,538
40 to 441,187
45 to 49881
50 to 54568
55 to 59353
60 to 64225
65 to 69158
70 to 7490
75 to 7950
80 and over9
Total22,163

Historical population

The population of Pata grew from 6,657 in 1960 to 22,163 in 2015, an increase of 15,506 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 7.83%, or an increase of 7,245 people, from the previous population of 14,918 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
6,657
8,0771.91%
4,379-11.56%
7,21310.49%
9,2442.51%
10,0651.61%
11,7913.45%
20,0957.63%
14,918-10.28%
22,1637.83%

Location

Pata is situated at approximately 5° 51' North, 121° 9' East, in the island of Pata. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 23.0 meters or 75.5 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 Pata are Isabela City, Lamitan, Zamboanga City, Pagadian, Cotabato City, and Tangub. The nearest municipalities are Panglima Estino, Kalingalan Caluang, Talipao, Maimbung, Old Panamao, and Luuk. Its distance from the national capital is 967.56 kilometers (601.22 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

  • Panglima Estino, Sulu, 13.66 kilometers (8.49 miles) to the North‑Northeast (N25°E)
  • Kalingalan Caluang, Sulu, 13.87 kilometers (8.62 miles) to the East‑Northeast (N72°E)
  • Talipao, Sulu, 15.01 kilometers (9.33 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N16°W)
  • Maimbung, Sulu, 16.14 kilometers (10.03 miles) to the Northwest (N54°W)
  • Old Panamao, Sulu, 17.03 kilometers (10.58 miles) to the North‑Northeast (N27°E)
  • Luuk, Sulu, 23.09 kilometers (14.35 miles) to the Northeast (N54°E)

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 967.56 kilometers (601.22 miles) to the North (N1°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 22,163, ranked 1,135 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 45.17 square kilometers, ranked 865 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 189 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 958 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 7.83%, ranked 553 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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