Tawi-Tawi

Summary data
Map of the Philippines highlighting Tawi-Tawi
Typeprovince
Island groupMindanao
RegionAutonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM)
Cities0
Municipalities11
Barangays203
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesSulu Sea, Celebes Sea
Area (2007)3,626.55 km2 (1,400.22 sq mi)
Population (2015)390,715
Density (2015)108 / km2 (279 / sq mi)

Tawi‑Tawi is a province in the Philippines situated in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao occupying the Sulu Archipelago and the provinces of Lanao del Sur and Maguindanao in central Mindanao. Its capital is the Municipality of Bongao.

The province has a land area of 3,626.55 square kilometers or 1,400.22 square miles. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 390,715. This represented 10.33% of the total population of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, 1.62% of the overall population of the Mindanao island group, or 0.39% of the entire population of the Philippines. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 108 inhabitants per square kilometer or 279 inhabitants per square mile.

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Tawi-Tawi is bordered, clockwise from the Northeast, by Sulu Sea, and Celebes Sea.

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Local government units

Tawi-Tawi has 11 municipalities. The total number of barangays in the province is 203.

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NameTypePopulation (2015)Population (2010)Annual Population Growth Rate (2010‑2015)Area (2007), in km2Density (2015), per km2Brgy count
Bongaomunicipality, capital100,52779,3624.60%365.9527535
Languyanmunicipality33,49442,690-4.51%581.205820
Mapunmunicipality26,59724,1681.84%181.2914715
Panglima Sugalamunicipality44,18438,7042.55%416.6610617
Sapa-Sapamunicipality30,91728,7811.37%235.6113123
Sibutumunicipality30,38728,5321.21%no datano data16
Simunulmunicipality31,22334,538-1.90%167.2518715
Sitangkaimunicipality33,33430,5141.70%792.00429
South Ubianmunicipality25,93527,741-1.27%272.049531
Tandubasmunicipality29,39027,7481.10%552.055320
Turtle Islandsmunicipality4,7273,7724.39%62.50762
Tawi-Tawi Total390,715366,5501.22%3,626.55108203

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Tawi-Tawi for the fiscal year of 2016 was 814,288,464.59.

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Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
2009513,377,830.41
2010540,271,966.865.24%
2011626,846,385.1616.02%
2012570,957,627.00-8.92%
2013570,916,123.00-0.01%
2014640,019,581.5512.10%
2015732,565,732.6714.46%
2016814,288,464.5911.16%

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 Tawi-Tawi is 5 to 9, with 53,718 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 1,101 individuals.

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Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 18,936
1 to 443,401
5 to 953,718
10 to 1450,232
15 to 1942,852
20 to 2434,588
25 to 2930,882
30 to 3426,238
35 to 3925,686
40 to 4420,814
45 to 4917,305
50 to 5412,799
55 to 598,769
60 to 646,083
65 to 693,882
70 to 742,284
75 to 791,145
80 and over1,101
Total390,715

Historical population

The population of Tawi-Tawi grew from 78,594 in 1960 to 390,715 in 2015, an increase of 312,121 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.22%, or an increase of 24,165 people, from the previous population of 366,550 in 2010.

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Census datePopulationGrowth rate
16,675
44,7996.44%
45,7690.11%
58,5312.56%
78,5942.63%
110,1963.36%
143,4875.44%
194,6516.29%
228,2041.60%
250,7181.78%
322,3175.53%
450,3464.72%
366,550-7.22%
390,7151.22%

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 390,715, ranked 62 out of 81
  • Land area (2007): 1,400.22 square kilometers, ranked 36 out of 81
  • Population density (2015): 108 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 66 out of 81
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.22%, ranked 51 out of 81

Notes

  1. Unless otherwise specified, population count (excluding percentages) and land area figures are derived from the Philippine Statistics Authority.
  2. Maps utilize OpenStreetMap data available under the Open Data Commons Open Database License.
  3. Data on annual regular income is from the Bureau of Local Government Finance, Department of Finance
  4. Data on National Roads is from the Department of Public Works and Highways.
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