Sibutu, Province of Tawi-Tawi

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupMindanao
RegionAutonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM)
ProvinceTawi-Tawi
Barangay count16
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesCelebes Sea
Philippine major island(s)Sibutu
Population (2015)30,387
Coordinates4° 51' North, 119° 27' East (4.8452, 119.4553)
Estimated elevation above sea level4.9 meters (16.1 feet)

Sibutu is a coastal municipality in the island province of Tawi-Tawi.

Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 30,387. This represented 7.78% of the total population of Tawi-Tawi province, or 0.80% of the overall population of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao.

Barangays

Sibutu 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)
Ambulong Sapal5.72%1,7391,52214.26%2.57%
Datu Amilhamja Jaafar4.52%1,3721,20613.76%2.49%
Hadji Imam Bidin3.81%1,1582,117-45.30%-10.85%
Hadji Mohtar Sulayman6.77%2,0581,60128.54%4.90%
Hadji Taha5.10%1,5491,25423.52%4.10%
Imam Hadji Mohammad5.02%1,5241,4783.11%0.59%
Ligayan6.46%1,9641,8734.86%0.91%
Nunukan6.99%2,1241,86913.64%2.47%
Sheik Makdum9.05%2,7492,11529.98%5.12%
Sibutu3.02%9191,552-40.79%-9.50%
Talisay5.36%1,6301,5177.45%1.38%
Tandu Banak8.26%2,5092,3267.87%1.45%
Taungoh10.04%3,0502,61016.86%3.01%
Tongehat5.13%1,5591,4338.79%1.62%
Tongsibalo7.29%2,2162,0169.92%1.82%
Ungus‑ungus7.46%2,2672,04310.96%2.00%
Sibutu Total30,38728,5326.50%1.21%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Sibutu for the fiscal year of 2016 was 68,642,701.33.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200943,898,198.00
201046,809,897.186.63%
201150,725,463.008.36%
201249,364,008.56-2.68%
201347,778,084.72-3.21%
201454,145,080.4013.33%
201562,113,422.0014.72%
201668,642,701.3310.51%

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 Sibutu is 5 to 9, with 3,966 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 64 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1751
1 to 43,092
5 to 93,966
10 to 143,462
15 to 193,241
20 to 243,053
25 to 292,663
30 to 342,049
35 to 392,116
40 to 441,624
45 to 491,374
50 to 54994
55 to 59807
60 to 64471
65 to 69386
70 to 74191
75 to 7983
80 and over64
Total30,387

Historical population

The population of Sibutu fell from 35,377 in 2007 to 30,387 in 2015, a decrease of 4,990 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.21%, or an increase of 1,855 people, from the previous population of 28,532 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
35,377
28,532-7.53%
30,3871.21%

Location

The municipal center of Sibutu is situated at approximately 4° 51' North, 119° 27' East, in the island of Sibutu. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 4.9 meters or 16.1 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 Sibutu are Isabela City, Lamitan, Zamboanga City, Puerto Princesa, Pagadian, and Cotabato City. The nearest municipalities are Sitangkai, Simunul, Bongao, Panglima Sugala, Languyan, and Sapa-Sapa. Its distance from the national capital is 1,090.80 kilometers (677.79 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 1,090.80 kilometers (677.79 miles) to the North (N9°E)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 30,387, ranked 855 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.21%, ranked 168 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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