Simunul, Province of Tawi-Tawi

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupMindanao
RegionAutonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM)
ProvinceTawi-Tawi
Barangay count15
Postal code7505
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesCelebes Sea
Area (2007)167.25 km2 (64.58 sq mi)
Population (2015)31,223
Density (2015)187 / km2 (483 / sq mi)
Coordinates4° 55' North, 119° 47' East (4.9175, 119.7894)
Estimated elevation above sea level1.9 meters (6.3 feet)

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

The municipality has a land area of 167.25 square kilometers or 64.58 square miles which constitutes 4.61% of Tawi-Tawi's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 31,223. This represented 7.99% of the total population of Tawi-Tawi province, or 0.83% of the overall population of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 187 inhabitants per square kilometer or 483 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Simunul has 15 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)
Bagid2.44%762830-8.19%-1.61%
Bakong8.67%2,7072,794-3.11%-0.60%
Doh‑Tong5.11%1,5961,723-7.37%-1.45%
Luuk Datan6.52%2,0372,594-21.47%-4.50%
Manuk Mangkaw11.66%3,6424,260-14.51%-2.94%
Maruwa3.00%93880216.96%3.03%
Mongkay6.05%1,8901,941-2.63%-0.51%
Pagasinan3.72%1,1631,305-10.88%-2.17%
Panglima Mastul5.28%1,6501,791-7.87%-1.55%
Sukah‑Bulan4.88%1,5251,627-6.27%-1.23%
Tampakan7.86%2,4532,688-8.74%-1.73%
Timundon14.58%4,5515,404-15.78%-3.22%
Tonggosong4.23%1,3211,422-7.10%-1.39%
Tubig Indangan11.09%3,4633,655-5.25%-1.02%
Ubol4.88%1,5251,702-10.40%-2.07%
Simunul Total31,22334,538-9.60%-1.90%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Simunul for the fiscal year of 2016 was 89,723,132.20.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200953,565,903.80
201057,172,970.486.73%
201161,811,440.208.11%
201259,970,455.00-2.98%
201362,639,848.004.45%
201471,050,613.0513.43%
201581,308,097.5014.44%
201689,723,132.2010.35%

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 Simunul is 5 to 9, with 3,626 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 99 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1477
1 to 42,981
5 to 93,626
10 to 143,485
15 to 193,547
20 to 242,996
25 to 292,607
30 to 342,158
35 to 392,274
40 to 441,939
45 to 491,632
50 to 541,169
55 to 59888
60 to 64584
65 to 69407
70 to 74215
75 to 79139
80 and over99
Total31,223

Historical population

The population of Simunul grew from 8,724 in 1960 to 31,223 in 2015, an increase of 22,499 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a negative growth rate of 1.90%, or a decrease of 3,315 people, from the previous population of 34,538 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
8,724
12,1353.28%
20,21810.79%
26,8165.81%
26,491-0.12%
29,2541.88%
31,9621.92%
38,2392.50%
34,538-3.64%
31,223-1.90%

Location

The municipal center of Simunul is situated at approximately 4° 55' North, 119° 47' East, in the island of Simunul. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 1.9 meters or 6.3 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 Simunul are Isabela City, Lamitan, Zamboanga City, Pagadian, Puerto Princesa, and Cotabato City. The nearest municipalities are Bongao, Panglima Sugala, Sibutu, Languyan, Sitangkai, and Sapa-Sapa. Its distance from the national capital is 1,077.85 kilometers (669.75 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 1,077.85 kilometers (669.75 miles) to the North (N7°E)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 31,223, ranked 832 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 64.58 square kilometers, ranked 625 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 187 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 964 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): -1.90%, ranked 804 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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