South Ubian, Province of Tawi-Tawi

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupMindanao
RegionAutonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM)
ProvinceTawi-Tawi
Barangay count31
Postal code7504
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesCelebes Sea
Area (2007)272.04 km2 (105.04 sq mi)
Population (2015)25,935
Density (2015)95 / km2 (247 / sq mi)
Coordinates5° 11' North, 120° 30' East (5.1874, 120.4955)
Estimated elevation above sea level6.9 meters (22.7 feet)

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

The municipality has a land area of 272.04 square kilometers or 105.04 square miles which constitutes 7.50% of Tawi-Tawi's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 25,935. This represented 6.64% of the total population of Tawi-Tawi province, or 0.69% of the overall population of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 95 inhabitants per square kilometer or 247 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

South Ubian has 31 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)
Babagan2.70%699770-9.22%-1.83%
Bengkol2.91%756820-7.80%-1.54%
Bintawlan4.51%1,1691,248-6.33%-1.24%
Bohe3.36%872928-6.03%-1.18%
Bubuan2.05%531558-4.84%-0.94%
Bunay Bunay Center2.85%740763-3.01%-0.58%
Bunay Bunay Lookan5.29%1,3721,442-4.85%-0.94%
Bunay Bunay Tong2.76%717737-2.71%-0.52%
East Talisay2.76%717742-3.37%-0.65%
Lahad Dampong5.30%1,3751,479-7.03%-1.38%
Laitan2.91%756778-2.83%-0.54%
Lambi‑lambian3.55%9201,007-8.64%-1.71%
Laud2.76%717753-4.78%-0.93%
Likud Dampong2.07%537589-8.83%-1.74%
Likud Tabawan4.13%1,0721,104-2.90%-0.56%
Nunuk3.24%841879-4.32%-0.84%
Nusa2.66%690783-11.88%-2.38%
Nusa‑nusa1.41%365385-5.19%-1.01%
Pampang2.73%709753-5.84%-1.14%
Putat1.36%352369-4.61%-0.89%
Sollogan4.67%1,2101,316-8.05%-1.59%
Talisay2.77%718786-8.65%-1.71%
Tampakan Dampong3.55%9201,012-9.09%-1.80%
Tangngah2.86%741812-8.74%-1.73%
Tinda‑tindahan3.58%9291,034-10.15%-2.02%
Tong Tampakan3.44%891983-9.36%-1.85%
Tubig Dayang4.18%1,0831,155-6.23%-1.22%
Tubig Dayang Center3.61%9371,028-8.85%-1.75%
Tubig Dayang Riverside3.72%9661,065-9.30%-1.84%
Tukkai3.92%1,0179813.67%0.69%
Unas‑unas2.38%616682-9.68%-1.92%
South Ubian Total25,93527,741-6.51%-1.27%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of South Ubian for the fiscal year of 2016 was 93,727,681.28.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200956,452,602.40
201060,579,812.187.31%
201165,611,094.568.31%
201263,941,253.42-2.55%
201365,191,340.011.96%
201474,552,155.1914.36%
201584,929,248.2313.92%
201693,727,681.2810.36%

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 South Ubian is 5 to 9, with 3,571 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 89 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1650
1 to 42,991
5 to 93,571
10 to 143,029
15 to 192,515
20 to 242,117
25 to 291,969
30 to 341,787
35 to 391,995
40 to 441,433
45 to 491,226
50 to 54881
55 to 59652
60 to 64446
65 to 69279
70 to 74198
75 to 79107
80 and over89
Total25,935

Historical population

The population of South Ubian grew from 11,308 in 1960 to 25,935 in 2015, an increase of 14,627 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a negative growth rate of 1.27%, or a decrease of 1,806 people, from the previous population of 27,741 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
11,308
12,7491.18%
16,2414.98%
17,3561.34%
19,1911.01%
20,1800.95%
27,3016.69%
32,9862.64%
27,741-6.11%
25,935-1.27%

Location

The municipal center of South Ubian is situated at approximately 5° 11' North, 120° 30' East, in the island of South Ubian. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 6.9 meters or 22.7 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 South Ubian are Isabela City, Lamitan, Zamboanga City, Pagadian, Cotabato City, and Tangub. The nearest municipalities are Tandubas, Sapa-Sapa, Languyan, Pandami, Siasi, and Lugus. Its distance from the national capital is 1,041.43 kilometers (647.12 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

  • Tandubas, Tawi-Tawi, 17.44 kilometers (10.83 miles) to the West‑Southwest (S71°W)
  • Sapa-Sapa, Tawi-Tawi, 27.03 kilometers (16.79 miles) to the West‑Southwest (S66°W)
  • Languyan, Tawi-Tawi, 47.17 kilometers (29.31 miles) to the West (N79°W)
  • Pandami, Sulu, 51.90 kilometers (32.25 miles) to the Northeast (N41°E)
  • Siasi, Sulu, 52.91 kilometers (32.88 miles) to the Northeast (N42°E)
  • Lugus, Sulu, 67.36 kilometers (41.86 miles) to the North‑Northeast (N32°E)

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 1,041.43 kilometers (647.12 miles) to the North (N3°E)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 25,935, ranked 988 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 105.04 square kilometers, ranked 347 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 95 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 1,279 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): -1.27%, ranked 835 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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