Tandubas, Province of Tawi-Tawi

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupMindanao
RegionAutonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM)
ProvinceTawi-Tawi
Barangay count20
Postal code7502
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesCelebes Sea
Philippine major island(s)Tawitawi
Area (2007)552.05 km2 (213.15 sq mi)
Population (2015)29,390
Density (2015)53 / km2 (138 / sq mi)
Coordinates5° 8' North, 120° 21' East (5.1355, 120.3470)
Estimated elevation above sea level0.0 meters (0.0 feet)

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

The municipality has a land area of 552.05 square kilometers or 213.15 square miles which constitutes 15.22% of Tawi-Tawi's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 29,390. This represented 7.52% of the total population of Tawi-Tawi province, or 0.78% of the overall population of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 53 inhabitants per square kilometer or 138 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Tandubas has 20 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)
Baliungan4.49%1,31971384.99%12.43%
Ballak2.57%7547135.75%1.07%
Butun5.45%1,6011,4957.09%1.31%
Himbah9.33%2,7432,801-2.07%-0.40%
Kakoong6.28%1,8471,906-3.10%-0.60%
Kalang‑kalang2.28%670700-4.29%-0.83%
Kepeng4.23%1,2431,2281.22%0.23%
Lahay‑lahay2.66%781807-3.22%-0.62%
Naungan3.32%9771,034-5.51%-1.07%
Salamat2.70%7947801.79%0.34%
Sallangan5.42%1,5931,603-0.62%-0.12%
Sapa7.48%2,1972,242-2.01%-0.39%
Sibakloon3.59%1,0541,058-0.38%-0.07%
Silantup11.04%3,2443,0984.71%0.88%
Tandubato4.63%1,36282664.89%9.99%
Tangngah6.77%1,9911,8646.81%1.26%
Tapian4.42%1,2981,333-2.63%-0.51%
Tapian Sukah3.96%1,16392525.73%4.46%
Taruk3.36%9879672.07%0.39%
Tongbangkaw6.03%1,7721,6557.07%1.31%
Tandubas Total29,39027,7485.92%1.10%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Tandubas for the fiscal year of 2016 was 127,365,178.97.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200977,743,984.00
201080,683,013.573.78%
201187,512,482.378.46%
201285,511,685.98-2.29%
2013103,692,250.4921.26%
2014101,019,525.05-2.58%
2015115,809,852.1214.64%
2016127,365,178.979.98%

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 Tandubas is 5 to 9, with 4,331 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 75 to 79, with 92 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1676
1 to 43,351
5 to 94,331
10 to 143,750
15 to 193,170
20 to 242,635
25 to 292,330
30 to 342,085
35 to 391,960
40 to 441,335
45 to 491,132
50 to 54918
55 to 59616
60 to 64465
65 to 69278
70 to 74163
75 to 7992
80 and over103
Total29,390

Historical population

The population of Tandubas grew from 20,038 in 1960 to 29,390 in 2015, an increase of 9,352 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.10%, or an increase of 1,642 people, from the previous population of 27,748 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
20,038
27,0692.99%
37,4216.71%
19,968-11.80%
19,505-0.23%
20,6461.07%
24,9004.10%
33,0373.98%
27,748-6.15%
29,3901.10%

Location

The municipal center of Tandubas is situated at approximately 5° 8' North, 120° 21' East, in the island of Tandubas. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 0.0 meters or 0.0 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 Tandubas are Isabela City, Lamitan, Zamboanga City, Pagadian, Cotabato City, and Tangub. The nearest municipalities are Sapa-Sapa, South Ubian, Languyan, Panglima Sugala, Bongao, and Simunul. Its distance from the national capital is 1,048.12 kilometers (651.27 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 1,048.12 kilometers (651.27 miles) to the North (N4°E)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 29,390, ranked 886 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 213.15 square kilometers, ranked 112 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 53 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 1,436 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.10%, ranked 1,450 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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