Bunawan, Province of Agusan del Sur

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupMindanao
RegionCaraga (Region XIII)
ProvinceAgusan del Sur
Barangay count10
Postal code8506
Coastal/Landlockedlandlocked
Marine waterbodiesnone (landlocked)
Philippine major island(s)Mindanao
Area (2007)512.16 km2 (197.75 sq mi)
Population (2015)45,151
Density (2015)88 / km2 (228 / sq mi)
Coordinates8° 11' North, 125° 60' East (8.1781, 125.9935)
Estimated elevation above sea level29.1 meters (95.6 feet)

Bunawan is a municipality in the landlocked province of Agusan del Sur.

The municipality has a land area of 512.16 square kilometers or 197.75 square miles which constitutes 5.13% of Agusan del Sur's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 45,151. This represented 6.44% of the total population of Agusan del Sur province, or 1.74% of the overall population of the Caraga region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 88 inhabitants per square kilometer or 228 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Bunawan has 10 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)
Bunawan Brook11.70%5,2835,0634.35%0.81%
Consuelo21.10%9,5285,86362.51%9.69%
Imelda3.70%1,6721,17941.82%6.88%
Libertad14.58%6,5836,0189.39%1.72%
Mambalili6.66%3,0082,35527.73%4.77%
Nueva Era3.05%1,3751,13920.72%3.65%
Poblacion11.91%5,3794,68314.86%2.67%
San Andres7.39%3,3363,0439.63%1.77%
San Marcos2.68%1,21289635.27%5.92%
San Teodoro17.22%7,7757,2437.35%1.36%
Bunawan Total45,15137,48220.46%3.61%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Bunawan for the fiscal year of 2016 was 198,789,744.40.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
2009101,386,383.49
2010122,483,456.7920.81%
2011153,496,191.7425.32%
2012149,796,052.37-2.41%
2013163,210,320.348.96%
2014177,248,651.518.60%
2015181,563,024.962.43%
2016198,789,744.409.49%

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 Bunawan is 5 to 9, with 5,243 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 215 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 11,164
1 to 44,778
5 to 95,243
10 to 144,645
15 to 194,930
20 to 244,579
25 to 294,088
30 to 343,090
35 to 392,520
40 to 442,348
45 to 492,175
50 to 541,813
55 to 591,417
60 to 64882
65 to 69618
70 to 74388
75 to 79258
80 and over215
Total45,151

Historical population

The population of Bunawan grew from 11,423 in 1960 to 45,151 in 2015, an increase of 33,728 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 3.61%, or an increase of 7,669 people, from the previous population of 37,482 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
11,423
8,646-2.69%
9,6032.13%
12,7195.78%
21,1055.20%
24,6152.92%
26,7041.76%
35,7574.11%
37,4821.73%
45,1513.61%

Location

The municipal center of Bunawan is situated at approximately 8° 11' North, 125° 60' East, in the island of Mindanao. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 29.1 meters or 95.6 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 Bunawan are Bislig, Bayugan, Tagum, Malaybalay, Butuan, and Tandag. The nearest municipalities are Veruela, Loreto, Trento, Santa Josefa, Rosario, and La Paz. Its distance from the national capital is 895.68 kilometers (556.55 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 895.68 kilometers (556.55 miles) to the Northwest (N37°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 45,151, ranked 601 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 197.75 square kilometers, ranked 141 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 88 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 1,377 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 3.61%, ranked 719 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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