Tubajon, Province of Dinagat Islands

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupMindanao
RegionCaraga (Region XIII)
ProvinceDinagat Islands
Barangay count9
Postal code8426
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesSurigao Strait
Philippine major island(s)Dinagat
Area (2007)90.00 km2 (34.75 sq mi)
Population (2015)8,276
Density (2015)92 / km2 (238 / sq mi)
Coordinates10° 19' North, 125° 34' East (10.3219, 125.5589)
Estimated elevation above sea level1.6 meters (5.1 feet)

Tubajon is a coastal municipality in the island province of Dinagat Islands.

The municipality has a land area of 90.00 square kilometers or 34.75 square miles which constitutes 8.68% of Dinagat Islands's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 8,276. This represented 6.51% of the total population of Dinagat Islands province, or 0.32% of the overall population of the Caraga region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 92 inhabitants per square kilometer or 238 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Tubajon has 9 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)
Diaz7.38%6115589.50%1.74%
Imelda9.74%80662928.14%4.83%
Mabini14.55%1,2041,1613.70%0.69%
Malinao23.79%1,9691,36943.83%7.17%
Navarro4.47%3703379.79%1.79%
Roxas4.74%392396-1.01%-0.19%
San Roque5.36%444493-9.94%-1.97%
San Vicente10.09%835977-14.53%-2.95%
Santa Cruz19.88%1,6451,648-0.18%-0.03%
Tubajon Total8,2767,5689.36%1.72%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Tubajon for the fiscal year of 2016 was 85,883,682.96.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200927,680,711.53
201029,268,040.825.73%
201132,622,746.4811.46%
201237,957,444.2716.35%
201341,603,535.009.61%
201451,933,298.5124.83%
201566,815,210.2528.66%
201685,883,682.9628.54%

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 Tubajon is 5 to 9, with 943 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 75 to 79, with 101 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1188
1 to 4815
5 to 9943
10 to 14913
15 to 19812
20 to 24690
25 to 29625
30 to 34495
35 to 39438
40 to 44470
45 to 49455
50 to 54376
55 to 59275
60 to 64236
65 to 69178
70 to 74160
75 to 79101
80 and over106
Total8,276

Historical population

The population of Tubajon grew from 3,660 in 1970 to 8,276 in 2015, an increase of 4,616 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.72%, or an increase of 708 people, from the previous population of 7,568 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
3,660
3,6850.14%
4,4613.89%
5,7832.63%
6,1551.17%
6,8002.16%
7,8151.94%
7,568-1.16%
8,2761.72%

Location

The municipal center of Tubajon is situated at approximately 10° 19' North, 125° 34' East, in the island of Dinagat. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 1.6 meters or 5.1 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 Tubajon are Surigao City, Maasin, Baybay, Tacloban, Ormoc, and Cabadbaran. The nearest municipalities are Loreto, Libjo, Anahawan, Hinundayan, San Jose, and Basilisa. Its distance from the national capital is 686.06 kilometers (426.30 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 686.06 kilometers (426.30 miles) to the Northwest (N46°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 8,276, ranked 1,545 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 34.75 square kilometers, ranked 1,089 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 92 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 1,344 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.72%, ranked 954 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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