Sison, Province of Surigao del Norte

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupMindanao
RegionCaraga (Region XIII)
ProvinceSurigao del Norte
Barangay count12
Postal code8404
Coastal/Landlockedlandlocked
Marine waterbodiesnone (landlocked)
Philippine major island(s)Mindanao
Area (2007)54.70 km2 (21.12 sq mi)
Population (2015)13,155
Density (2015)240 / km2 (623 / sq mi)
Coordinates9° 40' North, 125° 32' East (9.6588, 125.5286)
Estimated elevation above sea level47.3 meters (155.1 feet)

Sison is a landlocked municipality in the coastal province of Surigao del Norte.

The municipality has a land area of 54.70 square kilometers or 21.12 square miles which constitutes 2.77% of Surigao del Norte's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 13,155. This represented 2.71% of the total population of Surigao del Norte province, or 0.51% of the overall population of the Caraga region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 240 inhabitants per square kilometer or 623 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Sison has 12 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)
Biyabid4.20%55245820.52%3.62%
Gacepan2.83%3723564.49%0.84%
Ima2.24%29526411.74%2.14%
Lower Patag7.72%1,0161,0031.30%0.25%
Mabuhay15.61%2,0541,75317.17%3.06%
Mayag7.72%1,01584420.26%3.58%
Poblacion29.32%3,8573,37114.42%2.60%
San Isidro4.88%64256114.44%2.60%
San Pablo10.76%1,4151,09029.82%5.09%
Tagbayani4.76%6265915.92%1.10%
Tinogpahan4.67%61445235.84%6.01%
Upper Patag5.30%6976349.94%1.82%
Sison Total13,15511,37715.63%2.80%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Sison for the fiscal year of 2016 was 50,006,764.79.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200929,027,634.40
201030,472,583.894.98%
201133,478,559.539.86%
201232,575,978.96-2.70%
201336,103,094.1310.83%
201440,309,775.6811.65%
201545,585,619.8313.09%
201650,006,764.799.70%

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 Sison is 5 to 9, with 1,585 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 105 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1276
1 to 41,163
5 to 91,585
10 to 141,531
15 to 191,306
20 to 241,013
25 to 29918
30 to 34892
35 to 39811
40 to 44729
45 to 49631
50 to 54601
55 to 59537
60 to 64423
65 to 69261
70 to 74230
75 to 79143
80 and over105
Total13,155

Historical population

The population of Sison grew from 6,532 in 1960 to 13,155 in 2015, an increase of 6,623 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 2.80%, or an increase of 1,778 people, from the previous population of 11,377 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
6,532
5,377-1.89%
7,3166.37%
7,4000.23%
8,2691.12%
8,8531.29%
10,0462.75%
11,2761.61%
11,3770.33%
13,1552.80%

Location

The municipal center of Sison is situated at approximately 9° 40' North, 125° 32' East, in the island of Mindanao. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 47.3 meters or 155.1 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 Sison are Surigao City, Cabadbaran, Butuan, Maasin, Tandag, and Gingoog. The nearest municipalities are Tagana-an, Placer, Tubod, Bacuag, Mainit, and Malimono. Its distance from the national capital is 736.64 kilometers (457.73 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 736.64 kilometers (457.73 miles) to the Northwest (N42°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 13,155, ranked 1,394 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 21.12 square kilometers, ranked 1,287 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 240 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 801 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 2.80%, ranked 1,411 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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