Barobo, Province of Surigao del Sur

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupMindanao
RegionCaraga (Region XIII)
ProvinceSurigao del Sur
Barangay count21
Postal code8309
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesPhilippine Sea
Philippine major island(s)Mindanao
Area (2007)242.50 km2 (93.63 sq mi)
Population (2015)49,730
Density (2015)205 / km2 (531 / sq mi)
Coordinates8° 32' North, 126° 7' East (8.5365, 126.1206)
Estimated elevation above sea level10.5 meters (34.6 feet)

Barobo is a coastal municipality in the province of Surigao del Sur.

The municipality has a land area of 242.50 square kilometers or 93.63 square miles which constitutes 4.92% of Surigao del Sur's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 49,730. This represented 8.40% of the total population of Surigao del Sur province, or 1.92% of the overall population of the Caraga region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 205 inhabitants per square kilometer or 531 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Barobo has 21 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)
Amaga5.60%2,7832,32819.54%3.46%
Bahi3.94%1,9611,64019.57%3.46%
Cabacungan3.11%1,5491,569-1.27%-0.24%
Cambagang4.61%2,2921,86622.83%3.99%
Causwagan1.18%589675-12.74%-2.56%
Dapdap2.96%1,4731,31911.68%2.12%
Dughan2.37%1,1771,0749.59%1.76%
Gamut6.44%3,2033,324-3.64%-0.70%
Javier7.45%3,7032,46949.98%8.02%
Kinayan2.30%1,1421,153-0.95%-0.18%
Mamis1.00%497535-7.10%-1.39%
Poblacion26.68%13,26711,67213.67%2.47%
Rizal3.47%1,7251,46517.75%3.16%
San Jose2.44%1,21491532.68%5.53%
San Roque1.62%80764425.31%4.39%
San Vicente2.33%1,1601,02812.84%2.33%
Sua1.69%8411,053-20.13%-4.19%
Sudlon0.72%3583414.99%0.93%
Tambis13.93%6,9285,95616.32%2.92%
Unidad1.94%9658987.46%1.38%
Wakat4.21%2,0961,73920.53%3.62%
Barobo Total49,73043,66313.90%2.51%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Barobo for the fiscal year of 2016 was 127,072,164.91.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200969,452,406.85
201072,138,474.063.87%
201180,754,377.8611.94%
201278,830,867.13-2.38%
201388,336,622.0712.06%
2014101,857,741.8215.31%
2015114,820,562.4012.73%
2016127,072,164.9110.67%

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 Barobo is 5 to 9, with 6,383 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 320 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 11,252
1 to 45,307
5 to 96,383
10 to 145,792
15 to 194,851
20 to 244,319
25 to 293,903
30 to 343,095
35 to 392,904
40 to 442,583
45 to 492,328
50 to 542,004
55 to 591,686
60 to 641,220
65 to 69847
70 to 74548
75 to 79388
80 and over320
Total49,730

Historical population

The population of Barobo grew from 16,717 in 1970 to 49,730 in 2015, an increase of 33,013 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 2.51%, or an increase of 6,067 people, from the previous population of 43,663 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
16,717
21,0904.77%
23,3462.05%
32,9913.52%
32,226-0.44%
34,5581.51%
40,9332.36%
43,6632.38%
49,7302.51%

Location

The municipal center of Barobo is situated at approximately 8° 32' North, 126° 7' East, in the island of Mindanao. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 10.5 meters or 34.6 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 Barobo are Bislig, Bayugan, Tandag, Butuan, Cabadbaran, and Gingoog. The nearest municipalities are Tagbina, Lianga, San Francisco, Rosario, Prosperidad, and San Agustin. Its distance from the national capital is 873.25 kilometers (542.62 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 873.25 kilometers (542.62 miles) to the Northwest (N39°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 49,730, ranked 468 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 93.63 square kilometers, ranked 410 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 205 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 898 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 2.51%, ranked 1,534 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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