Bayabas, Province of Surigao del Sur

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupMindanao
RegionCaraga (Region XIII)
ProvinceSurigao del Sur
Barangay count7
Postal code8303
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesPhilippine Sea
Philippine major island(s)Mindanao
Area (2007)117.84 km2 (45.50 sq mi)
Population (2015)8,164
Density (2015)69 / km2 (179 / sq mi)
Coordinates8° 58' North, 126° 17' East (8.9674, 126.2828)
Estimated elevation above sea level6.4 meters (20.9 feet)

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

The municipality has a land area of 117.84 square kilometers or 45.50 square miles which constitutes 2.39% of Surigao del Sur's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 8,164. This represented 1.38% of the total population of Surigao del Sur province, or 0.31% of the overall population of the Caraga region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 69 inhabitants per square kilometer or 179 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Bayabas has 7 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)
Amag17.11%1,3971,3771.45%0.27%
Balete9.57%78166217.98%3.20%
Cabugo5.03%41135017.43%3.11%
Cagbaoto10.14%8287875.21%0.97%
La Paz26.59%2,1712,1510.93%0.18%
Magobawok13.88%1,1331,0884.14%0.77%
Panaosawon17.68%1,4431,3645.79%1.08%
Bayabas Total8,1647,7794.95%0.92%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Bayabas for the fiscal year of 2016 was 51,856,165.84.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200929,769,651.47
201031,660,452.106.35%
201134,206,230.878.04%
201232,959,548.00-3.64%
201336,625,456.0211.12%
201442,121,975.0515.01%
201546,963,959.0711.50%
201651,856,165.8410.42%

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 Bayabas is 5 to 9, with 954 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 75 to 79, with 78 individuals.

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Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1186
1 to 4767
5 to 9954
10 to 14867
15 to 19913
20 to 24693
25 to 29588
30 to 34488
35 to 39476
40 to 44465
45 to 49439
50 to 54329
55 to 59294
60 to 64245
65 to 69195
70 to 74103
75 to 7978
80 and over84
Total8,164

Historical population

The population of Bayabas grew from 4,810 in 1970 to 8,164 in 2015, an increase of 3,354 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 0.92%, or an increase of 385 people, from the previous population of 7,779 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
4,810
4,8590.20%
5,8813.89%
6,2590.62%
6,4230.49%
7,7063.98%
7,439-0.49%
7,7791.64%
8,1640.92%

Location

The municipal center of Bayabas is situated at approximately 8° 58' North, 126° 17' East, in the island of Mindanao. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 6.4 meters or 20.9 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 Bayabas are Tandag, Bayugan, Butuan, Bislig, Cabadbaran, and Surigao City. The nearest municipalities are Cagwait, Tago, Marihatag, San Agustin, San Miguel, and Cortes. Its distance from the national capital is 848.93 kilometers (527.50 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 848.93 kilometers (527.50 miles) to the Northwest (N42°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 8,164, ranked 1,493 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 45.50 square kilometers, ranked 856 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 69 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 1,385 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 0.92%, ranked 1,136 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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