Tandag, Province of Surigao del Sur

Summary data
Typecity (component)
Island groupMindanao
RegionCaraga (Region XIII)
ProvinceSurigao del Sur
Barangay count21
Postal code8300
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesPhilippine Sea
Philippine major island(s)Mindanao
Area (2007)291.73 km2 (112.64 sq mi)
Population (2015)56,364
Density (2015)193 / km2 (500 / sq mi)
Coordinates9° 5' North, 126° 12' East (9.0798, 126.1976)
Estimated elevation above sea level7.3 meters (24.1 feet)

Tandag is a coastal component city in the province of Surigao del Sur. It serves as the provincial capital.

The city has a land area of 291.73 square kilometers or 112.64 square miles which constitutes 5.91% of Surigao del Sur's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 56,364. This represented 9.52% of the total population of Surigao del Sur province, or 2.17% of the overall population of the Caraga region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 193 inhabitants per square kilometer or 500 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Tandag 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)
Awasian2.53%1,4271,510-5.50%-1.07%
Bagong Lungsod9.75%5,4935,734-4.20%-0.81%
Bioto2.10%1,1861,01017.43%3.11%
Bongtod Poblacion9.89%5,5775,822-4.21%-0.82%
Buenavista4.77%2,6872,5296.25%1.16%
Dagocdoc7.37%4,1534,362-4.79%-0.93%
Mabua11.13%6,2715,65410.91%1.99%
Mabuhay1.85%1,04170348.08%7.76%
Maitum3.24%1,8291,54818.15%3.23%
Maticdum1.46%823835-1.44%-0.28%
Pandanon1.45%818832-1.68%-0.32%
Pangi1.56%8808236.93%1.28%
Quezon2.60%1,4681,24917.53%3.12%
Rosario5.79%3,2622,57626.63%4.60%
Salvacion1.58%89379013.04%2.36%
San Agustin Norte3.79%2,1351,90811.90%2.16%
San Agustin Sur9.73%5,4854,96710.43%1.91%
San Antonio1.19%6696227.56%1.40%
San Isidro1.39%7867554.11%0.77%
San Jose1.26%71062413.78%2.49%
Telaje15.56%8,7717,26120.80%3.66%
Tandag Total56,36452,1148.16%1.50%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Tandag for the fiscal year of 2016 was 466,592,887.18.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
2009164,870,083.35
201098,822,426.44-40.06%
2011108,079,017.279.37%
2012303,393,092.92180.71%
2013325,105,022.117.16%
2014369,631,590.0513.70%
2015424,477,426.4814.84%
2016466,592,887.189.92%

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 Tandag is 5 to 9, with 6,255 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 428 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 11,210
1 to 45,145
5 to 96,255
10 to 146,158
15 to 195,997
20 to 245,194
25 to 294,358
30 to 343,759
35 to 393,474
40 to 443,099
45 to 492,924
50 to 542,454
55 to 592,111
60 to 641,588
65 to 691,000
70 to 74696
75 to 79514
80 and over428
Total56,364

Historical population

The population of Tandag grew from 10,441 in 1960 to 56,364 in 2015, an increase of 45,923 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.50%, or an increase of 4,250 people, from the previous population of 52,114 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
10,441
19,8476.48%
21,7751.88%
25,3863.12%
34,3513.07%
39,2222.52%
44,3272.66%
50,4591.80%
52,1141.18%
56,3641.50%

Location

The city center of Tandag is situated at approximately 9° 5' North, 126° 12' East, in the island of Mindanao. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 7.3 meters or 24.1 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 Tandag are Bayugan, Cabadbaran, Butuan, Bislig, Surigao City, and Gingoog. The nearest municipalities are Tago, Bayabas, Cagwait, Cortes, Lanuza, and San Miguel. Its distance from the national capital is 833.43 kilometers (517.87 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 833.43 kilometers (517.87 miles) to the Northwest (N42°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 56,364, ranked 388 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 112.64 square kilometers, ranked 307 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 193 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 942 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.50%, ranked 1,162 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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