Zamboanga Peninsula (Region IX)

Summary data
Map of the Philippines highlighting Zamboanga Peninsula
Typeregion
Island groupMindanao
Provinces3
Cities5
Municipalities67
Barangays1,904
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesSulu Sea, Celebes Sea, Basilan Strait, Dipolog Strait, Bohol Sea
Population (2015)3,629,783

The Zamboanga Peninsula, officially designated as Region IX, is an administrative region in the Philippines occupying the western section of Mindanao. It covers 3 provinces, namely, Zamboanga del Norte, Zamboanga del Sur, and Zamboanga Sibugay, as well as 1 highly urbanized city (Zamboanga City) and the component city of Isabela. The regional center is the City of Pagadian.

Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 3,629,783. This represented 15.04% of the overall population of the Mindanao island group, or 3.59% of the entire population of the Philippines.

Map

Zamboanga Peninsula is bordered, clockwise from the Northeast, by the Dipolog Strait, Bohol Sea, Northern Mindanao, Illana Bay, Moro Gulf (Celebes Sea), Sibuguey Bay, Basilan Strait, Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (Sulu Archipelago), and the Sulu Sea.

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Map of Zamboanga PeninsulaMap of Zamboanga Peninsula highlighting its regional center, component provinces and their capitals, and nearby major citiesZamboanga del NorteZamboanga del SurZamboanga SibugayIsabela CityZamboanga City, a highly urbanized cityIsabela CityPagadian, the regional centerZamboanga City, a highly urbanized city

Local government units

Zamboanga Peninsula has 3 provinces, 67 municipalities, and 5 cities (1 of which is a highly urbanized city administered independently from any province). The total number of barangays in the region is 1,904.

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NameTypePopulation (2015)Population (2010)Annual Population Growth Rate (2010‑2015)Area (2007), in km2Density (2015), per km2City countMun countBrgy count
Zamboanga del Norteprovince1,011,393957,9971.04%7,301.00139225691
Zamboanga del Surprovince1,010,674959,6850.99%5,914.16171126583
Zamboanga Citycity (HUC)861,799807,1291.26%1,414.7060998
Zamboanga Sibugayprovince633,129584,6851.53%3,607.75175016389
Isabela Citycity (CC), capital112,78897,8572.74%223.7350445
Zamboanga Peninsula Total3,629,7833,407,3531.21%no datano data5671,904

Demographics

Population by age group

According to the 2015 Census, the age group with the highest population in Zamboanga Peninsula is 5 to 9, with 426,976 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 25,758 individuals.

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Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 181,826
1 to 4347,313
5 to 9426,976
10 to 14407,767
15 to 19386,524
20 to 24339,502
25 to 29277,763
30 to 34235,015
35 to 39219,601
40 to 44198,421
45 to 49179,642
50 to 54153,170
55 to 59121,729
60 to 6494,589
65 to 6963,479
70 to 7442,401
75 to 7928,307
80 and over25,758
Total3,629,783

Historical population

The population of Zamboanga Peninsula grew from 900,730 in 1960 to 3,629,783 in 2015, an increase of 2,729,053 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.21%, or an increase of 222,430 people, from the previous population of 3,407,353 in 2010.

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Census datePopulationGrowth rate
98,086
147,3332.60%
355,9844.51%
521,9414.00%
900,7304.91%
1,334,4463.92%
1,541,4592.94%
1,821,7513.40%
2,280,4602.27%
2,567,6512.25%
2,831,4122.12%
3,230,0941.83%
3,407,3531.96%
3,629,7831.21%

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 3,629,783, ranked 13 out of 17
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.21%, ranked 14 out of 17

Notes

  1. Unless otherwise specified, population count (excluding percentages) and land area figures are derived from the Philippine Statistics Authority.
  2. Maps utilize OpenStreetMap data available under the Open Data Commons Open Database License.
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