Labason, Province of Zamboanga del Norte

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupMindanao
RegionZamboanga Peninsula (Region IX)
ProvinceZamboanga del Norte
Barangay count20
Postal code7117
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesSulu Sea
Philippine major island(s)Mindanao
Area (2007)169.58 km2 (65.48 sq mi)
Population (2015)41,357
Density (2015)244 / km2 (632 / sq mi)
Coordinates8° 4' North, 122° 31' East (8.0645, 122.5244)
Estimated elevation above sea level10.9 meters (35.7 feet)

Labason is a coastal municipality in the province of Zamboanga del Norte.

The municipality has a land area of 169.58 square kilometers or 65.48 square miles which constitutes 2.32% of Zamboanga del Norte's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 41,357. This represented 4.09% of the total population of Zamboanga del Norte province, or 1.14% of the overall population of the Zamboanga Peninsula region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 244 inhabitants per square kilometer or 632 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Labason has 20 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)
Antonino9.56%3,9524,263-7.30%-1.43%
Balas3.89%1,6091,783-9.76%-1.94%
Bobongan2.82%1,1651,04911.06%2.02%
Dansalan4.36%1,8051,896-4.80%-0.93%
Gabu3.07%1,2681,1589.50%1.74%
Gil Sanchez6.70%2,7692,46512.33%2.24%
Imelda6.49%2,6832,955-9.20%-1.82%
Immaculada1.97%81361931.34%5.33%
Kipit8.13%3,3643,0739.47%1.74%
La Union4.94%2,0411,9067.08%1.31%
Lapatan3.28%1,3581,3331.88%0.35%
Lawagan3.78%1,5621,41910.08%1.84%
Lawigan3.39%1,4041,19217.79%3.17%
Lopoc6.64%2,7462,6593.27%0.61%
Malintuboan7.11%2,9412,7825.72%1.06%
New Salvacion1.99%8221,191-30.98%-6.82%
Osukan10.14%4,1954,0304.09%0.77%
Patawag6.00%2,4802,3555.31%0.99%
San Isidro1.34%5565197.13%1.32%
Ubay4.41%1,8241,7285.56%1.03%
Labason Total41,35740,3752.43%0.46%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Labason for the fiscal year of 2016 was 110,060,684.25.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200960,185,079.51
201064,753,319.147.59%
201172,384,005.8911.78%
201270,432,462.98-2.70%
201377,691,656.5410.31%
201487,560,447.2712.70%
2015100,680,691.4314.98%
2016110,060,684.259.32%

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 Labason is 5 to 9, with 4,894 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 370 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 11,009
1 to 44,065
5 to 94,894
10 to 144,693
15 to 194,260
20 to 243,381
25 to 292,958
30 to 342,708
35 to 392,377
40 to 442,247
45 to 492,119
50 to 541,795
55 to 591,495
60 to 641,149
65 to 69812
70 to 74596
75 to 79429
80 and over370
Total41,357

Historical population

The population of Labason grew from 14,204 in 1960 to 41,357 in 2015, an increase of 27,153 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 0.46%, or an increase of 982 people, from the previous population of 40,375 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
14,204
23,9995.26%
32,8796.52%
36,0471.86%
24,994-3.60%
28,5152.50%
33,5283.53%
40,4202.61%
40,375-0.04%
41,3570.46%

Location

The municipal center of Labason is situated at approximately 8° 4' North, 122° 31' East, in the island of Mindanao. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 10.9 meters or 35.7 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 Labason are Pagadian, Dipolog, Dapitan, Tangub, Zamboanga City, and Ozamiz. The nearest municipalities are Gutalac, Kalawit, Liloy, Tampilisan, Titay, and Salug. Its distance from the national capital is 741.31 kilometers (460.63 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 741.31 kilometers (460.63 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N13°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 41,357, ranked 584 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 65.48 square kilometers, ranked 616 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 244 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 785 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 0.46%, ranked 887 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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