Zamboanga del Sur

Summary data
Map of the Philippines highlighting Zamboanga del Sur
Typeprovince
Island groupMindanao
RegionZamboanga Peninsula (Region IX)
Highly urbanized cities1
Cities1
Municipalities26
Barangays [note]583
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesCelebes Sea, Bohol Sea
Area (2007) [note]4,499.46 km2 (1,737.25 sq mi)
Population (2015) [note]1,010,674
Density (2015) [note]225 / km2 (582 / sq mi)
[note] Figures exclude highly urbanized cities

Zamboanga del Sur is a province in the Philippines situated in the Zamboanga Peninsula region occupying the western section of Mindanao. Its capital is the City of Pagadian.

The province has a land area of 4,499.46 square kilometers or 1,737.25 square miles. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 1,010,674. This represented 27.84% of the total population of the Zamboanga Peninsula region, 4.19% of the overall population of the Mindanao island group, or 1.00% of the entire population of the Philippines. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 225 inhabitants per square kilometer or 582 inhabitants per square mile.

Map

Zamboanga del Sur is bordered, clockwise from the North, by Zamboanga del Norte, Misamis Occidental, Iligan Bay, Lanao del Norte, Ilana Bay, Moro Gulf, and Dumanquilias Bay, Zamboanga Sibugay.

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Local government units

Zamboanga del Sur has 26 municipalities and 1 city. The total number of barangays in the province is 583. The City of Zamboanga City is commonly grouped with the province, although it is administratively independent due to its distinction as a highly urbanized city.

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NameTypePopulation (2015)Population (2010)Annual Population Growth Rate (2010‑2015)Area (2007), in km2Density (2015), per km2Brgy count
Auroramunicipality50,75548,4340.90%180.9528044
Bayogmunicipality33,59130,0482.14%356.409428
Dimatalingmunicipality30,08127,7151.57%141.8021224
Dinasmunicipality35,50434,7680.40%121.1029330
Dumalinaomunicipality32,01330,6910.81%117.6427230
Dumingagmunicipality47,48546,5000.40%297.7515944
Guiposmunicipality20,72919,7710.90%90.5322917
Josefinamunicipality11,79910,8261.65%56.3520914
Kumalarangmunicipality28,46928,2100.17%151.4918818
Labanganmunicipality41,79039,1681.24%157.9026525
Lakewoodmunicipality20,37419,6450.70%201.3010114
Lapuyanmunicipality27,26426,1750.78%329.008326
Mahayagmunicipality46,51645,0150.63%194.9023929
Margosatubigmunicipality37,87335,5961.19%111.6933917
Midsalipmunicipality32,07531,4670.37%161.5619933
Molavemunicipality52,00648,9391.16%251.5020725
Pagadiancity (CC), capital, regional center199,060186,8521.21%378.8052654
Pitogomunicipality27,05725,5021.13%95.9428215
Ramon Magsaysaymunicipality26,60626,1940.30%113.7023427
San Miguelmunicipality19,20518,2580.97%181.5910618
San Pablomunicipality26,10626,500-0.28%149.9017428
Sominotmunicipality18,53716,6522.06%111.5216618
Tabinamunicipality25,06124,1100.74%86.9028815
Tambuligmunicipality36,16034,8830.69%130.6527731
Tigbaomunicipality20,97919,3001.60%120.6917418
Tukuranmunicipality39,82037,8830.95%144.9127525
Vincenzo A. Sagunmunicipality23,75920,5832.77%63.0037714
Zamboanga del Sur Total1,010,674959,6850.99%4,499.46225583

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Zamboanga del Sur for the fiscal year of 2016 was 1,566,511,217.84.

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Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
2009821,239,234.00
2010883,814,663.007.62%
2011946,728,682.007.12%
2012938,685,990.00-0.85%
20131,054,087,254.0112.29%
20141,199,047,701.9713.75%
20151,414,100,475.2817.94%
20161,566,511,217.8410.78%

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 Zamboanga del Sur is 5 to 9, with 213,520 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 12,437 individuals.

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Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 142,027
1 to 4172,061
5 to 9213,520
10 to 14204,721
15 to 19202,498
20 to 24182,690
25 to 29146,879
30 to 34124,105
35 to 39116,519
40 to 44104,186
45 to 4992,674
50 to 5479,146
55 to 5962,969
60 to 6449,108
65 to 6932,661
70 to 7420,492
75 to 7913,780
80 and over12,437
Total1,872,473

Historical population

The population of Zamboanga del Sur grew from 345,118 in 1960 to 1,010,674 in 2015, an increase of 665,556 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 0.99%, or an increase of 50,989 people, from the previous population of 959,685 in 2010.

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Census datePopulationGrowth rate
49,337
15,139-7.19%
69,7987.94%
121,5905.86%
345,1189.61%
454,2832.72%
484,9131.32%
561,3612.97%
695,7412.17%
766,9181.84%
836,2171.87%
914,2781.24%
959,6851.78%
1,010,6740.99%

National roads

As of December 2016, the National Roads in Zamboanga del Sur as classified by the Department of Public Works and Highways are:

Primary Roads

  • Junction Aurora-Ozamis City Road
  • Junction Blancia-Molave-Josefina Road
  • Lanao-Pagadian-Zamboanga City Road
  • Pagadian City-Zamboanga City Road
  • Tucuran Junction-Karomatan Junction Road

Secondary Roads

  • Sindangan-Siayan-Dumingag-Mahayag Road (Mahayag-Dumingag Section)

Tertiary Roads

  • Eastern Bobongan-Sominot-Midsalip-Dumingag Road
  • Imelda-Bayog-Kumalarang-Lapuyan-Margosatubig Road
  • Junction Aurora-Monte Alegre-Junction Labangan Road
  • Junction Dumalinao-Margosatubig Road
  • Junction Pulacan-Military Camp Road
  • Junction Switch-Junction Monte Alegre Road
  • Junction Tubod-Lakewood Road
  • Pagadian City Airport Road
  • Pagadian City Wharf Road
  • Sindangan-Bayog-Lakewood Road
  • Zamboanga del Sur Coastal Road

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 1,010,674, ranked 27 out of 81
  • Land area (2007): 1,737.25 square kilometers, ranked 26 out of 81
  • Population density (2015): 225 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 38 out of 81
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 0.99%, ranked 70 out of 81

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.
  3. Data on annual regular income is from the Bureau of Local Government Finance, Department of Finance
  4. Data on National Roads is from the Department of Public Works and Highways.
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