Balas, Municipality of Aurora, Province of Zamboanga del Sur

Summary data
Typebarangay
Island groupMindanao
RegionZamboanga Peninsula (Region IX)
ProvinceZamboanga del Sur
MunicipalityAurora
Postal code7020
Population (2015)1,746
Philippine major island(s)Mindanao
Coordinates7.9591, 123.6238

Balas is a barangay in the municipality of Aurora, in the province of Zamboanga del Sur. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 1,746. This represented 3.44% of the total population of Aurora.

Demographics

Population by age group

According to the 2015 Census, the age group with the highest population in Balas is 10 to 14, with 230 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 5 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 146
1 to 4190
5 to 9220
10 to 14230
15 to 19181
20 to 24157
25 to 29144
30 to 34126
35 to 3989
40 to 44107
45 to 4985
50 to 5454
55 to 5944
60 to 6433
65 to 6919
70 to 749
75 to 797
80 and over5
Total1,746

Historical population

The population of Balas grew from 1,267 in 1990 to 1,746 in 2015, an increase of 479 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 0.14%, or an increase of 13 people, from the previous population of 1,733 in 2010.

Census datePopulationGrowth rate
1,267
1,6184.69%
1,525-1.26%
1,6641.21%
1,7331.49%
1,7460.14%

Location

Balas is situated at approximately 7.9591, 123.6238, in the island of Mindanao. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 2.9 meters or 9.5 feet above mean sea level.


Adjacent barangays

Balas shares a common border with the following barangay(s):

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Notes

  1. Data on population is from the Philippine Statistics Authority.
  2. Postal code information is from the Philippine Postal Corporation.