Dimataling, Province of Zamboanga del Sur

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupMindanao
RegionZamboanga Peninsula (Region IX)
ProvinceZamboanga del Sur
Barangay count24
Postal code7032
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesIllana Bay [Moro Gulf, Celebes Sea]
Philippine major island(s)Mindanao
Area (2007)141.80 km2 (54.75 sq mi)
Population (2015)30,081
Density (2015)212 / km2 (549 / sq mi)
Coordinates7° 32' North, 123° 22' East (7.5300, 123.3654)
Estimated elevation above sea level10.0 meters (32.8 feet)

Dimataling is a coastal municipality in the province of Zamboanga del Sur.

The municipality has a land area of 141.80 square kilometers or 54.75 square miles which constitutes 3.15% of Zamboanga del Sur's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 30,081. This represented 2.98% of the total population of Zamboanga del Sur province, or 0.83% of the overall population of the Zamboanga Peninsula region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 212 inhabitants per square kilometer or 549 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Dimataling has 24 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)
Bacayawan5.29%1,5911,40413.32%2.41%
Baha1.35%40736910.30%1.88%
Balanagan3.64%1,09596313.71%2.48%
Baluno2.94%88477114.66%2.64%
Binuay6.36%1,9131,8901.22%0.23%
Buburay4.91%1,4781,4134.60%0.86%
Grap3.27%98476927.96%4.81%
Josefina2.30%69359017.46%3.11%
Kagawasan9.08%2,7312,35815.82%2.84%
Lalab1.92%5795289.66%1.77%
Libertad3.78%1,1371,412-19.48%-4.04%
Magahis1.15%347365-4.93%-0.96%
Mahayag3.04%9158438.54%1.57%
Mercedes1.44%43335521.97%3.85%
Poblacion14.45%4,3474,406-1.34%-0.26%
Saloagan7.87%2,3671,61946.20%7.50%
San Roque1.74%524550-4.73%-0.92%
Sugbay Uno3.77%1,13494120.51%3.62%
Sumbato2.55%76860227.57%4.75%
Sumpot5.93%1,7851,7621.31%0.25%
Tinggabulong4.58%1,3771,3015.84%1.09%
Tiniguangan5.03%1,5141,34212.82%2.32%
Tipangi2.19%659746-11.66%-2.33%
Upper Ludiong1.39%4194160.72%0.14%
Dimataling Total30,08127,7158.54%1.57%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Dimataling for the fiscal year of 2016 was 76,075,698.43.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200946,686,097.85
201051,040,850.529.33%
201153,786,262.045.38%
201253,747,314.30-0.07%
201358,340,097.088.55%
201433,568,950.73-42.46%
201574,572,183.96122.15%
201676,075,698.432.02%

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 Dimataling is 5 to 9, with 3,668 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 243 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1661
1 to 42,895
5 to 93,668
10 to 143,500
15 to 193,308
20 to 242,949
25 to 292,324
30 to 341,827
35 to 391,712
40 to 441,479
45 to 491,402
50 to 541,270
55 to 591,034
60 to 64770
65 to 69460
70 to 74312
75 to 79267
80 and over243
Total30,081

Historical population

The population of Dimataling fell from 30,632 in 1960 to 30,081 in 2015, a decrease of 551 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.57%, or an increase of 2,366 people, from the previous population of 27,715 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
30,632
28,341-0.76%
20,883-5.94%
16,497-4.60%
20,3652.13%
23,1162.40%
25,8432.42%
26,9020.56%
27,7151.09%
30,0811.57%

Location

The municipal center of Dimataling is situated at approximately 7° 32' North, 123° 22' East, in the island of Mindanao. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 10.0 meters or 32.8 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 Dimataling are Pagadian, Tangub, Ozamiz, Cotabato City, Marawi, and Oroquieta. The nearest municipalities are Tabina, Dinas, Pitogo, San Miguel, San Pablo, and Vincenzo A. Sagun. Its distance from the national capital is 823.31 kilometers (511.58 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 823.31 kilometers (511.58 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N18°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 30,081, ranked 861 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 54.75 square kilometers, ranked 724 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 212 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 869 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.57%, ranked 1,244 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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