Labangan, Province of Zamboanga del Sur

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupMindanao
RegionZamboanga Peninsula (Region IX)
ProvinceZamboanga del Sur
Barangay count25
Postal code7017
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesIllana Bay [Moro Gulf, Celebes Sea]
Philippine major island(s)Mindanao
Area (2007)157.90 km2 (60.97 sq mi)
Population (2015)41,790
Density (2015)265 / km2 (685 / sq mi)
Coordinates7° 52' North, 123° 31' East (7.8638, 123.5131)
Estimated elevation above sea level9.0 meters (29.5 feet)

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

The municipality has a land area of 157.90 square kilometers or 60.97 square miles which constitutes 3.51% of Zamboanga del Sur's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 41,790. This represented 4.13% of the total population of Zamboanga del Sur province, or 1.15% of the overall population of the Zamboanga Peninsula region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 265 inhabitants per square kilometer or 685 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Labangan has 25 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)
Bagalupa2.53%1,05893013.76%2.49%
Balimbingan4.33%1,8091,58713.99%2.52%
Binayan2.34%978979-0.10%-0.02%
Bokong3.96%1,6531,42116.33%2.92%
Bulanit5.22%2,1801,89415.10%2.71%
Cogonan4.28%1,7901,805-0.83%-0.16%
Combo2.11%88072022.22%3.89%
Dalapang5.05%2,1102,180-3.21%-0.62%
Dimasangca2.03%8497759.55%1.75%
Dipaya2.68%1,12187428.26%4.85%
Langapod4.50%1,8801,60617.06%3.04%
Lantian5.41%2,2602,0569.92%1.82%
Lower Campo Islam3.39%1,4171,3425.59%1.04%
Lower Pulacan4.03%1,6831,5786.65%1.23%
Lower Sang‑an2.28%953954-0.10%-0.02%
New Labangan5.36%2,2411,89418.32%3.25%
Noboran3.06%1,2801,2442.89%0.54%
Old Labangan2.38%9961,298-23.27%-4.92%
San Isidro3.80%1,5871,5045.52%1.03%
Santa Cruz3.13%1,3101,2465.14%0.96%
Tapodoc4.59%1,9201,73910.41%1.90%
Tawagan Norte6.80%2,8412,7722.49%0.47%
Upper Campo Islam3.48%1,4561,09632.85%5.56%
Upper Pulacan9.98%4,1724,284-2.61%-0.50%
Upper Sang‑an3.27%1,3661,390-1.73%-0.33%
Labangan Total41,79039,1686.69%1.24%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Labangan for the fiscal year of 2016 was 105,629,646.74.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200952,429,458.84
201061,060,487.8816.46%
201165,763,735.007.70%
201264,562,542.35-1.83%
201371,971,995.9811.48%
201483,117,338.0415.49%
201596,839,830.6216.51%
2016105,629,646.749.08%

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 Labangan is 5 to 9, with 5,073 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 262 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1892
1 to 44,025
5 to 95,073
10 to 144,842
15 to 194,423
20 to 244,032
25 to 293,233
30 to 342,655
35 to 392,481
40 to 442,250
45 to 492,032
50 to 541,711
55 to 591,480
60 to 64998
65 to 69703
70 to 74428
75 to 79270
80 and over262
Total41,790

Historical population

The population of Labangan grew from 12,921 in 1960 to 41,790 in 2015, an increase of 28,869 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.24%, or an increase of 2,622 people, from the previous population of 39,168 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
12,921
15,9652.09%
16,2570.36%
18,4732.59%
29,2294.70%
32,2641.87%
34,5301.47%
37,5981.18%
39,1681.50%
41,7901.24%

Location

The municipal center of Labangan is situated at approximately 7° 52' North, 123° 31' East, in the island of Mindanao. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 9.0 meters or 29.5 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 Labangan are Pagadian, Tangub, Ozamiz, Oroquieta, Dipolog, and Marawi. The nearest municipalities are Tukuran, Aurora, Ramon Magsaysay, Dumalinao, Tambulig, and Sultan Naga Dimaporo. Its distance from the national capital is 793.80 kilometers (493.24 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 793.80 kilometers (493.24 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N20°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 41,790, ranked 573 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 60.97 square kilometers, ranked 658 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 265 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 723 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.24%, ranked 906 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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