Diplahan, Province of Zamboanga Sibugay

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupMindanao
RegionZamboanga Peninsula (Region IX)
ProvinceZamboanga Sibugay
Barangay count22
Postal code7039
Coastal/Landlockedlandlocked
Marine waterbodiesnone (landlocked)
Philippine major island(s)Mindanao
Area (2007)255.51 km2 (98.65 sq mi)
Population (2015)32,428
Density (2015)127 / km2 (329 / sq mi)
Coordinates7° 42' North, 122° 59' East (7.6917, 122.9852)
Estimated elevation above sea level173.2 meters (568.0 feet)

Diplahan is a landlocked municipality in the coastal province of Zamboanga Sibugay.

The municipality has a land area of 255.51 square kilometers or 98.65 square miles which constitutes 7.08% of Zamboanga Sibugay's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 32,428. This represented 5.12% of the total population of Zamboanga Sibugay province, or 0.89% of the overall population of the Zamboanga Peninsula region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 127 inhabitants per square kilometer or 329 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Diplahan has 22 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)
Balangao7.34%2,3792,3640.63%0.12%
Butong2.67%8678541.52%0.29%
Ditay8.16%2,6472,4966.05%1.12%
Gaulan4.39%1,4241,3197.96%1.47%
Goling1.80%58452411.45%2.09%
Guinoman15.33%4,9705,652-12.07%-2.42%
Kauswagan5.36%1,7381,880-7.55%-1.48%
Lindang2.50%8127537.84%1.45%
Lobing1.24%4023834.96%0.93%
Luop3.16%1,02483822.20%3.89%
Manangon1.45%4704387.31%1.35%
Mejo2.32%7527312.87%0.54%
Natan3.88%1,2571,2203.03%0.57%
Paradise4.24%1,3741,383-0.65%-0.12%
Pilar3.74%1,2131,1981.25%0.24%
Poblacion16.68%5,4104,45421.46%3.77%
Sampoli A1.71%5545304.53%0.85%
Sampoli B4.89%1,5851,38914.11%2.55%
Santa Cruz2.51%814890-8.54%-1.69%
Songcuya3.01%9759205.98%1.11%
Tinongtongan2.54%82468819.77%3.49%
Tuno1.09%35331113.50%2.44%
Diplahan Total32,42831,2153.89%0.73%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Diplahan for the fiscal year of 2016 was 133,797,900.75.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200961,718,191.25
201069,307,522.7412.30%
201179,355,447.3514.50%
201280,912,771.071.96%
2013100,114,231.4823.73%
2014107,523,257.847.40%
2015119,320,418.9710.97%
2016133,797,900.7512.13%

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 Diplahan is 5 to 9, with 4,046 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 238 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1745
1 to 43,305
5 to 94,046
10 to 143,637
15 to 193,032
20 to 242,959
25 to 292,595
30 to 342,212
35 to 391,972
40 to 441,658
45 to 491,548
50 to 541,381
55 to 591,111
60 to 64817
65 to 69568
70 to 74358
75 to 79246
80 and over238
Total32,428

Historical population

The population of Diplahan grew from 15,899 in 1980 to 32,428 in 2015, an increase of 16,529 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 0.73%, or an increase of 1,213 people, from the previous population of 31,215 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
15,899
21,2212.93%
25,8183.74%
23,909-1.63%
28,0102.21%
31,2154.02%
32,4280.73%

Location

The municipal center of Diplahan is situated at approximately 7° 42' North, 122° 59' East, in the island of Mindanao. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 173.2 meters or 568.0 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 Diplahan are Pagadian, Tangub, Dipolog, Ozamiz, Dapitan, and Oroquieta. The nearest municipalities are Imelda, Malangas, Buug, Siay, Bayog, and Kumalarang. Its distance from the national capital is 793.91 kilometers (493.31 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 793.91 kilometers (493.31 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N16°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 32,428, ranked 788 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 98.65 square kilometers, ranked 371 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 127 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 1,162 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 0.73%, ranked 1,205 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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