Payao, Province of Zamboanga Sibugay

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupMindanao
RegionZamboanga Peninsula (Region IX)
ProvinceZamboanga Sibugay
Barangay count29
Postal code7008
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesSibuguey Bay [Moro Gulf, Celebes Sea]
Philippine major island(s)Mindanao
Area (2007)245.66 km2 (94.85 sq mi)
Population (2015)31,686
Density (2015)129 / km2 (334 / sq mi)
Coordinates7° 35' North, 122° 48' East (7.5858, 122.8023)
Estimated elevation above sea level3.9 meters (12.7 feet)

Payao is a coastal municipality in the province of Zamboanga Sibugay.

The municipality has a land area of 245.66 square kilometers or 94.85 square miles which constitutes 6.81% of Zamboanga Sibugay's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 31,686. This represented 5.00% of the total population of Zamboanga Sibugay province, or 0.87% of the overall population of the Zamboanga Peninsula region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 129 inhabitants per square kilometer or 334 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Payao has 29 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)
Balian3.87%1,2251,252-2.16%-0.41%
Balogo1.76%559600-6.83%-1.34%
Balungisan5.70%1,8051,57814.39%2.59%
Binangonan1.99%6296112.95%0.55%
Bulacan3.75%1,1871,1275.32%0.99%
Bulawan9.93%3,1482,38731.88%5.41%
Calape2.30%7306679.45%1.73%
Dalama1.78%565703-19.63%-4.08%
Fatima1.70%5404959.09%1.67%
Guintolan4.34%1,3761,13221.55%3.79%
Guiwan6.56%2,0781,43245.11%7.35%
Katipunan4.73%1,4981,612-7.07%-1.39%
Kima3.68%1,16688531.75%5.39%
Kulasian3.14%99680124.34%4.24%
Kulisap2.73%86466430.12%5.14%
La Fortuna2.39%7567126.18%1.15%
Labatan5.36%1,6991,703-0.23%-0.04%
Mayabo0.84%265409-35.21%-7.93%
Minundas1.87%593597-0.67%-0.13%
Mountain View1.50%475713-33.38%-7.44%
Nanan2.90%92082112.06%2.19%
Poblacion15.18%4,8094,879-1.43%-0.27%
San Isidro2.05%648655-1.07%-0.20%
San Roque1.37%434516-15.89%-3.24%
San Vicente1.73%54742728.10%4.83%
Silal2.33%73762318.30%3.25%
Sumilong1.88%59753212.22%2.22%
Talaptap1.11%351671-47.69%-11.61%
Upper Sumilong1.54%489551-11.25%-2.25%
Payao Total31,68629,7556.49%1.20%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Payao for the fiscal year of 2016 was 95,251,196.08.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200953,969,170.39
201056,455,624.294.61%
201161,101,619.048.23%
201259,313,204.49-2.93%
201367,146,422.1213.21%
201476,053,299.0113.26%
201586,677,030.9813.97%
201695,251,196.089.89%

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 Payao is 5 to 9, with 4,095 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 227 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1748
1 to 43,179
5 to 94,095
10 to 144,036
15 to 193,314
20 to 242,715
25 to 292,378
30 to 341,982
35 to 391,836
40 to 441,593
45 to 491,598
50 to 541,252
55 to 59957
60 to 64708
65 to 69497
70 to 74328
75 to 79243
80 and over227
Total31,686

Historical population

The population of Payao grew from 17,526 in 1980 to 31,686 in 2015, an increase of 14,160 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.20%, or an increase of 1,931 people, from the previous population of 29,755 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
17,526
23,9373.17%
25,0130.83%
27,0361.68%
27,6230.30%
29,7552.74%
31,6861.20%

Location

The municipal center of Payao is situated at approximately 7° 35' North, 122° 48' East, in the island of Mindanao. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 3.9 meters or 12.7 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 Payao are Pagadian, Zamboanga City, Tangub, Dipolog, Lamitan, and Ozamiz. The nearest municipalities are Siay, Imelda, Talusan, Alicia, Mabuhay, and Diplahan. Its distance from the national capital is 799.99 kilometers (497.09 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 799.99 kilometers (497.09 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N14°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 31,686, ranked 817 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 94.85 square kilometers, ranked 397 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 129 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 1,158 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.20%, ranked 685 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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