Davao Oriental

Summary data
Map of the Philippines highlighting Davao Oriental
Typeprovince
Island groupMindanao
RegionDavao Region (Region XI)
Cities1
Municipalities10
Barangays183
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesPhilippine Sea
Area (2007)5,679.64 km2 (2,192.92 sq mi)
Population (2015)558,958
Density (2015)98 / km2 (255 / sq mi)

Davao Oriental is a province in the Philippines situated in the Davao Region occupying the southeastern section of Mindanao. Its capital is the City of Mati.

The province has a land area of 5,679.64 square kilometers or 2,192.92 square miles. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 558,958. This represented 11.42% of the total population of the Davao Region, 2.32% of the overall population of the Mindanao island group, or 0.55% of the entire population of the Philippines. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 98 inhabitants per square kilometer or 255 inhabitants per square mile.

Map

Davao Oriental is bordered, clockwise from the North, by Agusan del Sur, Surigao del Sur, Philippine Sea, and the Davao Gulf, Compostela Valley.

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Map of the Philippines with Davao Oriental highlighted in redMap of Davao Oriental showing its component cities and municipalitiesBagangaBanaybanayBostonCaragaCateelGovernor GenerosoLuponManayMatiSan IsidroTarragona

Local government units

Davao Oriental has 10 municipalities and 1 city. The total number of barangays in the province is 183.

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NameTypePopulation (2015)Population (2010)Annual Population Growth Rate (2010‑2015)Area (2007), in km2Density (2015), per km2Brgy count
Bagangamunicipality56,24153,4260.98%945.505918
Banaybanaymunicipality41,11739,1210.95%408.5210114
Bostonmunicipality13,53512,6701.27%357.03388
Caragamunicipality40,37936,9121.72%642.706317
Cateelmunicipality40,70438,5791.03%545.567516
Governor Generosomunicipality55,10950,3721.73%365.7515120
Luponmunicipality65,78561,7231.22%886.397421
Manaymunicipality42,69040,5770.97%418.3610217
Maticity (CC), capital141,141126,1432.16%588.6324026
San Isidromunicipality36,03232,4242.03%220.4416316
Tarragonamunicipality26,22525,6710.41%300.768710
Davao Oriental Total558,958517,6181.47%5,679.6498183

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Davao Oriental for the fiscal year of 2016 was 1,288,003,199.33.

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Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
2009696,536,068.47
2010742,055,587.566.54%
2011816,113,240.049.98%
2012840,789,058.383.02%
2013849,633,860.161.05%
20141,022,954,116.3720.40%
20151,227,611,538.0720.01%
20161,288,003,199.334.92%

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 Davao Oriental is 5 to 9, with 65,109 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 4,315 individuals.

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Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 112,303
1 to 453,099
5 to 965,109
10 to 1462,474
15 to 1957,976
20 to 2448,224
25 to 2941,996
30 to 3435,169
35 to 3933,540
40 to 4431,290
45 to 4929,417
50 to 5425,265
55 to 5920,359
60 to 6414,983
65 to 6910,951
70 to 747,246
75 to 795,242
80 and over4,315
Total558,958

Historical population

The population of Davao Oriental grew from 132,593 in 1960 to 558,958 in 2015, an increase of 426,365 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.47%, or an increase of 41,340 people, from the previous population of 517,618 in 2010.

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Census datePopulationGrowth rate
25,971
38,3152.49%
60,7442.33%
68,3651.22%
132,5936.00%
247,9956.32%
299,4263.85%
339,9312.57%
394,6971.51%
413,4720.87%
446,1911.65%
486,1041.19%
517,6182.31%
558,9581.47%

National roads

As of December 2016, the National Roads in Davao Oriental as classified by the Department of Public Works and Highways are:

Primary Roads

  • Pres. Diosdado P. Macapagal National Highway

Secondary Roads

  • Compostela-Cateel Road (Davao Oriental side)
  • Mati Wharf Road
  • Mati-Maragusan Road
  • Surigao del Sur Boundary-Davao Oriental Coastal Road

Tertiary Roads

  • Dahican-Lawigan Road
  • Junction Manikling-Governor Generoso Road
  • Mati-Diversion Road
  • Tibanban-Lavigan Road

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 558,958, ranked 54 out of 81
  • Land area (2007): 2,192.92 square kilometers, ranked 16 out of 81
  • Population density (2015): 98 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 69 out of 81
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.47%, ranked 29 out of 81

Notes

  1. Unless otherwise specified, population count (excluding percentages) and land area figures are derived from the Philippine Statistics Authority.
  2. Maps utilize OpenStreetMap data available under the Open Data Commons Open Database License.
  3. Data on annual regular income is from the Bureau of Local Government Finance, Department of Finance
  4. Data on National Roads is from the Department of Public Works and Highways.
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