Aklan

Summary data
Map of the Philippines highlighting Aklan
Typeprovince
Island groupVisayas
RegionWestern Visayas (Region VI)
Cities0
Municipalities17
Barangays327
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesSulu Sea, Sibuyan Sea
Area (2007)1,821.42 km2 (703.25 sq mi)
Population (2015)574,823
Density (2015)316 / km2 (817 / sq mi)

Aklan is a province in the Philippines situated in the Western Visayas region occupying the western section of the Visayas. Its capital is the Municipality of Kalibo.

The province has a land area of 1,821.42 square kilometers or 703.25 square miles. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 574,823. This represented 7.63% of the total population of the Western Visayas region, 2.97% of the overall population of the Visayas island group, or 0.57% of the entire population of the Philippines. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 316 inhabitants per square kilometer or 817 inhabitants per square mile.

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Aklan is bordered, clockwise from the North, by Sibuyan Sea, Capiz, Antique, and Sulu Sea.

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Local government units

Aklan has 17 municipalities. The total number of barangays in the province is 327.

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NameTypePopulation (2015)Population (2010)Annual Population Growth Rate (2010‑2015)Area (2007), in km2Density (2015), per km2Brgy count
Altavasmunicipality24,61923,9190.55%109.0522614
Baletemunicipality28,92027,1971.18%118.9324310
Bangamunicipality39,50538,0630.71%84.5346730
Batanmunicipality32,03230,3121.06%79.2240420
Buruangamunicipality19,00316,9622.19%88.5021515
Ibajaymunicipality49,56445,2791.74%158.9031235
Kalibomunicipality, capital80,60574,6191.48%50.751,58816
Lezomunicipality15,22414,5180.91%23.4065112
Libacaomunicipality28,24128,0050.16%254.9811124
Madalagmunicipality18,38918,1680.23%269.606825
Makatomunicipality27,26225,4611.31%64.6042218
Malaymunicipality52,97345,8112.80%66.0180217
Malinaomunicipality23,19424,108-0.73%186.0112523
Nabasmunicipality36,43531,0523.09%96.8237620
New Washingtonmunicipality45,00742,1121.27%66.6967516
Numanciamunicipality31,93429,8621.29%28.841,10717
Tangalanmunicipality21,91620,2771.49%74.5929415
Aklan Total574,823535,7251.35%1,821.42316327

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Aklan for the fiscal year of 2016 was 1,433,812,446.33.

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Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
2009701,811,672.91
2010777,117,678.6610.73%
2011887,200,791.4414.17%
2012959,573,075.438.16%
20131,087,180,329.1213.30%
20141,162,712,648.026.95%
20151,310,968,329.2912.75%
20161,433,812,446.339.37%

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  • 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 Aklan is 5 to 9, with 59,754 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 75 to 79, with 7,436 individuals.

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Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 110,753
1 to 446,070
5 to 959,754
10 to 1456,575
15 to 1957,255
20 to 2454,635
25 to 2947,034
30 to 3441,053
35 to 3936,214
40 to 4431,264
45 to 4929,418
50 to 5425,755
55 to 5921,882
60 to 6417,839
65 to 6913,873
70 to 7410,069
75 to 797,436
80 and over7,944
Total574,823

Historical population

The population of Aklan grew from 226,232 in 1960 to 574,823 in 2015, an increase of 348,591 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.35%, or an increase of 39,098 people, from the previous population of 535,725 in 2010.

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Census datePopulationGrowth rate
110,773
137,3231.37%
176,6251.27%
196,9821.13%
226,2321.22%
263,3581.50%
293,3492.19%
324,5632.04%
380,4971.60%
410,5391.43%
451,3142.05%
495,1221.29%
535,7252.91%
574,8231.35%

National roads

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

Secondary Roads

  • Aklan East Road
  • Aklan West Road (Kalibo-Nabas)
  • Ibajay-Antique Boundary Road
  • Jaime Cardinal Sin Avenue

Tertiary Roads

  • Altavas-Jamindan Road

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 574,823, ranked 53 out of 81
  • Land area (2007): 703.25 square kilometers, ranked 67 out of 81
  • Population density (2015): 316 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 20 out of 81
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.35%, ranked 37 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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