Balete, Province of Aklan

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupVisayas
RegionWestern Visayas (Region VI)
ProvinceAklan
Barangay count10
Postal code5614
Coastal/Landlockedlandlocked
Marine waterbodiesnone (landlocked)
Philippine major island(s)Panay
Area (2007)118.93 km2 (45.92 sq mi)
Population (2015)28,920
Density (2015)243 / km2 (630 / sq mi)
Coordinates11° 33' North, 122° 23' East (11.5564, 122.3797)
Estimated elevation above sea level7.8 meters (25.5 feet)

Balete is a landlocked municipality in the coastal province of Aklan.

The municipality has a land area of 118.93 square kilometers or 45.92 square miles which constitutes 6.53% of Aklan's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 28,920. This represented 5.03% of the total population of Aklan province, or 0.38% of the overall population of the Western Visayas region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 243 inhabitants per square kilometer or 630 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Balete has 10 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)
Aranas18.17%5,2565,0833.40%0.64%
Arcangel12.05%3,4863,4540.93%0.18%
Calizo13.36%3,8633,7732.39%0.45%
Cortes11.33%3,2782,87214.14%2.55%
Feliciano9.97%2,8832,7883.41%0.64%
Fulgencio12.34%3,5683,23010.46%1.91%
Guanko4.57%1,3211,322-0.08%-0.01%
Morales11.01%3,1842,61921.57%3.79%
Oquendo4.27%1,2341,2260.65%0.12%
Poblacion2.93%8478302.05%0.39%
Balete Total28,92027,1976.34%1.18%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Balete for the fiscal year of 2016 was 83,657,175.70.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200946,489,151.23
201049,545,153.866.57%
201154,229,233.739.45%
201252,719,445.83-2.78%
201360,011,913.2613.83%
201467,215,193.8312.00%
201576,141,156.0113.28%
201683,657,175.709.87%

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 Balete is 15 to 19, with 3,059 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 396 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1500
1 to 42,245
5 to 92,999
10 to 142,889
15 to 193,059
20 to 242,912
25 to 292,412
30 to 342,039
35 to 391,710
40 to 441,532
45 to 491,465
50 to 541,254
55 to 591,088
60 to 64897
65 to 69598
70 to 74519
75 to 79406
80 and over396
Total28,920

Historical population

The population of Balete grew from 12,677 in 1960 to 28,920 in 2015, an increase of 16,243 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.18%, or an increase of 1,723 people, from the previous population of 27,197 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
12,677
14,3101.19%
15,8272.04%
17,3001.80%
19,8421.38%
19,9720.12%
23,6163.66%
26,3601.53%
27,1971.14%
28,9201.18%

Location

The municipal center of Balete is situated at approximately 11° 33' North, 122° 23' East, in the island of Panay. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 7.8 meters or 25.5 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 Balete are Roxas City, Passi, Iloilo City, Victorias, Silay, and Talisay. The nearest municipalities are Madalag, Banga, New Washington, Libacao, Altavas, and Malinao. Its distance from the national capital is 368.40 kilometers (228.91 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

  • Madalag, Aklan, 8.65 kilometers (5.37 miles) to the West‑Southwest (S68°W)
  • Banga, Aklan, 10.43 kilometers (6.48 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N30°W)
  • New Washington, Aklan, 11.76 kilometers (7.31 miles) to the North‑Northeast (N31°E)
  • Libacao, Aklan, 11.89 kilometers (7.39 miles) to the Southwest (S45°W)
  • Altavas, Aklan, 12.01 kilometers (7.46 miles) to the East (S80°E)
  • Malinao, Aklan, 12.47 kilometers (7.75 miles) to the Northwest (N39°W)

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 368.40 kilometers (228.91 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N24°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 28,920, ranked 965 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 45.92 square kilometers, ranked 908 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 243 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 842 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.18%, ranked 311 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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