Buruanga, Province of Aklan

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupVisayas
RegionWestern Visayas (Region VI)
ProvinceAklan
Barangay count15
Postal code5609
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesSulu Sea
Philippine major island(s)Panay
Area (2007)88.50 km2 (34.17 sq mi)
Population (2015)19,003
Density (2015)215 / km2 (556 / sq mi)
Coordinates11° 51' North, 121° 53' East (11.8442, 121.8884)
Estimated elevation above sea level8.7 meters (28.5 feet)

Buruanga is a coastal municipality in the province of Aklan.

The municipality has a land area of 88.50 square kilometers or 34.17 square miles which constitutes 4.86% of Aklan's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 19,003. This represented 3.31% of the total population of Aklan province, or 0.25% of the overall population of the Western Visayas region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 215 inhabitants per square kilometer or 556 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Buruanga has 15 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)
Alegria8.99%1,7091,6950.83%0.16%
Bagongbayan5.53%1,05095110.41%1.90%
Balusbos5.71%1,08593016.67%2.98%
Bel‑is3.80%7226953.88%0.73%
Cabugan4.64%88269626.72%4.61%
El Progreso6.04%1,14794621.25%3.74%
Habana9.74%1,8501,60515.26%2.74%
Katipunan10.56%2,0061,70817.45%3.11%
Mayapay5.82%1,1061,0337.07%1.31%
Nazareth10.12%1,9231,69613.38%2.42%
Panilongan6.24%1,1861,06211.68%2.12%
Poblacion5.59%1,0621,116-4.84%-0.94%
Santander7.00%1,3301,2109.92%1.82%
Tag‑osip1.57%29925517.25%3.08%
Tigum8.66%1,6461,36420.67%3.64%
Buruanga Total19,00316,96212.03%2.19%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Buruanga for the fiscal year of 2016 was 66,619,743.21.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200934,637,536.04
201065,629,902.5289.48%
201142,129,097.05-35.81%
201241,890,763.01-0.57%
201347,855,720.0214.24%
201453,155,188.6611.07%
201559,921,782.4412.73%
201666,619,743.2111.18%

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 Buruanga is 5 to 9, with 2,065 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 220 individuals.

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Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1393
1 to 41,628
5 to 92,065
10 to 141,948
15 to 191,893
20 to 241,775
25 to 291,523
30 to 341,336
35 to 391,200
40 to 441,046
45 to 49933
50 to 54737
55 to 59637
60 to 64539
65 to 69487
70 to 74370
75 to 79273
80 and over220
Total19,003

Historical population

The population of Buruanga grew from 8,393 in 1960 to 19,003 in 2015, an increase of 10,610 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 2.19%, or an increase of 2,041 people, from the previous population of 16,962 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
8,393
9,2911.00%
10,3112.11%
10,7640.86%
12,6531.63%
12,6650.02%
15,0773.81%
15,7670.62%
16,9622.69%
19,0032.19%

Location

The municipal center of Buruanga is situated at approximately 11° 51' North, 121° 53' East, in the island of Panay. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 8.7 meters or 28.5 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 Buruanga are Roxas City, Passi, Iloilo City, Silay, Victorias, and Talisay. The nearest municipalities are Malay, Libertad, Nabas, San Jose, Pandan, and Ibajay. Its distance from the national capital is 319.40 kilometers (198.46 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

  • Malay, Aklan, 6.63 kilometers (4.12 miles) to the North‑Northeast (N21°E)
  • Libertad, Antique, 8.87 kilometers (5.51 miles) to the South‑Southeast (S22°E)
  • Nabas, Aklan, 22.39 kilometers (13.91 miles) to the East (S86°E)
  • San Jose, Romblon, 25.20 kilometers (15.66 miles) to the North‑Northeast (N18°E)
  • Pandan, Antique, 26.34 kilometers (16.37 miles) to the East‑Southeast (S58°E)
  • Ibajay, Aklan, 30.27 kilometers (18.81 miles) to the East (S85°E)

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 319.40 kilometers (198.46 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N18°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 19,003, ranked 1,294 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 34.17 square kilometers, ranked 1,113 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 215 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 919 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 2.19%, ranked 1,152 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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