Nabas, Province of Aklan

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupVisayas
RegionWestern Visayas (Region VI)
ProvinceAklan
Barangay count20
Postal code5607
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesSibuyan Sea
Philippine major island(s)Panay
Area (2007)96.82 km2 (37.38 sq mi)
Population (2015)36,435
Density (2015)376 / km2 (975 / sq mi)
Coordinates11° 50' North, 122° 6' East (11.8288, 122.0933)
Estimated elevation above sea level4.8 meters (15.9 feet)

Nabas is a coastal municipality in the province of Aklan.

The municipality has a land area of 96.82 square kilometers or 37.38 square miles which constitutes 5.32% of Aklan's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 36,435. This represented 6.34% of the total population of Aklan province, or 0.48% of the overall population of the Western Visayas region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 376 inhabitants per square kilometer or 975 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Nabas has 20 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)
Alimbo‑Baybay3.72%1,3561,02032.94%5.57%
Buenafortuna3.46%1,2621,10714.00%2.53%
Buenasuerte5.51%2,0091,60325.33%4.39%
Buenavista4.09%1,4911,4343.97%0.74%
Gibon8.89%3,2392,88712.19%2.21%
Habana3.60%1,3131,09619.80%3.50%
Laserna8.10%2,9502,49718.14%3.23%
Libertad4.54%1,6531,26330.88%5.26%
Magallanes2.43%88568030.15%5.14%
Matabana2.34%85464233.02%5.58%
Nagustan9.08%3,3072,93712.60%2.28%
Pawa0.85%30920848.56%7.83%
Pinatuad2.02%7367290.96%0.18%
Poblacion5.80%2,1151,89711.49%2.09%
Rizal4.09%1,4891,29115.34%2.75%
Solido5.09%1,8551,7575.58%1.04%
Tagororoc2.99%1,09184628.96%4.96%
Toledo7.16%2,6082,22217.37%3.10%
Unidos8.41%3,0662,34430.80%5.25%
Union7.81%2,8472,5929.84%1.80%
Nabas Total36,43531,05217.34%3.09%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Nabas for the fiscal year of 2016 was 90,607,024.74.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200946,097,231.37
201050,792,451.9010.19%
201155,130,071.118.54%
201254,936,177.64-0.35%
201366,261,650.0920.62%
201473,163,232.1810.42%
201583,221,956.9313.75%
201690,607,024.748.87%

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 Nabas is 5 to 9, with 4,197 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 75 to 79, with 388 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1827
1 to 43,303
5 to 94,197
10 to 143,933
15 to 193,915
20 to 243,485
25 to 292,889
30 to 342,414
35 to 392,158
40 to 441,933
45 to 491,687
50 to 541,449
55 to 591,198
60 to 64910
65 to 69750
70 to 74602
75 to 79388
80 and over397
Total36,435

Historical population

The population of Nabas grew from 11,879 in 1960 to 36,435 in 2015, an increase of 24,556 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 3.09%, or an increase of 5,383 people, from the previous population of 31,052 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
11,879
13,8501.51%
15,0511.68%
16,6071.99%
20,5382.15%
21,3910.77%
25,0143.41%
28,3451.74%
31,0523.38%
36,4353.09%

Location

The municipal center of Nabas is situated at approximately 11° 50' North, 122° 6' East, in the island of Panay. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 4.8 meters or 15.9 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 Nabas are Roxas City, Passi, Iloilo City, Victorias, Silay, and Talisay. The nearest municipalities are Ibajay, Pandan, Tangalan, Libertad, Malay, and Buruanga. Its distance from the national capital is 328.51 kilometers (204.13 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

  • Ibajay, Aklan, 7.89 kilometers (4.90 miles) to the East (S82°E)
  • Pandan, Antique, 12.06 kilometers (7.49 miles) to the South (S1°E)
  • Tangalan, Aklan, 19.19 kilometers (11.93 miles) to the East‑Southeast (S71°E)
  • Libertad, Antique, 20.14 kilometers (12.51 miles) to the West‑Southwest (S71°W)
  • Malay, Aklan, 21.48 kilometers (13.35 miles) to the West‑Northwest (N68°W)
  • Buruanga, Aklan, 22.39 kilometers (13.91 miles) to the West (N86°W)

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 328.51 kilometers (204.13 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N21°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 36,435, ranked 768 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 37.38 square kilometers, ranked 1,057 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 376 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 539 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 3.09%, ranked 664 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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