New Washington, Province of Aklan

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupVisayas
RegionWestern Visayas (Region VI)
ProvinceAklan
Barangay count16
Postal code5610
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesSibuyan Sea
Philippine major island(s)Panay
Area (2007)66.69 km2 (25.75 sq mi)
Population (2015)45,007
Density (2015)675 / km2 (1,748 / sq mi)
Coordinates11° 39' North, 122° 26' East (11.6473, 122.4356)
Estimated elevation above sea level8.1 meters (26.5 feet)

New Washington is a coastal municipality in the province of Aklan.

The municipality has a land area of 66.69 square kilometers or 25.75 square miles which constitutes 3.66% of Aklan's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 45,007. This represented 7.83% of the total population of Aklan province, or 0.60% of the overall population of the Western Visayas region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 675 inhabitants per square kilometer or 1,748 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

New Washington has 16 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)
Candelaria3.79%1,7081,6265.04%0.94%
Cawayan9.26%4,1683,78410.15%1.86%
Dumaguit4.75%2,1391,9967.16%1.33%
Fatima2.71%1,2191,1823.13%0.59%
Guinbaliwan6.73%3,0312,8137.75%1.43%
Jalas3.37%1,5181,648-7.89%-1.55%
Jugas5.73%2,5772,4276.18%1.15%
Lawa‑an3.02%1,3611,414-3.75%-0.72%
Mabilo7.89%3,5523,03517.03%3.04%
Mataphao4.09%1,8421,55418.53%3.29%
Ochando7.49%3,3693,02811.26%2.05%
Pinamuk‑an6.56%2,9512,6929.62%1.76%
Poblacion13.27%5,9746,036-1.03%-0.20%
Polo7.81%3,5143,4761.09%0.21%
Puis5.94%2,6752,36013.35%2.41%
Tambak7.57%3,4093,04112.10%2.20%
New Washington Total45,00742,1126.87%1.27%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of New Washington for the fiscal year of 2016 was 102,264,882.49.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200958,933,103.06
201062,619,324.366.25%
201167,736,451.378.17%
201266,433,042.98-1.92%
201373,003,961.179.89%
201481,661,380.9011.86%
201591,665,131.1812.25%
2016102,264,882.4911.56%

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 New Washington is 5 to 9, with 4,600 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 568 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1806
1 to 43,594
5 to 94,600
10 to 144,265
15 to 194,441
20 to 244,193
25 to 293,677
30 to 343,239
35 to 392,839
40 to 442,478
45 to 492,426
50 to 542,130
55 to 591,760
60 to 641,494
65 to 691,127
70 to 74776
75 to 79594
80 and over568
Total45,007

Historical population

The population of New Washington grew from 15,966 in 1960 to 45,007 in 2015, an increase of 29,041 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.27%, or an increase of 2,895 people, from the previous population of 42,112 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
15,966
19,1311.78%
22,1312.97%
26,1193.37%
30,1471.44%
31,8961.06%
33,9811.37%
39,6562.15%
42,1122.21%
45,0071.27%

Location

The municipal center of New Washington is situated at approximately 11° 39' North, 122° 26' East, in the island of Panay. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 8.1 meters or 26.5 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 New Washington are Roxas City, Passi, Iloilo City, Victorias, Silay, and Talisay. The nearest municipalities are Batan, Kalibo, Banga, Balete, Lezo, and Altavas. Its distance from the national capital is 361.85 kilometers (224.85 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

  • Batan, Aklan, 9.40 kilometers (5.84 miles) to the Southeast (S45°E)
  • Kalibo, Aklan, 10.36 kilometers (6.44 miles) to the Northwest (N49°W)
  • Banga, Aklan, 11.32 kilometers (7.03 miles) to the West (S85°W)
  • Balete, Aklan, 11.76 kilometers (7.31 miles) to the South‑Southwest (S31°W)
  • Lezo, Aklan, 11.89 kilometers (7.39 miles) to the West (N79°W)
  • Altavas, Aklan, 13.45 kilometers (8.36 miles) to the South‑Southeast (S25°E)

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 361.85 kilometers (224.85 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N26°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 45,007, ranked 603 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 25.75 square kilometers, ranked 1,263 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 675 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 276 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.27%, ranked 1,162 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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