Belison, Province of Antique

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupVisayas
RegionWestern Visayas (Region VI)
ProvinceAntique
Barangay count11
Postal code5701
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesSulu Sea
Philippine major island(s)Panay
Area (2007)19.78 km2 (7.64 sq mi)
Population (2015)13,539
Density (2015)684 / km2 (1,772 / sq mi)
Coordinates10° 50' North, 121° 58' East (10.8374, 121.9621)
Estimated elevation above sea level11.2 meters (36.6 feet)

Belison is a coastal municipality in the province of Antique.

The municipality has a land area of 19.78 square kilometers or 7.64 square miles which constitutes 0.72% of Antique's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 13,539. This represented 2.33% of the total population of Antique province, or 0.18% of the overall population of the Western Visayas region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 684 inhabitants per square kilometer or 1,772 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Belison has 11 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)
Borocboroc9.31%1,2611,1737.50%1.39%
Buenavista3.72%50444912.25%2.22%
Concepcion9.33%1,2631,1658.41%1.55%
Delima5.83%7907515.19%0.97%
Ipil5.50%7446897.98%1.47%
Maradiona11.91%1,6131,5394.81%0.90%
Mojon3.40%46141012.44%2.26%
Poblacion33.26%4,5034,4790.54%0.10%
Rombang7.50%1,01683421.82%3.83%
Salvacion3.67%4974647.11%1.32%
Sinaja6.55%8878543.86%0.72%
Belison Total13,53912,8075.72%1.06%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Belison for the fiscal year of 2016 was 47,414,092.02.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200927,581,214.51
201029,211,512.305.91%
201131,432,627.827.60%
201230,423,332.36-3.21%
201333,764,512.7210.98%
201438,165,827.9213.04%
201542,944,286.0112.52%
201647,414,092.0210.41%

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 Belison is 15 to 19, with 1,330 individuals. Conversely, the age groups with the lowest population are in the ranges Under 1, and 80 and over, with 235 individuals.

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Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1235
1 to 41,040
5 to 91,289
10 to 141,300
15 to 191,330
20 to 241,097
25 to 29988
30 to 34890
35 to 39832
40 to 44854
45 to 49719
50 to 54667
55 to 59585
60 to 64514
65 to 69399
70 to 74313
75 to 79252
80 and over235
Total13,539

Historical population

The population of Belison grew from 7,189 in 1970 to 13,539 in 2015, an increase of 6,350 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.06%, or an increase of 732 people, from the previous population of 12,807 in 2010.

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Census datePopulationGrowth rate
7,189
7,6271.19%
8,6262.49%
10,0951.59%
11,1741.92%
11,6210.84%
12,4670.97%
12,8070.98%
13,5391.06%

Location

The municipal center of Belison is situated at approximately 10° 50' North, 121° 58' East, in the island of Panay. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 11.2 meters or 36.6 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 Belison are Iloilo City, Passi, Bago, Bacolod, Talisay, and Silay. The nearest municipalities are Sibalom, Patnongon, San Jose de Buenavista, San Remigio, Hamtic, and Bugasong. Its distance from the national capital is 428.69 kilometers (266.38 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 428.69 kilometers (266.38 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N14°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 13,539, ranked 1,456 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 7.64 square kilometers, ranked 1,595 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 684 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 273 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.06%, ranked 1,021 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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