Libertad, Province of Antique

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupVisayas
RegionWestern Visayas (Region VI)
ProvinceAntique
Barangay count19
Postal code5710
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesSulu Sea
Philippine major island(s)Panay
Area (2007)97.00 km2 (37.45 sq mi)
Population (2015)16,429
Density (2015)169 / km2 (439 / sq mi)
Coordinates11° 46' North, 121° 55' East (11.7697, 121.9185)
Estimated elevation above sea level11.9 meters (38.9 feet)

Libertad is a coastal municipality in the province of Antique.

The municipality has a land area of 97.00 square kilometers or 37.45 square miles which constitutes 3.55% of Antique's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 16,429. This represented 2.82% of the total population of Antique province, or 0.22% of the overall population of the Western Visayas region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 169 inhabitants per square kilometer or 439 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Libertad has 19 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)
Barusbus7.73%1,2701,06918.80%3.33%
Bulanao2.34%384454-15.42%-3.14%
Centro Este6.66%1,0941,0801.30%0.25%
Centro Weste6.82%1,1201,1041.45%0.27%
Codiong3.15%5174758.84%1.63%
Cubay6.31%1,0379687.13%1.32%
Igcagay3.35%550625-12.00%-2.40%
Inyawan2.76%4544334.85%0.91%
Lindero3.70%60854212.18%2.21%
Maramig1.95%3213151.90%0.36%
Pajo3.94%64857612.50%2.27%
Panangkilon3.07%50541920.53%3.62%
Paz4.15%6816750.89%0.17%
Pucio4.02%66157415.16%2.72%
San Roque6.55%1,0761,089-1.19%-0.23%
Taboc7.75%1,2731,2630.79%0.15%
Tinigbas6.82%1,1201,0279.06%1.66%
Tinindugan2.26%371381-2.62%-0.51%
Union16.67%2,7392,6005.35%1.00%
Libertad Total16,42915,6694.85%0.91%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Libertad for the fiscal year of 2016 was 59,685,941.20.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200934,323,481.75
201036,202,570.635.47%
201138,697,502.306.89%
201238,191,278.85-1.31%
201342,436,940.5911.12%
201448,416,777.3314.09%
201554,442,168.2712.44%
201659,685,941.209.63%

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 Libertad is 10 to 14, with 1,753 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 226 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1309
1 to 41,278
5 to 91,643
10 to 141,753
15 to 191,642
20 to 241,491
25 to 291,270
30 to 341,140
35 to 391,033
40 to 44919
45 to 49855
50 to 54736
55 to 59644
60 to 64508
65 to 69407
70 to 74313
75 to 79262
80 and over226
Total16,429

Historical population

The population of Libertad grew from 7,568 in 1960 to 16,429 in 2015, an increase of 8,861 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 0.91%, or an increase of 760 people, from the previous population of 15,669 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
7,568
8,9451.65%
9,1760.51%
9,8701.47%
11,0491.14%
13,2743.50%
12,955-0.52%
14,6531.71%
15,6692.47%
16,4290.91%

Location

The municipal center of Libertad is situated at approximately 11° 46' North, 121° 55' East, in the island of Panay. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 11.9 meters or 38.9 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 Libertad are Roxas City, Passi, Iloilo City, Silay, Victorias, and Talisay. The nearest municipalities are Buruanga, Malay, Pandan, Nabas, Ibajay, and Sebaste. Its distance from the national capital is 328.25 kilometers (203.96 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

  • Buruanga, Aklan, 8.87 kilometers (5.51 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N22°W)
  • Malay, Aklan, 14.47 kilometers (8.99 miles) to the North (N4°W)
  • Pandan, Antique, 19.96 kilometers (12.40 miles) to the East‑Southeast (S74°E)
  • Nabas, Aklan, 20.14 kilometers (12.51 miles) to the East‑Northeast (N71°E)
  • Ibajay, Aklan, 27.39 kilometers (17.02 miles) to the East‑Northeast (N79°E)
  • Sebaste, Antique, 27.70 kilometers (17.21 miles) to the Southeast (S44°E)

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 328.25 kilometers (203.96 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N18°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 16,429, ranked 1,369 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 37.45 square kilometers, ranked 1,055 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 169 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 1,088 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 0.91%, 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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