Balasan, Province of Iloilo

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupVisayas
RegionWestern Visayas (Region VI)
ProvinceIloilo
Barangay count23
Postal code5018
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesVisayan Sea
Philippine major island(s)Panay
Area (2007)54.27 km2 (20.95 sq mi)
Population (2015)33,088
Density (2015)610 / km2 (1,579 / sq mi)
Coordinates11° 28' North, 123° 5' East (11.4731, 123.0891)
Estimated elevation above sea level7.6 meters (24.8 feet)

Balasan is a coastal municipality in the province of Iloilo.

The municipality has a land area of 54.27 square kilometers or 20.95 square miles which constitutes 1.09% of Iloilo's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 33,088. This represented 1.71% of the total population of Iloilo province, or 0.44% of the overall population of the Western Visayas region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 610 inhabitants per square kilometer or 1,579 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Balasan has 23 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)
Aranjuez5.46%1,8081,6559.24%1.70%
Bacolod2.07%6846387.21%1.33%
Balanti‑an6.33%2,0931,74020.29%3.58%
Batuan3.06%1,01473138.71%6.43%
Cabalic4.18%1,3821,23911.54%2.10%
Camambugan6.65%2,2012,0875.46%1.02%
Dolores1.42%47036329.48%5.04%
Gimamanay3.12%1,0339706.49%1.21%
Ipil3.44%1,13790725.36%4.40%
Kinalkalan4.09%1,3541,20012.83%2.33%
Lawis6.42%2,1231,83815.51%2.78%
Malapoc1.60%53143522.07%3.87%
Mamhut Norte4.77%1,5771,32918.66%3.31%
Mamhut Sur4.27%1,4121,3335.93%1.10%
Maya6.33%2,0931,9079.75%1.79%
Pani‑an5.26%1,7401,856-6.25%-1.22%
Poblacion Norte4.78%1,5831,5780.32%0.06%
Poblacion Sur7.39%2,4462,3046.16%1.15%
Quiasan2.95%97683017.59%3.13%
Salong3.36%1,11193818.44%3.28%
Salvacion2.41%7977673.91%0.73%
Tingui‑an5.70%1,8861,64214.86%2.67%
Zaragosa4.95%1,6371,43713.92%2.51%
Balasan Total33,08829,72411.32%2.06%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Balasan for the fiscal year of 2016 was 82,613,191.46.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200945,617,373.16
201046,743,060.932.47%
201151,272,808.079.69%
201250,867,749.38-0.79%
201359,576,267.7217.12%
201471,867,975.7820.63%
201575,976,959.695.72%
201682,613,191.468.73%

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 Balasan is 5 to 9, with 3,718 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 328 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1678
1 to 42,968
5 to 93,718
10 to 143,582
15 to 193,246
20 to 243,028
25 to 292,577
30 to 342,255
35 to 392,013
40 to 441,767
45 to 491,617
50 to 541,505
55 to 591,249
60 to 641,022
65 to 69751
70 to 74446
75 to 79338
80 and over328
Total33,088

Historical population

The population of Balasan grew from 10,967 in 1960 to 33,088 in 2015, an increase of 22,121 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 2.06%, or an increase of 3,364 people, from the previous population of 29,724 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
10,967
13,4902.05%
15,5882.94%
17,9792.89%
22,0132.05%
22,9490.78%
25,4742.26%
27,3841.00%
29,7243.03%
33,0882.06%

Location

The municipal center of Balasan is situated at approximately 11° 28' North, 123° 5' East, in the island of Panay. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 7.6 meters or 24.8 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 Balasan are Roxas City, Cadiz, Passi, Victorias, Sagay, and Silay. The nearest municipalities are Batad, Estancia, Pilar, Carles, President Roxas, and San Dionisio. Its distance from the national capital is 413.86 kilometers (257.16 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 413.86 kilometers (257.16 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N33°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 33,088, ranked 825 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 20.95 square kilometers, ranked 1,339 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 610 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 293 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 2.06%, ranked 40 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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