Carles, Province of Iloilo

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupVisayas
RegionWestern Visayas (Region VI)
ProvinceIloilo
Barangay count33
Postal code5019
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesVisayan Sea
Philippine major island(s)Panay, Calagnaan
Area (2007)104.05 km2 (40.17 sq mi)
Population (2015)68,160
Density (2015)655 / km2 (1,697 / sq mi)
Coordinates11° 34' North, 123° 8' East (11.5713, 123.1326)
Estimated elevation above sea level3.1 meters (10.3 feet)

Carles is a coastal municipality in the province of Iloilo.

The municipality has a land area of 104.05 square kilometers or 40.17 square miles which constitutes 2.08% of Iloilo's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 68,160. This represented 3.52% of the total population of Iloilo province, or 0.90% of the overall population of the Western Visayas region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 655 inhabitants per square kilometer or 1,697 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Carles has 33 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)
Abong3.51%2,3932,11013.41%2.43%
Alipata1.84%1,2561,650-23.88%-5.06%
Asluman4.92%3,3542,84917.73%3.16%
Bancal8.29%5,6524,66421.18%3.73%
Barangcalan2.18%1,4841,24619.10%3.38%
Barosbos4.43%3,0212,66513.36%2.42%
Binuluangan2.22%1,5151,682-9.93%-1.97%
Bito‑on2.99%2,0351,9424.79%0.89%
Bolo2.14%1,4601,25416.43%2.94%
Buaya1.88%1,2811,543-16.98%-3.48%
Buenavista2.81%1,9181,48629.07%4.98%
Cabilao Grande2.13%1,4541,483-1.96%-0.38%
Cabilao Pequeño2.25%1,5321,35313.23%2.39%
Cabuguana1.78%1,21398722.90%4.00%
Cawayan4.19%2,8572,6398.26%1.52%
Dayhagan1.92%1,3121,12316.83%3.01%
Gabi3.66%2,4982,3267.39%1.37%
Granada4.95%3,3713,04510.71%1.96%
Guinticgan4.47%3,0452,74510.93%1.99%
Isla de Cana0.54%368415-11.33%-2.26%
Lantangan6.78%4,6234,00415.46%2.77%
Manlot1.32%90372624.38%4.24%
Nalumsan1.50%1,0229873.55%0.67%
Pantalan3.62%2,4652,2549.36%1.72%
Poblacion4.49%3,0622,9453.97%0.74%
Punta2.17%1,4791,31712.30%2.23%
Punta Batuanan1.75%1,19492828.66%4.92%
San Fernando2.23%1,5212,045-25.62%-5.48%
Tabugon2.60%1,7741,775-0.06%-0.01%
Talingting2.29%1,5601,4487.73%1.43%
Tarong3.86%2,6342,4875.91%1.10%
Tinigban2.04%1,3931,22114.09%2.54%
Tupaz2.22%1,5111,34612.26%2.23%
Carles Total68,16062,6908.73%1.61%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Carles for the fiscal year of 2016 was 130,473,158.35.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200967,118,908.39
201072,844,691.408.53%
201179,930,369.849.73%
201278,280,483.45-2.06%
201388,412,675.5712.94%
2014102,416,664.3715.84%
2015115,135,125.1912.42%
2016130,473,158.3513.32%

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 Carles is 5 to 9, with 8,857 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 487 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 11,534
1 to 46,816
5 to 98,857
10 to 148,232
15 to 197,367
20 to 246,119
25 to 294,995
30 to 344,378
35 to 393,721
40 to 443,299
45 to 493,093
50 to 542,670
55 to 592,282
60 to 641,690
65 to 691,181
70 to 74857
75 to 79582
80 and over487
Total68,160

Historical population

The population of Carles grew from 20,006 in 1960 to 68,160 in 2015, an increase of 48,154 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.61%, or an increase of 5,470 people, from the previous population of 62,690 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
20,006
24,5012.00%
27,8872.63%
32,1842.91%
42,6482.86%
46,2181.52%
53,4043.15%
57,6731.07%
62,6903.08%
68,1601.61%

Location

The municipal center of Carles is situated at approximately 11° 34' North, 123° 8' East, in the island of Panay. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 3.1 meters or 10.3 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 Carles are Roxas City, Cadiz, Passi, Victorias, Sagay, and Silay. The nearest municipalities are Balasan, Estancia, Batad, Pilar, President Roxas, and San Dionisio. Its distance from the national capital is 407.51 kilometers (253.21 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 407.51 kilometers (253.21 miles) to the Northwest (N35°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 68,160, ranked 314 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 40.17 square kilometers, ranked 999 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 655 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 276 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.61%, ranked 1,244 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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