Oton, Province of Iloilo

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupVisayas
RegionWestern Visayas (Region VI)
ProvinceIloilo
Barangay count37
Postal code5020
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesPanay Gulf [Sulu Sea]
Philippine major island(s)Panay
Area (2007)86.44 km2 (33.37 sq mi)
Population (2015)89,115
Density (2015)1,031 / km2 (2,671 / sq mi)
Coordinates10° 42' North, 122° 29' East (10.6936, 122.4773)
Estimated elevation above sea level6.3 meters (20.8 feet)

Oton is a coastal municipality in the province of Iloilo.

The municipality has a land area of 86.44 square kilometers or 33.37 square miles which constitutes 1.73% of Iloilo's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 89,115. This represented 4.60% of the total population of Iloilo province, or 1.18% of the overall population of the Western Visayas region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 1,031 inhabitants per square kilometer or 2,671 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Oton has 37 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)
Abilay Norte5.63%5,0143,68036.25%6.07%
Abilay Sur1.25%1,1141,0664.50%0.84%
Alegre2.36%2,0991,68824.35%4.24%
Batuan Ilaud1.04%9249160.87%0.17%
Batuan Ilaya1.27%1,1321,0715.70%1.06%
Bita Norte0.82%73365112.60%2.28%
Bita Sur0.61%5455214.61%0.86%
Botong5.77%5,1414,58112.22%2.22%
Buray7.11%6,3376,1483.07%0.58%
Cabanbanan3.06%2,7262,5725.99%1.11%
Caboloan Norte3.21%2,8642,7783.10%0.58%
Caboloan Sur0.84%7477085.51%1.03%
Cadinglian1.98%1,7651,45920.97%3.69%
Cagbang5.99%5,3404,8689.70%1.78%
Calam‑isan1.33%1,1881,1186.26%1.16%
Galang1.20%1,0721,0472.39%0.45%
Lambuyao3.12%2,7802,5668.34%1.54%
Mambog0.99%8838079.42%1.73%
Pakiad4.01%3,5723,2689.30%1.71%
Poblacion East4.38%3,9053,8641.06%0.20%
Poblacion North1.49%1,3281,15015.48%2.78%
Poblacion South5.94%5,2904,9407.09%1.31%
Poblacion West3.62%3,2293,233-0.12%-0.02%
Polo Maestra Bita3.74%3,3372,81818.42%3.27%
Rizal2.41%2,1471,78820.08%3.55%
Salngan0.63%55946619.96%3.53%
Sambaludan1.25%1,1111,0565.21%0.97%
San Antonio3.03%2,6962,6780.67%0.13%
San Nicolas3.19%2,8442,6935.61%1.04%
Santa Clara1.72%1,5351,5330.13%0.02%
Santa Monica3.18%2,8362,7264.04%0.76%
Santa Rita2.17%1,9362,015-3.92%-0.76%
Tagbac Norte0.95%851922-7.70%-1.51%
Tagbac Sur2.31%2,0611,9127.79%1.44%
Trapiche7.00%6,2376,1181.95%0.37%
Tuburan0.62%550555-0.90%-0.17%
Turog‑Turog0.77%68759216.05%2.87%
Oton Total89,11582,5727.92%1.46%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Oton for the fiscal year of 2016 was 184,113,453.06.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200998,724,659.25
2010106,880,050.698.26%
2011116,689,307.649.18%
2012117,441,373.870.64%
2013134,951,968.4114.91%
2014154,639,488.0814.59%
2015173,252,371.3412.04%
2016184,113,453.066.27%

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 Oton is 5 to 9, with 8,360 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 75 to 79, with 1,179 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 11,527
1 to 46,541
5 to 98,360
10 to 148,126
15 to 198,069
20 to 248,015
25 to 297,367
30 to 346,591
35 to 396,172
40 to 445,623
45 to 495,236
50 to 544,466
55 to 593,774
60 to 643,030
65 to 692,270
70 to 741,571
75 to 791,179
80 and over1,198
Total89,115

Historical population

The population of Oton grew from 27,246 in 1960 to 89,115 in 2015, an increase of 61,869 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.46%, or an increase of 6,543 people, from the previous population of 82,572 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
27,246
32,8621.85%
36,5662.17%
41,0442.34%
52,1252.42%
56,8211.63%
65,3743.05%
77,6212.40%
82,5722.28%
89,1151.46%

Location

The municipal center of Oton is situated at approximately 10° 42' North, 122° 29' East, in the island of Panay. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 6.3 meters or 20.8 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 Oton are Iloilo City, Bago, Passi, Bacolod, Talisay, and Silay. The nearest municipalities are San Miguel, Tigbauan, Pavia, Jordan, Leon, and Alimodian. Its distance from the national capital is 460.77 kilometers (286.31 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

  • San Miguel, Iloilo, 9.73 kilometers (6.04 miles) to the North (N8°W)
  • Tigbauan, Iloilo, 11.27 kilometers (7.00 miles) to the West (S79°W)
  • Pavia, Iloilo, 11.43 kilometers (7.10 miles) to the Northeast (N38°E)
  • Jordan, Guimaras, 12.94 kilometers (8.04 miles) to the East‑Southeast (S74°E)
  • Leon, Iloilo, 13.69 kilometers (8.51 miles) to the Northwest (N45°W)
  • Alimodian, Iloilo, 14.44 kilometers (8.98 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N20°W)

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 460.77 kilometers (286.31 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N20°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 89,115, ranked 206 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 33.37 square kilometers, ranked 1,097 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 1,031 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 155 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.46%, ranked 776 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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