Sara, Province of Iloilo

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupVisayas
RegionWestern Visayas (Region VI)
ProvinceIloilo
Barangay count42
Postal code5014
Coastal/Landlockedlandlocked
Marine waterbodiesnone (landlocked)
Philippine major island(s)Panay
Area (2007)169.02 km2 (65.26 sq mi)
Population (2015)52,631
Density (2015)311 / km2 (806 / sq mi)
Coordinates11° 16' North, 123° 1' East (11.2587, 123.0128)
Estimated elevation above sea level27.6 meters (90.4 feet)

Sara is a landlocked municipality in the coastal province of Iloilo.

The municipality has a land area of 169.02 square kilometers or 65.26 square miles which constitutes 3.38% of Iloilo's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 52,631. This represented 2.72% of the total population of Iloilo province, or 0.70% of the overall population of the Western Visayas region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 311 inhabitants per square kilometer or 806 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Sara has 42 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)
Aguirre0.80%4214053.95%0.74%
Aldeguer3.00%1,5791,20730.82%5.25%
Alibayog2.57%1,3511,20012.58%2.28%
Anoring5.14%2,7042,717-0.48%-0.09%
Apelo1.58%83372714.58%2.63%
Apologista4.59%2,4172,2079.52%1.75%
Aposaga1.76%92681413.76%2.48%
Arante2.01%1,05789518.10%3.22%
Ardemil3.65%1,9221,54324.56%4.27%
Aspera3.79%1,9971,9054.83%0.90%
Aswe‑Pabriaga1.77%93276322.15%3.88%
Bagaygay2.23%1,1751,0967.21%1.33%
Bakabak2.56%1,3451,13918.09%3.22%
Batitao0.54%28325311.86%2.16%
Bato1.46%77169311.26%2.05%
Castor0.46%24118530.27%5.16%
Crespo1.69%89075118.51%3.29%
Del Castillo4.05%2,1301,9399.85%1.80%
Devera4.91%2,5862,3579.72%1.78%
Domingo2.14%1,12492821.12%3.72%
Ferraris2.09%1,1001,0484.96%0.93%
Gildore0.89%46839319.08%3.38%
Improgo1.24%65051326.71%4.61%
Juaneza1.70%895954-6.18%-1.21%
Labigan2.47%1,3001,13614.44%2.60%
Lanciola1.74%91581512.27%2.23%
Latawan1.16%61352716.32%2.92%
Malapaya2.71%1,4241,25513.47%2.43%
Muyco1.97%1,0399618.12%1.50%
Padios3.13%1,6451,37719.46%3.44%
Pasig5.76%3,0292,20237.56%6.26%
Poblacion Ilawod3.48%1,8292,158-15.25%-3.10%
Poblacion Ilaya2.06%1,0841,140-4.91%-0.95%
Poblacion Market0.72%37731818.55%3.29%
Posadas1.85%97581319.93%3.52%
Preciosa2.06%1,08382231.75%5.39%
Salcedo1.47%7757463.89%0.73%
San Luis2.27%1,1961,246-4.01%-0.78%
Tady3.14%1,6511,34223.03%4.02%
Tentay1.80%9498679.46%1.74%
Villahermosa1.81%95480618.36%3.26%
Zerrudo3.79%1,9961,72615.64%2.81%
Sara Total52,63146,88912.25%2.22%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Sara for the fiscal year of 2016 was 122,576,062.95.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200968,597,110.50
201073,019,218.026.45%
201179,370,601.058.70%
201279,426,311.290.07%
201384,729,789.356.68%
201497,545,450.8615.13%
2015108,907,993.7711.65%
2016122,576,062.9512.55%

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 Sara is 5 to 9, with 5,877 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 522 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 11,033
1 to 44,552
5 to 95,877
10 to 145,466
15 to 195,246
20 to 244,717
25 to 294,088
30 to 343,620
35 to 393,286
40 to 442,758
45 to 492,758
50 to 542,476
55 to 592,100
60 to 641,665
65 to 691,073
70 to 74799
75 to 79595
80 and over522
Total52,631

Historical population

The population of Sara grew from 17,837 in 1960 to 52,631 in 2015, an increase of 34,794 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 2.22%, or an increase of 5,742 people, from the previous population of 46,889 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
17,837
21,8241.99%
24,8922.67%
28,8382.99%
36,7072.44%
38,6520.97%
42,3631.99%
45,0050.84%
46,8891.50%
52,6312.22%

Location

The municipal center of Sara is situated at approximately 11° 16' North, 123° 1' East, in the island of Panay. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 27.6 meters or 90.4 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 Sara are Victorias, Passi, Cadiz, Roxas City, Silay, and Talisay. The nearest municipalities are San Dionisio, Ajuy, Lemery, Concepcion, Batad, and President Roxas. Its distance from the national capital is 429.56 kilometers (266.92 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 429.56 kilometers (266.92 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N31°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 52,631, ranked 477 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 65.26 square kilometers, ranked 654 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 311 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 624 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 2.22%, ranked 731 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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