Negros Occidental

Summary data
Map of the Philippines highlighting Negros Occidental
Typeprovince
Island groupVisayas
RegionWestern Visayas (Region VI)
Highly urbanized cities1
Cities12
Municipalities19
Barangays [note]601
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesSulu Sea, Visayan Sea, Tañon Strait
Area (2007) [note]7,802.54 km2 (3,012.58 sq mi)
Population (2015) [note]2,497,261
Density (2015) [note]320 / km2 (829 / sq mi)
[note] Figures exclude highly urbanized cities

Negros Occidental is a province in the Philippines situated in the Western Visayas region occupying the western section of the Visayas.

The province has a land area of 7,802.54 square kilometers or 3,012.58 square miles. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 2,497,261. This represented 33.14% of the total population of the Western Visayas region, 12.89% of the overall population of the Visayas island group, or 2.47% of the entire population of the Philippines. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 320 inhabitants per square kilometer or 829 inhabitants per square mile.

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Negros Occidental is bordered, clockwise from the Northeast, by Visayan Sea, Tañon Strait, Negros Oriental, Sulu Sea, and Panay Gulf, Guimaras Strait.

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Local government units

Negros Occidental has 19 municipalities and 12 cities. The total number of barangays in the province is 601. The City of Bacolod serves as the provincial capital, although it is administratively independent due to its distinction as a highly urbanized city.

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NameTypePopulation (2015)Population (2010)Annual Population Growth Rate (2010‑2015)Area (2007), in km2Density (2015), per km2Brgy count
Bagocity (CC)170,981163,0450.91%401.2042624
Binalbaganmunicipality67,27065,4310.53%189.9635416
Cadizcity (CC)154,723151,5000.40%524.5729522
Calatravamunicipality80,62479,0090.39%504.5016040
Candonimunicipality21,78921,3360.40%191.701149
Cauayanmunicipality102,16596,9211.01%520.0019625
Enrique B. Magalonamunicipality62,92159,4341.09%113.2555623
Escalantecity (CC)94,07093,0050.22%192.7648821
Himamaylancity (CC)106,880103,0060.71%367.0429119
Hinigaranmunicipality85,60281,9250.84%154.9255324
Hinoba-anmunicipality56,81954,6240.75%414.5013713
Ilogmunicipality57,38954,4231.02%281.7020415
Isabelamunicipality62,14659,5230.82%178.7634830
Kabankalancity (CC)181,977167,6661.57%697.3526132
La Carlotacity (CC)64,46963,8520.18%137.2947014
La Castellanamunicipality74,85571,0131.01%185.2240413
Manaplamunicipality54,84552,6870.77%112.8648612
Moises Padillamunicipality41,38639,2571.01%144.1028715
Murciamunicipality81,28675,2071.49%279.1429123
Pontevedramunicipality51,86647,9451.51%112.5046120
Pulupandanmunicipality27,73525,3501.73%23.001,20620
Sagaycity (CC)146,264140,7400.74%330.3444325
Salvador Benedictomunicipality25,66223,6241.59%170.501517
San Carloscity (CC)132,536129,9810.37%451.5029418
San Enriquemunicipality23,90723,1890.58%28.8482910
Silaycity (CC)126,930120,9990.92%214.8059116
Sipalaycity (CC)70,07067,4030.74%379.7818517
Talisaycity (CC)102,21497,5710.89%201.1850827
Tobosomunicipality42,11441,6580.21%117.333599
Valladolidmunicipality37,83336,4160.73%48.0378816
Victoriascity (CC)87,93388,299-0.08%133.9265726
Negros Occidental Total2,497,2612,396,0390.79%7,802.54320601

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Negros Occidental for the fiscal year of 2016 was 2,906,801,917.16.

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Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
20091,743,124,564.40
20101,830,234,016.335.00%
20111,993,634,309.928.93%
20121,949,897,319.44-2.19%
20132,085,864,473.086.97%
20142,362,223,821.8213.25%
20152,633,631,888.2711.49%
20162,906,801,917.1610.37%

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 Negros Occidental is 5 to 9, with 331,052 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 28,306 individuals.

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Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 160,484
1 to 4258,260
5 to 9331,052
10 to 14322,213
15 to 19306,574
20 to 24278,426
25 to 29237,502
30 to 34206,289
35 to 39188,929
40 to 44173,166
45 to 49162,741
50 to 54143,222
55 to 59121,634
60 to 6496,681
65 to 6965,402
70 to 7445,203
75 to 7933,052
80 and over28,306
Total3,059,136

Historical population

The population of Negros Occidental grew from 1,213,008 in 1960 to 2,497,261 in 2015, an increase of 1,284,253 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 0.79%, or an increase of 101,222 people, from the previous population of 2,396,039 in 2010.

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Census datePopulationGrowth rate
292,289
377,2121.62%
767,3843.61%
937,3262.07%
1,213,0082.29%
1,316,4820.80%
1,562,4003.50%
1,667,8861.31%
1,892,7281.27%
2,031,8411.34%
2,136,6471.08%
2,370,2691.44%
2,396,0390.39%
2,497,2610.79%

National roads

As of December 2016, the National Roads in Negros Occidental as classified by the Department of Public Works and Highways are:

Primary Roads

  • Bacolod North Road
  • Bacolod South By-Pass Road
  • Bacolod South Road
  • Bacolod-Murcia-DS Benedicto-San Carlos City Road
  • Kabankalan-Bais Road

Secondary Roads

  • Bacolod Silay Airport Access Road
  • Bacolod South Road (Kabankalan-Hinobaan Section)
  • Binalbagan-Isabela Road
  • Hinigaran-Isabela Road
  • Junction Bagonawa-La Castellana-Isabela Road
  • Junction Balintawak-Old Escalante Road
  • Junction DS Benedicto-Spur 16-Calatrava Road
  • Junction National Road Sagay-Bato-Dian-Marcelo-Balea Junction Road
  • Junction Old Escalante-Danao Port Road
  • Junction Pulupandan-Pulupandan Pier Road
  • Junction San Enrique-Pontevedra By-Pass Road
  • Silay-Lantawan Road
  • Vallehermoso-Canlaon City-La Castellana Road
  • Vito Port Road

Tertiary Roads

  • Bacolod South Road (Gen. Luna-Bago High School Road)
  • Bacolod South Road (Old Road)
  • Bago-Mambucal Road
  • Bcolod North Road (Old Route)
  • Bulanon Road
  • Candoni-Sipalay Road
  • Dancalan-Candoni-Damutan Valley Road
  • DS Benedicto By-Pass Road
  • Himamaylan By-Pass Road
  • Isabela-Libas Negros Occidental Boundary Road
  • Junction Balintawak-Old Escalante Road (Wye Length)
  • Junction Curva Hagnaya-Poblacion-Maaswa Road
  • Junction Murcia-Cansilayan-Damsite-Abuanan-Bago City Road
  • Junction New Sagay-Old Sagay Road
  • Junction Palencia-Boy Scout Campsite Road
  • Junction Pontevedra-La Castellana Road
  • Kabankalan Junction Salong-Tapi-Dacongcogon-Bantayan Road
  • Manapla By-Pass Road
  • Prosperidad-Quezon-Cabaron Road
  • San Carlos City Port Road
  • Santo Aguinaldo-Bug-ang Road
  • Su-ay By-Pass Road
  • Sum-ag-Abuanan Road
  • Talaban By-Pass Road

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 2,497,261, ranked 8 out of 81
  • Land area (2007): 3,012.58 square kilometers, ranked 10 out of 81
  • Population density (2015): 320 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 18 out of 81
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 0.79%, ranked 75 out of 81

Notes

  1. Unless otherwise specified, population count (excluding percentages) and land area figures are derived from the Philippine Statistics Authority.
  2. Maps utilize OpenStreetMap data available under the Open Data Commons Open Database License.
  3. Data on annual regular income is from the Bureau of Local Government Finance, Department of Finance
  4. Data on National Roads is from the Department of Public Works and Highways.
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