Cauayan, Province of Negros Occidental

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupVisayas
RegionWestern Visayas (Region VI)
ProvinceNegros Occidental
Barangay count25
Postal code6112
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesPanay Gulf [Sulu Sea]
Philippine major island(s)Negros
Area (2007)520.00 km2 (200.77 sq mi)
Population (2015)102,165
Density (2015)196 / km2 (509 / sq mi)
Coordinates9° 58' North, 122° 37' East (9.9724, 122.6242)
Estimated elevation above sea level11.6 meters (38.2 feet)

Cauayan is a coastal municipality in the province of Negros Occidental.

The municipality has a land area of 520.00 square kilometers or 200.77 square miles which constitutes 6.66% of Negros Occidental's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 102,165. This represented 4.09% of the total population of Negros Occidental province, or 1.36% of the overall population of the Western Visayas region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 196 inhabitants per square kilometer or 509 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Cauayan has 25 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)
Abaca1.42%1,4501,4192.18%0.41%
Baclao0.93%9468886.53%1.21%
Basak3.49%3,5663,3556.29%1.17%
Bulata4.70%4,8044,7531.07%0.20%
Caliling5.41%5,5275,4102.16%0.41%
Camalanda‑an4.62%4,7244,7030.45%0.08%
Camindangan2.31%2,3652,2624.55%0.85%
Elihan1.45%1,4861,535-3.19%-0.62%
Guiljungan10.71%10,9379,82211.35%2.07%
Inayawan10.71%10,94510,2247.05%1.31%
Isio6.18%6,3126,1392.82%0.53%
Linaon3.50%3,5773,3088.13%1.50%
Lumbia1.64%1,6721,16343.77%7.16%
Mambugsay5.02%5,1304,9972.66%0.50%
Man‑Uling2.97%3,0332,73211.02%2.01%
Masaling3.68%3,7573,770-0.34%-0.07%
Molobolo1.48%1,5131,16529.87%5.10%
Poblacion9.47%9,6789,4182.76%0.52%
Sura0.59%60552215.90%2.85%
Talacdan4.31%4,4014,1655.67%1.05%
Tambad0.97%9961,002-0.60%-0.11%
Tiling4.29%4,3794,1355.90%1.10%
Tomina1.22%1,2511,317-5.01%-0.97%
Tuyom6.39%6,5256,1446.20%1.15%
Yao‑yao2.53%2,5862,5730.51%0.10%
Cauayan Total102,16596,9215.41%1.01%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Cauayan for the fiscal year of 2016 was 229,232,556.72.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
2009137,034,681.40
2010133,740,278.92-2.40%
2011145,389,962.448.71%
2012142,467,267.74-2.01%
2013160,579,396.1012.71%
2014188,358,063.9817.30%
2015204,112,127.478.36%
2016229,232,556.7212.31%

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 Cauayan is 5 to 9, with 12,533 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 957 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 12,231
1 to 49,836
5 to 912,533
10 to 1411,932
15 to 1910,775
20 to 249,245
25 to 297,498
30 to 346,121
35 to 395,515
40 to 445,107
45 to 494,866
50 to 544,460
55 to 593,780
60 to 642,843
65 to 692,014
70 to 741,416
75 to 791,036
80 and over957
Total102,165

Historical population

The population of Cauayan grew from 43,384 in 1960 to 102,165 in 2015, an increase of 58,781 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.01%, or an increase of 5,244 people, from the previous population of 96,921 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
43,384
52,5081.88%
64,2444.13%
70,0171.74%
81,0631.48%
84,1590.70%
88,6101.11%
93,5690.75%
96,9211.29%
102,1651.01%

Location

The municipal center of Cauayan is situated at approximately 9° 58' North, 122° 37' East, in the island of Negros. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 11.6 meters or 38.2 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 Cauayan are Kabankalan, Himamaylan, Sipalay, La Carlota, Bago, and Bais. The nearest municipalities are Candoni, Ilog, Binalbagan, Hinigaran, Mabinay, and Hinoba-an. Its distance from the national capital is 541.28 kilometers (336.34 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 541.28 kilometers (336.34 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N19°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 102,165, ranked 158 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 200.77 square kilometers, ranked 131 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 196 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 951 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.01%, ranked 388 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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