Silay, Province of Negros Occidental

Summary data
Typecity (component)
Island groupVisayas
RegionWestern Visayas (Region VI)
ProvinceNegros Occidental
Barangay count16
Postal code6116
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesGuimaras Strait [Sulu Sea]
Philippine major island(s)Negros
Area (2007)214.80 km2 (82.93 sq mi)
Population (2015)126,930
Density (2015)591 / km2 (1,531 / sq mi)
Coordinates10° 48' North, 122° 58' East (10.7977, 122.9730)
Estimated elevation above sea level8.3 meters (27.2 feet)

Silay is a coastal component city in the province of Negros Occidental.

The city has a land area of 214.80 square kilometers or 82.93 square miles which constitutes 2.75% of Negros Occidental's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 126,930. This represented 5.08% of the total population of Negros Occidental province, or 1.68% of the overall population of the Western Visayas region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 591 inhabitants per square kilometer or 1,531 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Silay has 16 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)
Bagtic5.53%7,0176,5796.66%1.23%
Balaring4.42%5,6155,3684.60%0.86%
Barangay I1.18%1,4981,654-9.43%-1.87%
Barangay II2.44%3,0963,428-9.68%-1.92%
Barangay III0.78%990992-0.20%-0.04%
Barangay IV3.04%3,8644,631-16.56%-3.39%
Barangay V6.34%8,0537,3479.61%1.76%
Barangay VI Poblacion4.43%5,6285,4123.99%0.75%
Eustaquio Lopez13.85%17,57616,8554.28%0.80%
Guimbala‑on8.19%10,39110,1542.33%0.44%
Guinhalaran12.29%15,60013,61514.58%2.63%
Kapitan Ramon4.37%5,5494,33827.92%4.80%
Lantad7.59%9,6349,654-0.21%-0.04%
Mambulac15.04%19,08818,1195.35%1.00%
Patag2.37%3,0023,064-2.02%-0.39%
Rizal8.14%10,3299,7895.52%1.03%
Silay Total126,930120,9994.90%0.92%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Silay for the fiscal year of 2016 was 534,980,938.56.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
2009355,316,667.71
2010392,960,715.4010.59%
2011422,029,180.257.40%
2012382,184,500.27-9.44%
2013401,220,233.394.98%
2014445,676,890.8911.08%
2015487,653,823.989.42%
2016534,980,938.569.71%

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 Silay is 5 to 9, with 12,967 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 1,324 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 12,387
1 to 410,344
5 to 912,967
10 to 1412,160
15 to 1912,035
20 to 2411,157
25 to 299,882
30 to 348,845
35 to 398,335
40 to 447,639
45 to 497,186
50 to 546,382
55 to 595,448
60 to 644,238
65 to 692,930
70 to 742,098
75 to 791,573
80 and over1,324
Total126,930

Historical population

The population of Silay grew from 60,324 in 1960 to 126,930 in 2015, an increase of 66,606 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 0.92%, or an increase of 5,931 people, from the previous population of 120,999 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
60,324
69,2001.35%
104,8878.70%
111,1311.16%
101,031-0.95%
122,7483.71%
107,722-2.76%
120,3651.54%
120,9990.19%
126,9300.92%

Location

The city center of Silay is situated at approximately 10° 48' North, 122° 58' East, in the island of Negros. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 8.3 meters or 27.2 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 Silay are Talisay, Bacolod, Victorias, Bago, Cadiz, and La Carlota. The nearest municipalities are Enrique B. Magalona, Murcia, Manapla, Banate, Dumangas, and Barotac Viejo. Its distance from the national capital is 472.13 kilometers (293.37 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 472.13 kilometers (293.37 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N27°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 126,930, ranked 106 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 82.93 square kilometers, ranked 487 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 591 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 297 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 0.92%, ranked 132 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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