Tabuelan, Province of Cebu

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupVisayas
RegionCentral Visayas (Region VII)
ProvinceCebu
Barangay count12
Postal code6044
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesTañon Strait
Philippine major island(s)Cebu
Area (2007)141.13 km2 (54.49 sq mi)
Population (2015)25,630
Density (2015)182 / km2 (470 / sq mi)
Coordinates10° 49' North, 123° 52' East (10.8230, 123.8697)
Estimated elevation above sea level10.2 meters (33.4 feet)

Tabuelan is a coastal municipality in the island province of Cebu.

The municipality has a land area of 141.13 square kilometers or 54.49 square miles which constitutes 2.85% of Cebu's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 25,630. This represented 0.87% of the total population of Cebu province, or 0.35% of the overall population of the Central Visayas region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 182 inhabitants per square kilometer or 470 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Tabuelan has 12 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)
Bongon14.44%3,7013,31511.64%2.12%
Dalid5.14%1,3181,2624.44%0.83%
Kanlim‑ao3.79%972980-0.82%-0.16%
Kanluhangon4.00%1,0261,0180.79%0.15%
Kantubaon6.67%1,7091,6722.21%0.42%
Mabunao3.69%94774726.77%4.62%
Maravilla10.04%2,5732,17118.52%3.29%
Olivo8.27%2,1201,89711.76%2.14%
Poblacion20.29%5,2014,7968.44%1.56%
Tabunok13.78%3,5312,26655.83%8.81%
Tigbawan8.09%2,0731,76717.32%3.09%
Villahermosa1.79%45940114.46%2.61%
Tabuelan Total25,63022,29214.97%2.69%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Tabuelan for the fiscal year of 2016 was 85,901,394.94.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200947,640,970.07
201052,115,276.309.39%
201154,791,459.965.14%
201254,512,983.54-0.51%
201360,341,225.2210.69%
201467,438,623.5911.76%
201577,967,301.1915.61%
201685,901,394.9410.18%

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 Tabuelan is 5 to 9, with 2,971 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 360 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1548
1 to 42,357
5 to 92,971
10 to 142,722
15 to 192,486
20 to 242,269
25 to 291,884
30 to 341,684
35 to 391,533
40 to 441,351
45 to 491,179
50 to 541,129
55 to 59992
60 to 64805
65 to 69591
70 to 74408
75 to 79361
80 and over360
Total25,630

Historical population

The population of Tabuelan grew from 19,626 in 1960 to 25,630 in 2015, an increase of 6,004 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 2.69%, or an increase of 3,338 people, from the previous population of 22,292 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
19,626
12,961-3.98%
13,8901.40%
14,4990.86%
15,5150.68%
16,9361.66%
19,3732.92%
21,4211.40%
22,2921.46%
25,6302.69%

Location

The municipal center of Tabuelan is situated at approximately 10° 49' North, 123° 52' East, in the island of Cebu. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 10.2 meters or 33.4 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 Tabuelan are Bogo, Danao, Escalante, Sagay, Mandaue, and Toledo. The nearest municipalities are Tuburan, Sogod, Borbon, Catmon, Tabogon, and San Remigio. Its distance from the national capital is 521.72 kilometers (324.18 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

  • Tuburan, Cebu, 11.50 kilometers (7.15 miles) to the South‑Southwest (S26°W)
  • Sogod, Cebu, 16.76 kilometers (10.41 miles) to the East‑Southeast (S61°E)
  • Borbon, Cebu, 17.28 kilometers (10.74 miles) to the East (N85°E)
  • Catmon, Cebu, 19.33 kilometers (12.01 miles) to the Southeast (S54°E)
  • Tabogon, Cebu, 21.78 kilometers (13.53 miles) to the Northeast (N53°E)
  • San Remigio, Cebu, 29.46 kilometers (18.30 miles) to the North‑Northeast (N14°E)

Nearest cities

  • Bogo, Cebu, 29.76 kilometers (18.49 miles) to the North‑Northeast (N31°E)
  • Danao, Cebu, 37.63 kilometers (23.38 miles) to the South‑Southeast (S27°E)
  • Escalante, Negros Occidental, 40.56 kilometers (25.21 miles) to the West (N87°W)
  • Sagay, Negros Occidental, 50.32 kilometers (31.27 miles) to the West (N81°W)
  • Mandaue, 55.72 kilometers (34.62 miles) to the South (S8°E)
  • Toledo, Cebu, 55.72 kilometers (34.62 miles) to the South‑Southwest (S27°W)

Distance from Manila: 521.72 kilometers (324.18 miles) to the Northwest (N36°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 25,630, ranked 1,055 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 54.49 square kilometers, ranked 779 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 182 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 1,032 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 2.69%, ranked 1,540 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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