Basay, Province of Negros Oriental

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupVisayas
RegionCentral Visayas (Region VII)
ProvinceNegros Oriental
Barangay count10
Postal code6222
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesSulu Sea
Philippine major island(s)Negros
Area (2007)162.00 km2 (62.55 sq mi)
Population (2015)26,566
Density (2015)164 / km2 (425 / sq mi)
Coordinates9° 25' North, 122° 38' East (9.4099, 122.6409)
Estimated elevation above sea level12.7 meters (41.6 feet)

Basay is a coastal municipality in the province of Negros Oriental.

The municipality has a land area of 162.00 square kilometers or 62.55 square miles which constitutes 3.01% of Negros Oriental's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 26,566. This represented 1.96% of the total population of Negros Oriental province, or 0.36% of the overall population of the Central Visayas region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 164 inhabitants per square kilometer or 425 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Basay has 10 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)
Actin8.35%2,2172,391-7.28%-1.43%
Bal‑os12.99%3,4523,2257.04%1.30%
Bongalonan15.52%4,1233,74210.18%1.86%
Cabalayongan4.48%1,1901,1107.21%1.33%
Cabatuanan3.13%83174112.15%2.21%
Linantayan4.51%1,1991,250-4.08%-0.79%
Maglinao10.79%2,8662,8072.10%0.40%
Nagbo‑alao18.38%4,8844,05020.59%3.63%
Olandao4.08%1,0851,094-0.82%-0.16%
Poblacion17.76%4,7194,5034.80%0.90%
Basay Total26,56624,9136.64%1.23%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Basay for the fiscal year of 2016 was 81,577,084.96.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200945,524,231.25
201048,499,806.646.54%
201153,631,042.8310.58%
201252,351,191.00-2.39%
201358,366,562.1311.49%
201465,388,459.3712.03%
201574,068,654.2513.27%
201681,577,084.9610.14%

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 Basay is 5 to 9, with 3,397 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 213 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1635
1 to 42,641
5 to 93,397
10 to 143,260
15 to 192,868
20 to 242,157
25 to 291,740
30 to 341,684
35 to 391,617
40 to 441,340
45 to 491,162
50 to 541,107
55 to 59968
60 to 64719
65 to 69489
70 to 74321
75 to 79248
80 and over213
Total26,566

Historical population

The population of Basay grew from 8,235 in 1970 to 26,566 in 2015, an increase of 18,331 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.23%, or an increase of 1,653 people, from the previous population of 24,913 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
8,235
13,97411.19%
21,6379.13%
17,736-1.97%
18,5000.79%
21,3663.14%
22,7130.85%
24,9133.42%
26,5661.23%

Location

The municipal center of Basay is situated at approximately 9° 25' North, 122° 38' East, in the island of Negros. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 12.7 meters or 41.6 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 Basay are Bayawan, Sipalay, Bais, Tanjay, Kabankalan, and Dumaguete. The nearest municipalities are Santa Catalina, Hinoba-an, Candoni, Mabinay, Pamplona, and Siaton. Its distance from the national capital is 600.95 kilometers (373.41 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 600.95 kilometers (373.41 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N17°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 26,566, ranked 999 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 62.55 square kilometers, ranked 668 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 164 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 1,070 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.23%, ranked 588 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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