Santa Catalina, Province of Negros Oriental

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupVisayas
RegionCentral Visayas (Region VII)
ProvinceNegros Oriental
Barangay count22
Postal code6220
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesSulu Sea
Philippine major island(s)Negros
Area (2007)523.10 km2 (201.97 sq mi)
Population (2015)75,756
Density (2015)145 / km2 (375 / sq mi)
Coordinates9° 20' North, 122° 52' East (9.3330, 122.8631)
Estimated elevation above sea level13.8 meters (45.4 feet)

Santa Catalina is a coastal municipality in the province of Negros Oriental.

The municipality has a land area of 523.10 square kilometers or 201.97 square miles which constitutes 9.71% of Negros Oriental's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 75,756. This represented 5.59% of the total population of Negros Oriental province, or 1.02% of the overall population of the Central Visayas region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 145 inhabitants per square kilometer or 375 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Santa Catalina has 22 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)
Alangilan5.79%4,3904,3610.66%0.13%
Amio2.66%2,0142,118-4.91%-0.95%
Buenavista1.55%1,17199018.28%3.25%
Caigangan2.07%1,5691,38613.20%2.39%
Caranoche5.35%4,0563,9133.65%0.69%
Cawitan7.91%5,9905,8093.12%0.59%
Fatima1.80%1,3631,3173.49%0.66%
Kabulacan3.61%2,7332,48010.20%1.87%
Mabuhay2.37%1,7951,847-2.82%-0.54%
Manalongon6.52%4,9404,8422.02%0.38%
Mansagomayon1.55%1,1721,01115.92%2.85%
Milagrosa4.63%3,5083,3853.63%0.68%
Nagbalaye6.59%4,9924,9570.71%0.13%
Nagbinlod4.07%3,0833,0122.36%0.44%
Obat3.33%2,5242,599-2.89%-0.56%
Poblacion17.82%13,50312,5157.89%1.46%
San Francisco5.79%4,3864,0528.24%1.52%
San Jose3.51%2,6612,5394.81%0.90%
San Miguel1.74%1,3191,2822.89%0.54%
San Pedro4.29%3,2523,319-2.02%-0.39%
Santo Rosario1.55%1,1751,315-10.65%-2.12%
Talalak5.49%4,1604,257-2.28%-0.44%
Santa Catalina Total75,75673,3063.34%0.63%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Santa Catalina for the fiscal year of 2016 was 196,015,787.22.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
2009223,811,997.72
2010119,135,247.30-46.77%
2011130,023,273.979.14%
2012127,695,109.27-1.79%
2013140,056,421.399.68%
2014158,005,356.2512.82%
2015178,680,682.3213.09%
2016196,015,787.229.70%

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 Santa Catalina is 5 to 9, with 9,084 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 749 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 11,681
1 to 47,154
5 to 99,084
10 to 148,913
15 to 197,888
20 to 246,198
25 to 295,214
30 to 344,491
35 to 394,300
40 to 444,132
45 to 493,842
50 to 543,531
55 to 592,780
60 to 642,335
65 to 691,494
70 to 741,141
75 to 79829
80 and over749
Total75,756

Historical population

The population of Santa Catalina grew from 15,743 in 1960 to 75,756 in 2015, an increase of 60,013 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 0.63%, or an increase of 2,450 people, from the previous population of 73,306 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
15,743
39,6019.44%
51,9495.60%
56,7511.78%
53,560-0.58%
62,5262.94%
67,1971.56%
72,6291.08%
73,3060.34%
75,7560.63%

Location

The municipal center of Santa Catalina is situated at approximately 9° 20' North, 122° 52' East, in the island of Negros. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 13.8 meters or 45.4 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 Santa Catalina are Bayawan, Tanjay, Bais, Dumaguete, Sipalay, and Kabankalan. The nearest municipalities are Basay, Pamplona, Siaton, Valencia, Amlan, and San Jose. Its distance from the national capital is 616.69 kilometers (383.19 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 616.69 kilometers (383.19 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N19°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 75,756, ranked 253 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 201.97 square kilometers, ranked 130 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 145 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 1,132 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 0.63%, 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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