Biliran

Summary data
Map of the Philippines highlighting Biliran
Typeprovince
Island groupVisayas
RegionEastern Visayas (Region VIII)
Cities0
Municipalities8
Barangays132
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesSamar Sea
Area (2007)536.01 km2 (206.95 sq mi)
Population (2015)171,612
Density (2015)320 / km2 (829 / sq mi)

Biliran is a province in the Philippines situated in the Eastern Visayas region occupying the eastern section of the Visayas. Its capital is the Municipality of Naval.

The province has a land area of 536.01 square kilometers or 206.95 square miles. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 171,612. This represented 3.87% of the total population of the Eastern Visayas region, 0.89% of the overall population of the Visayas island group, or 0.17% of the entire population of the Philippines. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 320 inhabitants per square kilometer or 829 inhabitants per square mile.

Map

Biliran is completely surrounded by Samar Sea

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Map of the Philippines with Biliran highlighted in redMap of Biliran showing its component municipalitiesAlmeriaBiliranCabucgayanCaibiranCulabaKawayanMaripipiNaval

Local government units

Biliran has 8 municipalities. The total number of barangays in the province is 132.

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NameTypePopulation (2015)Population (2010)Annual Population Growth Rate (2010‑2015)Area (2007), in km2Density (2015), per km2Brgy count
Almeriamunicipality16,95116,4950.52%57.4629513
Biliranmunicipality16,88216,1830.81%70.3024011
Cabucgayanmunicipality20,78819,6211.11%54.1938413
Caibiranmunicipality22,52421,4730.91%83.5527017
Culabamunicipality12,32512,2520.11%73.4216817
Kawayanmunicipality20,29120,2380.05%61.0233320
Maripipimunicipality7,1596,6991.27%27.8325715
Navalmunicipality, capital54,69248,7992.19%108.2450526
Biliran Total171,612161,7601.13%536.01320132

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Biliran for the fiscal year of 2016 was 530,803,076.83.

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Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
2009284,095,533.93
2010307,822,682.228.35%
2011332,038,668.777.87%
2012322,070,493.65-3.00%
2013354,535,898.1010.08%
2014411,970,485.9816.20%
2015495,098,417.0020.18%
2016530,803,076.837.21%

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 Biliran is 5 to 9, with 20,036 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 1,918 individuals.

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Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 13,729
1 to 416,379
5 to 920,036
10 to 1419,675
15 to 1918,391
20 to 2413,984
25 to 2911,092
30 to 3410,154
35 to 399,660
40 to 449,022
45 to 498,675
50 to 547,791
55 to 596,483
60 to 645,250
65 to 694,193
70 to 742,968
75 to 792,212
80 and over1,918
Total171,612

Historical population

The population of Biliran grew from 87,285 in 1960 to 171,612 in 2015, an increase of 84,327 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.13%, or an increase of 9,852 people, from the previous population of 161,760 in 2010.

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Census datePopulationGrowth rate
21,661
35,7513.21%
54,3672.12%
67,6612.27%
87,2852.26%
90,4980.35%
103,2702.68%
111,4211.53%
118,0120.58%
132,2092.15%
140,2741.28%
150,0310.93%
161,7602.78%
171,6121.13%

National roads

As of December 2016, the National Roads in Biliran as classified by the Department of Public Works and Highways are:

Secondary Roads

  • Biliran Circumferential Road
  • Leyte-Biliran Road
  • Naval-Caibiran Cross Country Road

Tertiary Roads

  • Maripipi Circumferential Road

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 171,612, ranked 75 out of 81
  • Land area (2007): 206.95 square kilometers, ranked 78 out of 81
  • Population density (2015): 320 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 18 out of 81
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.13%, ranked 58 out of 81

Notes

  1. Unless otherwise specified, population count (excluding percentages) and land area figures are derived from the Philippine Statistics Authority.
  2. Maps utilize OpenStreetMap data available under the Open Data Commons Open Database License.
  3. Data on annual regular income is from the Bureau of Local Government Finance, Department of Finance
  4. Data on National Roads is from the Department of Public Works and Highways.
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