Almeria, Province of Biliran

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupVisayas
RegionEastern Visayas (Region VIII)
ProvinceBiliran
Barangay count13
Postal code6544
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesSamar Sea
Philippine major island(s)Biliran
Area (2007)57.46 km2 (22.19 sq mi)
Population (2015)16,951
Density (2015)295 / km2 (764 / sq mi)
Coordinates11° 37' North, 124° 23' East (11.6202, 124.3816)
Estimated elevation above sea level10.9 meters (35.6 feet)

Almeria is a coastal municipality in the island province of Biliran.

The municipality has a land area of 57.46 square kilometers or 22.19 square miles which constitutes 10.72% of Biliran's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 16,951. This represented 9.88% of the total population of Biliran province, or 0.38% of the overall population of the Eastern Visayas region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 295 inhabitants per square kilometer or 764 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Almeria has 13 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)
Caucab10.97%1,8591,63813.49%2.44%
Iyosan8.37%1,4181,28810.09%1.85%
Jamorawon8.89%1,5071,525-1.18%-0.23%
Lo‑ok7.23%1,2261,2041.83%0.35%
Matanga5.69%9649313.54%0.67%
Pili7.49%1,2701,2521.44%0.27%
Poblacion16.42%2,7833,059-9.02%-1.78%
Pulang Bato5.73%9719492.32%0.44%
Salangi5.58%94682914.11%2.55%
Sampao4.34%7357261.24%0.23%
Tabunan5.07%86076013.16%2.38%
Talahid7.56%1,2811,283-0.16%-0.03%
Tamarindo6.67%1,1311,0517.61%1.41%
Almeria Total16,95116,4952.76%0.52%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Almeria for the fiscal year of 2016 was 56,609,843.28.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200931,402,774.71
201033,230,931.235.82%
201135,724,521.817.50%
201234,767,501.00-2.68%
201339,848,021.9614.61%
201445,025,950.5512.99%
201551,449,531.0914.27%
201656,609,843.2810.03%

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 Almeria is 10 to 14, with 1,841 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 223 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1299
1 to 41,404
5 to 91,794
10 to 141,841
15 to 191,730
20 to 241,340
25 to 291,160
30 to 341,086
35 to 391,011
40 to 44971
45 to 49881
50 to 54829
55 to 59702
60 to 64599
65 to 69487
70 to 74359
75 to 79235
80 and over223
Total16,951

Historical population

The population of Almeria grew from 7,553 in 1960 to 16,951 in 2015, an increase of 9,398 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 0.52%, or an increase of 456 people, from the previous population of 16,495 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
7,553
7,525-0.04%
9,4684.72%
10,4091.91%
12,0131.44%
13,4202.10%
13,8540.68%
14,4200.55%
16,4955.02%
16,9510.52%

Location

The municipal center of Almeria is situated at approximately 11° 37' North, 124° 23' East, in the island of Biliran. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 10.9 meters or 35.6 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 Almeria are Calbayog, Catbalogan, Ormoc, Bogo, Tacloban, and Baybay. The nearest municipalities are Naval, Kawayan, Maripipi, Culaba, Biliran, and Calubian. Its distance from the national capital is 493.99 kilometers (306.95 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

  • Naval, Biliran, 6.56 kilometers (4.08 miles) to the South‑Southeast (S15°E)
  • Kawayan, Biliran, 7.13 kilometers (4.43 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N22°W)
  • Maripipi, Biliran, 17.88 kilometers (11.11 miles) to the North (N11°W)
  • Culaba, Biliran, 17.77 kilometers (11.04 miles) to the East‑Northeast (N77°E)
  • Biliran, Biliran, 19.82 kilometers (12.32 miles) to the South‑Southeast (S31°E)
  • Calubian, Leyte, 19.93 kilometers (12.39 miles) to the South‑Southeast (S15°E)

Nearest cities

  • Calbayog, Samar, 54.59 kilometers (33.92 miles) to the North‑Northeast (N25°E)
  • Catbalogan, Samar, 57.28 kilometers (35.59 miles) to the East‑Northeast (N72°E)
  • Ormoc, Leyte, 72.44 kilometers (45.02 miles) to the South‑Southeast (S20°E)
  • Bogo, Cebu, 74.65 kilometers (46.39 miles) to the South‑Southwest (S33°W)
  • Tacloban, 80.09 kilometers (49.77 miles) to the East‑Southeast (S59°E)
  • Baybay, Leyte, 113.76 kilometers (70.69 miles) to the South‑Southeast (S23°E)

Distance from Manila: 493.99 kilometers (306.95 miles) to the Northwest (N48°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 16,951, ranked 1,351 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 22.19 square kilometers, ranked 1,323 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 295 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 676 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 0.52%, ranked 311 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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