Biliran, Province of Biliran

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupVisayas
RegionEastern Visayas (Region VIII)
ProvinceBiliran
Barangay count11
Postal code6549
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesSamar Sea
Philippine major island(s)Biliran
Area (2007)70.30 km2 (27.14 sq mi)
Population (2015)16,882
Density (2015)240 / km2 (622 / sq mi)
Coordinates11° 28' North, 124° 29' East (11.4666, 124.4752)
Estimated elevation above sea level4.3 meters (14.1 feet)

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

The municipality has a land area of 70.30 square kilometers or 27.14 square miles which constitutes 13.09% of Biliran's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 16,882. This represented 9.84% 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 240 inhabitants per square kilometer or 622 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Biliran has 11 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)
Bato10.10%1,7051,32029.17%4.99%
Burabod11.63%1,9631,8595.59%1.04%
Busali8.59%1,4501,684-13.90%-2.81%
Canila5.18%8757999.51%1.75%
Hugpa5.41%9138922.35%0.44%
Julita11.02%1,8601,911-2.67%-0.51%
Pinangumhan5.05%85273915.29%2.75%
San Isidro17.33%2,9262,8412.99%0.56%
San Roque14.19%2,3962,3063.90%0.73%
Sanggalang6.73%1,1361,0399.34%1.71%
Villa Enage4.77%8067931.64%0.31%
Biliran Total16,88216,1834.32%0.81%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Biliran for the fiscal year of 2016 was 58,338,859.41.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200932,787,605.18
201032,787,605.180.00%
201137,510,266.4014.40%
201236,777,298.38-1.95%
201341,439,649.9112.68%
201446,974,334.7913.36%
201552,818,281.8012.44%
201658,338,859.4110.45%

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 1,913 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 181 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1384
1 to 41,674
5 to 91,913
10 to 141,901
15 to 191,773
20 to 241,439
25 to 291,108
30 to 341,041
35 to 39969
40 to 44867
45 to 49807
50 to 54757
55 to 59660
60 to 64485
65 to 69426
70 to 74274
75 to 79223
80 and over181
Total16,882

Historical population

The population of Biliran grew from 8,138 in 1960 to 16,882 in 2015, an increase of 8,744 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 0.81%, or an increase of 699 people, from the previous population of 16,183 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
8,138
8,8410.81%
9,8012.09%
10,9892.31%
11,5310.48%
13,7753.39%
13,8170.07%
14,9471.09%
16,1832.93%
16,8820.81%

Location

The municipal center of Biliran is situated at approximately 11° 28' North, 124° 29' East, in the island of Biliran. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 4.3 meters or 14.1 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 Biliran are Ormoc, Catbalogan, Tacloban, Calbayog, Bogo, and Baybay. The nearest municipalities are Calubian, Leyte, Cabucgayan, Naval, San Isidro, and Caibiran. Its distance from the national capital is 512.98 kilometers (318.75 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

  • Ormoc, Leyte, 53.13 kilometers (33.01 miles) to the South‑Southeast (S16°E)
  • Catbalogan, Samar, 56.06 kilometers (34.83 miles) to the Northeast (N52°E)
  • Tacloban, 63.21 kilometers (39.28 miles) to the East‑Southeast (S67°E)
  • Calbayog, Samar, 67.67 kilometers (42.05 miles) to the North (N11°E)
  • Bogo, Cebu, 68.28 kilometers (42.43 miles) to the Southwest (S48°W)
  • Baybay, Leyte, 94.14 kilometers (58.50 miles) to the South‑Southeast (S22°E)

Distance from Manila: 512.98 kilometers (318.75 miles) to the Northwest (N47°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 16,882, ranked 1,352 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 27.14 square kilometers, ranked 1,235 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 240 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 845 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 0.81%, ranked 934 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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