Cabucgayan, Province of Biliran

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupVisayas
RegionEastern Visayas (Region VIII)
ProvinceBiliran
Barangay count13
Postal code6550
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesSamar Sea
Philippine major island(s)Biliran
Area (2007)54.19 km2 (20.92 sq mi)
Population (2015)20,788
Density (2015)384 / km2 (994 / sq mi)
Coordinates11° 28' North, 124° 34' East (11.4729, 124.5749)
Estimated elevation above sea level2.9 meters (9.4 feet)

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

The municipality has a land area of 54.19 square kilometers or 20.92 square miles which constitutes 10.07% of Biliran's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 20,788. This represented 12.11% of the total population of Biliran province, or 0.47% of the overall population of the Eastern Visayas region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 384 inhabitants per square kilometer or 994 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Cabucgayan 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)
Balaquid12.93%2,6882,4997.56%1.40%
Baso7.52%1,5631,41110.77%1.97%
Bunga19.44%4,0413,8355.37%1.00%
Caanibongan1.30%270272-0.74%-0.14%
Casiawan6.13%1,2741,10914.88%2.68%
Esperanza5.15%1,0711,284-16.59%-3.39%
Langgao6.25%1,2991,16411.60%2.11%
Libertad6.74%1,4021,3325.26%0.98%
Looc13.27%2,7582,38915.45%2.77%
Magbangon7.75%1,6111,5037.19%1.33%
Pawikan7.12%1,4801,4710.61%0.12%
Salawad2.63%5465420.74%0.14%
Talibong3.78%785810-3.09%-0.60%
Cabucgayan Total20,78819,6215.95%1.11%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Cabucgayan for the fiscal year of 2016 was 60,609,478.33.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200934,665,203.78
201036,248,195.794.57%
201139,648,999.129.38%
201240,271,725.021.57%
201344,354,092.7710.14%
201449,572,845.0711.77%
201555,355,316.8611.66%
201660,609,478.339.49%

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 Cabucgayan is 5 to 9, with 2,619 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 216 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1438
1 to 42,026
5 to 92,619
10 to 142,419
15 to 192,134
20 to 241,716
25 to 291,297
30 to 341,253
35 to 391,173
40 to 441,065
45 to 491,039
50 to 54845
55 to 59803
60 to 64638
65 to 69523
70 to 74337
75 to 79247
80 and over216
Total20,788

Historical population

The population of Cabucgayan grew from 11,234 in 1960 to 20,788 in 2015, an increase of 9,554 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.11%, or an increase of 1,167 people, from the previous population of 19,621 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
11,234
10,847-0.34%
12,6823.19%
13,0340.55%
15,2401.58%
16,4981.50%
17,6911.51%
18,7990.84%
19,6211.57%
20,7881.11%

Location

The municipal center of Cabucgayan is situated at approximately 11° 28' North, 124° 34' East, in the island of Biliran. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 2.9 meters or 9.4 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 Cabucgayan are Catbalogan, Ormoc, Tacloban, Calbayog, Bogo, and Baybay. The nearest municipalities are Caibiran, Biliran, Leyte, Calubian, Culaba, and Capoocan. Its distance from the national capital is 520.56 kilometers (323.46 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

  • Catbalogan, Samar, 47.40 kilometers (29.46 miles) to the Northeast (N45°E)
  • Ormoc, Leyte, 51.95 kilometers (32.28 miles) to the South (S4°E)
  • Tacloban, 53.69 kilometers (33.36 miles) to the East‑Southeast (S62°E)
  • Calbayog, Samar, 65.74 kilometers (40.85 miles) to the North (N2°E)
  • Bogo, Cebu, 77.13 kilometers (47.92 miles) to the Southwest (S53°W)
  • Baybay, Leyte, 91.31 kilometers (56.74 miles) to the South‑Southeast (S15°E)

Distance from Manila: 520.56 kilometers (323.46 miles) to the Northwest (N48°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 20,788, ranked 1,240 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 20.92 square kilometers, ranked 1,356 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 384 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 519 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.11%, ranked 1,056 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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