Culaba, Province of Biliran

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupVisayas
RegionEastern Visayas (Region VIII)
ProvinceBiliran
Barangay count17
Postal code6547
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesSamar Sea
Philippine major island(s)Biliran
Area (2007)73.42 km2 (28.35 sq mi)
Population (2015)12,325
Density (2015)168 / km2 (435 / sq mi)
Coordinates11° 39' North, 124° 32' East (11.6555, 124.5406)
Estimated elevation above sea level5.0 meters (16.4 feet)

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

The municipality has a land area of 73.42 square kilometers or 28.35 square miles which constitutes 13.60% of Biliran's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 12,325. This represented 7.18% of the total population of Biliran province, or 0.28% of the overall population of the Eastern Visayas region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 168 inhabitants per square kilometer or 435 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Culaba has 17 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)
Acaban4.99%615635-3.15%-0.61%
Bacolod2.69%33129213.36%2.42%
Binongtoan6.71%8278210.73%0.14%
Bool Central4.01%494605-18.35%-3.79%
Bool East8.21%1,0129704.33%0.81%
Bool West6.04%745764-2.49%-0.48%
Calipayan4.62%569578-1.56%-0.30%
Culaba Central5.07%625683-8.49%-1.68%
Guindapunan3.57%4404292.56%0.48%
Habuhab2.67%32928216.67%2.98%
Looc6.99%8628293.98%0.75%
Marvel13.96%1,7201,6345.26%0.98%
Patag4.02%4964813.12%0.59%
Pinamihagan6.72%828905-8.51%-1.68%
Salvacion2.60%321328-2.13%-0.41%
San Roque4.13%5094776.71%1.24%
Virginia13.00%1,6021,5394.09%0.77%
Culaba Total12,32512,2520.60%0.11%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Culaba for the fiscal year of 2016 was 52,687,993.64.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200929,028,704.63
201031,291,537.957.80%
201133,817,803.788.07%
201232,901,677.91-2.71%
201338,657,363.8917.49%
201442,590,812.4710.18%
201548,426,376.5813.70%
201652,687,993.648.80%

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 Culaba is 5 to 9, with 1,505 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 135 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1228
1 to 41,203
5 to 91,505
10 to 141,474
15 to 191,328
20 to 24911
25 to 29765
30 to 34730
35 to 39681
40 to 44632
45 to 49654
50 to 54562
55 to 59463
60 to 64373
65 to 69294
70 to 74228
75 to 79159
80 and over135
Total12,325

Historical population

The population of Culaba grew from 8,866 in 1960 to 12,325 in 2015, an increase of 3,459 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 0.11%, or an increase of 73 people, from the previous population of 12,252 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
8,866
8,9300.07%
10,1332.57%
9,924-0.42%
9,822-0.10%
12,7034.94%
11,506-2.10%
10,962-0.67%
12,2524.13%
12,3250.11%

Location

The municipal center of Culaba is situated at approximately 11° 39' North, 124° 32' East, in the island of Biliran. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 5.0 meters or 16.4 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 Culaba are Catbalogan, Calbayog, Tacloban, Ormoc, Bogo, and Borongan. The nearest municipalities are Caibiran, Almeria, Naval, Kawayan, Cabucgayan, and Biliran. Its distance from the national capital is 504.45 kilometers (313.45 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

  • Caibiran, Biliran, 10.22 kilometers (6.35 miles) to the South‑Southeast (S26°E)
  • Almeria, Biliran, 17.77 kilometers (11.04 miles) to the West‑Southwest (S77°W)
  • Naval, Biliran, 18.69 kilometers (11.62 miles) to the West‑Southwest (S57°W)
  • Kawayan, Biliran, 20.20 kilometers (12.55 miles) to the West (N82°W)
  • Cabucgayan, Biliran, 20.54 kilometers (12.76 miles) to the South (S10°E)
  • Biliran, Biliran, 22.08 kilometers (13.72 miles) to the South‑Southwest (S19°W)

Nearest cities

  • Catbalogan, Samar, 39.60 kilometers (24.61 miles) to the East‑Northeast (N70°E)
  • Calbayog, Samar, 45.89 kilometers (28.51 miles) to the North (N7°E)
  • Tacloban, 68.44 kilometers (42.53 miles) to the Southeast (S48°E)
  • Ormoc, Leyte, 72.39 kilometers (44.98 miles) to the South (S6°E)
  • Bogo, Cebu, 88.22 kilometers (54.82 miles) to the Southwest (S41°W)
  • Borongan, Eastern Samar, 97.45 kilometers (60.55 miles) to the East (S87°E)

Distance from Manila: 504.45 kilometers (313.45 miles) to the Northwest (N49°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 12,325, ranked 1,479 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 28.35 square kilometers, ranked 1,207 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 168 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 1,089 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 0.11%, ranked 1,558 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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