Lawaan, Province of Eastern Samar

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupVisayas
RegionEastern Visayas (Region VIII)
ProvinceEastern Samar
Barangay count16
Postal code6813
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesLeyte Gulf [Philippine Sea]
Philippine major island(s)Samar
Area (2007)162.56 km2 (62.76 sq mi)
Population (2015)12,742
Density (2015)78 / km2 (203 / sq mi)
Coordinates11° 8' North, 125° 18' East (11.1403, 125.3009)
Estimated elevation above sea level3.7 meters (12.0 feet)

Lawaan is a coastal municipality in the province of Eastern Samar.

The municipality has a land area of 162.56 square kilometers or 62.76 square miles which constitutes 3.49% of Eastern Samar's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 12,742. This represented 2.73% of the total population of Eastern Samar province, or 0.29% of the overall population of the Eastern Visayas region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 78 inhabitants per square kilometer or 203 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Lawaan has 16 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)
Barangay Poblacion 18.99%1,1461,165-1.63%-0.31%
Barangay Poblacion 109.76%1,24491635.81%6.00%
Barangay Poblacion 20.86%110120-8.33%-1.64%
Barangay Poblacion 31.10%140159-11.95%-2.39%
Barangay Poblacion 41.30%166182-8.79%-1.74%
Barangay Poblacion 51.96%250271-7.75%-1.52%
Barangay Poblacion 62.88%36723258.19%9.12%
Barangay Poblacion 74.36%55635257.95%9.09%
Barangay Poblacion 811.57%1,4741,15527.62%4.75%
Barangay Poblacion 94.97%63354316.57%2.96%
Betaog6.15%7837297.41%1.37%
Bolusao12.76%1,6261,6200.37%0.07%
Guinob‑an7.97%1,0159467.29%1.35%
Maslog13.10%1,6691,45914.39%2.59%
San Isidro1.37%1741646.10%1.13%
Taguite10.90%1,3891,599-13.13%-2.65%
Lawaan Total12,74211,6129.73%1.78%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Lawaan for the fiscal year of 2016 was 63,235,752.33.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200935,046,916.31
201037,368,145.936.62%
201139,746,068.346.36%
201239,326,364.01-1.06%
201344,058,010.6612.03%
201449,192,595.1111.65%
201557,066,423.0216.01%
201663,235,752.3310.81%

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 Lawaan is 10 to 14, with 1,507 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 163 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1300
1 to 41,114
5 to 91,416
10 to 141,507
15 to 191,398
20 to 241,153
25 to 29941
30 to 34692
35 to 39713
40 to 44635
45 to 49654
50 to 54565
55 to 59446
60 to 64314
65 to 69292
70 to 74244
75 to 79195
80 and over163
Total12,742

Historical population

The population of Lawaan grew from 5,983 in 1960 to 12,742 in 2015, an increase of 6,759 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.78%, or an increase of 1,130 people, from the previous population of 11,612 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
5,983
7,4792.21%
8,5172.64%
7,275-3.10%
7,7920.69%
9,7254.24%
9,8550.29%
10,6451.07%
11,6123.22%
12,7421.78%

Location

The municipal center of Lawaan is situated at approximately 11° 8' North, 125° 18' East, in the island of Samar. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 3.7 meters or 12.0 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 Lawaan are Tacloban, Borongan, Baybay, Ormoc, Catbalogan, and Maasin. The nearest municipalities are Balangiga, Marabut, Giporlos, Quinapondan, General MacArthur, and Basey. Its distance from the national capital is 604.64 kilometers (375.71 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

  • Tacloban, 33.94 kilometers (21.09 miles) to the West‑Northwest (N70°W)
  • Borongan, Eastern Samar, 54.08 kilometers (33.61 miles) to the North‑Northeast (N15°E)
  • Baybay, Leyte, 75.23 kilometers (46.75 miles) to the Southwest (S47°W)
  • Ormoc, Leyte, 77.24 kilometers (47.99 miles) to the West (S79°W)
  • Catbalogan, Samar, 83.75 kilometers (52.04 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N33°W)
  • Maasin, Southern Leyte, 121.98 kilometers (75.80 miles) to the South‑Southwest (S24°W)

Distance from Manila: 604.64 kilometers (375.71 miles) to the Northwest (N50°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 12,742, ranked 1,456 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 62.76 square kilometers, ranked 686 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 78 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 1,398 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.78%, ranked 1,610 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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