Oras, Province of Eastern Samar

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupVisayas
RegionEastern Visayas (Region VIII)
ProvinceEastern Samar
Barangay count42
Postal code6818
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesPhilippine Sea
Philippine major island(s)Samar
Area (2007)188.70 km2 (72.86 sq mi)
Population (2015)36,540
Density (2015)194 / km2 (502 / sq mi)
Coordinates12° 8' North, 125° 26' East (12.1410, 125.4408)
Estimated elevation above sea level10.4 meters (34.0 feet)

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

The municipality has a land area of 188.70 square kilometers or 72.86 square miles which constitutes 4.05% of Eastern Samar's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 36,540. This represented 7.82% of the total population of Eastern Samar province, or 0.82% of the overall population of the Eastern Visayas region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 194 inhabitants per square kilometer or 502 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Oras has 42 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)
Agsam2.40%8778582.21%0.42%
Alang‑alang0.53%1951940.52%0.10%
Bagacay0.73%2672506.80%1.26%
Balingasag1.63%5945910.51%0.10%
Balocawe3.05%1,11494118.38%3.27%
Bantayan2.43%8888277.38%1.36%
Batang2.51%9168409.05%1.66%
Bato0.66%2412342.99%0.56%
Binalayan1.25%457492-7.11%-1.40%
Buntay1.94%709797-11.04%-2.20%
Burak2.56%9358667.97%1.47%
Butnga1.02%37232016.25%2.91%
Cadian3.44%1,2571,281-1.87%-0.36%
Cagdine0.95%3473421.46%0.28%
Cagpile2.22%813856-5.02%-0.98%
Cagtoog1.42%519527-1.52%-0.29%
Camanga1.44%526554-5.05%-0.98%
Dalid2.91%1,0621,0204.12%0.77%
Dao7.82%2,8592,6019.92%1.82%
Factoria1.52%555612-9.31%-1.84%
Gamot1.02%374441-15.19%-3.09%
Iwayan1.75%641705-9.08%-1.80%
Japay1.03%3773692.17%0.41%
Kalaw1.20%44038414.58%2.63%
Mabuhay1.68%6145717.53%1.39%
Malingon0.96%35031610.76%1.96%
Minap‑os1.31%478481-0.62%-0.12%
Nadacpan1.16%42537812.43%2.26%
Naga1.19%4334183.59%0.67%
Pangudtan2.48%90579413.98%2.52%
Paypayon9.04%3,3022,86915.09%2.71%
Riverside2.99%1,0911,150-5.13%-1.00%
Rizal1.48%5425331.69%0.32%
Sabang2.04%7467075.52%1.03%
San Eduardo6.50%2,3742,3371.58%0.30%
San Roque4.95%1,8091,43426.15%4.52%
Santa Monica3.93%1,4371,25114.87%2.67%
Saugan1.74%6346172.76%0.52%
Saurong2.03%7427370.68%0.13%
Tawagan4.13%1,5101,4752.37%0.45%
Tiguib2.52%919930-1.18%-0.23%
Trinidad2.45%8948603.95%0.74%
Oras Total36,54034,7605.12%0.96%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Oras for the fiscal year of 2016 was 98,364,024.93.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200953,216,866.92
201056,867,011.746.86%
201161,435,269.968.03%
201259,457,046.41-3.22%
201368,237,594.3414.77%
201477,799,541.9314.01%
201589,047,574.0414.46%
201698,364,024.9310.46%

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 Oras is 10 to 14, with 4,520 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 379 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1829
1 to 43,487
5 to 94,474
10 to 144,520
15 to 193,957
20 to 242,857
25 to 292,399
30 to 342,066
35 to 392,129
40 to 441,948
45 to 491,714
50 to 541,577
55 to 591,286
60 to 64986
65 to 69802
70 to 74674
75 to 79456
80 and over379
Total36,540

Historical population

The population of Oras grew from 20,198 in 1960 to 36,540 in 2015, an increase of 16,342 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 0.96%, or an increase of 1,780 people, from the previous population of 34,760 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
20,198
21,2170.48%
23,1621.78%
27,0313.14%
26,978-0.02%
31,5332.97%
31,315-0.15%
31,7450.19%
34,7603.36%
36,5400.96%

Location

The municipal center of Oras is situated at approximately 12° 8' North, 125° 26' East, in the island of Samar. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 10.4 meters or 34.0 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 Oras are Borongan, Catbalogan, Calbayog, Tacloban, Ormoc, and Baybay. The nearest municipalities are San Policarpo, Dolores, Can-avid, Arteche, Maslog, and Lapinig. Its distance from the national capital is 553.99 kilometers (344.23 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

  • Borongan, Eastern Samar, 58.58 kilometers (36.40 miles) to the South (S1°W)
  • Catbalogan, Samar, 73.00 kilometers (45.36 miles) to the Southwest (S56°W)
  • Calbayog, Samar, 92.48 kilometers (57.47 miles) to the West (S85°W)
  • Tacloban, 109.97 kilometers (68.33 miles) to the South‑Southwest (S25°W)
  • Ormoc, Leyte, 155.14 kilometers (96.40 miles) to the Southwest (S36°W)
  • Baybay, Leyte, 176.52 kilometers (109.68 miles) to the South‑Southwest (S23°W)

Distance from Manila: 553.99 kilometers (344.23 miles) to the West‑Northwest (N60°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 36,540, ranked 748 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 72.86 square kilometers, ranked 580 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 194 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 982 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 0.96%, ranked 1,044 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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