Leyte

Summary data
Map of the Philippines highlighting Leyte
Typeprovince
Island groupVisayas
RegionEastern Visayas (Region VIII)
Highly urbanized cities1
Cities2
Municipalities40
Barangays [note]1,503
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesPhilippine Sea, Visayan Sea, Camotes Sea, Samar Sea
Area (2007) [note]6,313.33 km2 (2,437.59 sq mi)
Population (2015) [note]1,724,679
Density (2015) [note]273 / km2 (708 / sq mi)
[note] Figures exclude highly urbanized cities

Leyte is a province in the Philippines situated in the Eastern Visayas region occupying the eastern section of the Visayas.

The province has a land area of 6,313.33 square kilometers or 2,437.59 square miles. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 1,724,679. This represented 38.84% of the total population of the Eastern Visayas region, 8.90% of the overall population of the Visayas island group, or 1.71% of the entire population of the Philippines. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 273 inhabitants per square kilometer or 708 inhabitants per square mile.

Map

Leyte is bordered, clockwise from the North, by Samar Sea, Carigara Bay, San Juanico Strait, Leyte Gulf, Southern Leyte, the Camotes Sea, the Ormoc Bay, and Visayan Sea.

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Local government units

Leyte has 40 municipalities and 2 cities. The total number of barangays in the province is 1,503. The City of Tacloban serves as the provincial capital, although it is administratively independent due to its distinction as a highly urbanized city.

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NameTypePopulation (2015)Population (2010)Annual Population Growth Rate (2010‑2015)Area (2007), in km2Density (2015), per km2Brgy count
Abuyogmunicipality59,57157,1460.79%688.258763
Alangalangmunicipality55,23546,4113.37%150.5436754
Albueramunicipality46,33240,5532.57%303.3515316
Babatngonmunicipality27,79725,5751.60%115.1824125
Barugomunicipality32,74530,0921.62%84.6238737
Batomunicipality38,35635,6101.42%72.4552932
Baybaycity (CC)109,432102,8411.19%459.3423892
Burauenmunicipality52,73248,8531.47%265.3319977
Calubianmunicipality31,22829,6191.01%100.9530953
Capoocanmunicipality33,61729,8342.30%185.4018121
Carigaramunicipality51,34547,4441.52%117.8643649
Dagamimunicipality35,14731,4902.11%161.6521765
Dulagmunicipality47,30041,7572.40%110.7042745
Hilongosmunicipality63,43156,8032.12%192.9232951
Hindangmunicipality20,92420,1790.69%50.0441820
Inopacanmunicipality20,55019,9040.61%94.6221720
Isabelmunicipality46,91543,5931.41%64.0173324
Jaromunicipality43,19939,5771.68%207.1920846
Javiermunicipality25,37923,8781.17%152.7016628
Julitamunicipality15,11413,3072.45%53.3028426
Kanangamunicipality56,57548,0273.17%144.2039223
La Pazmunicipality19,99819,1330.85%72.7027535
Leytemunicipality40,63937,5051.54%181.2622430
MacArthurmunicipality21,21118,7242.40%57.5736831
Mahaplagmunicipality27,82326,5990.86%104.7926628
Matag-obmunicipality18,37317,0891.39%104.4017621
Matalommunicipality33,12131,0971.21%132.0025130
Mayorgamunicipality17,16114,6943.00%42.1740716
Meridamunicipality29,86327,2241.78%95.2131422
Ormoccity (ICC)215,031191,2002.26%613.60350110
Palomunicipality70,05262,7272.13%221.2731733
Palomponmunicipality58,10854,1631.35%126.0746150
Pastranamunicipality18,00216,6491.50%86.3520829
San Isidromunicipality31,64128,5541.97%122.5025819
San Miguelmunicipality19,42017,5611.93%145.1113421
Santa Femunicipality20,43917,4273.08%53.9737920
Tabangomunicipality34,19531,9321.31%96.6235413
Tabontabonmunicipality11,2049,8382.51%24.1846316
Tanauanmunicipality55,02150,1191.79%78.4170254
Tolosamunicipality20,97817,9213.04%22.5493115
Tungamunicipality7,5846,5162.93%7.709858
Villabamunicipality41,89138,8191.46%150.3127935
Leyte Total1,724,6791,567,9841.83%6,313.332731,503

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Leyte for the fiscal year of 2016 was 2,327,165,586.80.

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Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
20091,222,716,686.36
20101,289,639,346.595.47%
20111,356,582,817.575.19%
20121,326,530,324.53-2.22%
2013
20141,793,424,239.07
20152,074,108,449.8615.65%
20162,327,165,586.8012.20%

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 Leyte is 5 to 9, with 221,000 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 17,957 individuals.

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Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 143,029
1 to 4178,162
5 to 9221,000
10 to 14215,083
15 to 19207,751
20 to 24178,113
25 to 29145,995
30 to 34127,405
35 to 39117,083
40 to 44104,678
45 to 4998,038
50 to 5486,802
55 to 5974,891
60 to 6458,137
65 to 6943,304
70 to 7429,368
75 to 7919,972
80 and over17,957
Total1,966,768

Historical population

The population of Leyte grew from 822,528 in 1960 to 1,724,679 in 2015, an increase of 902,151 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.83%, or an increase of 156,695 people, from the previous population of 1,567,984 in 2010.

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Census datePopulationGrowth rate
294,892
440,3282.56%
688,9342.26%
751,6490.90%
822,5280.80%
943,5971.35%
1,019,1411.56%
1,088,7041.33%
1,230,9251.24%
1,343,9411.66%
1,413,6971.09%
1,506,0960.88%
1,567,9841.48%
1,724,6791.83%

National roads

As of December 2016, the National Roads in Leyte as classified by the Department of Public Works and Highways are:

Primary Roads

  • Daang Maharlika (LT)
  • Ormoc-Baybay-Southern Leyte Boundary Road
  • Palo-Carigara-Ormoc Road
  • Tacloban-Baybay South Road

Secondary Roads

  • Abuyog-Silago Road
  • Bato-Bontoc Road
  • Calubian Junction-San Isidro-Tabango-Villaba-Palompon Road
  • Dayhagan-Salvacion-Coob-Libertad Road
  • Government Center Road Network
  • Lemon-Leyte-Biliran Road
  • Palompon-Isabel-Merida-Ormoc Road
  • Sambulawan Junction-Calaguise-Calubian Road
  • Villaba-Palompon Road

Tertiary Roads

  • Bagahupi-Babatngon-Santa Cruz-Barugo-Carigara Road
  • Belen-Consuegra Road
  • Burauen-Mahagnao Road
  • Cabunga-an-Tabunok-Consuegra Road
  • Dulag-Julita-Burauen Road
  • Jaro-Dagami-Burauen-Lapaz Road
  • Junction Tacloban-Baybay South Road-Government Center Road Network
  • Kananga-Tungonan Hot Spring Road
  • Kiling-Tanauan-Tabontabon-Julita Road
  • La Paz-Javier-Bito Road
  • Leyte-Samar Inter-Provincial Road
  • Libungao-Matag-ob-Palompon Road
  • Mainit-San Miguel-Santol Road
  • Mayorga-Lapaz Road
  • Merida-Lundag-Puting Bato-Consolacion-Isabel Road
  • Ormoc-Albuera Diversion Road
  • Ormoc-Cadre By-Pass (Camp Downes)
  • Ormoc-Lake Imelda Road
  • Palo-Ormoc via Jaro Poblacion Road
  • Pawing-Campetic Road
  • San Isidro-Daja Road
  • Santa Fe-Pastrana-Dagami Road
  • Santo Rosario-Villaba Road
  • Tabango-Catmon-La Fortuna-Manlawaan-Gimarco Road
  • Tabing-Kawayan-Santa Rosa-Lawis-Tabango Road
  • Tacloban-Baybay South Road (Tanauan Section)
  • Tanauan-Dagami Road
  • Tigbao-Pulak-Santa Fe Road

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 1,724,679, ranked 14 out of 81
  • Land area (2007): 2,437.59 square kilometers, ranked 12 out of 81
  • Population density (2015): 273 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 28 out of 81
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.83%, ranked 19 out of 81

Notes

  1. Unless otherwise specified, population count (excluding percentages) and land area figures are derived from the Philippine Statistics Authority.
  2. Maps utilize OpenStreetMap data available under the Open Data Commons Open Database License.
  3. Data on annual regular income is from the Bureau of Local Government Finance, Department of Finance
  4. Data on National Roads is from the Department of Public Works and Highways.
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