Abuyog, Province of Leyte

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupVisayas
RegionEastern Visayas (Region VIII)
ProvinceLeyte
Barangay count63
Postal code6510
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesLeyte Gulf [Philippine Sea]
Philippine major island(s)Leyte
Area (2007)688.25 km2 (265.73 sq mi)
Population (2015)59,571
Density (2015)87 / km2 (224 / sq mi)
Coordinates10° 45' North, 125° 1' East (10.7471, 125.0114)
Estimated elevation above sea level4.4 meters (14.4 feet)

Abuyog is a coastal municipality in the province of Leyte.

The municipality has a land area of 688.25 square kilometers or 265.73 square miles which constitutes 10.90% of Leyte's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 59,571. This represented 3.45% of the total population of Leyte province, or 1.34% of the overall population of the Eastern Visayas region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 87 inhabitants per square kilometer or 224 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Abuyog has 63 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)
Alangilan0.46%27623517.45%3.11%
Anibongan0.73%43733032.42%5.49%
Bagacay0.84%500513-2.53%-0.49%
Bahay0.61%36631416.56%2.96%
Balinsasayao3.87%2,3052,2422.81%0.53%
Balocawe2.70%1,6111,6020.56%0.11%
Balocawehay5.79%3,4513,4390.35%0.07%
Barayong2.32%1,3831,3075.81%1.08%
Bayabas1.38%8247766.19%1.15%
Bito3.46%2,0601,9436.02%1.12%
Buaya1.24%7407133.79%0.71%
Buenavista1.16%6926555.65%1.05%
Bulak1.22%72862915.74%2.82%
Bunga3.22%1,9211,71312.14%2.21%
Buntay3.58%2,1332,195-2.82%-0.54%
Burubud‑an1.18%702716-1.96%-0.38%
Cadac‑an0.66%395397-0.50%-0.10%
Cagbolo4.17%2,4832,00623.78%4.15%
Can‑aporong0.71%4234122.67%0.50%
Canmarating2.43%1,4451,10031.36%5.33%
Can‑uguib2.74%1,6301,661-1.87%-0.36%
Capilian1.36%813907-10.36%-2.06%
Combis0.77%46038320.10%3.55%
Dingle1.07%637643-0.93%-0.18%
Guintagbucan2.10%1,2491,2341.22%0.23%
Hampipila2.36%1,4081,4000.57%0.11%
Katipunan1.90%1,1311,0784.92%0.92%
Kikilo0.98%583587-0.68%-0.13%
Laray0.46%27724413.52%2.44%
Lawa‑an0.71%42135518.59%3.30%
Libertad1.91%1,1401,0468.99%1.65%
Loyonsawang2.01%1,1991,1900.76%0.14%
Mag‑atubang0.58%34826929.37%5.02%
Mahagna0.76%4534481.12%0.21%
Mahayahay0.33%19917513.71%2.48%
Maitum0.91%54547115.71%2.82%
Malaguicay1.64%9799750.41%0.08%
Matagnao1.13%67360111.98%2.18%
Nalibunan1.06%634773-17.98%-3.70%
Nebga0.88%5264897.57%1.40%
New Taligue0.78%46338819.33%3.42%
Odiongan1.23%7317122.67%0.50%
Old Taligue0.59%351359-2.23%-0.43%
Pagsang‑an1.68%1,0039792.45%0.46%
Paguite1.51%89881110.73%1.96%
Parasanon1.10%653679-3.83%-0.74%
Picas Sur1.03%614616-0.32%-0.06%
Pilar0.71%421435-3.22%-0.62%
Pinamanagan1.01%6015852.74%0.52%
Salvacion1.08%644674-4.45%-0.86%
San Francisco0.55%330336-1.79%-0.34%
San Isidro1.05%62756910.19%1.87%
San Roque1.55%9268795.35%1.00%
Santa Fe2.86%1,7031,710-0.41%-0.08%
Santa Lucia0.54%3193190.00%0.00%
Santo Niño4.68%2,7892,6445.48%1.02%
Tabigue1.81%1,0781,117-3.49%-0.67%
Tadoc0.69%410425-3.53%-0.68%
Tib‑o1.13%6726355.83%1.08%
Tinalian0.72%4284162.88%0.54%
Tinocolan0.62%3683534.25%0.80%
Tuy‑a1.20%7137090.56%0.11%
Victory4.45%2,6492,6300.72%0.14%
Abuyog Total59,57157,1464.24%0.79%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Abuyog for the fiscal year of 2016 was 213,700,662.57.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
2009116,232,558.99
2010123,500,538.246.25%
2011134,111,388.068.59%
2012131,840,319.50-1.69%
2013144,372,460.529.51%
2014166,677,675.6215.45%
2015189,643,117.2913.78%
2016213,700,662.5712.69%

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 Abuyog is 5 to 9, with 6,652 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 566 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 11,166
1 to 45,193
5 to 96,652
10 to 146,581
15 to 195,659
20 to 244,839
25 to 294,184
30 to 343,762
35 to 393,682
40 to 443,378
45 to 493,404
50 to 542,987
55 to 592,501
60 to 641,851
65 to 691,464
70 to 741,050
75 to 79652
80 and over566
Total59,571

Historical population

The population of Abuyog grew from 37,709 in 1960 to 59,571 in 2015, an increase of 21,862 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 0.79%, or an increase of 2,425 people, from the previous population of 57,146 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
37,709
34,434-0.88%
37,8641.92%
41,7021.95%
47,2651.26%
48,9050.64%
53,8372.08%
56,0970.57%
57,1460.68%
59,5710.79%

Location

The municipal center of Abuyog is situated at approximately 10° 45' North, 125° 1' East, in the island of Leyte. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 4.4 meters or 14.4 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 Abuyog are Baybay, Ormoc, Tacloban, Maasin, Borongan, and Danao. The nearest municipalities are Javier, MacArthur, Mahaplag, La Paz, Mayorga, and Dulag. Its distance from the national capital is 610.32 kilometers (379.23 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

  • Javier, Leyte, 9.74 kilometers (6.05 miles) to the West‑Northwest (N58°W)
  • MacArthur, Leyte, 9.83 kilometers (6.11 miles) to the North (N10°W)
  • Mahaplag, Leyte, 16.55 kilometers (10.29 miles) to the South‑Southwest (S18°W)
  • La Paz, Leyte, 16.96 kilometers (10.54 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N20°W)
  • Mayorga, Leyte, 17.23 kilometers (10.71 miles) to the North (N2°W)
  • Dulag, Leyte, 22.87 kilometers (14.21 miles) to the North (N6°E)

Nearest cities

  • Baybay, Leyte, 24.70 kilometers (15.35 miles) to the West‑Southwest (S72°W)
  • Ormoc, Leyte, 52.54 kilometers (32.64 miles) to the West‑Northwest (N57°W)
  • Tacloban, 54.86 kilometers (34.09 miles) to the North (N0°W)
  • Maasin, Southern Leyte, 70.25 kilometers (43.65 miles) to the South‑Southwest (S15°W)
  • Borongan, Eastern Samar, 106.13 kilometers (65.95 miles) to the North‑Northeast (N26°E)
  • Danao, Cebu, 110.59 kilometers (68.72 miles) to the West‑Southwest (S77°W)

Distance from Manila: 610.32 kilometers (379.23 miles) to the Northwest (N45°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 59,571, ranked 251 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 265.73 square kilometers, ranked 39 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 87 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 777 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 0.79%, ranked 10 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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