Burauen, Province of Leyte

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupVisayas
RegionEastern Visayas (Region VIII)
ProvinceLeyte
Barangay count77
Postal code6516
Coastal/Landlockedlandlocked
Marine waterbodiesnone (landlocked)
Philippine major island(s)Leyte
Area (2007)265.33 km2 (102.44 sq mi)
Population (2015)52,732
Density (2015)199 / km2 (515 / sq mi)
Coordinates10° 58' North, 124° 54' East (10.9741, 124.8931)
Estimated elevation above sea level61.2 meters (200.8 feet)

Burauen is a landlocked municipality in the coastal province of Leyte.

The municipality has a land area of 265.33 square kilometers or 102.44 square miles which constitutes 4.20% of Leyte's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 52,732. This represented 3.06% of the total population of Leyte province, or 1.19% of the overall population of the Eastern Visayas region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 199 inhabitants per square kilometer or 515 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Burauen has 77 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)
Abuyogon1.62%8548253.52%0.66%
Anonang1.41%743826-10.05%-2.00%
Arado2.60%1,3691,2935.88%1.09%
Balao1.12%59051215.23%2.74%
Balatson0.34%181186-2.69%-0.52%
Balorinay2.02%1,06476638.90%6.46%
Bobon0.69%3623522.84%0.53%
Buenavista0.46%24521513.95%2.52%
Buri1.69%89071823.96%4.17%
Caanislagan0.78%40931430.25%5.16%
Cadahunan0.75%39330329.70%5.08%
Cagangon1.68%88565634.91%5.87%
Cali0.51%2692670.75%0.14%
Calsadahay0.79%41436613.11%2.37%
Candag‑on0.63%334400-16.50%-3.38%
Cansiboy1.32%6966497.24%1.34%
Catagbacan1.31%690713-3.23%-0.62%
Damulo‑an0.46%2422381.68%0.32%
Dina‑ayan0.86%45640014.00%2.53%
Dumalag0.72%38233713.35%2.42%
Esperanza1.21%63749428.95%4.96%
Gamay0.92%48738028.16%4.84%
Gitablan0.26%139155-10.32%-2.05%
Hapunan0.78%4104090.24%0.05%
Hibonawan1.62%85650270.52%10.70%
Hugpa East0.48%253262-3.44%-0.66%
Hugpa West0.88%4664611.08%0.21%
Ilihan0.63%33020660.19%9.39%
Kagbana0.53%28225112.35%2.24%
Kalao0.88%46440813.73%2.48%
Kalipayan0.86%45438617.62%3.14%
Kaparasanan0.40%211254-16.93%-3.47%
Laguiwan0.44%23020512.20%2.22%
Libas2.57%1,3571,3560.07%0.01%
Limburan1.18%6245797.77%1.44%
Logsongan0.81%4274094.40%0.82%
Maabab1.48%7837435.38%1.00%
Maghubas2.25%1,18980048.63%7.84%
Mahagnao1.21%637753-15.41%-3.14%
Malabca2.11%1,1111,0575.11%0.95%
Malaguinabot1.08%57051610.47%1.91%
Malaihao1.16%61250920.24%3.57%
Matin‑ao0.65%342362-5.52%-1.08%
Moguing0.85%447452-1.11%-0.21%
Paghudlan1.15%608630-3.49%-0.67%
Paitan0.66%3503373.86%0.72%
Pangdan1.13%595668-10.93%-2.18%
Patag0.64%340418-18.66%-3.86%
Patong1.46%76860427.15%4.68%
Pawa0.57%30024124.48%4.26%
Poblacion District I3.06%1,6141,5265.77%1.07%
Poblacion District II3.17%1,6711,6014.37%0.82%
Poblacion District III4.86%2,5652,4833.30%0.62%
Poblacion District IV3.98%2,0991,9587.20%1.33%
Poblacion District IX4.80%2,5302,18016.06%2.88%
Poblacion District V1.53%80571512.59%2.28%
Poblacion District VI4.10%2,1622,0475.62%1.05%
Poblacion District VII1.95%1,0281,0260.19%0.04%
Poblacion District VIII1.40%737890-17.19%-3.53%
Roxas0.92%48743910.93%2.00%
Sambel0.60%3183092.91%0.55%
San Esteban1.81%95774228.98%4.96%
San Fernando0.45%2362254.89%0.91%
San Jose East1.59%83772016.25%2.91%
San Jose West1.47%7747522.93%0.55%
San Pablo1.52%8017802.69%0.51%
Tabuanon1.07%5655277.21%1.33%
Tagadtaran0.90%472546-13.55%-2.73%
Taghuyan0.54%28722030.45%5.19%
Takin0.56%294422-30.33%-6.65%
Tambis0.76%400407-1.72%-0.33%
Tambuko1.05%5535520.18%0.03%
Toloyao0.73%3853752.67%0.50%
Villa Aurora1.19%628651-3.53%-0.68%
Villa Corazon0.93%4924812.29%0.43%
Villa Patria0.72%380428-11.21%-2.24%
Villa Rosas1.72%90870828.25%4.85%
Burauen Total52,73248,8537.94%1.47%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Burauen for the fiscal year of 2016 was 142,762,092.98.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200981,848,028.38
201088,046,889.627.57%
201198,062,567.1011.38%
201294,091,146.87-4.05%
2013102,330,477.458.76%
2014112,274,353.719.72%
2015131,925,391.9717.50%
2016142,762,092.988.21%

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 Burauen is 5 to 9, with 6,286 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 467 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 11,225
1 to 44,965
5 to 96,286
10 to 145,608
15 to 195,633
20 to 244,895
25 to 294,078
30 to 343,403
35 to 393,256
40 to 442,610
45 to 492,512
50 to 542,219
55 to 591,821
60 to 641,339
65 to 691,157
70 to 74734
75 to 79524
80 and over467
Total52,732

Historical population

The population of Burauen grew from 31,807 in 1960 to 52,732 in 2015, an increase of 20,925 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.47%, or an increase of 3,879 people, from the previous population of 48,853 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
31,807
42,9542.98%
47,1521.89%
48,0530.38%
46,029-0.43%
50,7511.85%
47,180-1.55%
48,6060.41%
48,8530.18%
52,7321.47%

Location

The municipal center of Burauen is situated at approximately 10° 58' North, 124° 54' East, in the island of Leyte. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 61.2 meters or 200.8 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 Burauen are Ormoc, Tacloban, Baybay, Catbalogan, Borongan, and Maasin. The nearest municipalities are Julita, Dagami, Tabontabon, La Paz, Mayorga, and Dulag. Its distance from the national capital is 583.55 kilometers (362.60 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

  • Julita, Leyte, 7.54 kilometers (4.69 miles) to the East (S89°E)
  • Dagami, Leyte, 9.75 kilometers (6.06 miles) to the North (N6°E)
  • Tabontabon, Leyte, 10.81 kilometers (6.72 miles) to the Northeast (N46°E)
  • La Paz, Leyte, 11.59 kilometers (7.20 miles) to the Southeast (S37°E)
  • Mayorga, Leyte, 14.64 kilometers (9.09 miles) to the East‑Southeast (S57°E)
  • Dulag, Leyte, 15.37 kilometers (9.55 miles) to the East (S81°E)

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 583.55 kilometers (362.60 miles) to the Northwest (N46°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 52,732, ranked 305 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 102.44 square kilometers, ranked 241 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 199 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 569 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.47%, ranked 9 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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