Leyte, Province of Leyte

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupVisayas
RegionEastern Visayas (Region VIII)
ProvinceLeyte
Barangay count30
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesSamar Sea
Philippine major island(s)Leyte
Area (2007)181.26 km2 (69.98 sq mi)
Population (2015)40,639
Density (2015)224 / km2 (581 / sq mi)
Coordinates11° 22' North, 124° 29' East (11.3701, 124.4868)
Estimated elevation above sea level7.9 meters (26.0 feet)

Leyte is a coastal municipality in the province of Leyte.

The municipality has a land area of 181.26 square kilometers or 69.98 square miles which constitutes 2.87% of Leyte's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 40,639. This represented 2.36% of the total population of Leyte province, or 0.92% of the overall population of the Eastern Visayas region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 224 inhabitants per square kilometer or 581 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Leyte has 30 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)
Bachao3.39%1,3771,23611.41%2.08%
Baco2.71%1,10381735.01%5.88%
Bagaba‑o1.41%57443332.56%5.51%
Basud0.47%192207-7.25%-1.42%
Belen4.47%1,8181,50320.96%3.69%
Burabod1.91%7777760.13%0.02%
Calaguise3.09%1,2541,1578.38%1.54%
Consuegra8.20%3,3313,1655.24%0.98%
Culasi2.76%1,12098513.71%2.48%
Danus2.03%8238091.73%0.33%
Elizabeth1.31%53446215.58%2.80%
Kawayan3.03%1,2321,2230.74%0.14%
Libas5.29%2,1501,76621.74%3.82%
Maanda1.57%63851823.17%4.05%
Macupa6.11%2,4832,3117.44%1.38%
Mataloto1.22%49740722.11%3.88%
Palarao6.77%2,7512,40214.53%2.62%
Palid I4.51%1,8311,840-0.49%-0.09%
Palid II1.95%792827-4.23%-0.82%
Parasan1.24%503565-10.97%-2.19%
Poblacion13.40%5,4465,1126.53%1.21%
Salog2.94%1,19695225.63%4.44%
Sambulawan2.61%1,05994112.54%2.27%
Tag‑abaca1.15%46941413.29%2.40%
Tapol1.41%5745681.06%0.20%
Tigbawan3.58%1,4541,510-3.71%-0.72%
Tinocdugan2.02%819924-11.36%-2.27%
Toctoc3.22%1,3071,318-0.83%-0.16%
Ugbon2.92%1,1851,07210.54%1.93%
Wague3.32%1,3501,2855.06%0.94%
Leyte Total40,63937,5058.36%1.54%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Leyte for the fiscal year of 2016 was 99,811,905.70.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200957,005,230.72
201060,020,164.525.29%
201165,090,195.868.45%
201263,079,371.34-3.09%
201370,811,924.1212.26%
201480,214,844.3313.28%
201591,029,262.5013.48%
201699,811,905.709.65%

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 5,106 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 343 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1777
1 to 44,034
5 to 95,106
10 to 145,041
15 to 194,660
20 to 243,714
25 to 292,694
30 to 342,446
35 to 392,198
40 to 442,008
45 to 491,799
50 to 541,559
55 to 591,400
60 to 641,110
65 to 69810
70 to 74545
75 to 79395
80 and over343
Total40,639

Historical population

The population of Leyte grew from 20,539 in 1960 to 40,639 in 2015, an increase of 20,100 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.54%, or an increase of 3,134 people, from the previous population of 37,505 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
20,539
23,6701.40%
28,1823.56%
29,2880.77%
32,5751.07%
34,1260.88%
35,2410.69%
35,4780.09%
37,5052.04%
40,6391.54%

Location

The municipal center of Leyte is situated at approximately 11° 22' North, 124° 29' East, in the island of Leyte. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 7.9 meters or 26.0 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 Leyte are Ormoc, Tacloban, Catbalogan, Bogo, Calbayog, and Baybay. The nearest municipalities are Calubian, Biliran, Tabango, Cabucgayan, San Isidro, and Capoocan. Its distance from the national capital is 521.20 kilometers (323.86 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

  • Ormoc, Leyte, 42.55 kilometers (26.44 miles) to the South‑Southeast (S18°E)
  • Tacloban, 58.62 kilometers (36.43 miles) to the East‑Southeast (S76°E)
  • Catbalogan, Samar, 62.25 kilometers (38.68 miles) to the Northeast (N44°E)
  • Bogo, Cebu, 62.69 kilometers (38.96 miles) to the Southwest (S56°W)
  • Calbayog, Samar, 77.97 kilometers (48.45 miles) to the North (N9°E)
  • Baybay, Leyte, 83.82 kilometers (52.08 miles) to the South‑Southeast (S24°E)

Distance from Manila: 521.20 kilometers (323.86 miles) to the Northwest (N46°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 40,639, ranked 634 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 69.98 square kilometers, ranked 595 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 224 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 865 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.54%, ranked 49 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
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