Matag-ob, Province of Leyte

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupVisayas
RegionEastern Visayas (Region VIII)
ProvinceLeyte
Barangay count21
Postal code6532
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesCamotes Sea
Philippine major island(s)Leyte
Area (2007)104.40 km2 (40.31 sq mi)
Population (2015)18,373
Density (2015)176 / km2 (456 / sq mi)
Coordinates11° 9' North, 124° 28' East (11.1465, 124.4729)
Estimated elevation above sea level35.4 meters (116.0 feet)

Matag-ob is a coastal municipality in the province of Leyte.

The municipality has a land area of 104.40 square kilometers or 40.31 square miles which constitutes 1.65% of Leyte's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 18,373. This represented 1.07% of the total population of Leyte province, or 0.41% of the overall population of the Eastern Visayas region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 176 inhabitants per square kilometer or 456 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Matag-ob has 21 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)
Balagtas11.13%2,0451,8928.09%1.49%
Bonoy3.26%5995921.18%0.22%
Bulak3.10%57044428.38%4.87%
Cambadbad2.91%53442625.35%4.40%
Candelaria4.29%7897367.20%1.33%
Cansoso3.77%6926811.62%0.31%
Imelda2.38%437503-13.12%-2.64%
Malazarte1.40%258260-0.77%-0.15%
Mansahaon5.02%92382611.74%2.14%
Mansalip6.82%1,2531,04220.25%3.57%
Masaba2.16%397443-10.38%-2.07%
Naulayan3.16%58049716.70%2.98%
Riverside4.55%83674312.52%2.27%
San Dionisio1.80%3303096.80%1.26%
San Guillermo3.65%67059312.98%2.35%
San Marcelino4.57%84073614.13%2.55%
San Sebastian4.79%880901-2.33%-0.45%
San Vicente10.83%1,9891,8606.94%1.28%
Santa Rosa7.50%1,3781,3492.15%0.41%
Santo Rosario9.48%1,7411,6922.90%0.55%
Talisay3.44%63256412.06%2.19%
Matag-ob Total18,37317,0897.51%1.39%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Matag-ob for the fiscal year of 2016 was 63,777,474.82.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200936,791,963.84
201038,697,528.185.18%
201142,226,157.379.12%
201241,466,481.56-1.80%
201345,312,773.789.28%
201451,078,362.1912.72%
201558,416,759.1214.37%
201663,777,474.829.18%

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 Matag-ob is 10 to 14, with 2,166 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 221 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1375
1 to 41,597
5 to 92,092
10 to 142,166
15 to 191,864
20 to 241,462
25 to 291,260
30 to 341,146
35 to 391,062
40 to 44972
45 to 49926
50 to 54857
55 to 59769
60 to 64659
65 to 69432
70 to 74283
75 to 79230
80 and over221
Total18,373

Historical population

The population of Matag-ob grew from 9,226 in 1960 to 18,373 in 2015, an increase of 9,147 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.39%, or an increase of 1,284 people, from the previous population of 17,089 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
9,226
9,4740.26%
11,9704.80%
16,4016.50%
15,474-0.58%
17,3332.15%
17,5270.24%
16,764-0.61%
17,0890.70%
18,3731.39%

Location

The municipal center of Matag-ob is situated at approximately 11° 9' North, 124° 28' East, in the island of Leyte. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 35.4 meters or 116.0 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 Matag-ob are Ormoc, Bogo, Tacloban, Baybay, Catbalogan, and Danao. The nearest municipalities are Kananga, Villaba, Palompon, Tabango, Leyte, and Isabel. Its distance from the national capital is 537.46 kilometers (333.96 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

  • Kananga, Leyte, 10.49 kilometers (6.52 miles) to the East‑Northeast (N66°E)
  • Villaba, Leyte, 11.40 kilometers (7.08 miles) to the Northwest (N50°W)
  • Palompon, Leyte, 14.21 kilometers (8.83 miles) to the Southwest (S41°W)
  • Tabango, Leyte, 20.84 kilometers (12.95 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N32°W)
  • Leyte, Leyte, 24.78 kilometers (15.40 miles) to the North (N3°E)
  • Isabel, Leyte, 24.79 kilometers (15.40 miles) to the South (S9°W)

Nearest cities

  • Ormoc, Leyte, 21.53 kilometers (13.38 miles) to the Southeast (S43°E)
  • Bogo, Cebu, 51.51 kilometers (32.01 miles) to the West‑Southwest (S78°W)
  • Tacloban, 59.42 kilometers (36.92 miles) to the East (N80°E)
  • Baybay, Leyte, 62.86 kilometers (39.06 miles) to the Southeast (S34°E)
  • Catbalogan, Samar, 82.70 kilometers (51.39 miles) to the North‑Northeast (N33°E)
  • Danao, Cebu, 84.69 kilometers (52.62 miles) to the Southwest (S35°W)

Distance from Manila: 537.46 kilometers (333.96 miles) to the Northwest (N44°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 18,373, ranked 1,269 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 40.31 square kilometers, ranked 980 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 176 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 1,024 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.39%, ranked 64 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.
(Back to top)