Tabontabon, Province of Leyte

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupVisayas
RegionEastern Visayas (Region VIII)
ProvinceLeyte
Barangay count16
Postal code6504
Coastal/Landlockedlandlocked
Marine waterbodiesnone (landlocked)
Philippine major island(s)Leyte
Area (2007)24.18 km2 (9.34 sq mi)
Population (2015)11,204
Density (2015)463 / km2 (1,200 / sq mi)
Coordinates11° 3' North, 124° 58' East (11.0418, 124.9644)
Estimated elevation above sea level19.2 meters (63.0 feet)

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

The municipality has a land area of 24.18 square kilometers or 9.34 square miles which constitutes 0.38% of Leyte's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 11,204. This represented 0.65% of the total population of Leyte province, or 0.25% of the overall population of the Eastern Visayas region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 463 inhabitants per square kilometer or 1,200 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Tabontabon has 16 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)
Amandangay5.87%65853323.45%4.09%
Aslum3.56%39934017.35%3.09%
Balingasag5.74%643646-0.46%-0.09%
Belisong4.59%5144728.90%1.64%
Cambucao2.03%228247-7.69%-1.51%
Capahuan9.13%1,02387816.51%2.95%
District I Poblacion7.93%8898366.34%1.18%
District II Poblacion6.05%6786405.94%1.10%
District III Poblacion5.14%57649017.55%3.13%
District IV Poblacion7.15%80169115.92%2.85%
Guingawan5.18%58042237.44%6.24%
Jabong7.30%81873111.90%2.16%
Mercadohay7.13%79971112.38%2.25%
Mering10.53%1,18097121.52%3.78%
Mohon2.81%3152908.62%1.59%
San Pablo9.84%1,10394017.34%3.09%
Tabontabon Total11,2049,83813.88%2.51%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Tabontabon for the fiscal year of 2016 was 42,389,773.11.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200924,423,263.53
201026,257,007.627.51%
201128,000,032.706.64%
201227,099,449.04-3.22%
201330,039,677.1210.85%
201434,183,669.9313.80%
201539,138,936.0214.50%
201642,389,773.118.31%

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 Tabontabon is 5 to 9, with 1,369 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 78 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1314
1 to 41,118
5 to 91,369
10 to 141,263
15 to 191,169
20 to 24992
25 to 29826
30 to 34705
35 to 39660
40 to 44584
45 to 49496
50 to 54439
55 to 59380
60 to 64268
65 to 69263
70 to 74180
75 to 79100
80 and over78
Total11,204

Historical population

The population of Tabontabon grew from 5,522 in 1960 to 11,204 in 2015, an increase of 5,682 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 2.51%, or an increase of 1,366 people, from the previous population of 9,838 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
5,522
5,077-0.82%
6,2504.26%
6,4680.69%
7,1831.05%
7,5470.93%
8,3722.25%
9,5181.79%
9,8381.21%
11,2042.51%

Location

The municipal center of Tabontabon is situated at approximately 11° 3' North, 124° 58' East, in the island of Leyte. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 19.2 meters or 63.0 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 Tabontabon are Tacloban, Ormoc, Baybay, Borongan, Catbalogan, and Maasin. The nearest municipalities are Dagami, Julita, Tolosa, Tanauan, Burauen, and Dulag. Its distance from the national capital is 584.11 kilometers (362.95 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

  • Dagami, Leyte, 7.10 kilometers (4.41 miles) to the West‑Northwest (N72°W)
  • Julita, Leyte, 7.63 kilometers (4.74 miles) to the South (S2°W)
  • Tolosa, Leyte, 8.23 kilometers (5.12 miles) to the East‑Northeast (N75°E)
  • Tanauan, Leyte, 9.68 kilometers (6.01 miles) to the Northeast (N39°E)
  • Burauen, Leyte, 10.81 kilometers (6.72 miles) to the Southwest (S46°W)
  • Dulag, Leyte, 12.32 kilometers (7.65 miles) to the Southeast (S37°E)

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 584.11 kilometers (362.95 miles) to the Northwest (N47°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 11,204, ranked 1,466 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 9.34 square kilometers, ranked 1,537 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 463 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 400 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 2.51%, ranked 1,291 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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