Villaba, Province of Leyte

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupVisayas
RegionEastern Visayas (Region VIII)
ProvinceLeyte
Barangay count35
Postal code6537
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesCamotes Sea
Philippine major island(s)Leyte
Area (2007)150.31 km2 (58.04 sq mi)
Population (2015)41,891
Density (2015)279 / km2 (722 / sq mi)
Coordinates11° 13' North, 124° 24' East (11.2130, 124.3932)
Estimated elevation above sea level14.8 meters (48.5 feet)

Villaba is a coastal municipality in the province of Leyte.

The municipality has a land area of 150.31 square kilometers or 58.04 square miles which constitutes 2.38% of Leyte's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 41,891. This represented 2.43% of the total population of Leyte province, or 0.94% of the overall population of the Eastern Visayas region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 279 inhabitants per square kilometer or 722 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Villaba has 35 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)
Abijao4.19%1,7551,7450.57%0.11%
Balite3.56%1,4931,529-2.35%-0.45%
Bangcal0.83%3463343.59%0.67%
Bugabuga1.20%50244313.32%2.41%
Cabunga‑an5.55%2,3241,99016.78%3.00%
Cabungahan2.68%1,12199113.12%2.37%
Cagnocot7.42%3,1093,0751.11%0.21%
Cahigan1.82%7617304.25%0.79%
Calbugos2.83%1,1841,05712.02%2.18%
Camporog1.11%46440913.45%2.43%
Canquiason1.60%67153625.19%4.37%
Capinyahan1.59%667669-0.30%-0.06%
Casili‑on3.36%1,4081,2938.89%1.64%
Catagbacan1.28%5385095.70%1.06%
Fatima3.76%1,5751,24926.10%4.51%
Hibulangan3.57%1,4971,31314.01%2.53%
Hinabuyan6.22%2,6062,615-0.34%-0.07%
Iligay1.35%5645296.62%1.23%
Jalas1.15%483561-13.90%-2.81%
Jordan2.19%9199120.77%0.15%
Libagong3.14%1,3141,18910.51%1.92%
New Balanac1.67%69862511.68%2.13%
Payao2.54%1,06381430.59%5.21%
Poblacion Norte2.50%1,0491,0123.66%0.69%
Poblacion Sur3.27%1,3681,492-8.31%-1.64%
Sambulawan2.29%95869038.84%6.45%
San Francisco0.88%368473-22.20%-4.67%
San Vicente0.81%33829713.80%2.49%
Santa Cruz2.76%1,1561,0708.04%1.48%
Silad3.73%1,5621,35115.62%2.80%
Suba5.61%2,3492,1459.51%1.74%
Sulpa1.97%82467322.44%3.93%
Tabunok3.70%1,5491,32516.91%3.02%
Tagbubunga6.29%2,6352,5712.49%0.47%
Tinghub1.61%67360311.61%2.11%
Villaba Total41,89138,8197.91%1.46%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Villaba for the fiscal year of 2016 was 105,500,064.20.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200957,575,665.71
201061,271,020.876.42%
201167,628,503.0110.38%
201265,572,882.39-3.04%
201372,469,478.6510.52%
201483,357,962.3115.02%
201596,313,209.6015.54%
2016105,500,064.209.54%

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 Villaba is 10 to 14, with 4,658 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 75 to 79, with 510 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1795
1 to 43,652
5 to 94,584
10 to 144,658
15 to 193,934
20 to 243,687
25 to 292,941
30 to 342,682
35 to 392,310
40 to 442,254
45 to 492,183
50 to 542,096
55 to 591,875
60 to 641,586
65 to 691,003
70 to 74620
75 to 79510
80 and over521
Total41,891

Historical population

The population of Villaba grew from 24,844 in 1960 to 41,891 in 2015, an increase of 17,047 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.46%, or an increase of 3,072 people, from the previous population of 38,819 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
24,844
28,5571.37%
29,1440.41%
30,9741.22%
32,3390.43%
34,6741.31%
36,0420.83%
37,8380.67%
38,8190.94%
41,8911.46%

Location

The municipal center of Villaba is situated at approximately 11° 13' North, 124° 24' East, in the island of Leyte. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 14.8 meters or 48.5 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 Villaba are Ormoc, Bogo, Tacloban, Baybay, Catbalogan, and Danao. The nearest municipalities are Tabango, Matag-ob, Palompon, Kananga, Leyte, and San Isidro. Its distance from the national capital is 526.12 kilometers (326.91 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

  • Tabango, Leyte, 10.59 kilometers (6.58 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N13°W)
  • Matag-ob, Leyte, 11.40 kilometers (7.08 miles) to the Southeast (S50°E)
  • Palompon, Leyte, 18.03 kilometers (11.20 miles) to the South (S2°W)
  • Kananga, Leyte, 18.54 kilometers (11.52 miles) to the East (S80°E)
  • Leyte, Leyte, 20.16 kilometers (12.53 miles) to the North‑Northeast (N30°E)
  • San Isidro, Leyte, 21.75 kilometers (13.51 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N12°W)

Nearest cities

  • Ormoc, Leyte, 32.87 kilometers (20.43 miles) to the Southeast (S45°E)
  • Bogo, Cebu, 45.35 kilometers (28.18 miles) to the West‑Southwest (S67°W)
  • Tacloban, 67.23 kilometers (41.78 miles) to the East (N87°E)
  • Baybay, Leyte, 73.91 kilometers (45.92 miles) to the Southeast (S37°E)
  • Catbalogan, Samar, 82.00 kilometers (50.95 miles) to the Northeast (N40°E)
  • Danao, Cebu, 86.43 kilometers (53.71 miles) to the South‑Southwest (S27°W)

Distance from Manila: 526.12 kilometers (326.91 miles) to the Northwest (N44°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 41,891, ranked 602 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 58.04 square kilometers, ranked 718 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 279 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 708 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.46%, ranked 236 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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