Biri, Province of Northern Samar

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupVisayas
RegionEastern Visayas (Region VIII)
ProvinceNorthern Samar
Barangay count8
Postal code6410
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesPhilippine Sea
Philippine major island(s)Biri
Area (2007)24.62 km2 (9.51 sq mi)
Population (2015)11,767
Density (2015)478 / km2 (1,237 / sq mi)
Coordinates12° 41' North, 124° 22' East (12.6816, 124.3619)
Estimated elevation above sea level2.2 meters (7.2 feet)

Biri is a coastal municipality in the province of Northern Samar.

The municipality has a land area of 24.62 square kilometers or 9.51 square miles which constitutes 0.67% of Northern Samar's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 11,767. This represented 1.86% of the total population of Northern Samar province, or 0.27% of the overall population of the Eastern Visayas region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 478 inhabitants per square kilometer or 1,237 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Biri has 8 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)
Kauswagan6.46%7607600.00%0.00%
MacArthur4.46%5254809.38%1.72%
Pio del Pilar9.37%1,1031,0039.97%1.83%
Poblacion30.64%3,6053,25510.75%1.96%
Progresso6.37%750774-3.10%-0.60%
San Antonio14.89%1,7521,7211.80%0.34%
San Pedro10.81%1,2721,2224.09%0.77%
Santo Niño17.00%2,0001,77212.87%2.33%
Biri Total11,76710,9877.10%1.31%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Biri for the fiscal year of 2016 was 44,155,528.00.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200924,971,321.22
201026,565,773.406.39%
201128,904,459.958.80%
201228,041,238.55-2.99%
201331,012,359.7210.60%
201435,086,084.1013.14%
201540,028,838.0014.09%
201644,155,528.0010.31%

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 Biri is 10 to 14, with 1,477 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 97 individuals.

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Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1178
1 to 41,030
5 to 91,441
10 to 141,477
15 to 191,457
20 to 241,113
25 to 29809
30 to 34710
35 to 39679
40 to 44594
45 to 49535
50 to 54472
55 to 59383
60 to 64286
65 to 69226
70 to 74179
75 to 79101
80 and over97
Total11,767

Historical population

The population of Biri grew from 5,577 in 1970 to 11,767 in 2015, an increase of 6,190 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.31%, or an increase of 780 people, from the previous population of 10,987 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
5,577
6,5173.17%
7,4372.68%
7,4670.04%
8,8663.27%
8,700-0.40%
10,6492.83%
10,9871.14%
11,7671.31%

Location

The municipal center of Biri is situated at approximately 12° 41' North, 124° 22' East, in the island of Biri. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 2.2 meters or 7.2 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 Biri are Sorsogon City, Calbayog, Legazpi, Masbate City, Tabaco, and Ligao. The nearest municipalities are Lavezares, Rosario, San Jose, Allen, Bulusan, and Victoria. Its distance from the national capital is 422.49 kilometers (262.53 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 422.49 kilometers (262.53 miles) to the West‑Northwest (N59°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 11,767, ranked 1,450 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 9.51 square kilometers, ranked 1,531 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 478 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 380 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.31%, ranked 317 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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