Gamay, Province of Northern Samar

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupVisayas
RegionEastern Visayas (Region VIII)
ProvinceNorthern Samar
Barangay count26
Postal code6422
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesPhilippine Sea
Philippine major island(s)Samar
Area (2007)115.10 km2 (44.44 sq mi)
Population (2015)23,511
Density (2015)204 / km2 (529 / sq mi)
Coordinates12° 23' North, 125° 18' East (12.3867, 125.3015)
Estimated elevation above sea level5.8 meters (18.9 feet)

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

The municipality has a land area of 115.10 square kilometers or 44.44 square miles which constitutes 3.12% of Northern Samar's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 23,511. This represented 3.72% of the total population of Northern Samar province, or 0.53% of the overall population of the Eastern Visayas region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 204 inhabitants per square kilometer or 529 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Gamay has 26 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)
Anito8.98%2,1121,91410.34%1.89%
Bangon5.79%1,3611,12620.87%3.67%
Bato4.76%1,11996615.84%2.84%
Baybay District9.11%2,1421,9579.45%1.73%
Bonifacio2.05%4834771.26%0.24%
Burabod6.77%1,5911,43710.72%1.96%
Cabarasan1.94%4564501.33%0.25%
Cadac‑an3.59%8437788.35%1.54%
Cade‑an2.31%544598-9.03%-1.79%
Cagamutan del Norte6.60%1,5521,4407.78%1.44%
Cagamutan del Sur5.25%1,2351,265-2.37%-0.46%
Dao4.68%1,1001,0861.29%0.24%
G. M. Osias2.90%6826652.56%0.48%
Gamay Central3.09%727752-3.32%-0.64%
Gamay Occidental I2.68%6295837.89%1.46%
Gamay Oriental I5.91%1,3891,484-6.40%-1.25%
Guibuangan2.36%5545540.00%0.00%
Henogawe1.89%4454108.54%1.57%
Libertad4.08%96086810.60%1.94%
Lonoy0.63%14911628.45%4.88%
Luneta1.34%3142956.44%1.20%
Malidong2.11%495530-6.60%-1.29%
Occidental II3.65%859878-2.16%-0.42%
Oriental II3.50%823833-1.20%-0.23%
Rizal2.45%576582-1.03%-0.20%
San Antonio1.58%371381-2.62%-0.51%
Gamay Total23,51122,4254.84%0.90%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Gamay for the fiscal year of 2016 was 71,058,969.95.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200940,349,135.40
201042,861,967.736.23%
201147,039,790.929.75%
201245,073,405.79-4.18%
201349,926,853.9310.77%
201456,843,073.2313.85%
201564,795,668.3513.99%
201671,058,969.959.67%

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 Gamay is 10 to 14, with 2,907 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 220 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1432
1 to 42,092
5 to 92,715
10 to 142,907
15 to 192,686
20 to 242,132
25 to 291,690
30 to 341,401
35 to 391,385
40 to 441,190
45 to 491,132
50 to 54925
55 to 59832
60 to 64616
65 to 69494
70 to 74421
75 to 79241
80 and over220
Total23,511

Historical population

The population of Gamay grew from 12,156 in 1960 to 23,511 in 2015, an increase of 11,355 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 0.90%, or an increase of 1,086 people, from the previous population of 22,425 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
12,156
12,2970.11%
15,3704.58%
17,2472.33%
15,764-0.90%
19,4574.02%
21,3141.97%
21,5370.14%
22,4251.48%
23,5110.90%

Location

The municipal center of Gamay is situated at approximately 12° 23' North, 125° 18' East, in the island of Samar. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 5.8 meters or 18.9 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 Gamay are Catbalogan, Calbayog, Borongan, Tacloban, Sorsogon City, and Ormoc. The nearest municipalities are Lapinig, Mapanas, Jipapad, Arteche, Maslog, and Palapag. Its distance from the national capital is 527.58 kilometers (327.82 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

  • Catbalogan, Samar, 81.56 kilometers (50.68 miles) to the Southwest (S34°W)
  • Calbayog, Samar, 84.66 kilometers (52.61 miles) to the West‑Southwest (S65°W)
  • Borongan, Eastern Samar, 86.94 kilometers (54.02 miles) to the South (S9°E)
  • Tacloban, 130.49 kilometers (81.09 miles) to the South‑Southwest (S14°W)
  • Sorsogon City, Sorsogon, 154.92 kilometers (96.26 miles) to the West‑Northwest (N65°W)
  • Ormoc, Leyte, 170.60 kilometers (106.01 miles) to the South‑Southwest (S26°W)

Distance from Manila: 527.58 kilometers (327.82 miles) to the West‑Northwest (N62°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 23,511, ranked 1,109 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 44.44 square kilometers, ranked 895 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 204 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 921 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 0.90%, ranked 309 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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