Pambujan, Province of Northern Samar

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupVisayas
RegionEastern Visayas (Region VIII)
ProvinceNorthern Samar
Barangay count26
Postal code6413
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesPhilippine Sea
Philippine major island(s)Samar
Area (2007)163.90 km2 (63.28 sq mi)
Population (2015)33,062
Density (2015)202 / km2 (522 / sq mi)
Coordinates12° 34' North, 124° 56' East (12.5649, 124.9282)
Estimated elevation above sea level5.2 meters (17.2 feet)

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

The municipality has a land area of 163.90 square kilometers or 63.28 square miles which constitutes 4.44% of Northern Samar's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 33,062. This represented 5.23% of the total population of Northern Samar province, or 0.74% of the overall population of the Eastern Visayas region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 202 inhabitants per square kilometer or 522 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Pambujan 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)
Cababto‑an6.40%2,1162,0413.67%0.69%
Cabari‑an2.03%67158015.69%2.81%
Cagbigajo1.54%508510-0.39%-0.07%
Camparanga6.27%2,0741,79915.29%2.75%
Canjumadal1.83%604685-11.82%-2.37%
Doña Anecita2.48%8197706.36%1.18%
Ge‑adgawan2.30%7627501.60%0.30%
Geparayan4.16%1,3771,3273.77%0.71%
Ginulgan6.49%2,1452,0703.62%0.68%
Igot2.32%76662622.36%3.92%
Inanahawan1.85%613656-6.55%-1.28%
Manahao1.27%4213869.07%1.67%
Paninirongan4.75%1,5711,37114.59%2.63%
Poblacion District 110.52%3,4783,3065.20%0.97%
Poblacion District 23.34%1,1041,105-0.09%-0.02%
Poblacion District 31.45%480492-2.44%-0.47%
Poblacion District 43.41%1,12795218.38%3.27%
Poblacion District 52.83%937946-0.95%-0.18%
Poblacion District 65.30%1,7531,6714.91%0.92%
Poblacion District 75.62%1,8571,7525.99%1.11%
Poblacion District 810.84%3,5853,14913.85%2.50%
San Ramon1.70%5635276.83%1.27%
Senonogan1.90%6295828.08%1.49%
Sixto T. Balanguit, Sr.1.03%34127324.91%4.33%
Tula5.23%1,7291,7111.05%0.20%
Ynaguingayan3.12%1,0321,0201.18%0.22%
Pambujan Total33,06231,0576.46%1.20%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Pambujan for the fiscal year of 2016 was 88,808,593.64.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200948,221,744.19
201051,437,288.636.67%
201155,404,145.357.71%
201254,094,055.72-2.36%
201361,694,339.0314.05%
201470,781,547.5314.73%
201581,193,784.8114.71%
201688,808,593.649.38%

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 Pambujan is 10 to 14, with 4,543 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 213 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1833
1 to 43,477
5 to 94,358
10 to 144,543
15 to 194,063
20 to 242,873
25 to 292,081
30 to 341,849
35 to 391,633
40 to 441,577
45 to 491,440
50 to 541,130
55 to 59923
60 to 64756
65 to 69606
70 to 74421
75 to 79286
80 and over213
Total33,062

Historical population

The population of Pambujan grew from 23,254 in 1960 to 33,062 in 2015, an increase of 9,808 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.20%, or an increase of 2,005 people, from the previous population of 31,057 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
23,254
12,803-5.67%
14,7942.94%
17,2083.07%
18,3890.67%
22,1523.55%
25,3942.97%
27,8371.27%
31,0574.06%
33,0621.20%

Location

The municipal center of Pambujan is situated at approximately 12° 34' North, 124° 56' East, in the island of Samar. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 5.2 meters or 17.2 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 Pambujan are Calbayog, Catbalogan, Sorsogon City, Borongan, Masbate City, and Tacloban. The nearest municipalities are San Roque, Laoang, Mondragon, Palapag, Catubig, and Las Navas. Its distance from the national capital is 482.50 kilometers (299.81 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 482.50 kilometers (299.81 miles) to the West‑Northwest (N62°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 33,062, ranked 797 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 63.28 square kilometers, ranked 657 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 202 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 930 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.20%, ranked 970 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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