Basey, Province of Samar

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupVisayas
RegionEastern Visayas (Region VIII)
ProvinceSamar
Barangay count51
Postal code6720
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesLeyte Gulf [Philippine Sea], San Juanico Strait
Philippine major island(s)Samar
Area (2007)513.01 km2 (198.07 sq mi)
Population (2015)55,480
Density (2015)108 / km2 (280 / sq mi)
Coordinates11° 17' North, 125° 4' East (11.2827, 125.0695)
Estimated elevation above sea level5.4 meters (17.6 feet)

Basey is a coastal municipality in the province of Samar.

The municipality has a land area of 513.01 square kilometers or 198.07 square miles which constitutes 8.48% of Samar's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 55,480. This represented 7.11% of the total population of Samar province, or 1.25% of the overall population of the Eastern Visayas region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 108 inhabitants per square kilometer or 280 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Basey has 51 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)
Amandayehan2.08%1,15699516.18%2.90%
Anglit0.94%5214974.83%0.90%
Bacubac2.11%1,17197320.35%3.59%
Balante1.09%6065559.19%1.69%
Baloog0.28%1551429.15%1.68%
Basiao2.37%1,3171,2098.93%1.64%
Baybay1.19%658782-15.86%-3.23%
Binongtu‑an0.76%4214112.43%0.46%
Buenavista1.40%7757069.77%1.79%
Bulao2.22%1,2321,09912.10%2.20%
Burgos1.65%9169001.78%0.34%
Buscada2.18%1,2081,1297.00%1.30%
Cambayan0.92%51142919.11%3.39%
Can‑abay4.07%2,2571,83423.06%4.03%
Cancaiyas1.04%5755671.41%0.27%
Canmanila3.88%2,1521,37756.28%8.87%
Catadman1.27%70362113.20%2.39%
Cogon2.49%1,3841,21214.19%2.56%
Del Pilar1.71%9478936.05%1.12%
Dolongan2.31%1,2801,2214.83%0.90%
Guintigui‑an0.77%4283948.63%1.59%
Guirang5.11%2,8362,37419.46%3.44%
Iba1.11%61855112.16%2.21%
Inuntan1.21%6706640.90%0.17%
Lawa‑an1.69%93585010.00%1.83%
Loog2.83%1,5711,40212.05%2.19%
Loyo2.54%1,4091,3692.92%0.55%
Mabini4.94%2,7412,42912.84%2.33%
Magallanes1.04%5785652.30%0.43%
Manlilinab0.59%32623141.13%6.78%
May‑it1.01%5605158.74%1.61%
Mercado0.62%342411-16.79%-3.44%
Mongabong0.63%35131710.73%1.96%
New San Agustin0.92%5114689.19%1.69%
Nouvelas Occidental2.29%1,2701,2382.58%0.49%
Old San Agustin3.27%1,8121,7602.95%0.56%
Palaypay4.16%2,3102,653-12.93%-2.60%
Panugmonon1.21%6746277.50%1.39%
Pelit1.14%6326270.80%0.15%
Roxas2.60%1,4431,3209.32%1.71%
Salvacion2.82%1,5651,5024.19%0.79%
San Antonio5.15%2,8592,58410.64%1.94%
San Fernando2.84%1,5761,5412.27%0.43%
Sawa2.14%1,19098620.69%3.65%
Serum1.94%1,07994514.18%2.56%
Sugca0.53%29525117.53%3.12%
Sugponon0.61%33625034.40%5.79%
Sulod1.49%8267766.44%1.20%
Tinaogan2.47%1,3711,2707.95%1.47%
Tingib2.34%1,2971,06921.33%3.75%
Villa Aurora2.03%1,12493220.60%3.63%
Basey Total55,48050,42310.03%1.84%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Basey for the fiscal year of 2016 was 158,528,441.81.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200988,751,645.11
201094,393,709.466.36%
2011101,605,828.497.64%
201299,996,418.05-1.58%
2013111,047,935.4011.05%
2014124,900,581.0912.47%
2015143,455,588.0014.86%
2016158,528,441.8110.51%

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 Basey is 10 to 14, with 6,547 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 641 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 11,302
1 to 45,197
5 to 96,474
10 to 146,547
15 to 196,252
20 to 244,788
25 to 293,772
30 to 343,227
35 to 392,987
40 to 442,911
45 to 492,652
50 to 542,385
55 to 591,872
60 to 641,458
65 to 691,269
70 to 741,006
75 to 79740
80 and over641
Total55,480

Historical population

The population of Basey grew from 29,680 in 1960 to 55,480 in 2015, an increase of 25,800 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.84%, or an increase of 5,057 people, from the previous population of 50,423 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
29,680
35,1651.67%
37,8901.51%
36,760-0.60%
39,1370.63%
40,1140.46%
43,8091.91%
48,3891.38%
50,4231.51%
55,4801.84%

Location

The municipal center of Basey is situated at approximately 11° 17' North, 125° 4' East, in the island of Samar. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 5.4 meters or 17.6 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 Basey are Tacloban, Borongan, Catbalogan, Ormoc, Baybay, and Calbayog. The nearest municipalities are Palo, Tanauan, Santa Fe, Santa Rita, Tolosa, and Marabut. Its distance from the national capital is 575.14 kilometers (357.38 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

  • Palo, Leyte, 16.11 kilometers (10.01 miles) to the South‑Southwest (S32°W)
  • Tanauan, Leyte, 19.90 kilometers (12.37 miles) to the South‑Southwest (S15°W)
  • Santa Fe, Leyte, 19.95 kilometers (12.40 miles) to the West‑Southwest (S57°W)
  • Santa Rita, Samar, 23.32 kilometers (14.49 miles) to the Northwest (N37°W)
  • Tolosa, Leyte, 24.73 kilometers (15.37 miles) to the South (S8°W)
  • Marabut, Samar, 24.89 kilometers (15.47 miles) to the Southeast (S39°E)

Nearest cities

  • Tacloban, 8.01 kilometers (4.98 miles) to the West‑Southwest (S57°W)
  • Borongan, Eastern Samar, 53.82 kilometers (33.44 miles) to the Northeast (N47°E)
  • Catbalogan, Samar, 58.17 kilometers (36.14 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N20°W)
  • Ormoc, Leyte, 59.11 kilometers (36.73 miles) to the West‑Southwest (S58°W)
  • Baybay, Leyte, 73.31 kilometers (45.55 miles) to the South‑Southwest (S24°W)
  • Calbayog, Samar, 101.03 kilometers (62.77 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N31°W)

Distance from Manila: 575.14 kilometers (357.38 miles) to the Northwest (N50°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 55,480, ranked 402 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 198.07 square kilometers, ranked 130 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 108 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 1,244 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.84%, ranked 1,277 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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