Calbiga, Province of Samar

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupVisayas
RegionEastern Visayas (Region VIII)
ProvinceSamar
Barangay count41
Postal code6715
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesSamar Sea
Philippine major island(s)Samar
Area (2007)283.70 km2 (109.54 sq mi)
Population (2015)22,982
Density (2015)81 / km2 (210 / sq mi)
Coordinates11° 38' North, 125° 1' East (11.6274, 125.0170)
Estimated elevation above sea level9.0 meters (29.4 feet)

Calbiga is a coastal municipality in the province of Samar.

The municipality has a land area of 283.70 square kilometers or 109.54 square miles which constitutes 4.69% of Samar's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 22,982. This represented 2.94% of the total population of Samar province, or 0.52% of the overall population of the Eastern Visayas region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 81 inhabitants per square kilometer or 210 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Calbiga has 41 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)
Antol1.10%25319430.41%5.19%
Bacyaran4.83%1,11192320.37%3.59%
Barangay 11.80%4134071.47%0.28%
Barangay 20.83%190194-2.06%-0.40%
Barangay 31.85%4264133.15%0.59%
Barangay 41.91%438475-7.79%-1.53%
Barangay 51.21%2772606.54%1.21%
Barangay 63.61%8308122.22%0.42%
Barangay 72.47%5675365.78%1.08%
Barobaybay3.06%7036793.53%0.66%
Beri1.47%338365-7.40%-1.45%
Binanggaran1.01%231235-1.70%-0.33%
Borong1.84%42229244.52%7.26%
Bulao1.17%2682612.68%0.51%
Buluan3.32%7637048.38%1.54%
Caamlongan1.09%25119926.13%4.52%
Calayaan1.85%425431-1.39%-0.27%
Calingonan3.92%9008565.14%0.96%
Canbagtic1.71%39435211.93%2.17%
Canticum5.62%1,2921,2404.19%0.79%
Daligan0.81%1861803.33%0.63%
Guinbanga1.07%24719427.32%4.71%
Hindang0.57%131144-9.03%-1.79%
Hubasan0.70%16013122.14%3.88%
Literon1.09%2512318.66%1.59%
Lubang0.78%1791733.47%0.65%
Macaalan3.27%75255335.99%6.03%
Mahangcao1.44%3303067.84%1.45%
Malabal5.01%1,1521,1212.77%0.52%
Minata1.73%3973678.17%1.51%
Otoc1.40%32228114.59%2.63%
Panayuran2.01%46236526.58%4.59%
Pasigay2.82%648702-7.69%-1.51%
Patong5.77%1,3251,373-3.50%-0.68%
Polangi11.67%2,6822,36013.64%2.47%
Rawis2.51%5765318.47%1.56%
San Ignacio3.14%72165510.08%1.84%
San Mauricio1.70%390414-5.80%-1.13%
Sinalangtan0.87%201205-1.95%-0.37%
Timbangan1.99%458469-2.35%-0.45%
Tinago4.00%9208518.11%1.50%
Calbiga Total22,98221,4347.22%1.34%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Calbiga for the fiscal year of 2016 was 90,843,537.47.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200951,512,258.06
201054,290,974.825.39%
201158,849,904.158.40%
201256,701,419.22-3.65%
201364,109,604.6713.07%
201472,321,268.7512.81%
201582,099,576.2913.52%
201690,843,537.4710.65%

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 Calbiga is 10 to 14, with 2,696 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 278 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1510
1 to 42,198
5 to 92,661
10 to 142,696
15 to 192,483
20 to 241,967
25 to 291,434
30 to 341,345
35 to 391,246
40 to 441,292
45 to 491,216
50 to 54927
55 to 59733
60 to 64639
65 to 69558
70 to 74459
75 to 79340
80 and over278
Total22,982

Historical population

The population of Calbiga grew from 12,868 in 1960 to 22,982 in 2015, an increase of 10,114 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.34%, or an increase of 1,548 people, from the previous population of 21,434 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
12,868
16,3642.38%
14,697-2.13%
14,201-0.68%
17,1161.88%
18,0701.02%
18,8900.96%
20,3091.00%
21,4341.98%
22,9821.34%

Location

The municipal center of Calbiga is situated at approximately 11° 38' North, 125° 1' East, in the island of Samar. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 9.0 meters or 29.4 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 Calbiga are Catbalogan, Tacloban, Borongan, Calbayog, Ormoc, and Baybay. The nearest municipalities are Pinabacdao, San Sebastian, Hinabangan, Villareal, Paranas, and Jiabong. Its distance from the national capital is 546.86 kilometers (339.80 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

  • Catbalogan, Samar, 21.94 kilometers (13.63 miles) to the Northwest (N42°W)
  • Tacloban, 42.53 kilometers (26.43 miles) to the South (S1°W)
  • Borongan, Eastern Samar, 45.41 kilometers (28.22 miles) to the East (S88°E)
  • Calbayog, Samar, 66.95 kilometers (41.60 miles) to the Northwest (N43°W)
  • Ormoc, Leyte, 82.14 kilometers (51.04 miles) to the South‑Southwest (S33°W)
  • Baybay, Leyte, 107.83 kilometers (67.00 miles) to the South‑Southwest (S13°W)

Distance from Manila: 546.86 kilometers (339.80 miles) to the Northwest (N53°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 22,982, ranked 1,110 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 109.54 square kilometers, ranked 325 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 81 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 1,338 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.34%, ranked 1,248 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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