Marabut, Province of Samar

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupVisayas
RegionEastern Visayas (Region VIII)
ProvinceSamar
Barangay count24
Postal code6721
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesLeyte Gulf [Philippine Sea]
Philippine major island(s)Samar
Area (2007)143.55 km2 (55.42 sq mi)
Population (2015)16,962
Density (2015)118 / km2 (306 / sq mi)
Coordinates11° 6' North, 125° 13' East (11.1075, 125.2125)
Estimated elevation above sea level3.8 meters (12.5 feet)

Marabut is a coastal municipality in the province of Samar.

The municipality has a land area of 143.55 square kilometers or 55.42 square miles which constitutes 2.37% of Samar's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 16,962. This represented 2.17% of the total population of Samar province, or 0.38% of the overall population of the Eastern Visayas region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 118 inhabitants per square kilometer or 306 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Marabut has 24 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)
Amambucale2.92%49643613.76%2.49%
Amantillo3.47%588600-2.00%-0.38%
Binukyahan3.10%5255112.74%0.52%
Caluwayan5.02%8518292.65%0.50%
Canyoyo3.29%5585236.69%1.24%
Catato Poblacion1.70%289350-17.43%-3.58%
Ferreras3.33%56441735.25%5.92%
Legaspi5.76%97782917.85%3.18%
Lipata4.35%73763915.34%2.75%
Logero2.98%50543216.90%3.02%
Mabuhay6.56%1,1131,0436.71%1.24%
Malobago2.84%4824468.07%1.49%
Odoc1.59%270278-2.88%-0.55%
Osmeña8.61%1,4611,3587.58%1.40%
Panan‑awan2.01%3413167.91%1.46%
Pinalanga5.11%8668442.61%0.49%
Pinamitinan2.63%4464254.94%0.92%
Roño3.15%5344957.88%1.45%
San Roque5.95%1,00983321.13%3.72%
Santa Rita3.32%563575-2.09%-0.40%
Santo Niño Poblacion1.95%33129014.14%2.55%
Tagalag4.95%84073414.44%2.60%
Tinabanan10.86%1,8421,17656.63%8.92%
Veloso4.56%7747365.16%0.96%
Marabut Total16,96215,11512.22%2.22%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Marabut for the fiscal year of 2016 was 63,826,054.48.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200935,965,275.79
201037,734,407.214.92%
201141,157,709.509.07%
201239,728,407.49-3.47%
201344,915,851.7413.06%
201450,588,817.4412.63%
201558,124,889.7614.90%
201663,826,054.489.81%

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 Marabut is 5 to 9, with 2,072 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 157 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1408
1 to 41,671
5 to 92,072
10 to 142,060
15 to 191,907
20 to 241,412
25 to 291,150
30 to 34985
35 to 39847
40 to 44882
45 to 49822
50 to 54710
55 to 59565
60 to 64445
65 to 69360
70 to 74302
75 to 79207
80 and over157
Total16,962

Historical population

The population of Marabut grew from 7,662 in 1960 to 16,962 in 2015, an increase of 9,300 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 2.22%, or an increase of 1,847 people, from the previous population of 15,115 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
7,662
10,1672.81%
11,8923.19%
13,2882.24%
10,543-2.29%
10,355-0.34%
12,3353.82%
13,7451.50%
15,1153.52%
16,9622.22%

Location

The municipal center of Marabut is situated at approximately 11° 6' North, 125° 13' East, in the island of Samar. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 3.8 meters or 12.5 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 Marabut are Tacloban, Borongan, Baybay, Ormoc, Catbalogan, and Maasin. The nearest municipalities are Lawaan, Balangiga, Tolosa, Tanauan, Basey, and Palo. Its distance from the national capital is 599.58 kilometers (372.56 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

  • Lawaan, Eastern Samar, 10.32 kilometers (6.41 miles) to the East‑Northeast (N69°E)
  • Balangiga, Eastern Samar, 19.11 kilometers (11.87 miles) to the East (S90°E)
  • Tolosa, Leyte, 19.83 kilometers (12.32 miles) to the West‑Southwest (S75°W)
  • Tanauan, Leyte, 20.97 kilometers (13.03 miles) to the West (N89°W)
  • Basey, Samar, 24.89 kilometers (15.47 miles) to the Northwest (N39°W)
  • Palo, Leyte, 24.98 kilometers (15.52 miles) to the West‑Northwest (N76°W)

Nearest cities

  • Tacloban, 26.89 kilometers (16.71 miles) to the Northwest (N56°W)
  • Borongan, Eastern Samar, 60.73 kilometers (37.74 miles) to the North‑Northeast (N23°E)
  • Baybay, Leyte, 65.80 kilometers (40.89 miles) to the Southwest (S44°W)
  • Ormoc, Leyte, 67.08 kilometers (41.68 miles) to the West (S80°W)
  • Catbalogan, Samar, 82.16 kilometers (51.05 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N26°W)
  • Maasin, Southern Leyte, 114.96 kilometers (71.43 miles) to the South‑Southwest (S20°W)

Distance from Manila: 599.58 kilometers (372.56 miles) to the Northwest (N49°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 16,962, ranked 1,287 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 55.42 square kilometers, ranked 726 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 118 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 1,208 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 2.22%, ranked 1,257 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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