Motiong, Province of Samar

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupVisayas
RegionEastern Visayas (Region VIII)
ProvinceSamar
Barangay count30
Postal code6702
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesSamar Sea
Philippine major island(s)Samar
Area (2007)174.40 km2 (67.34 sq mi)
Population (2015)15,156
Density (2015)87 / km2 (225 / sq mi)
Coordinates11° 47' North, 124° 60' East (11.7782, 124.9986)
Estimated elevation above sea level5.9 meters (19.3 feet)

Motiong is a coastal municipality in the province of Samar.

The municipality has a land area of 174.40 square kilometers or 67.34 square miles which constitutes 2.88% of Samar's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 15,156. This represented 1.94% of the total population of Samar province, or 0.34% of the overall population of the Eastern Visayas region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 87 inhabitants per square kilometer or 225 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Motiong has 30 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)
Angyap2.13%3233133.19%0.60%
Barayong1.25%19016912.43%2.26%
Bayog6.04%916929-1.40%-0.27%
Beri0.89%13511418.42%3.27%
Bonga4.94%7496977.46%1.38%
Calantawan1.93%292308-5.19%-1.01%
Calapi18.11%2,7452,6822.35%0.44%
Caluyahan2.84%43037414.97%2.69%
Canatuan1.65%250269-7.06%-1.39%
Candomacol2.63%3993834.18%0.78%
Canvais1.92%2912881.04%0.20%
Capaysagan0.92%140159-11.95%-2.39%
Caranas4.94%7487322.19%0.41%
Caulayanan1.35%205213-3.76%-0.73%
Hinica‑an1.48%225304-25.99%-5.57%
Inalad4.19%6356084.44%0.83%
Linonoban0.96%146165-11.52%-2.30%
Malobago1.87%2842811.07%0.20%
Malonoy1.27%1921863.23%0.61%
Mararangsi1.31%198218-9.17%-1.82%
Maypange2.26%343382-10.21%-2.03%
New Minarog2.49%377413-8.72%-1.72%
Oyandic4.47%6776553.36%0.63%
Pamamasan1.06%160210-23.81%-5.05%
Poblacion I8.56%1,2981,2384.85%0.91%
Poblacion I‑A13.48%2,0431,84710.61%1.94%
Pusongan1.99%30225617.97%3.20%
San Andres1.01%15312324.39%4.24%
Santo Niño1.04%158173-8.67%-1.71%
Sarao1.00%1521408.57%1.58%
Motiong Total15,15614,8292.21%0.42%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Motiong for the fiscal year of 2016 was 68,914,411.52.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200938,613,978.29
201041,455,316.047.36%
201144,839,135.248.16%
201247,247,610.465.37%
201348,637,116.712.94%
201455,857,836.3514.85%
201563,931,440.8214.45%
201668,914,411.527.79%

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 Motiong is 10 to 14, with 2,006 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 75 to 79, with 147 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1284
1 to 41,413
5 to 91,834
10 to 142,006
15 to 191,876
20 to 241,321
25 to 29929
30 to 34874
35 to 39733
40 to 44834
45 to 49684
50 to 54596
55 to 59529
60 to 64401
65 to 69311
70 to 74210
75 to 79147
80 and over174
Total15,156

Historical population

The population of Motiong grew from 6,757 in 1960 to 15,156 in 2015, an increase of 8,399 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 0.42%, or an increase of 327 people, from the previous population of 14,829 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
6,757
9,3433.22%
9,4480.22%
10,0351.21%
12,1151.90%
13,1771.59%
13,147-0.05%
13,5490.42%
14,8293.34%
15,1560.42%

Location

The municipal center of Motiong is situated at approximately 11° 47' North, 124° 60' East, in the island of Samar. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 5.9 meters or 19.3 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 Motiong are Catbalogan, Borongan, Calbayog, Tacloban, Ormoc, and Baybay. The nearest municipalities are Paranas, Jiabong, San Sebastian, Hinabangan, Calbiga, and Pinabacdao. Its distance from the national capital is 535.30 kilometers (332.62 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

  • Catbalogan, Samar, 12.61 kilometers (7.84 miles) to the West (S89°W)
  • Borongan, Eastern Samar, 50.83 kilometers (31.59 miles) to the East‑Southeast (S69°E)
  • Calbayog, Samar, 54.38 kilometers (33.79 miles) to the Northwest (N54°W)
  • Tacloban, 59.21 kilometers (36.79 miles) to the South (S1°E)
  • Ormoc, Leyte, 95.65 kilometers (59.43 miles) to the South‑Southwest (S26°W)
  • Baybay, Leyte, 123.77 kilometers (76.91 miles) to the South (S10°W)

Distance from Manila: 535.30 kilometers (332.62 miles) to the Northwest (N54°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 15,156, ranked 1,345 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 67.34 square kilometers, ranked 595 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 87 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 1,316 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 0.42%, ranked 596 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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