Southern Leyte

Summary data
Map of the Philippines highlighting Southern Leyte
Typeprovince
Island groupVisayas
RegionEastern Visayas (Region VIII)
Cities1
Municipalities18
Barangays500
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesPhilippine Sea, Bohol Sea, Canigao Channel, Surigao Strait
Area (2007)1,798.61 km2 (694.45 sq mi)
Population (2015)421,750
Density (2015)234 / km2 (607 / sq mi)

Southern Leyte is a province in the Philippines situated in the Eastern Visayas region occupying the eastern section of the Visayas. Its capital is the City of Maasin.

The province has a land area of 1,798.61 square kilometers or 694.45 square miles. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 421,750. This represented 9.50% of the total population of the Eastern Visayas region, 2.18% of the overall population of the Visayas island group, or 0.42% of the entire population of the Philippines. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 234 inhabitants per square kilometer or 607 inhabitants per square mile.

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Southern Leyte is bordered, clockwise from the North, by Leyte, Leyte Gulf, Surigao Strait, Sogod Bay, Bohol Sea, and Canigao Channel.

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Local government units

Southern Leyte has 18 municipalities and 1 city. The total number of barangays in the province is 500.

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NameTypePopulation (2015)Population (2010)Annual Population Growth Rate (2010‑2015)Area (2007), in km2Density (2015), per km2Brgy count
Anahawanmunicipality8,2117,9420.64%58.0914114
Bontocmunicipality28,90528,0790.55%102.1028340
Hinunanganmunicipality29,97628,4151.02%170.5817640
Hinundayanmunicipality12,28511,8900.62%59.9020517
Libagonmunicipality15,16914,3521.06%98.6215414
Liloanmunicipality23,98122,8170.95%50.3047724
Limasawamunicipality6,0615,8350.73%6.988686
Maasincity (CC), capital85,56081,2500.99%211.7140470
Macrohonmunicipality26,24425,3860.63%126.3920830
Malitbogmunicipality22,92322,0090.78%74.9730637
Padre Burgosmunicipality11,09110,5251.00%25.6543211
Pintuyanmunicipality9,8269,2611.13%36.9826623
Saint Bernardmunicipality28,39525,1692.32%100.2028330
San Franciscomunicipality13,40212,5281.29%68.6019522
San Juanmunicipality14,85814,0731.04%96.1215518
San Ricardomunicipality10,49410,0780.77%47.5622115
Silagomunicipality12,77512,3100.71%215.055915
Sogodmunicipality44,98641,4111.59%192.7023345
Tomas Oppusmunicipality16,60815,8070.95%56.1129629
Southern Leyte Total421,750399,1371.05%1,798.61234500

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Southern Leyte for the fiscal year of 2016 was 1,073,754,315.74.

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Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
2009485,556,997.98
2010578,209,953.7719.08%
2011695,168,870.6220.23%
2012690,471,489.42-0.68%
2013737,763,233.176.85%
2014689,235,424.43-6.58%
2015942,381,188.2536.73%
20161,073,754,315.7413.94%

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 Southern Leyte is 10 to 14, with 45,160 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 5,680 individuals.

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Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 17,435
1 to 433,246
5 to 944,695
10 to 1445,160
15 to 1942,615
20 to 2434,074
25 to 2929,871
30 to 3426,732
35 to 3926,313
40 to 4423,661
45 to 4923,383
50 to 5420,813
55 to 5917,888
60 to 6414,281
65 to 6911,419
70 to 748,397
75 to 796,087
80 and over5,680
Total421,750

Historical population

The population of Southern Leyte grew from 209,608 in 1960 to 421,750 in 2015, an increase of 212,142 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.05%, or an increase of 22,613 people, from the previous population of 399,137 in 2010.

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Census datePopulationGrowth rate
72,369
121,8713.35%
172,5521.75%
187,5810.86%
209,6080.98%
251,4251.80%
276,4181.92%
296,2941.40%
321,9400.83%
317,565-0.26%
360,1602.74%
390,8471.13%
399,1370.77%
421,7501.05%

National roads

As of December 2016, the National Roads in Southern Leyte as classified by the Department of Public Works and Highways are:

Primary Roads

  • Daang Maharlika (LT)

Secondary Roads

  • Abuyog-Silago Road
  • Bato-Bontoc Road
  • Boundary Southern Leyte-Maasin-Macrohon-Sogod-Junction Daang Maharlika
  • Junction Himay-angan-Silago-Abuyog Boundary Road
  • Junction Panaw-awan Airport Road
  • Liloan-S. Ricardo Road
  • Tomas Oppus Street

Tertiary Roads

  • Daang Maharlika (Old Route)
  • San Ricardo-Bilatan Road

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 421,750, ranked 61 out of 81
  • Land area (2007): 694.45 square kilometers, ranked 68 out of 81
  • Population density (2015): 234 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 36 out of 81
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.05%, ranked 64 out of 81

Notes

  1. Unless otherwise specified, population count (excluding percentages) and land area figures are derived from the Philippine Statistics Authority.
  2. Maps utilize OpenStreetMap data available under the Open Data Commons Open Database License.
  3. Data on annual regular income is from the Bureau of Local Government Finance, Department of Finance
  4. Data on National Roads is from the Department of Public Works and Highways.
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