Gakat, Municipality of Libagon, Province of Southern Leyte

Summary data
Typebarangay
Island groupVisayas
RegionEastern Visayas (Region VIII)
ProvinceSouthern Leyte
MunicipalityLibagon
Postal code6615
Population (2020)1,218
Philippine major island(s)Leyte
Coordinates10.3683, 125.0259 (10° 22' North, 125° 2' East)
Estimated elevation above sea level5.9 meters (19.4 feet)

Gakat is a barangay in the municipality of Libagon, in the province of Southern Leyte. Its population as determined by the 2020 Census was 1,218. This represented 7.99% of the total population of Libagon.

Demographics

Households

The household population of Gakat in the 2015 Census was 1,292 broken down into 280 households or an average of 4.61 members per household.

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Number of households in Gakat (1990‑2015)
Census dateHousehold populationNumber of householdsAverage household size
1,0482144.90
1,0042124.74
1,1092304.82
1,2732694.73
1,2562974.23
1,2922804.61

Population by age group

According to the 2015 Census, the age group with the highest population in Gakat is 5 to 9, with 148 individuals. Conversely, the age groups with the lowest population are in the ranges Under 1, and 75 to 79, with 18 individuals.

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Population of Gakat by age group (2015 census)
Age groupPopulation (2015)Age group percentage
Under 1181.39%
1 to 41138.75%
5 to 914811.46%
10 to 1414511.22%
15 to 1913710.60%
20 to 241017.82%
25 to 29886.81%
30 to 34725.57%
35 to 39866.66%
40 to 44675.19%
45 to 49665.11%
50 to 54483.72%
55 to 59695.34%
60 to 64393.02%
65 to 69322.48%
70 to 74231.78%
75 to 79181.39%
80 and over221.70%
Total1,292100.00%
  • Youth Dependency Ratio: 54.85
  • Old Age Dependency Ratio: 12.29
  • Total Dependency Ratio: 67.14
  • Median Age: 24.21

Historical population

The population of Gakat grew from 1,048 in 1990 to 1,218 in 2020, an increase of 170 people over the course of 30 years. The latest census figures in 2020 denote a negative growth rate of 1.23%, or a decrease of 74 people, from the previous population of 1,292 in 2015.

Population of Gakat (1990‑2020)
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
1,048
1,004-0.80%
1,1092.16%
1,2731.92%
1,256-0.49%
1,2920.54%
1,218-1.23%

Location

Gakat is situated at approximately 10.3683, 125.0259, in the island of Leyte. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 5.9 meters or 19.4 feet above mean sea level.


Adjacent barangays

Gakat shares a common border with the following barangay(s):

Notes

  1. Data on population, and households, are from the Philippine Statistics Authority.
  2. Postal code information is from the Philippine Postal Corporation.
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