Malitbog, Province of Southern Leyte

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupVisayas
RegionEastern Visayas (Region VIII)
ProvinceSouthern Leyte
Barangay count37
Postal code6603
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesSogod Bay [Bohol Sea]
Philippine major island(s)Leyte
Area (2007)74.97 km2 (28.95 sq mi)
Population (2015)22,923
Density (2015)306 / km2 (792 / sq mi)
Coordinates10° 9' North, 125° 0' East (10.1581, 125.0012)
Estimated elevation above sea level8.8 meters (29.0 feet)

Malitbog is a coastal municipality in the province of Southern Leyte.

The municipality has a land area of 74.97 square kilometers or 28.95 square miles which constitutes 4.17% of Southern Leyte's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 22,923. This represented 5.44% of the total population of Southern Leyte province, or 0.52% of the overall population of the Eastern Visayas region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 306 inhabitants per square kilometer or 792 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Malitbog has 37 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)
Abgao3.02%6926713.13%0.59%
Asuncion1.07%2462450.41%0.08%
Aurora1.66%381388-1.80%-0.35%
Benit1.89%434437-0.69%-0.13%
Caaga2.08%4774730.85%0.16%
Cabul‑anonan2.33%5355291.13%0.21%
Cadaruhan2.11%4844820.41%0.08%
Cadaruhan Sur1.74%400404-0.99%-0.19%
Candatag4.93%1,1311,0319.70%1.78%
Cantamuac2.36%5405282.27%0.43%
Caraatan0.87%199200-0.50%-0.10%
Concepcion2.86%6566510.77%0.15%
Fatima0.77%1761703.53%0.66%
Guinabonan1.44%3313222.80%0.53%
Iba1.89%4344242.36%0.44%
Juangon4.91%1,12599413.18%2.39%
Kauswagan1.47%33829414.97%2.69%
Lambonao2.32%5315280.57%0.11%
Mahayahay2.04%4684582.18%0.41%
Maningning1.56%3583473.17%0.60%
Maujo3.89%8928900.22%0.04%
New Katipunan1.30%2982951.02%0.19%
Pancil1.64%3763701.62%0.31%
Pasil3.14%7196628.61%1.59%
Sabang4.17%9578808.75%1.61%
San Antonio2.23%511519-1.54%-0.30%
San Isidro0.92%2102061.94%0.37%
San Jose6.07%1,3921,3165.78%1.07%
San Roque2.44%5605286.06%1.13%
San Vicente6.85%1,5711,4994.80%0.90%
Sangahon3.65%8367619.86%1.81%
Santa Cruz5.55%1,2731,2640.71%0.14%
Santo Niño2.02%4644249.43%1.73%
Taliwa5.49%1,2581,2322.11%0.40%
Tigbawan I1.68%3863772.39%0.45%
Tigbawan II1.87%4293987.79%1.44%
Timba3.73%8558125.30%0.99%
Malitbog Total22,92322,0094.15%0.78%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Malitbog for the fiscal year of 2016 was 68,759,148.82.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200938,756,753.06
201041,233,345.506.39%
201144,637,577.858.26%
201243,432,187.30-2.70%
201349,372,835.1813.68%
201455,584,574.2412.58%
201562,658,882.1312.73%
201668,759,148.829.74%

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 Malitbog is 15 to 19, with 2,420 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 335 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1369
1 to 41,614
5 to 92,383
10 to 142,409
15 to 192,420
20 to 242,141
25 to 291,775
30 to 341,476
35 to 391,448
40 to 441,259
45 to 491,273
50 to 541,005
55 to 59838
60 to 64777
65 to 69599
70 to 74449
75 to 79353
80 and over335
Total22,923

Historical population

The population of Malitbog fell from 22,937 in 1960 to 22,923 in 2015, a decrease of 14 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 0.78%, or an increase of 914 people, from the previous population of 22,009 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
22,937
14,373-4.47%
15,8371.97%
16,1140.35%
15,946-0.10%
17,9762.27%
19,3201.56%
20,1040.55%
22,0093.35%
22,9230.78%

Location

The municipal center of Malitbog is situated at approximately 10° 9' North, 125° 0' East, in the island of Leyte. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 8.8 meters or 29.0 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 Malitbog are Maasin, Baybay, Surigao City, Ormoc, Danao, and Lapu-Lapu. The nearest municipalities are Tomas Oppus, Macrohon, Liloan, Padre Burgos, Libagon, and Saint Bernard. Its distance from the national capital is 656.94 kilometers (408.21 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 656.94 kilometers (408.21 miles) to the Northwest (N41°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 22,923, ranked 1,106 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 28.95 square kilometers, ranked 1,136 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 306 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 611 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 0.78%, ranked 1,555 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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