Saint Bernard, Province of Southern Leyte

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupVisayas
RegionEastern Visayas (Region VIII)
ProvinceSouthern Leyte
Barangay count30
Postal code6616
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesSurigao Strait
Philippine major island(s)Leyte
Area (2007)100.20 km2 (38.69 sq mi)
Population (2015)28,395
Density (2015)283 / km2 (734 / sq mi)
Coordinates10° 17' North, 125° 8' East (10.2801, 125.1383)
Estimated elevation above sea level4.8 meters (15.7 feet)

Saint Bernard is a coastal municipality in the province of Southern Leyte.

The municipality has a land area of 100.20 square kilometers or 38.69 square miles which constitutes 5.57% of Southern Leyte's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 28,395. This represented 6.73% of the total population of Southern Leyte province, or 0.64% of the overall population of the Eastern Visayas region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 283 inhabitants per square kilometer or 734 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Saint Bernard 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)
Atuyan1.62%45937223.39%4.08%
Ayahag4.20%1,193167614.37%45.41%
Bantawon0.00%0179-100.00%-100.00%
Bolodbolod4.40%1,2491,12810.73%1.96%
Cabagawan4.20%1,1931,05712.87%2.33%
Carnaga3.23%91676519.74%3.49%
Catmon10.48%2,9762,37625.25%4.38%
Guinsaugon0.02%60NULLNULL
Himatagon6.24%1,7731,6726.04%1.12%
Himbangan9.09%2,5802,19417.59%3.13%
Himos‑onan2.49%7077001.00%0.19%
Hinabian0.26%7380-8.75%-1.73%
Hindag‑an5.55%1,5771,4449.21%1.69%
Kauswagan0.00%032-100.00%-100.00%
Libas1.49%42237512.53%2.27%
Lipanto4.47%1,2681,1648.93%1.64%
Magatas0.15%4454-18.52%-3.82%
Magbagacay8.54%2,4252,10015.48%2.78%
Mahayag2.26%64157711.09%2.02%
Mahayahay5.97%1,6941,5499.36%1.72%
Malibago3.54%1,0041,708-41.22%-9.62%
Malinao0.19%54197-72.59%-21.84%
Nueva Esperanza0.36%103191-46.07%-11.09%
Panian4.81%1,3651,15917.77%3.16%
San Isidro6.85%1,9441,66316.90%3.02%
Santa Cruz1.09%31027114.39%2.59%
Sug‑angon1.31%37155574.55%43.83%
Tabontabon1.06%30126015.77%2.83%
Tambis I3.02%8578402.02%0.38%
Tambis II3.13%8908405.95%1.11%
Saint Bernard Total28,39525,16912.82%2.32%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Saint Bernard for the fiscal year of 2016 was 82,759,889.85.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200947,138,132.67
201049,469,833.514.95%
201154,603,499.1610.38%
201253,530,989.63-1.96%
201357,856,321.398.08%
201467,095,785.8915.97%
201575,983,070.1813.25%
201682,759,889.858.92%

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 Saint Bernard is 15 to 19, with 3,084 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 288 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1505
1 to 42,231
5 to 92,922
10 to 142,924
15 to 193,084
20 to 242,778
25 to 292,337
30 to 341,797
35 to 391,699
40 to 441,491
45 to 491,593
50 to 541,289
55 to 591,068
60 to 64840
65 to 69711
70 to 74503
75 to 79335
80 and over288
Total28,395

Historical population

The population of Saint Bernard grew from 11,621 in 1960 to 28,395 in 2015, an increase of 16,774 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 2.32%, or an increase of 3,226 people, from the previous population of 25,169 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
11,621
17,2963.97%
19,2552.18%
19,153-0.11%
20,7600.81%
21,3630.54%
23,0891.68%
25,2521.24%
25,169-0.12%
28,3952.32%

Location

The municipal center of Saint Bernard is situated at approximately 10° 17' North, 125° 8' East, in the island of Leyte. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 4.8 meters or 15.7 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 Saint Bernard are Maasin, Baybay, Surigao City, Ormoc, Tacloban, and Danao. The nearest municipalities are San Juan, Libagon, Anahawan, Liloan, Hinunangan, and Hinundayan. Its distance from the national capital is 657.03 kilometers (408.26 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 657.03 kilometers (408.26 miles) to the Northwest (N43°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 28,395, ranked 910 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 38.69 square kilometers, ranked 978 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 283 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 679 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 2.32%, ranked 430 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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