Benit, Municipality of San Ricardo, Province of Southern Leyte

Summary data
Typebarangay
Island groupVisayas
RegionEastern Visayas (Region VIII)
ProvinceSouthern Leyte
MunicipalitySan Ricardo
Postal code6617
Population (2015)740
Philippine major island(s)Panaon
Coordinates9.9282, 125.2845

Benit is a barangay in the municipality of San Ricardo, in the province of Southern Leyte. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 740. This represented 7.05% of the total population of San Ricardo.

Demographics

Population by age group

According to the 2015 Census, the age group with the highest population in Benit is 5 to 9, with 80 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 12 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 117
1 to 450
5 to 980
10 to 1474
15 to 1964
20 to 2454
25 to 2948
30 to 3461
35 to 3947
40 to 4453
45 to 4933
50 to 5432
55 to 5934
60 to 6428
65 to 6919
70 to 7419
75 to 7915
80 and over12
Total740

Historical population

The population of Benit grew from 691 in 1990 to 740 in 2015, an increase of 49 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 0.82%, or an increase of 31 people, from the previous population of 709 in 2010.

Census datePopulationGrowth rate
691
534-4.71%
6644.78%
611-1.14%
7095.56%
7400.82%

Location

Benit is situated at approximately 9.9282, 125.2845, in the island of Panaon. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 190.2 meters or 624.0 feet above mean sea level.


Adjacent barangays

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

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Notes

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