Tomas Oppus, Province of Southern Leyte

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupVisayas
RegionEastern Visayas (Region VIII)
ProvinceSouthern Leyte
Barangay count29
Postal code6605
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesSogod Bay [Bohol Sea]
Philippine major island(s)Leyte
Area (2007)56.11 km2 (21.66 sq mi)
Population (2015)16,608
Density (2015)296 / km2 (767 / sq mi)
Coordinates10° 15' North, 124° 59' East (10.2548, 124.9856)
Estimated elevation above sea level4.6 meters (15.1 feet)

Tomas Oppus is a coastal municipality in the province of Southern Leyte.

The municipality has a land area of 56.11 square kilometers or 21.66 square miles which constitutes 3.12% of Southern Leyte's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 16,608. This represented 3.94% of the total population of Southern Leyte province, or 0.37% of the overall population of the Eastern Visayas region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 296 inhabitants per square kilometer or 767 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Tomas Oppus has 29 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)
Anahawan2.63%4363999.27%1.70%
Banday3.37%5605501.82%0.34%
Biasong1.30%2162083.85%0.72%
Bogo5.48%91081611.52%2.10%
Cabascan2.19%3643533.12%0.59%
Camansi2.25%3743419.68%1.77%
Cambite4.89%8127823.84%0.72%
Canlupao4.11%6836318.24%1.52%
Carnaga2.63%4364350.23%0.04%
Cawayan4.75%7897732.07%0.39%
Higosoan1.88%3122946.12%1.14%
Hinagtikan2.33%3873743.48%0.65%
Hinapo3.58%59453012.08%2.19%
Hugpa1.99%3313213.12%0.59%
Iniguihan Poblacion2.61%4334027.71%1.42%
Looc5.64%9379201.85%0.35%
Luan1.57%2612552.35%0.44%
Maanyag2.82%4694416.35%1.18%
Mag‑ata1.76%29325415.35%2.76%
Mapgap2.60%4324300.47%0.09%
Maslog5.34%8878524.11%0.77%
Ponong2.93%4864840.41%0.08%
Rizal4.53%7527283.30%0.62%
San Agustin4.05%6726532.91%0.55%
San Antonio3.50%5815407.59%1.40%
San Isidro7.39%1,2271,2200.57%0.11%
San Miguel2.40%3993698.13%1.50%
San Roque3.01%5004716.16%1.14%
Tinago6.47%1,0759819.58%1.76%
Tomas Oppus Total16,60815,8075.07%0.95%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Tomas Oppus for the fiscal year of 2016 was 56,695,152.68.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200931,650,757.53
201033,623,917.776.23%
201136,459,245.528.43%
201235,333,270.80-3.09%
201339,956,728.8213.09%
201445,453,601.2713.76%
201551,662,608.0813.66%
201656,695,152.689.74%

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 Tomas Oppus is 5 to 9, with 1,898 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 75 to 79, with 253 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 1265
1 to 41,382
5 to 91,898
10 to 141,874
15 to 191,640
20 to 241,327
25 to 291,039
30 to 34961
35 to 391,068
40 to 44868
45 to 49921
50 to 54800
55 to 59645
60 to 64587
65 to 69454
70 to 74372
75 to 79253
80 and over254
Total16,608

Historical population

The population of Tomas Oppus grew from 10,335 in 1970 to 16,608 in 2015, an increase of 6,273 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 0.95%, or an increase of 801 people, from the previous population of 15,807 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
10,335
11,7902.68%
12,4801.14%
13,1920.56%
12,609-0.84%
14,9303.69%
15,8170.80%
15,807-0.02%
16,6080.95%

Location

The municipal center of Tomas Oppus is situated at approximately 10° 15' North, 124° 59' East, in the island of Leyte. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 4.6 meters or 15.1 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 Tomas Oppus are Maasin, Baybay, Surigao City, Ormoc, Tacloban, and Danao. The nearest municipalities are Libagon, Malitbog, Bontoc, Sogod, Saint Bernard, and Liloan. Its distance from the national capital is 647.81 kilometers (402.53 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

  • Maasin, Southern Leyte, 20.35 kilometers (12.64 miles) to the Southwest (S49°W)
  • Baybay, Leyte, 51.07 kilometers (31.73 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N24°W)
  • Surigao City, Surigao del Norte, 75.80 kilometers (47.10 miles) to the Southeast (S47°E)
  • Ormoc, Leyte, 92.66 kilometers (57.58 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N26°W)
  • Tacloban, 109.34 kilometers (67.94 miles) to the North (N1°E)
  • Danao, Cebu, 109.01 kilometers (67.74 miles) to the West‑Northwest (N74°W)

Distance from Manila: 647.81 kilometers (402.53 miles) to the Northwest (N42°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 16,608, ranked 1,295 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 21.66 square kilometers, ranked 1,278 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 296 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 632 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 0.95%, ranked 356 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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