Siquijor population shows increase of 11.6%
More than 91,000 posted as of May 2010
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SIQUIJOR, June 7 (PIA) -- The province of Siquijor posted a total population of 91,066 persons as of May 2010, according to a report from the National Statistics Office (NSO) here.
In a press release submitted to the Philippine Information Agency, NSO-Siquijor officer-in-charge Leopoldo P. Alpanta, Jr. said the figure shows an increase of 9,468 persons or 11.6 percent over the total population of 81,598 in 2000 census.
The annual population growth rate (PGR) recorded in the province for the period 2000 to 2010 was 1.10 percent, which shows an increase of 0.11 percentage points from the 0.99 percent annual PGR noted for the period 1990 to 2000, he said.
Among the six municipalities in the province, the capital town of Siquijor showed the biggest population with a total of 25,231, comprising more than one-fourth at 27.71 percent to the total population, the report said.
This is followed by the town of Lazi with a total population of 20,024, which is 21.99 percent.
The third and fourth spot was a close contest between the towns of San Juan and Maria at 13,525 and 13,383 respectively, which is an equivalent share of 14.85 and 14.70 percent, respectively, of the total population, Alpanta said in the report.
President Benigno S. Aquino III signed Proclamation No. 362 on March 30, 2012 declaring the 2010 Population of the Philippines by province, city/municipality, and barangay, based on the 2010 Census of Population and Housing (2010 CPH) conducted by the NSO, as official.
The census of population is the source of information on the size and distribution of population as well as information about the demographic, social, and economic characteristics.
This information is vital for making rational plans and programs towards national and local development, the NSO said.
The 2010 CHP is the 13th series of Census of Population in the country since 1903.
Official results can be downloaded in the NSO website www.census.gov.ph. (rmn/RAC/PIA-7,Siquijor with reports from LPAlpanta Jr./NSO-Siquijor)
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