CHAPTER 3

Demography

     This section contains population data and vital statistics. Population data were gathered from private as well as collective households. A private household consists of a group of persons who sleep in the same dwelling unit and have a common arrangement for the preparation and consumption of food.  Persons who sleep with a household but individually cook their meals or eat elsewhere are considered separate households. Collective households consist of persons living in collective living quarters such as welfare institutions, penal and corrective institutions, dormitories, military camps and lodging houses.

     While a complete count of the population was made, data on other population characteristics such as language or dialect generally spoken at home, school attendance, literacy and economic activity of the person were collected on a sampling basis.  All persons were enumerated in their usual place of residence, the geographic place where the enumerated person usually resides.

     Vital statistics, on the other hand, are facts related to births, deaths, fetal deaths and marriages collected systematically by civil registration and compiled numerically by local and national offices involved.  It must be noted that the data were based on the documents filed and no data adjustments for under-registration were made.
 
     The National Statistics Office is responsible for the collection, compilation, and dissemination of population data and vital documents.

Population

     As of August 01, 2007, Marinduque had a total population of 229,636. This was higher by 12,244 persons or an increase of 5.63 percent over the 2000 Census of Population results. Among the Region IV-B provinces, it ranked 5th, comprising 8.97 percent of the region's population.

Density

     If the 2007 population were evenly distributed over its land area of 952.58 square kilometers, there would be about 241 persons for every square kilometer.

Average Annual Growth Rate

     Between 2000 and 2007, the population grew at a mean annual rate of 0.76 percent, a downtrend from the 1.81 percent registered between 1995 and 2000.

Age-sex Composition

     In 2000, 8.90 percent of the total population of the province were 14 years old and below 55.84 percent belong to the productive age group (15-64 years old) and 5.26 percent were the older age group (65 years old and over).

     The male population of the province is relatively higher than the female population on the 1995 and 2000 figures with a ratio of 101 males for every 100 females based on the 2000 total population.

Marital Status

     Of the population 10 years old and over in 2000, 43.54 percent were married; 47.11 percent, never married; 5.17 percent widowed; 0.68 percent were either divorced/separated; 2.81 percent were either common law/live-in; and 0.69 percent, the status was not determined.

Literacy Rate

     Of the population 10 years old and over in 2000, 150,608 persons or 93.94 percent were literate and only 9,722 persons or 6.06 percent were illiterate.

     There were almost the same number of literate males and females, as indicated by their literacy rates of 93.96 percent and 93.91 percent, respectively.

Births

     There were 5,142 live births recorded in 2004. Most births occurred during the month of September with 546 registered births.  The month of February had the least recorded birth of 345.

     Most births during the year were attended by unlicensed midwives with total births of 2977.

Deaths

     In 2004, a total of 1,505 death occurrence was registered in the province.  Most deaths happened when a person reached the age of 75 to 79 years old comprising 11.89 percent of the total, followed by those 70 to 74 years old recorded at 10.76 percent.

     In addition, there were 74 registered fetal deaths in the province in that same year.

Marriages

     Reported marriages in 2004 totaled 1,619. Most of these marriages occurred during the month of May with 328 registered marriages while November had the least number totaling 43.

 

Related Tables...

Table 1. Population Density and Growth Rate: Censal Years 1903-2007
          2. Population and Household Projections: 2000-2010

Table 3. Age and Sex Composition of the Population: 1995 and 2000
Table 4. Urban-Rural Population by Sex: 1995, 2000 and 2007
Table 5. Population and Sex Ratio by Municipality: 1995, 2000 and 2007
Table 6a. Population 10 Years Old and Over by Age Group by Marital Status: 2000
          6b. Percent Distribution of Population 10 Years Old and Over by Age Group by Marital Status: 1995
Table 7. Literacy of Private Household Population 10 Years Old and Over by Age Group and Sex: 2000
Table 8a. Population 7 Years Old and Over by Sex, Age and Highest Grade Completed: 2000
Table 8b. Percent Distribution of Population 7 Years Old and Over by Sex, Age and Highest Grade Completed: 1995
Table 9. Live Births by Month of Occurrence and Sex: 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003 and 2004
Table 10. Registered Births by Type of Attendance: 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003 and 2004
Table 11. Deaths by Sex and Age Group: 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003 and 2004
Table 12. Registered Deaths by Type of Attendance: 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003 and 2004
Table 13. Foetal Deaths by Type of Attendance: 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003 and 2004
Table 14. Infant Deaths by Age and Sex: 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003 and 2004
Table 15. Maternal Deaths by Age Group: 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003 and 2004
Table 16. Marriages by Month of Occurrence: 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003 and 2004

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