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, Occidental Mindoro had a total population of 421,952. This was higher by 41,702 persons or an increase of 10.97 percent over the 2000 Census of Population results. In terms of population size, it ranked 3rd among the Region IV-B provinces, comprising 16.48 percent of the region's population.

Density

     Population density of the province increased from 65 persons per square kilometer in 2000 to 72 in 2007, an increase of 7 persons per square kilometer.

Average Annual Growth Rate

     Between 2000 and 2007, the population grew at a mean annual rate of 1.44 percent, a downtrend from the 2.45 percent registered between 1995 and 2000, and 3.50 percent from 1990 and 1995.

Age-sex Composition

     In 2000, 40.83 percent of the total population of the province was 14 years old and below, a decrease from 42.63 percent share in 1995. Productive age group (15-64 years old) comprised 56 percent of the total population, while only 3.17 percent were in the age group 65 years and over. The median age is 19 which means that half of the population were below 19 years old.

     There were relatively more males than females or a sex ratio of 107 males for every 100 females.

 Marital Status

     Of the population 10 years old and over in 2000, 42.25 percent were married; 45.34 percent, never married; 3.79 percent widowed; 0.67 percent were either divorced/separated; 7.02 percent were either common law/live-in; and 0.93 percent, the status was not determined.

 Literacy Rate

     Literacy rate of the population 10 years old and over in 2000 was registered 88.33 percent, and only 11.67 percent was registered illiterate.

     Males had 87.86 percent literacy rate, slightly lower than the literacy rate of the females which is 88.83 percent.

Births

     A total of 7,854 births in the province was registered in 2004, an increase of 4.65 percent from the reported births in 2003. Most births occurred in October with 814. February, on the other hand, had the least number with 543.

     Births attended to by unlicensed midwives comprised 63.24 percent of the total number of births in 2004; births attended to by midwives, 16.26 percent; by physicians, 18.98 percent; 0.74 percent, by nurses; 0.73 percent, others and 0.05 percent, not stated.

Deaths

     Registered deaths for the same year numbered 1,517; 62.43 percent were males and 37.57 percent were females. Most of the registered deaths were of ages 70 - 74 at 8.63 percent, while deaths were of 80 years old and over accounted for 13.12 percent of the total.

Marriages

     In 2004, reported marriages in the province totaled 2,677. Most marriages occurred in April and May which numbered 533 and 434, respectively. September had the least number of marriages, 52, with only 1.94 percent of the total.                

Related Tables...

Table 1. Population Density and Growth Rate: Censal Years 1918-2007
Table 2. Age and Sex Composition of the Population: 1995, 2000 and 2007
Table 3. Urban-Rural Population by Sex: 1995, 2000 and 2007
Table 4. Population and Sex Ratio by Municipality: 1995, 2000 and 2007
Table 5a. Population 10 Years Old and Over by Age Group by Marital Status: 2000
          5b. Percent Distribution of Population 10 Years Old and Over by Age Group by Marital Status: 1995

Table 6. Literacy of Household Population 10 Years Old and Over by Age Group and Sex: 2000
         ( Figures are estimates based
on a 10% sample )
Table 7a. Population 7 Years Old by Sex, Age and Highest Grade Completed: 2000
Table 7b. Percent Distribution of Population 7 Years Old by Sex, Age and Highest Grade Completed: 1995
Table 8. Live Births by Month of Occurrence: 1999,2000, 2002, 2003 and 2004
Table 9. Registered Births by Type of Attendance: 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003 and 2004
Table 10. Deaths by Sex and Age Group: 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003 and 2004
Table 11. Registered Deaths by Type of Attendance: 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003 and 2004
Table 12. Foetal Deaths by Type of Attendance: 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003 and 2004
Table 13. Infant Deaths by Age and Sex: 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003 and 2004
Table 14. Maternal Deaths by Age Group: 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003 and 2004
Table 15. Marriages by Month of Occurrence: 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003 and 2004

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