CHAPTER 14

Housing and Construction

Occupied Dwelling Units

     Based on the 2000 Census of Population and Housing, the total number of occupied dwelling units in the province was 133,239, an increase of 31.35 percent from 1990.

     By type of dwelling unit, single houses comprised the majority at 128,017 or 96.08 percent. The remaining units were classified as: duplex, 1.11 percent; multi-unit residential, 0.93 percent; and 0.34 percent, were either commercial/residential/agricultural, institutional living quarter or other housing unit. Those not reported comprised 1.53 percent.

Occupancy Rate and Type of Occupancy

     Households in occupied dwelling units numbered 134,453 or an occupancy rate of 1.01 household for every dwelling unit.

     Of the total households in dwelling units, 53.79 percent owned the dwelling unit, 35.24 percent were rent-free occupants (with consent of owner), 4.13 percent were tenants/lessees and 1.68 percent occupied the unit for free without the consent of owner. About 5.16 percent were either not reported or not applicable.

Construction Materials of Roof and Outer Walls

     There were 45.1 thousand (33.85 percent) households who had dwelling units with walls made of bamboo/sawali/cogon/nipa; 27.02 percent, concrete/brick/stone; 17.93 percent, half concrete/brick/stone and half wood; 16.20 percent, wood; while 5.0 percent resided in units with walls made of galvanized iron/aluminum, makeshift/other salvaged materials, asbestos/glass and others. 

     As of construction materials of roof, 52.01 percent of the total households lived in dwelling units with roof of galvanized iron/aluminum; 40.65 percent lived in units with roof made of cogon/nipa/anahaw; and the remaining 7.33 percent dwelt in units with roof made of half galvanized iron and half concrete, tile or clay tile, wood and other materials. 

Lighting Facilities

     The most common type of lighting facility used was kerosene, having 50.59 percent of the total households using it; electricity and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) with 43.61 and 1.39 percent, respectively while 4.41 percent used oil and other type of lighting facilities such as candle or wax. 

Water Supply

     The common source of water in the province was the community water system which supplied 33.82 percent of the total households. Tubed/piped deep well either for own use or shared, totaled 31.13 percent while tubed/piped shallow well and dug well and spring lake, etc. comprised 16.14 and 12.78 percent, respectively. Other sources such as peddler, bottled water and others comprised 6.13 percent. 

Toilet Facility

     Of the total households, 50.84 percent used water-sealed sewer/septic tank, and other depository used exclusively by the household and 11.04 percent used the same type but shared with other households. Closed pit and open pit users comprised 11.46 and 9.09 percent, respectively while 17.57 percent use pail system or other facilities or had no toilet at all. 

Number of Establishment

     There were only three establishments engaged in construction as of 2003, all of which had an average total employment of 1-9 employees. The establishments were situated in the municipalities of Gloria and Roxas and in the City of Calapan.

 

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Related Tables...

Table 1. Number of Households by Type of Building: 2000
Table 2. Number of Occupied Dwelling Units by Type of Building by Municipality: 2000
Table 3. Number of Households in Occupied Dwelling Units by Type of Building by Type of Occupancy: 2000
Table 4. Number of Occupied Dwelling Units by Type of Building: 2000
Table 5. Households in Occupied Dwelling Units, Construction Materials of the Outer walls and Roof: 2000
Table 6. Number of Households in Occupied Dwelling Units by Kind of Lighting Facility by City/Municipality: 2000
               (Figures are estimates based on a 10% sample)
Table 7. Number of Households in Occupied Dwelling Units by Main Source of Drinking Water by Municipality: 2000

               (Figures are estimates based on a 10% sample)
Table 8. Number of Households in Occupied Dwelling Units by Type of Toilet Facility by Municipality: 2000
               (Figures are estimates based on a 10% sample)
Table 9. Existing Road Length by System Classification and Standard: 1991-2008 (In kilometers)
Table 10. Number, Floor Area and Value of Private Building Construction, by Type of Building, by Municipality:
Table 11. Number of Construction Establishments by Actual Total Engaged by City/Municipality: 1999-2008
Table 12. Distribution of Employed Persons in Construction Establishments by Actual Total Engaged by City/Municipality:
               1999-2008

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