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

     Results of the August 01, 2007 Census of Population and Housing placed the population of Oriental Mindoro at 735,769, an increase of 53,951 or 7.91 percent from 2000. In terms of population size, it ranked 2nd within the Region IV-B provinces, comprising 28.74 percent of the population of the region.

Density

     Population density of the province increased from 156.20 persons per square kilometer in 2000 to 168.56 in 2007, an increase of 12.36 persons per square kilometer.

Average Annual Growth Rate

     Between 2000 and 2007, the population grew at a mean annual rate of 1.06 percent, a downtrend from the 2.46 percent registered between 1995 and 2000.

Age-sex Composition

     In 2000, 41.49 percent of the total population of the province were 14 years old and below. Productive age group (15-64 years old), on the other hand, comprised 55.05 percent of the total population. Only 3.46 percent were in the older age group (65 years and over).

     The male population still predominated the female population, with sex ratio of 103 males for every 100 females.

 Marital Status

     Of the population 10 years old and over in 2000, 42.95 percent were married; 44.90 percent, never married; 4.28 percent, widowed; 0.88 percent were either divorced/separated; 5.71 percent, common-law/live-in; and 1.28 percent, the status was not determined.

 Literacy Rate

     Literacy rate for all persons in private households who were 10 years old and over in 2000 was registered at 88.05 percent, composed of 50.71 percent males and 49.29 percent females.

Births

     A total of 13,861 births in the province were registered in 2004. The month of September had the most number of births recorded at 1,389 while February had the least number with 1,012 registered births.

     Births attended to by unlicensed midwives comprised 66.44 percent of the total number of births; births attended to by physicians, 23.49; midwives, 9.30 percent; and the remaining 0.77 percent was attended to by nurses and others which also included 5 birth attendants not stated.

Deaths

     Registered deaths for the same year numbered 3,270; 61.71 percent were males and 38.29 percent were females. Most of the registered deaths were in the age group of 70-74 years old (9.76 percent) followed by those aged 60-64 years old and 65-69 years old (both 8.56 percent). Persons of ages 95 and over had the least percentage of registered deaths at 0.79 percent.

Marriages

     In 2004, the number of reported marriages totaled 6,232, most of which occurred in May. May recorded 954 (15.31 percent) marriages while August had the least number, 2.20 percent or a total of 137.                 

Related Tables...

Table 1-2. Population Density and Growth Rate: Censal Years 1918-2007
                 Population and Household Projections: 2000-2020

Table 3. Age and Sex Composition of the Population: 1995 ana 2000
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 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 Educational Attainment: 2000
Table 8b. Percent Distribution of Population 7 Years Old and Over by Sex, Age and Highest Educational Attainment: 1995
Table 9. Live Births by Month of Occurrence: 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 and 2002-2004
Table 16. Marriages by Month of Occurrence: 1999-2000 and 2002-2004


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