Population Information

Historical Growth of Population

The first NSO official census of population was conducted in 1903 which recorded a total of 3,750. The figure increased to 17,115 in 1995, registering an average annual growth rate of 6.39%. The population growth showed an upward trend except for census years 1918 and 1948 which registered a decline of 905 and 97 respectively.
Based on the NSO official census of population for the year 2000, there was an increase of 1.11% from 17,115 to 18,090. In 2011, based on the CBMS record, Magallanes’ total population is 20,901. In 2015, Magallanes registered a total population of 22, 208 with an increase 1.32% From 2011.  The municipality exhibited a very gradual growth rate registering its highest at only 6.39% in 1995. 

Population Density

Magallanes has a gross density of 3 persons per hectare, derived from the total population of 20,901 persons in the total land area of 8,293.0457 hectares in 2011.
For the urban area, given the 2,910 people living in the land area of 63.1128 hectares in year 2000, the population density was at 46 persons per hectare. However, in the year 2011, with a decreased population to 2,862 people living in the same land area, the population density was at 45 people per hectare, showing a decrease in the population density.
For the rural area, given the 15,180 people living in the land area of 8,229.9329 hectares in year 2000, the population density was at 2 persons per hectare. However, in the year 2011, with an increased population to 18,039 people living in the same land area, the population density remained at 2 persons per hectare.  
In 2015, given the total urban population of 3,016, the population density was at 48 persons per hectare. In the rural area, it was noted that at 19, 012 total rural population, there were two (2) persons per hectare.

Population and Household by Barangay

Magallanes is predominantly rural. The total household count in 2011 is 4,535. There are 3,874 households in rural areas which represents 85.42% of the total household count. Only 661 or 14.58% of the total household count are in the urban area. The urban average household size is 4.34, while the rural average household size is 4.66. 
In terms of total population, there is a total of 2,862 populations in the urban areas while 18,039 are in the rural areas.  The thickly populated urban barangay is Poblacion 1 with 999 persons.  In the rural areas, the thickly populated barangays are Urdaneta, Bendita 1, & Tua with 2,068, 1,840, and 1,810, respectively. . 
In 2015, there is a total population of 22,028 and a household count of 4,780. Poblacion 1 still remains to be the most thickly populated urban barangay with 1,053 out of the 3,016 total urban population. Households account to 253. On the other hand, Urdaneta registered the highest population in the rural area with a total of 2,180 and a household count of 463.

Urbanization Level for the past 21 years

From 1990-1995, urbanization rate increased. However, urbanization rate decreased from years 1995-2000 even though the population trend increases. Urban population shows a fluctuating trend from 1990-2011 then showed an increase in 2015. Rural population maintains its increasing trend from 1990-2015.

Total Population 5 Years old and over by Highest Educational Attainment and Sex

In 2015, 8,138 or 41.19% of the total population had attended high school education having more male than female graduates. Record shows that 4,310 or 1.57% of the total population are college undergraduates while 1,755 or 8.89% are academic degree holders. Nineteen (19) or 0.09% of the total population have Masters/Doctors Degree, still having more male than female graduates.

Population Composition by School-Age, Working-Age,Dependent-Age Group and Sex

In 2015, the school age population (3-21) totaled to 8,953, out of these, 4,590 or 51.26% are males and 4,363 or 48.73% are females. The sex ratio of 113 indicates that there are more males than females. The working age population (15-64) totaled to 13,928; 7,057 or 57.67% are males and 6,871 or 49.33% are females. The sex ratio of 103 indicates again the minimal predominance in number of males over females. The labor force population (15 and over) is 14,986, out of these, 7,483 or 49.93% are males and 7,503 or 50.07% are females. For the dependent population (0-14 and 65-above), a total of 8,100 was noted. Young (0-14 years) totaled to 7,042 while Old (65 and over) equaled to 1,058.

Projected School-Age Population, Labor Force and Dependent Population

In 2015, the total number of population is 22,028 and it is projected that by year 2025 the estimated population will be 25,119. Of the 22,028, 10,224 belongs to school age population; pre-school was 809, elementary was 4,516, secondary was 2,944 and tertiary was 1,955. 8,051 are in the labor force and was projected that by year 2025 will increase to 9,181, while the dependent totaled to 8,100 as of 2015 and will increase to 9,237 by 2025.

Projected Population and Households      

Population growth is inevitable. Based on the growth rate of 1.32%, the population of 22,028 in 2015 is seen to increase to 25,113 in the year 2025.
The same applies to the household count. The total household count of 4,780 in 2015 is seen to increase to 5,449 in the year 2025. 

Projection Population and Household by Barangay

Since the population growth is inevitable and the same applies to the household count, it is noteworthy to dissect the projection between the urban and rural areas to have a more deliberate projection. The urban area is in barangays Poblacion 1-5 and the remaining barangays are considered part of rural area. 
The total urban household count of 697 in 2015 is seen to increase to 795 in the year 2025. And the total rural household count of 4,083 in 2015 is seen to increase to 4,655 in the year 2025.

Projected Population by Age-group

With a growth rate of 1.32%, it is projected that from the year 2015, the total population of 22,028 will increase to 25,113 in the year 2025. The population under ages 15-19 years old comprised the majority of the population in the year 2015 and is projected to still comprise the majority by year 2025. The population under the ages 80 years old and over comprised the least number in the population in 2015 and is projected to still comprise the least number by year 2025.

Total Population by Age-group and Sex

Age distribution of population of 2011 shows that the younger age group (0-14 years) comprised of the 31.97% of the total population, 16.44% are males and 15.53% are females. More than half of the total population or 63.22% belongs to the productive or working age group (15-64 years), 32.03% are males and 31.19% are females.  The old dependents (age group 65 and over) contributes to 4.80% of the total population, 1.93% are males and 2.87 are females. This is the only age group whose female composition is greater than its male composition. 
For 2015, it can be observed that 63.23% or 13,928 out of the 22,028 are in the working age group to which 7,056 are males and 6,872 are females. Dependent age group comprised 36.77% of the population with 8,100.

Age Dependency Ratio

The age dependency ratio shows the part of the population who are too young and/or too old to earn a living and depend for support on those who are working.
 In the year 2015, the total dependency is 58.16%. In general, there are more female dependents (59.00%) than male dependents (57.35%) but with only a minimal difference. The young dependency ratio (50.56%) is more apparent than the old dependency ratio (7.60%). Among the young dependency ratio, there are more male dependents (49.79%) than female dependents (51.31%). And among the old dependency, there are more female dependents (9.20%) than male dependents (6.04%). 
Sex ratio is 1.02:1 meaning there are 1.02 males for every 1 female or for every 102 males there are 100 females.  With the total population of 22028, 50.41% or 11,104 are males while 49.59% or 10,924 are females.  

Labor Force 

As of 2015, the total labor force (15 years old and over) in Magallanes was 14,986. Of the total working age group, 8,051 or 53.72 percent are employed.
The unemployed individuals were recorded at 6,935 persons or about 46.28% of the working age group. 
The non-economically-active population of the labor force which consists of full-time students, housewives, retirees, and other similarly situated people has a total of 7,042 people (3,621 are males and 3,421 are females). 

Projected Labor Force

From the total population of 22,028 in year 2015, the population ages 15 years and older is 14,986, the 8,051 of which belong in the labor force. It is composed of 5,079 males and 2,972 females. Obviously, there are more working males than females. 
Again, since the population growth is inevitable, it is seen that by year 2025, those who are 15 years and older will increased to 17,113, the 9,224 of which will belong in the labor force. Males in the labor force will increase to 5,791 and the females will increase to 3,433.

School Going-Age Population

The total School going Age Population (SAP) of Magallanes totals to 10,224 or 46.42% of the 22,028 total populations as of Year 2015.The pre-school SAP is 809 or 7.91% of the total SAP and 3.49% of the total population. While in elementary level, SAP is 4,516 or 44.17% of the total SAP and 20.50% of the total population. In secondary level, the SAP is 2,944 or 28.79% of the total SAP and 13.36% of the total population and in tertiary level SAP is 1,955 or 19.12% of the total SAP and 8.88% of the total population.

Marital Status   

CBMS 2011 survey results that out of 22,028 populations there was 17,408 ages 10 years old and over (8,727 males and 8,681 females). 7,237 were single (3,952 males and 3,285 females) 7,148 were legally married (3,583 males and 3,565 females), 784 were widowed (151 males and 633 females), and 505 was divorced or separated (178 males and 327 females), common law / live in were 1,731 (863 males and 868 females) and 3 unknown. The highest number of single population belongs to ages 10-14 years old totaled to 2,408 (1,237 males and 1,171 females) while 1,036 noted as legally married on ages 40-44 years old (517 males and 519 females). 430 noted the greatest number as widowed ages 65 years and over (83 males and 347 females) and there was 71 divorced/ separated on ages 25-29 (23 males and 48 females). 

Mother Tongue

Since Magallanes is part and parcel of Cavite and Southern Tagalog Region, it is obvious that Tagalog is the majority’s mother tongue since the year 2000- 2015. However, because of migration, the dialect Bikol/Bicol registered a significant number of 160, ranking the dialect Caviteno next to it. There are also 170 individuals whose mother tongue was not reported. 
The projection also indicates that by 2021, the number of individuals speaking their mother tongue shall increase significantly.

Religious Affiliation

From the total population of 22, 028 in year 2015, the Roman Catholic has the most number of members with a total of 18,647 (84.65%),composed of 11,104 males (43.05%) and 10,924 females (41.60%). This is followed by the Born-again with 1,204 members (5.46%) and the Aglipay with 757 members (1.00%). 
The Mormons appears to be the religious minority amongst all the religious affiliations with only 4 members (0.04%). 
There are 29 people that appeared to have no religion.

Persons with Disability by Type and by Sex 

Other type of disability not mention in the table constitutes the highest number of disabilities recording with a total number of 95 followed by low vision with 56 persons and epileptic with 28 persons. Other disabilities include total and partial blindness, totally and partially deaf, hard of hearing, oral defect, one hand, no hands, one leg, cerebral palsy, mentally ill, mentally retarded, autistic, hunchback and multiple impairment. For all types of disabilities, the number of disabled males is higher than that of the females.

Literacy Rate

In 2015, the literacy rate of the population who are able to read and write was registered at 17,408 or 98.25%.  Ages 10-14 years old noted as the highest literate with a record of 2,423 or 98.93% followed by 2,489 or 98.63% is in the age of 15-19 and the least in rank is ages 85 and over with 72 literate or 73.47%.

Total Population 60 years old and over by Barangay and by Sex

Senior Citizens in the settlement totaled to 1,648 with 714 males and 934 females. Most number of senior citizens are commonly found in Barangay Tua (146), followed by Barangay Bendita 1 (145), then Barangay Barangay Kabulusan (143).

Source: CLUP 2016-2025

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