Knowledge of how Philippines population growth behaved in the past
and how it is likely to behave in the future is of great importance
because of the problem of allocating resources The change in population is
brough about by the process of fertility, mortality and migration. These
factors do not only affect the size of the population but its structure
and composition as well.
he demographic profile of Tampilisan describes, among others, the
municipality’s population growth trend from the past to the present. Also,
presented is a set of population projections using the geometric formula
prescribed in the manuals of town plan and zoniong preparation provided by
the Housing and Land Use Regulatory Board.
In 1990 the total population of the municipality was 14,665, a growth
of almost 2.20% over 1980 when the total population was 11,797. the 1995
census showed the population of the municipality had increased to 17,732,
an average annual growth rate of 3.871%.
By 2010 the total population is projected to reach 31,345, an average
annual growth rate from 1995 of 4.25%. Althoughthe population growth is
expected to continue to this trend of high rates, it seems very high
compared to earlier years.
Urban population in 1995 was 3,119 and is projected to reach 5,454 by
2010, a growth of almost 57.19% or an average annual growth of 5.72%.
Urban – Rural Distribution
The Municipality of Tampilisan
has a total population of 17,732 and 3,119 or 17.59 percent reside in the
urban area while 14,613 or 82.41% are staying in the rural areas. This
urbanization level indicates that the municipality is still predominantly
Population Distribution /Density
The Poblacion is the most populated barangay within the municipality.
Of the total population, 17.59% or 3,119 are residing in the Poblacion
area. this is followed by Barangays Situbo, Galingon and Lawaan with
6.92%, 6.66% and 6.50% respectively.
At present, the Municipality of Tampilsan has a gross density of 1.05
persons per hectare. the Poblacion is the most densely populated among the
barangays with 2.72 persons per hectare. This is followed by Barangays
Camul, Tininggaan and Molos with 1.70, 1.60, and 1.36 persons per hectare
According to the National Statistics Office, sex and age composition
are the most fundamental of the attributes of the population structure.
Changes in the structure directly affect fertility and mobility levels,
social welfare and economic development.
The Municipality of Tampilisan is composed of the younger population
(0-14), productive population (15-64) and the older age group (65 and
over). majority of the resident in the Municipality are productive or
working population with a number of 9,594 representing 54.11% of the total
population, younger population with a number of 7,717 representing 43.52%
and old age group with a number of 421 representing 2.37% of the total
The 1995 census of population
registered a total of 9,213 male population is slightly higher as compared
to the female population. This indicates a sex ratio of 108:100.
Marital status of both sexes proportion, married (50.83%) is
higher than single (45.73%) while 2.74% widowed, 0.41% separated, .20%
common-law or live-in and 0.09% did not reveal their marital status. Among
the marital status of male, 25.80% single, 25.38% married, 0.92% widowed,
0.22% separated or divorced., 0.10% common-law/live-in and 0.04 % is
unknown,. Foe female proportion, married (25.45%) is higher than single
(19.94%) while 1.81% widowed, 0.10% separated or divorced, 0.10%
common-law/live-in and 0.05% is unknown.
Literacy and Education
The literacy rate of Tampilisan is estimated at 88.49% which is
higher compared to the provincial rate of 87%. More than half of 80.09% of
the population five years old and over have completed at least a year in
elementary education. Of the total household population 5 years old and
over 67.67% have at least attended either first to seventh grade. About
18.40% have gone to secondary school, 0.89% have attended college and
1.53% have completed academic degrees.
The economic and social stability of any given area is largely
dependent on the employment of its working age group. The Housing and Land
Use Regulatory Board defines the productive or working age group as those
belonging to the age bracket 15-64 years old (Demographic Sectoral
Labor force refers to the economically active population 15 years old
and over who are either employed or unemployed. Per computation, the
current labor force is estimated to reach 6,563 by the year 2000 and
further increase to 9,594 by the end of the planning period.