Women and Men in the Province of Tawi-Tawi (Based on the Results of 2015 Census of Population)
The 2015 Census of Population (POPCEN 2015) results revealed that the total population in the province of Tawi-Tawi reached to 390,715 persons, which were projected at around 489,100 persons by 2020. There were more men than women in 2015, as well as in the projected population in 2020.
|Age Group||2015||Total Population||2020||Total Population|
In POPCEN 2015, the household population in the province of Tawi-Tawi reached 389,714 persons of which 50.4 percent were men and the remaining 49.6 percent were women. These figures can be interpreted to sex ratio of 102 men for every 100 women. Almost all municipalities in the province of Tawi-Tawi recorded similar trend, except for the municipality of Bongao (See Fig. 1 and Table 2).
As seen from Table 3, there are more men than its women counterpart among the household population 10 years old and over in Tawi-Tawi. As to the marital status, there are more single/never married men in Tawi-Tawi than women, which accounted to 51.6 percent of the 136,547 household population who are 10 years old and over (Refer to Fig. 2 and Table 3). Slightly more men are reported married than their women counterpart. The results further reported that there are more women who are widowed, divorced/ separated and unknown marital status with 69.5 percent, 57.1 percent and 59.2 percent, respectively. However, there are less women than men reported under Live-in/Common-Law marital status. It was shown in Table 3 that the number of widowed women is higher than its men counterpart by more than two folds.
The top five religious affiliations in the province of Tawi-Tawi are shown in Table 4 and Fig. 3. Of the total population, 96.6 percent were Muslims of which 49.6 percent were women and 50.4 percent were men. This was followed by Roman Catholics (including Catholic Charismatic) with less women than men; followers of Miracle Revival Churches of the Philippines with more women than the men counterpart; followers of Philippine Council of Evangelical Churches, still with more women than men; and followers of Iglesia ni Cristo with more men than women.
|Miracle Revival Church of the Phil.||563||487||1,070|
|Phil. Council of Evangelical Churches||731||372||350|
|Iglesia ni Cristo||116||126||242|
By age-group, men outnumbered women. This is true among the ages under 1 to 19 years old and 40 to 79 years old. However, there are more women than men among 20 to 39 years old and ages 80 years old and over. The youth population (15–24 years old) reached a total of 747,523 comprising 19.8 percent of the province’s total population. Of this number, 51.0 percent are women and 49.0 percent are men. This also means that there are 96 men in every 100 women in this age-group. Among the working age population (15–64 years old), voting age population (18 years old and over) and senior citizens (60 years old and over), the results registered more women than men.
|80 and over||571||529||1,100|
|18 years and over||103,056||103,482||206,538|
|60 years and over||6,609||7,882||14,491|
Based on the POPCEN 2015, there are 180,773 persons who are 5 to 24 years old in Tawi-Tawi and 65.8 percent, that is 118,968 of them were attending school in school year 2015-2016. On the average, the school attendance rate of men is higher than that of women among household population 5 to 24 years old which recorded at 66.0 percent and 65.7 percent, respectively. The highest school attendance rates were recorded among household population 10 to 14 years old with 87.6 percent among women and 86.3 among men. On the other hand, household population among 20 to 24 years old posted the lowest school attendance rates for both men and women at 24.1 percent and 22.2 percent, respectively.
|Age Group||Household Population 5 to 24 Years Old||Household Population 5 to 24 Years Old who were currently attending schools|
In 2015, the literacy rate in the province of Tawi-Tawi was 87.2 percent among the 283,693 household population aged 10 years and over. This means that roughly 87 in every 100 persons aged 10 years and over were literate. Meanwhile, the literacy rate for women is at 87.1 and for men is at 87.3.
|Age Group||Household Population 10 Years Old and Over||Literate|
|65 years old and over||3,941||4,470||2,295||3,062|
Among gainful workers 15 years old and over in Tawi-Tawi, 77.7 percent are men. Men gainful workers dominated all the major occupation groups except for the Professionals and Service and Sales Workers of which 62.1 percent and 53.2 percent, respectively are composed of women.
|Major Occupation Group||Sex||Total|
|Technicians and Associate Professionals||968||1,514||2,482|
|Clerical Support Workers||1,021||1,250||2,271|
|Service and Sales Workers||5,997||5,275||11,272|
|Skilled Agricultural, Forestry and Fishery Workers||8,194||62,940||71,134|
|Craft and Related Trades Workers||895||4,231||5,126|
|Plant and Machine Operators and Assemblers||109||3,826||3,935|
|Armed Forces Occupations||23||228||251|
|Other Occupation not elsewhere classified||2||-||2|
In 2015, it was recorded in the province of Tawi-Tawi that there were more women than men who were academic degree holders, but there were also more women than men accounted with no grade completed. Men dominated women during preschool and elementary years only.
|Highest Grade/Year Completed||Sex||Total|
|No Grade Completed||24,642||24,509||49,151|
|1st - 4th Grade||40,107||42,136||82,243|
|5th - 6th Grade||14,709||15,176||29,885|
|Academic Degree Holder||10,567||10,414||20,981|
Among overseas workers of the total population 15 years and over, 39.6 percent were women. As for the highest grade/year completed by these overseas workers, there were fewer women in all categories, except in Post-Secondary (Graduate) and Preschool.
|Highest Grade/Year Completed||Sex||Total|
|No Grade Completed||78||188||266|
|1st - 4th Grade||184||339||523|
|5th - 6th Grade||161||240||401|
|Academic Degree Holder||554||647||1,191|
There are more men than women in Tawi-Tawi. Men comprised 50.4 percent, while women comprised only 49.6 percent of the total household population in the province. This result is shown by the sex ratio of 102:100, which means that there are 102 men for every 100 women. This observation is further supported by the domination of men in terms of population among age groups under 1 to 19 years old and 40 to 79 years old. The same observation is also recorded in Maguindanao.
|80 years and over||571||0.3||529||0.3||93:100|
- Total population is the sum of the household population and institutional population. It also includes Filipinos in Philippine embassies, consulates, and missions abroad.
- Household population comprises of persons who belong to a household, the basic criterion of which is the usual place of residence or the place where the person usually resides.
- Marital status is the personal status of each individual with reference to the marriage laws or customs of the country.
- Religious affiliation is a particular system of beliefs, attitudes, emotions, and behaviors constituting man’s relationship with the powers and principalities of the universe.
- School attendance rate is the proportion of persons 5 to 24 years old who were attending school during the School Year June 2015 to March 2016 to school-age population (5 to 24 years old)
- Simple literacy rate is the proportion of persons aged 10 years and over who are able to read and write a simple message in any language or dialect.
- Grade/year completed is the highest grade or year completed in school, college or university.