Age and Sex Distribution for the Municipality of Buldon (Based on the Results of 2015 Census of Population)

July 5, 2018Special Release Ref No.: 2018-003

Population reached 35,282 persons.

The municipality of Buldon is a 4th class municipality in the first district of the province of Maguidanao with 15 barangays. According to the 2015 Census of Population (POPCEN 2015), it has a total population of 35,282 persons. From this total population, it was observed that females comprised 50.4 percent while the remaining 49.6 are males. The population pyramid of the municipality of Ampatuan shown in Fig. 1 indicates larger numbers of the population in the municipality are in the younger age groups.

Figure 1. Buldon Population Pyramid, 2015
Population = 35,282
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority, 2015 Census of Population

Four in ten had completed elementary.

Of the 28,893 total population 5 years old and over, four out of 10 completed their elementary grade (i.e, either 1st – 4th grade, or 5th to 6th grade or graduate). About 28.2 percent had no grade completed, while 19.2 percent completed high school.

Figure 2. Percent Distribution of Population by Highest Grade Completed: Buldon, 2015
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority, 2015 Census of Population

Three in five classified as skilled agriculture, forestry and fishery workers.

Of the gainful workers 15 years old and over by major occupation group, skilled agriculture, forestry, and fishery workers comprised the largest occupation group recorded at 74.1 percent. This was followed by those in elementary and managerial levels comprising 10.0 percent and 5.0 percent of the gainful workers, respectively.

Figure 3. Percent Distribution of Gainful Workers by Major Occupation Group: Buldon, 2015
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority, 2015 Census of Population

Sex ratio stands at 98 males for every 100 females.

Males comprised 49.4 percent of the municipality’s household population while females are at 50.6 percent. These figures resulted in a sex ratio of 98 males per 100 females.

Children aged 5-9 years old comprised the largest age groups.

In Buldon, children aged 5 to 9 years old comprised the largest age group that accounted for 16.2 percent of the household population and those aged 10 to 14 years old with 15.0 percent as the second highest proportion. In both age groups, more females than males were recorded.

Table 1. Distribution of Household Population by Age-Group and by Sex, Buldon: 2015
Age-Group Sex Total
Male Female
All ages 17,400 17,795 35,195
Under 1 545 551 1,096
1 – 4 2,598 2,695 5,293
5 – 9 2,801 2,894 5,695
10 – 14 2,263 2,355 4,618
15 – 19 1,725 1,723 3,448
20 – 24 1,389 1,397 2,786
25 – 29 1,254 1,309 2,563
30 – 34 1,091 1,133 2,224
35 – 39 983 1,050 2,033
40 – 44 852 892 1,744
45 – 49 713 715 1,428
50 – 54 438 414 852
55 – 59 303 258 561
60 – 64 176 172 348
65 – 69 127 102 229
70 – 74 63 75 138
75 – 79 48 33 81
80 and over 31 27 58
 
0 – 14 years old 3,143 3,246 3,246
15 – 64 years old 8,207 8,495 8,495
18 years and over 8,924 9,063 9,063
60 years and over 8,012 8,162 8,162
65 years and over 445 409 409
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority, 2015 Census of Population

Almost half of the household population can vote.

The voting age population or persons that are 18 years old and over, accounted 46.0 percent of the household population of the Municipality of Buldon, of which 49.5 percent are males and 50.5 percent are females.

2 in 100 persons are senior citizens.

People who are regarded as senior citizens are those aged 60 years and over. Two in every 100 persons (roughly 2.4 percent) of the household population are senior citizens. Among the senior citizens, 52.1 percent are males and 47.9 percent are females.

Dependency ratio stands at 48 dependents per 100 persons.

The young dependents (0-14 years old) comprised 47.5 percent of the household population, while the old dependents (65 years old and over) comprised 1.4 percent. The working-age population (15 to 64 years old) accounted for 51.1 percent. The overall dependency ratio of Buldon is 48:100. This indicates that for every 100 working-age population, there are about 48 dependents (47 young dependents and 1 old dependent).

Married persons registered the highest proportion.

As to marital status of the total population 10 years old and over, married persons registered the highest proportion (48.3 percent) in Buldon and the second highest proportion are the single/or never married persons (47.5 percent).

Figure 4. Percent Distribution of Population by Marital Status: Buldon, 2015
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority, 2015 Census of Population

Seven in ten are attending school at younger age.

Household population aged 5 to 24 years old are considered in determining the school attendance rate. Based on the POPCEN 2015, there were 16,547 persons who belong to this population in Buldon and 56.3 percent, that is, 9,316 of them were attending school in school year 2015-2016.

Figure 5. Percent Distribution of Attending School by Age Group: Buldon, 2015
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority, 2015 Census of Population

Simple literacy rate was recorded at 77.0 percent.

A person can be considered as literate if he or she is able to read and write a simple message in any language or dialect. The literacy rate of Buldon is 77.0 percent among the 23,111 household population aged 10 years old and over. Fig. 6 showed that the literacy is high at the lower age-group. It also showed that literacy rate decreased as the age-groups increased.

Figure 6. Percent Distribution of the Literacy of Household Population: Buldon, 2015
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority, 2015 Census of Population

One in five household heads in the age group 30-39.

Of the 5,542 households in Buldon, one out five (32.4 percent) of the household heads belong to the age group 30-39 years old. About 27.7 percent and 18.7 percent of the household heads belong to the age groups 40-49 years old and 20-29 years old, respectively.

Figure 7. Percent Distribution of the Household Head by Age-Group: Buldon, 2015
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority, 2015 Census of Population

Technical notes:

Total population is the sum of the household population and institutional population. It also includes Filipinos in Philippine embassies, consulates, and missions abroad.

Marital status is the personal status of each individual with reference to the marriage laws or customs of the country.

Grade/year completed the highest grade or year completed in school, college or university.

Voting age population (VAP) refers to the set of individuals that have reached the minimum voting age for a particular geographical or political unit.

Overall dependency ratio the ratio of persons in the dependent ages (under 15 years old and over 64 years old) to persons in the economically active or working ages (15 to 64 years old) in the population.

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.

School attendance rate 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 the proportion of persons aged 10 years and over who are able to read and write a simple message in any language or dialect.

 

(Sgd) ENGR. AKAN G. TULA, MPA
(Supervising Statistical Specialist)
Officer-in-Charge
PSA-Maguindanao