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

July 3, 2018Special Release Ref No.: 2018-002

Population reached 24,801 persons.

Ampatuan is a 4th class municipality in the second district of the province of Maguindanao with 11 barangays. According to the 2015 Census of Population (POPCEN 2015), it has a total population of 24,801 persons. It was noticed that there are more males than females in the municipality. The population pyramid of the municipality of Ampatuan is shown in Fig. 1 indicated larger numbers of the population in the municipality are in the younger age groups.

Figure 1. Ampatuan Population Pyramid
Population = 24,801
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority, 2015 Census of Population

Four in nine completed elementary.

Of the 24,801 total population 5 years old and over, four out of nine (or 43.4 percent) completed their elementary grade (i.e, either 1st – 4th grade, or 5th to 6th grade or graduate), followed by high school (30.1 percent), while 13.3 percent has no grade completed.

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

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

Three out five gainful workers 15 years old and over are skilled agriculture, forestry, and fishery workers. They comprised 58.6 percent and the largest occupation group. Workers in elementary occupation and service and sales are the second and third largest occupation groups which accounted for 12.3 percent and 9.9 percent, respectively.

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

There are 106 males for every 100 females.

Males comprised 51.6 percent of the Municipality’s total population while females are slightly lower at 48.4 percent. These figures resulted in a sex ratio of 106 males per 100 females.

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

In Ampatuan, children aged 5 to 9 years old comprised the largest age group that accounted for 12.39 percent of the household population, and those aged 10 to 14 years old with 12.37 percent as the second highest proportion. In both age groups, more males than females were recorded.

Table 1. Distribution of Household Population by Age-Group and by Sex, Ampatuan: 2015
Age-Group Sex Total
Male Female
All ages 12,796 12,003 24,799
Under 1 259 199 458
1 – 4 1,228 1,069 2,297
5 – 9 1,654 1,419 3,073
10 – 14 1,589 1,480 3,069
15 – 19 1,445 1,384 2,829
20 – 24 1,357 1,234 2,591
25 – 29 1,078 1,060 2,138
30 – 34 865 873 1,738
35 – 39 761 837 1,598
40 – 44 694 705 1,399
45 – 49 628 552 1,180
50 – 54 474 416 890
55 – 59 314 318 632
60 – 64 203 162 365
65 – 69 109 116 225
70 – 74 64 85 149
75 – 79 46 44 90
80 and over 28 50 78
 
0 – 14 years old 4,730 4,167 8,897
15 – 64 years old 7,819 7,541 15,360
18 years and over 7,103 6,941 14,044
60 years and over 450 457 907
65 years and over 247 295 542
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority, 2015 Census of Population

More than half of the household population can vote.

The voting age population or persons aged 18 years old and over, accounted 56.6 percent of the household population (14,044 persons) in Ampatuan. Of these voting population, 6,941 are female while 7,103 are male.

Three in 100 persons is a senior citizen.

People who are regarded as senior citizens are those aged 60 years and over. Three in every 100 persons (roughly 3.0 percent of the household population) are senior citizens. Among the senior citizens, 50.4 percent are females and 49.6 percent are males.

There are 62 dependents per 100 persons.

The young dependents (0-14 years old) comprised 35.9 percent of the household population, while the old dependents (65 years old and over) comprised 32.2 percent. The working-age population (15 to 64 years old) accounted for 61.9 percent. The overall dependency ratio in Ampatuan is 62. This indicates that for every 100 working-age population, there are about 62 dependents, of which 58 are young dependents and four are old dependents.

Almost half of the population are single.

As to marital status, of the household population 10 years old and over, single or never married persons registered the highest proportion (49.1 percent) in Ampatuan and the second highest proportion are married persons (45.2 percent).

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

Four in five persons are who are attending school age 10-14 years old.

Household population aged 5 to 24 years old are considered in determining the school attendance rate. Based on the POPCEN 2015, there are 11,563 persons who were 5 to 24 years old in Ampatuan and 62.5 percent of which were attending school in school year 2015-2016.

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

Simple literacy rate was recorded at 87.7 percent.

A person can be considered as literate if he/she is able to read and write a simple message in any language or dialect. The literacy rate of Ampatuan is 87.7 percent among the 16,643 household population aged 10 years old and over. Fig. 6 showed that the literacy rate is high at the lower age-group and decreases as the age-group is increased.

Figure 6. Percent Distribution of the Lteracy of Household Population by Age Group: Ampatuan, 2015
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority, 2015 Census of Population

Two in nine household heads are 30-39 years old.

Of the 3,922 household heads in Ampatuan, 28.3 percent belong to the age group 30-39 years old. About 27.5 percent are 40-49 years old, while the remaining 17.2 percent and 15.7 percent are 50-59 years old and over and 20-29 years old, respectively.

Figure 7. Percent Distribution of Household Head by Age Group: Ampatuan, 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