Age and Sex Structure of Sumisip Municipality (Based on the Results of 2015 Census of Population)

August 28, 2018Special Release Ref No.: 2018-035

Population reached 41,730 persons.

Sumisip is a 1st class municipality with 29 barangays in the province of Basilan. Based on the results of the 2015 Census of Population (POPCEN), the population of Sumisip reached 41,730 as of August 01, 2015. About 49.3 percent of the population are males and 50.7 percent are females. Figure 1 shows that the population of Sumisip is thicker at the younger age groups.

Figure 1. Sumisip Population Pyramid
Population = 41,730
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority, 2015 Census of Population

Almost half of the population completed elementary level only.

Almost half or 49.5 percent of the total population age 5 years old and over reached and/or completed elementary level as their highest educational attainment, while 21.9 percent reached high school and 4.9 percent reached college undergraduate. On the other hand, about 19.6 percent had no grade completed.

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

Majority of the gainful workers are in agriculture sector.

Skilled agriculture, forestry and fishery workers comprised the largest composition (72.2 percent) of the major occupational groups of the gainful workers in Sumisip. This is followed by those in elementary occupations (8.2 percent), and service and sales workers (7.6 percent).

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

Sex ratio stands at 97 males in 100 females.

The household population of Sumisip is 49.3 percent male and 50.7 percent female. This resulted to a sex ratio of 97:100, which implies that for every 100 females in the municipality, there are about 97 males.

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

Children age 5-9 years old is the largest age group in Sumisip comprising about 15.5 percent of the municipality’s household population. This is followed by the age groups 10-14 years old and 1-4 years old with corresponding population distribution of 13.3 percent and 12.9 percent.

Table 1. Distribution of Household Population by Age-Group and by Sex, Sumisip: 2015
Age-Group Sex Total
Male Female
All ages 20,567 21,141 41,708
Under 1 720 645 1,365
1 – 4 2,706 2,695 5,401
5 – 9 3,243 3,214 6,457
10 – 14 2,854 2,705 5,559
15 – 19 2,227 2,231 4,458
20 – 24 1,693 1,908 3,601
25 – 29 1,381 1,543 2,924
30 – 34 1,348 1,444 2,792
35 – 39 1,164 1,248 2,412
40 – 44 876 1,043 1,919
45 – 49 834 834 1,668
50 – 54 532 567 1,099
55 – 59 377 347 751
60 – 64 265 253 518
65 – 69 141 195 336
70 – 74 109 122 231
75 – 79 32 45 77
80 and over 65 75 140
 
  0 – 14 years old 12,949 12,599 16,285
15 – 64 years old 10,697 11,445 22,142
18 years and over 9,573 10,401 19,974
60 years and over 612 690 1,302
65 years and over 347 437 764
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority, 2015 Census of Population

Almost half of population can vote.

Almost half or 47.9 percent of the household population in Sumisip are 18 years old and over and are qualified to vote. Of this voting age population (VAP), 47.9 percent are males and 52.1 percent are females.

Three in 100 persons are senior citizens.

Senior citizens are the persons who are 60 years old and over. In Sumisip, 3.1 percent of the household population belong to this age group of which 47.0 percent are males and 53.0 percent females.

Dependency ratio stands at 88:100 workers.

The young dependents (age 0-14 years old) and old dependents (65 years old and over) comprised 45.0 percent and 1.9 percent of the household population, respectively, while the working-age population (15-64 years old) comprised 53.1 percent. This resulted to a dependency ratio of 88:100 workers. This means that for every 100 workers in Sumisip, there are 88 dependents of which 84 are young and 4 are old.

Almost half of the population are married.

Almost half or 47.2 percent of the household population 10 years old and over are married, while 46.3 percent are single or never married persons.

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

Attendance rate is highest among young population.

Household population age 5 to 24 years old are considered in measuring school attendance rate. In Sumisip, the highest attendance rates are recorded among young populations such as 5-9 years old (36.4 percent) and 10-14 years old (35.6 percent). Moreover, the remaining 22.1 percent and 6.0 percent are composed 15-19 years old and 20-24 years olds who were attending school in 2015-2016.

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

Sumisip recorded an 82.2 percent literacy rate.

Sumisip recorded an 82.2 percent literacy rate. This means that 82.2 percent of the municipality’s household population 10 years old and over can read and write a simple message in any language or dialect. Figure 6 shows that the percent distribution of literate population decreases as the age is increased.

Figure 6. Percent Distribution of Literacy of Household Population by Age Group: Sumisip, 2015
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority, 2015 Census of Population

Most of the household heads are 30-39 years old.

There are 7,408 households in Sumisip and 30.3 percent of which have a household head who belong to the 30-39 years old age group. Household heads aged 40-49 years old and 20-29 years old comprised 25.0 percent and 17.5 percent of this group.

Figure 7. Percent Distribution of Household Head by Age Group: Sumisip, 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. NASER S. USMAN, MBA
Chief Statistical Specialist
PSA-Basilan