Age and Sex Distribution of Marawi City (Based on the Results of 2015 Census of Population)

February 12, 2019Special Release Ref No.: 2019-001

Population reached 201,785 persons

According to the 2015 Census of Population (POPCEN 2015), Marawi City, the capital of Lanao del Sur, has a total population of 201,785 persons, of which 51.5 percent were males and 48.5 percent were females. The population pyramid of Marawi City is presented in Fig. 1. It shows that larger percentages of the population in the City are in the younger age groups.

Source: Philippine Statistics Authority, POPCEN 2015
 
Three out of 10 completed elementary as their highest educational attainment
 
Of the total population 5 years old and over by highest grade/year completed, three out of ten completed elementary grade (i.e, either 1st – 4th grade, or 5th to 6th grade or graduate) as their highest educational attainment followed by high school (26.3 percent), while 7.17 percent has no grade completed.
 
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority, POPCEN 2015
 
Six in 10 are skilled agriculture, forestry and fishery workers
 
Of the gainful workers 15 years old and over by major occupation group, 60.9 percent are skilled agriculture, forestry, and fishery workers. About 19.8 percent are craft and related trades workers, while 5.2 percent are plant and machine operators and assemblers.
 
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority, POPCEN 2015
 
Sex ratio stands at 94 males for every 100 females
 
Of the household population, 49.7 percent are males and 50.3 percent are females. These figures resulted in a sex ratio of 94 males per 100 females.
 
Children aged 5-9 years old comprised the largest age groups
 
Children aged 5 to 9 years old comprised the largest age group that accounted for 14.4 percent of the household population. This is followed by 1-4 years old and 10-14 years old age groups comprising 12.6 percent and 12.5 percent of the household population, respectively.
 
Table 1. Distribution of Household Population by Age-Group and by Sex: Marawi City , 2015
Age-Group Both Sexes Male Female
All Ages 197,020 97,862 103,923
Under 1 4,548 2,285 2,263
1 - 4 23,234 11,682 11,552
5 - 9 28,411 14,062 14,349
10 - 14 24,661 12,144 12,517
15 - 19 21,690 10,283 11,407
20 - 24 20,629 9,473 11,156
25 - 29 17,095 8,032 9,063
30 - 34 13,425 6,288 7,137
35 - 39 12,643 6,033 6,610
40 - 44 9,545 4,694 4,851
45 - 49 7,817 3,885 3,932
50 - 54 5,387 5,387 2,525
55 - 59 3,597 1,907 1,690
60 - 64 2,043 1,100 943
65 - 69 1,132 604 528
70 - 74 571 306 265
75 - 79 314 153 161
80 years and over 278 137 141
 
0 - 4 27,782 13,967 13,815
0 - 14 80,854 40,173 40,681
15 - 64 113,871 54,557 59,314
18 years and over 102,187 49,125 53,062
60 years and over 4,338 2,300 2,038
65 years and over 2,295 1,200 1,095
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority, POPCEN 2015
 
More than half of the household population can vote
 
The voting age population or persons that are 18 years old and over, accounted 51.9 percent of the household population in Marawi City. Of these voting population, 48.1 percent are males and 51.9 percent are females.
 
Two in 100 persons are senior citizens
 
People who are regarded as senior citizens are those aged 60 years and over. Two in every 100 (2.2 percent) of the household population are senior citizens. Among the senior citizens, 53 percent are males and 47 are females.
 
Dependency ratio stands at 75 dependents per 100 persons
 
The young dependents (0-14 years old) comprised 41 percent of the household population, while the old dependents (65 years old and over) comprised 1.2 percent. The working-age population (15 to 64 years old) accounted for 57.8 percent. The overall dependency ratio of Marawi City is approximately 75. This indicates that for every 100 working-age population, there are about 75 dependents (71 young dependents and 4 old dependents).
 
More than half of the population are married
 
As to marital status, of the total population 10 years old and over, married persons registered the highest proportion (51.2 percent) in Marawi City and the second highest proportion are single/or never married persons (45.4 percent).
 
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority, POPCEN 2015
 
Attendance rate is highest among 10-14 years olds
 
Household population aged 5 to 24 years old are considered in determining the school attendance rate. Based on the POPCEN 2015, there were 95,391 persons who were 5 to 24 years old in Marawi City and 71.9 percent of them were attending school in school year 2015-2016.
 
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority, POPCEN 2015
 
Simple literacy rate was recorded at 97.4 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 Marawi City is 97.4 percent among the 140,827 household population aged 10 years old and over. Fig. 6 showed that the literacy is high at the lower age-group and decreases as age is increased.
 

Source: Philippine Statistics Authority, POPCEN 2015
 
Most of the household heads are 30-39 years old
 
Of the 4,668 households head in Marawi City, 31.3 percent belong to the 30-39 years old age group. Moreover, about 26.4 percent and 18.1 percent are 40-49 years old and 20-29 years old, respectively.
 
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority, POPCEN 2015
 
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 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.