Philippines Population

The Philippines, is a country in Southeast Asia, borders by the Philippine Sea to the east, the Celebes Sea to the south, the Sulu Sea to the southwest, and the South China Sea to the west and north. Philippines population in 2022 is estimated to be 112.5 million, covering an area of 342,353 sq km. It is situated in the western Pacific Ocean, and consists of about 7,640 islands, divided into 3 divisions, Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao from north to south. The Philippines got its name from Philip II, who was ruler of Spain during the Spanish colonization of the islands in the 16th century. around 81% of the country's citizens are Roman Catholic Christians. Of the remaining people, 11% are from other Christian denominations and around 5.6% are Muslim, mainly based in the southwest area of the country. With a well established public school and university system, The Philippines has improved their education system during the late 20th century, and currently the country had one of the highest literacy rates in Asia. Manila is the capital of Philippines, Quezon City is the country's most-populous city. The second largest island of the Philippines is Mindanao, in the southeast. Total Fertility rate of Philippines is 2.7 births per woman in 2017. Filipino and English are the Official languages, and world's most spoken languages.

Below table is the population of Philippines from 1960 to 2020:
Source : worldbank

Philippines population in 2021 is estimated to be 110 million.

Census YearCensus DatePopulation in Millions
2000May 1, 200076.51
2010May 1, 201092.34
2015August 1, 2015100.98
2021*estimates108.54 - 110.85
According to 2015 Census, The population of the Philippines as of August 1, 2015 was 100,981,437. The Philippines has 17 administrative regions namely, the National Capital Region (NCR), Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR), Region I (Ilocos Region), Region II (Cagayan Valley), Region III (Central Luzon), Region IV-A (CALABARZON), Region IV-B (MIMAROPA), Region V (Bicol Region), Region VI (Western Visayas), Region VII (Central Visayas), Region VIII (Eastern Visayas), Region IX (Zamboanga Peninsula), Region X (Northern Mindanao), Region XI (Davao Region), Region XII (SOCCSKSARGEN), Caraga Region, and the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM). Each of these regions is composed of provinces, highly urbanized cities (HUCs) or other special areas, which are subdivided into cities, municipalities and barangays. The barangays are the smallest local government unit. National government offices are usually (but not always) concentrated in the regional centers and the seat of the provincial government is situated in each of the respective provinces. The country has 81 provinces, 33 HUCs, and 42,036 barangays.

ProvinceCapitalPopulation (2015)Area
AbraBangued241,1604,165.25 sq km (1,608.21 sq mi)
Agusan del NorteCabadbaran691,5663,546.86 sq km (1,369.45 sq mi)
Agusan del SurProsperidad700,6539,989.52 sq km (3,856.98 sq mi)
AklanKalibo574,8231,821.42 sq km (703.25 sq mi)
AlbayLegazpi1,314,8262,575.77 sq km (994.51 sq mi)
AntiqueSan Jose de Buenavista582,0122,729.17 sq km (1,053.74 sq mi)
ApayaoKabugao119,1844,413.35 sq km (1,704.00 sq mi)
AuroraBaler214,3363,147.32 sq km (1,215.19 sq mi)
BasilanLamitan459,3671,327.23 sq km (512.45 sq mi)
BataanBalanga760,6501,372.98 sq km (530.11 sq mi)
BatanesBasco17,246219.01 sq km (84.56 sq mi)
BatangasBatangas City2,694,3353,119.72 sq km (1,204.53 sq mi)
BenguetLa Trinidad791,5902,826.59 sq km (1,091.35 sq mi)
BiliranNaval171,612536.01 sq km (206.95 sq mi)
BoholTagbilaran1,313,5604,820.95 sq km (1,861.38 sq mi)
BukidnonMalaybalay1,415,22610,498.59 sq km (4,053.53 sq mi)
BulacanMalolos3,292,0712,796.10 sq km (1,079.58 sq mi)
CagayanTuguegarao1,199,3209,295.75 sq km (3,589.11 sq mi)
Camarines NorteDaet583,3132,320.07 sq km (895.78 sq mi)
Camarines SurPili1,952,5445,497.03 sq km (2,122.42 sq mi)
CamiguinMambajao88,478237.95 sq km (91.87 sq mi)
CapizRoxas761,3842,594.64 sq km (1,001.80 sq mi)
CatanduanesVirac260,9641,492.16 sq km (576.13 sq mi)
CaviteImus3,678,3011,574.17 sq km (607.79 sq mi)
CebuCebu City4,632,3595,342.00 sq km (2,062.56 sq mi)
CotabatoKidapawan1,379,7479,008.90 sq km (3,478.36 sq mi)
Davao de OroNabunturan736,1074,479.77 sq km (1,729.65 sq mi)
Davao del NorteTagum1,016,3323,426.97 sq km (1,323.16 sq mi)
Davao del SurDigos2,265,5794,607.59 sq km (1,779.00 sq mi)
Davao OccidentalMalita316,3422,163.45 sq km (835.31 sq mi)
Davao OrientalMati558,9585,679.64 sq km (2,192.92 sq mi)
Dinagat IslandsSan Jose127,1521,036.34 sq km (400.13 sq mi)
Eastern SamarBorongan467,1604,660.47 sq km (1,799.42 sq mi)
GuimarasJordan174,613604.57 sq km (233.43 sq mi)
IfugaoLagawe202,8022,628.21 sq km (1,014.76 sq mi)
Ilocos NorteLaoag593,0813,467.89 sq km (1,338.96 sq mi)
Ilocos SurVigan689,6682,596.00 sq km (1,002.32 sq mi)
IloiloIloilo City2,384,4155,079.17 sq km (1,961.08 sq mi)
IsabelaIlagan1,593,56612,414.93 sq km (4,793.43 sq mi)
KalingaTabuk212,6803,231.25 sq km (1,247.59 sq mi)
La UnionSan Fernando786,6531,497.70 sq km (578.27 sq mi)
LagunaSanta Cruz3,035,0811,917.85 sq km (740.49 sq mi)
Lanao del NorteTubod1,019,0134,159.94 sq km (1,606.16 sq mi)
Lanao del SurMarawi1,045,4293,872.89 sq km (1,495.33 sq mi)
LeyteTacloban1,966,7686,515.05 sq km (2,515.47 sq mi)
MaguindanaoBuluan1,473,3716,146.53 sq km (2,373.19 sq mi)
MarinduqueBoac234,521952.58 sq km (367.79 sq mi)
MasbateMasbate City892,3934,151.78 sq km (1,603.01 sq mi)
Misamis OccidentalOroquieta602,1262,055.22 sq km (793.52 sq mi)
Misamis OrientalCagayan de Oro1,564,4593,544.32 sq km (1,368.47 sq mi)
Mountain ProvinceBontoc154,5902,157.38 sq km (832.97 sq mi)
Negros OccidentalBacolod3,059,1367,965.21 sq km (3,075.38 sq mi)
Negros OrientalDumaguete1,354,9955,385.53 sq km (2,079.36 sq mi)
Northern SamarCatarman632,3793,692.93 sq km (1,425.85 sq mi)
Nueva EcijaPalayan2,151,4615,751.33 sq km (2,220.60 sq mi)
Nueva VizcayaBayombong452,2873,975.67 sq km (1,535.01 sq mi)
Occidental MindoroMamburao487,4145,865.71 sq km (2,264.76 sq mi)
Oriental MindoroCalapan844,0594,238.38 sq km (1,636.45 sq mi)
PalawanPuerto Princesa1,104,58517,030.75 sq km (6,575.61 sq mi)
PampangaSan Fernando2,609,7442,062.47 sq km (796.32 sq mi)
PangasinanLingayen2,956,7265,451.01 sq km (2,104.65 sq mi)
QuezonLucena2,122,8309,069.60 sq km (3,501.79 sq mi)
QuirinoCabarroguis188,9912,323.47 sq km (897.10 sq mi)
RizalAntipolo2,884,2271,191.94 sq km (460.21 sq mi)
RomblonRomblon292,7811,533.45 sq km (592.07 sq mi)
SamarCatbalogan780,4816,048.03 sq km (2,335.16 sq mi)
SaranganiAlabel544,2613,601.25 sq km (1,390.45 sq mi)
SiquijorSiquijor95,984337.49 sq km (130.31 sq mi)
SorsogonSorsogon City792,9492,119.01 sq km (818.15 sq mi)
South CotabatoKoronadal1509,7354,428.81 sq km (1,709.97 sq mi)
Southern LeyteMaasin421,7501,798.61 sq km (694.45 sq mi)
Sultan KudaratIsulan812,0955,298.34 sq km (2,045.70 sq mi)
SuluJolo824,7311,600.40 sq km (617.92 sq mi)
Surigao del NorteSurigao City485,0881,972.93 sq km (761.75 sq mi)
Surigao del SurTandag592,2504,932.70 sq km (1,904.53 sq mi)
TarlacTarlac City1,366,0273,053.60 sq km (1,179.00 sq mi)
Tawi-TawiBongao390,7151,087.40 sq km (419.85 sq mi)
ZambalesIba823,8883,830.83 sq km (1,479.09 sq mi)
Zamboanga del NorteDipolog1,011,3937,301.00 sq km (2,818.93 sq mi)
Zamboanga del SurPagadian1,872,4735,914.16 sq km (2,283.47 sq mi)
Zamboanga SibugayIpil633,1293,607.75 sq km (1,392.96 sq mi)
Metro ManilaManila12,877,253638.55 sq km (246.55 sq mi)
Batanes was the smallest province in terms of population size with 17,246 persons. Cavite was the most populous in 2015 with 3.68 million persons, followed by Bulacan (3.29 million), and Laguna (3.04 million). Twenty-four other provinces surpassed the one million population mark.

Population Projection

YearPopulation (Millions)
Source:UN Population Stats

According to Health Stats 2018, By 1973, the Total Fertility Rate (TFR) of Philippines women was almost 6 children per woman, it took 40 years for the TFR 6 to 3 which is from year 1973 to 2013, by 2017 the Fertility rate is 2.7. Fertility preferences are closely related to number of living children. Seventy-three percent of women with no living children want a child soon compared with only 4 percent of women with three or more children. In general, the more children a woman has, the higher is the likelihood that she does not want another child. The infant mortality rate was 21 deaths per 1,000 live births. The child mortality rate was 7 deaths per 1,000 children surviving to age 12 months, while the overall under-5 mortality rate was 27 deaths per 1,000 live births. Seventy eight percent of all deaths among children under age 5 in the Philippines take place before a child's first birthday, with 52 percent occurring during the first month of life.

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