Special Release - POPCEN - Abuyog

Reference Number: 

ISSN 17SR0837 - 11

Release Date: 

Wednesday, April 12, 2017




Total population of Abuyog as of 2015 is 59,571

The municipality of Abuyog has a total population of 59,571 as of August 1, 2015 based from the results of the 2015 Census of Population. It was higher by 2,425 persons as compared to 57,146 total count in 2010 and higher by 5,734 persons from its total count of 53,837 in 2000. It ranked fifth among the cities/municipalities in Leyte with high population count.

Its population in 2015 comprised 3.5 percent of the total population of Leyte (excluding Tacloban City). It grew at the rate of 0.79 percent annually from 2010 to 2015, which is higher by 0.20 percentage point from its population growth rate in 2000 to 2010 of 0.60 percent. Among the 42 cities/municipalities of Leyte, Abuyog posted as the third slowest growing municipality in terms of population in 2015.

The household population of Abuyog totaled to 57,424 persons in 2015, which is 3.4 percent higher than its count in 2010 at 55,509 persons. Majority or 96.4 percent of the total population of Abuyog in 2015 are household population.

The remaining 3.6 percent or 2,147 persons comprised institutional population or those residing in collective or institutional living quarters such as hospitals, rehabilitation centers, orphanages, hotels, motels, inns, lodging houses, dormitories, military camps, corrective and penal institutions, logging, mining, construction/public work camps, and other institutional living quarters.

The number of households in 2015 reached 13,508, higher by 1,077 households from 12,431 in 2010. The average household size in Abuyog declined from 4.5 in 2010 to 4.3 in 2015. This municipality posted the 7th highest number of households in Leyte in 2015.

The estimated total land area of Abuyog was 688.25 square kilometers as per data from the Land Management Bureau of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources. The resulting population density in 2015 posted at 87 persons per square kilometer, higher than in 2000 and 2010 at 78 and 83 persons per square kilometer, respectively. Abuyog recorded as the most sparsely populated municipality in Leyte since 2000.

Of the 63 barangays of Abuyog, Barangay Balocawehay registered the biggest population with 3,451 persons in 2015 or 5.8 percent of the municipality’s total population. The remaining barangays which completed the top 10 barangays in terms of population were Santo Niño (2,789.), Victory (2,649), Cagbolo (2,483), Balinsasayao (2,305), Buntay (2,133.), Bito (2,060), Bunga (1,921), Santa Fe (1,703), and Can-uguib (1,630). These barangays also recorded with the highest number of households and average household size in the Municipality in 2015.

Meanwhile, Barangay Mahayahay recorded the smallest population in 2015 with 199 persons which accounted 0.3 percent of the total population Abuyog. The remaining barangays which completed the bottom 10 barangays in terms of population were Alanginlan (276), Laray (277), Santa Lucia (319), San Francisco (330), Mag-atubang (348), Old Taligue (351), Bahay (366), Tinocolan (368), Cadac-an (395).

The top three (3) fastest growing barangays of Abuyog in terms of population growth rate from 2010 to 2015 were Anibongan (5.49 percent), Canmarating (5.33 percent) and Mag-atubang (5.02 percent). The rest of the barangays which completed the top 10 fastest growing barangays were Cagbolo, Combis, New Taligue, Lawa-an, Alangilan, Bahay and Bulak with PGRs ranging from 2.82 percent to 4.14 percent.