HIGHLIGHTS OF THE 2015 CENSUS RESULTS FOR THE MUNICIPALITY OF ALBUERA
Total population of Albuera as of 2015 is 46,332
The municipality of Albuera has a total population of 46,332 as of August 1, 2015 based from the results of the 2015 Census of Population. It was higher by 5,779 persons as compared to 40,553 counts in 2010 and higher by 11,997 persons from its total count of 34,335 in 2000.
Its population in 2015 comprised 2.7 percent of the total population of Leyte (excluding Tacloban City). It grew at the rate of 2.57 percent annually from 2010 to 2015, which is higher by 0.89 percentage point from its population growth rate in 2000 to 2010 of 1.68 percent. Among the 42 cities/municipalities of Leyte, Albuera posted as the seventh fastest growing municipality in terms of population in 2015.
The household population of Albuera totaled to 46,332 persons in 2015, which is 14.3 percent higher than its count in 2010 at 40,520 persons. 100 percent of the total population in Albuera in 2015 are household population.
The number of households in 2015 reached 11,067, higher by 1,885 households from 9,182 in 2010. The average household size in Albuera slightly declined from 4.4 in 2010 to 4.2 in 2015.
The estimated total land area of Albuera was 303.35 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 153 persons per square kilometer, higher than in 2000 and 2010 at 113 and 134 persons per square kilometer, respectively. Albuera recorded as the 3rd most sparsely populated municipality in Leyte since 2000.
Of the 16 barangays of Albuera, Barangay Poblacion registered the biggest population with 9,454 persons in 2015 or 20.4 percent of the municipality total population. The remaining barangays which completed the top 5 barangays in terms of population were Balugo (4,823), Damula-an (4,017), San Pedro (3,966) and Tinag-an (3,260). These barangays also recorded with the highest number of households and with 3.9 to 4.3 average household size in the province in 2015.
Meanwhile, Barangay Salvacion recorded the smallest population in 2015 with 756 persons which accounted 1.6 percent of Leyte’s total population. The remaining barangays which completed the bottom 5 barangays in terms of population were Antipolo (1,103), Mahayag (1,191), Doña Maria (Kangkuirina) and (1,322), Mahayahay (1,407).
The top three (3) fastest growing barangays of Albuera in terms of population growth rate from 2010 to 2015 were Seguinon (4.04 percent) Antipolo (3.97 percent) and Tinag-an (3.71 percent). The rest of the barangays which completed the top 10 fastest growing barangays were Doña Maria (Kangkuirina), San Pedro, Salvacion, Damula-an, Talisayan, Balugo and Mahayag with PGRs ranging from 2.04 percent to 3.65 percent.