Special Release - POPCEN - Tunga

Reference Number: 

ISSN 17SR0837 - 50

Release Date: 

Friday, June 23, 2017




Total population of Tunga as of 2015 is 7,584

The municipality of Tunga has a total population of 7,584 as of August 1, 2015 based from the results of the 2015 Census of Population. It was higher by 1,068 persons as compared to 6,516 total count in 2010 and higher by 1,473 persons from its total count of 6,111 in 2000.  It is the smallest municipality in Leyte in terms of population count in 2015.

Its population in 2015 comprised 0.4 percent of the total population of Leyte (excluding Tacloban City).  It grew at the rate of 2.93 percent annually from 2010 to 2015, which is higher by 2.29 percentage point from its population growth rate in 2000 to 2010 of 0.64 percent.  Among the 42 cities/municipalities of Leyte, Tunga posted as the 6th fastest growing municipality in terms of population in 2015. 

The household population of Tunga totaled to 7,584 persons in 2015, which is 16.5 percent higher than its count in 2010 at 6,512 persons.  The entire population of Tunga in 2015 comprised of household population.
The number of households in 2015 reached 1,597 higher by 274 households from 1,323 in 2010.  The average household size in Tunga declined from 4.9 in 2010 to 4.7 in 2015. This municipality posted the lowest number of households in Leyte in 2015. 
The estimated total land area of Tunga was 7.70 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 985 persons per square kilometer, higher than in 2000 and 2010 at 794 and 846 persons per square kilometer, respectively. Tunga recorded as the smallest municipality in Leyte in terms of land area and the most densely populated municipality in Leyte since 2000. 
Of the 8 barangays of Tunga, Barangay Santo Niño (Pob.) registered the biggest population with 1,166 persons in 2015 or 15.4 percent of the municipality’s total population.  The remaining barangays which completed the top four (4) barangays in terms of population were San Pedro (1,132), San Roque (1,059) and Astorga (Upart) (1,050).  These barangays also recorded with the highest number of households in the municipality in 2015. 
Meanwhile, Barangay Banawang recorded the smallest population in 2015 with 586 persons which accounted 7.7 percent of the total population of Tunga.  The remaining barangays which completed the bottom four (4) barangays in terms of population were Balire (818), San Antonio (Pob.) (846) and San Vicente (Pob.) (927). The top three (3) fastest growing barangays of Tunga in terms of population growth rate from 2010 to 2015 were Astorga (Upart) (5.09 percent), Banawang (1.59 percent) and Balire (4.26 percent).  The rest of the barangays which completed the top five fastest growing barangays were San Pedro and San Vicente (Pob.) with PGRs of 3.10 percent and 2.62 percent, respectively.