Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Philippine population reaches 92 million

You, your family and friends, along with other Filipino people living in the country now build up to more than 92 million population

The National Statistics Office (NSO) recorded 15 million increase in population over the last decade. With the statistics, Filipinos now constitute to 1.33% of the world's population. That's according to the agency's data as of May 1, 2010.

"The Philippine population increased at the rate of 1.90 percent annually, on the average, during the period 2000-2010. This means that there were two persons added per year for every 100 persons in the population," NSO said.

Of the country’s 17 regions, Calabarzon (Region 4-A) had the largest population with 12.61 million, followed by the National Capital Region (NCR) with 11.86 million and Central Luzon (Region 3) with 10.14 million. These regions collectively comprised more than one-third, or 37.47 % of the Philippine population.

Provinces with the largest population

Cavite - 3.09 million
Bulacan - 2.92 million
Pangasinan - 2.78 million
Laguna - 2.67 million
Cebu* - 2.62 million
Rizal - 2.48 million
Negros Occidental** - 2.40 million
Batangas - 2.38 million
Pampanga*** - 2.01 million

*excluding cities of Cebu, Lapu-Lapu, and Mandaue)
**excluding Bacolod City
***excluding Angeles City

The 2010 Census of Population and Housing (2010 CPH) was undertaken by the NSO in May-June 2010 pursuant to Batas Pambansa Blg. 72 and Commonwealth Act 591. 

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