Cordillera pop’n reaches 1.7M

Sun.Star Davao - - NETWORK NEWS -

BAGUIO - Cordillera re­gion’s pop­u­la­tion has grown to 1.7 mil­lion based on the 2015 sur­vey of the Philip­pine Sta­tis­tics Au­thor­ity.

The in­crease in the re­gion’s pop­u­la­tion, ac­cord­ing to the PSA re­port, has an av­er­age pop­u­la­tion growth rate of 1.2 per­cent an­nu­ally from 2010-2015.

Pop­u­la­tion in­creased by 105,139 com­pared to the 2010 Cen­sus of Pop­u­la­tion and Hous­ing with 1,616,867 peo­ple.

PSA-CAR sta­tis­ti­cal op­er­a­tional and co­or­di­na­tion di­vi­sion chief Aldrin Bahit Jr. said Baguio City re­mains crowded and over­pop­u­lated con­sid­er­ing its small land area and pop­u­la­tion den­sity of 6,500 per­sons per square kilo­me­ter com­pared to the pop­u­la­tion den­sity of the whole re­gion of 87 per­sons per square kilo­me­ter.

“When we have higher pop­u­la­tion, we need re­sources to take care of our grow­ing pop­u­la­tion and look­ing at the ef­fi­ciency of our gov­ern­ment in get­ting way to take care of the peo­ple needs much more,” said Bahit.

“With the Cordillera as one of the least pop­u­lated re­gion, the set­back is our lo­cal in­ter­nal rev­enue al­lot­ment is much lower com­pared to other re­gions,” Bahit said.

Benguet re­mains a huge con­trib­u­tor to the re­gion’s pop­u­la­tion with 25.97 per­cent fol­lowed by Baguio City (20.06%), and Abra (14%).

Mean­while, Apayao was set as one of the least pop­u­lated prov­inces in the coun­try hav­ing only 119,184.

Apayao also posted the high­est sex ra­tio of 109 males for ev­ery 100 fe­males. Out of the to­tal pop­u­la­tion, 51.06 per­cent is com­posed of male while 48.94 per­cent was fe­male.

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