Population of the National Capital Region (Based on the 2015 Census of Population)

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2016-062

Release Date: 

Tuesday, May 31, 2016
  • The population of the National Capital Region (NCR) as of August 1, 2015 was 12,877,253 based on the 2015 Census of Population (POPCEN 2015).

Table 1. Population of the National Capital Region
(Based on the 2000, 2010, and 2015 Censuses)

Census Year Census Reference Date Population
(in millions)
2000 May 1, 2000 9.93
2010 May 1, 2010 11.86
2015 August 1, 2015 12.88
  • The 2015 population of the region is higher by 1.02 million compared with the population of 11.86 million in 2010, and by 2.94 million compared with the population of 9.93 million in 2000.  Refer to Table 1.
  • The population of the NCR increased by 1.58 percent annually, on average, during the period 2010 to 2015. By comparison, the rate at which the region’s population grew during the period 2000 to 2010 was higher at 1.78 percent. See Table 2.
Table 2. Annual Population Growth Rate of the National Capital Region
(Based on the 2000, 2010, and 215 Censuses)
Reference Period Annual Population Growth Rate
(in percent)
2010-2015 1.58
2000-2010 1.78
  • Among the 16 highly urbanized cities (HUCs) comprising the region, Quezon City had the biggest population in 2015 with 2.94 million. It was followed by the City of Manila with 1.78 million and Caloocan City with 1.58 million. The City of San Juan had the smallest population among the HUCs with 122 thousand. Refer to Table 3.
  • Pateros, the only municipality in the region posted a population of 64 thousand.
  • The total population of the NCR accounted for about 12.8 percent of the Philippine population in 2015.
Table 3. Population by Highly Urbanized City/Municipality: National Capital Region
(Based on the 2000, 2010, and 2015 Censuses)
Highly Urbanized City/Municipality Population (in thousands)
2000 2010 2015
City of Manila 1,581 1,652 1,780
City of Mandaluyong 278 329 386
City of Marikina 391 424 451
City of Pasig 505 670 755
Quezon City 2,174 2,762 2,936
City of San Juan 118 121 122
Caloocan City 1,178 1,489 1,584
City of Malabon 339 353 366
City of Navotas 230 249 249
City of Valenzuela 485 575 620
City of Las Piñas 473 553 589
City of Makati 471 529 583
City of Muntinlupa 379 460 505
City of Parañaque 450 588 666
Pasay City 355 393 417
Pateros 57 64 64
Taguig City 467 644 805
  • Taguig City was the fastest growing HUC in the region with an average annual population growth rate (PGR) of 4.32 percent during the period 2010 to 2015. It was followed by the City of Mandaluyong with 3.12 percent and the City of Parañaque with 2.39 percent. Among the region’s HUCs, the City of Navotas posted the lowest PGR of 0.03 percent. See Table 4.
Table 4. Annual Population Growth Rate by Higly Urbanized City/Municipality: National Capital Region
(Based on the 2000, 2010, and 2015 Censuses)
Highly Urbanized City/Municipality Population Growth Rate
2010-2015 2000-2010
City of Manila 1.43 0.44
City of Mandaluyong 3.12 1.67
City of Marikina 1.16 0.81
City of Pasig 2.31 2.86
Quezon City 1.17 2.42
City of San Juan 0.12 0.31
Caloocan City 1.18 2.37
City of Malabon 0.65 0.42
City of Navotas 0.03 0.78
City of Valenzuela 1.45 1.71
City of Las Piñas 1.22 1.57
City of Makati 1.85 1.16
City of Muntinlupa 1.78 1.95
City of Parañaque 2.39 2.72
Pasay City 1.12 1.02
Pateros -0.09 1.12
Taguig City 4.32 3.26
  • The NCR has 1,706 barangays. The largest barangay in the region in terms of population size is Barangay 176 in Caloocan City with 246,515 persons. It was followed by Commonwealth in Quezon City (198,285) and Batasan Hills in Quezon City (161,409). Refer to Table 5.
Table 5. Top Ten Most Populous Barangays: National Capital Region, 2015
Rank Barangay City/Municipality Population
1 Barangay 176 Caloocan City 246,515
2 Commonwealth Quezon City 198,285
3 Batasan Hills Quezon City 161,409
4 Pinagbuhatan City of Pasig 151,979
5 Payatas Quezon City 130,333
6 Poblacion City of Muntinlupa 115,387
7 Holy Spirit Quezon City 110,447
8 Barangay 178 Caloocan City 107,596
9 Pasong Tamo Quezon City 103,100
10 Addition Hills City of Mandaluyong 99,058

 

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2015