Population of Region IV-B - MIMAROPA (Based on the 2015 Census of Population)

Reference Number: 

2016-068

Release Date: 

Saturday, June 4, 2016
  • The population of Region IV-B (MIMAROPA) as of August 1, 2015 was 2,963,360 based on the 2015 Census of Population (POPCEN 2015).

Table 1. Population of Region IV-B - MIMAROPA
(Based on the 2000, 2010, and 2015 Censuses)

Census Year Census Reference Date Population
(in millions)
2000 May 1, 2000 2.30
2010 May 1, 2010 2.74
2015 August 1, 2015 2.96
  • The 2015 population of the region is higher by 218,689 compared with the population of 2.74 million in 2010, and by 664,131 compared with the population of 2.30 million in 2000.  Refer to Table 1.
  • The population of Region IV-B increased by 1.47 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 1.79 percent. See Table 2.
Table 2. Annual Population Growth Rate:
Region IV-B - MIMAROPA
(Based on the 2000, 2010, and 215 Censuses)
Reference Period Annual Population Growth Rate
(in percent)
2010-2015 1.47
2000-2010 1.79
  • Among the five provinces comprising the region, Palawan (excluding Puerto Princesa City) had the biggest population in 2015 with 849 thousand, followed by Oriental Mindoro with 844 thousand, Occidental Mindoro with 487 thousand, and Romblon with 293 thousand. Marinduque had the smallest population with 235 thousand. Refer to Table 3.
  • Puerto Princesa City, the only highly urbanized city in the region posted a population of 255 thousand.
  • The total population of Region IV-B accounted for about 2.9 percent of the Philippine population in 2015. 
Table 3. Population by Province/Highly Urbanized City:
Region IV-B - MIMAROPA 
(Based on the 2000, 2010, and 2015 Censuses)
Province/Highly Urbanized City Population (in thousands)
2000 2010 2015
Marinduque 217 228 235
Occidental Mindoro 380 453 487
Oriental Mindoro 682 786 844
Palawan (excluding Puerto Princesa City) 594 772 849
Puerto Princesa City 162 223 255
Romblon 264 284 293
  • Palawan (excluding Puerto Princesa City) was the fastest growing province in the region with an average annual population growth rate (PGR) of 1.84 percent during the period 2010 to 2015. It was followed by Occidental Mindoro (1.40 percent), Oriental Mindoro (1.38 percent), and Romblon (0.59 percent). Marinduque posted the lowest provincial PGR of 0.55 percent.
  • Puerto Princesa City posted a PGR of 2.62 percent. See Table 4.
Table 4. Annual Population Growth Rate by Province/Highly Urbanized City:
Region IV-B - MIMAROPA 
(Based on the 2000, 2010, and 2015 Censuses)
Province/Highly Urbanized City Population Growth Rate
2010-2015 2000-2010
Marinduque 0.55 0.47
Occidental Mindoro 1.40 1.76
Oriental Mindoro 1.38 1.43
Palawan (excluding Puerto Princesa City) 1.84 2.66
Puerto Princesa City 2.62 3.24
Romblon 0.59 0.72
  • Region IV-B is composed of one highly urbanized city, one component city, 71 municipalities, and 1,459 barangays.
  • Among the cities (excluding Puerto Princesa City) and municipalities in the region, the largest in terms of population size is San Jose, Occidental Mindoro with 143,430 persons. It was followed by City of Calapan, Oriental Mindoro (133,893) and Naujan, Oriental Mindoro (102,998). Refer to Table 5.
Table 5. Top Ten Most Populous City*/Municipalities: Region IV-B - MIMAROPA, 2015
Rank City/Municipality Province Population
1 San Jose Occidental Mindoro 143,430
2 City of Calapan Oriental Mindoro 133,893
3 Naujan Oriental Mindoro 102,998
4 Pinamalayan Oriental Mindoro 86,172
5 Sablayan Occidental Mindoro 83,169
6 Bataraza Palawan 75,468
7 Taytay Palawan 75,165
8 Narra Palawan 73,212
9 Bongabong Oriental Mindoro 72,073
10 Brooke's Point Palawan 66,374

                      * Excluding Puerto Princesa City

  • Kalayaan in Palawan is the least populous city/municipality in Region IV-B with 184 persons. It was followed by Concepcion (4,037) and Banton (5,536) - both in the province of Romblon. Five other municipalities in the province of Romblon and one municipality each in the province of Palawan and in the province of Occidental Mindoro comprise the rest of the ten least populous cities/municipalities in the region. See Table 6.
Table 6. Ten Least Populous Cities*/Municipalities: Region IV-B - MIMAROPA, 2015
Rank City/Municipality Province Population
1 Kalayaan Palawan 184
2 Concepcion Romblon 4,037
3 Banton Romblon 5,536
4 Cagayancillo Palawan 6,285
5 Ferrol Romblon 6,964
6 Santa Maria (Imelda) Romblon 8,508
7 Looc Occidental Mindoro 10,117
8 Calatrava Romblon 10,275
9 Corcuera Romblon 10,283
10 San Jose Romblon 10,881

                           * Excluding Puerto Princesa City

  • Of the 1,459 barangays in Region IV-B, the largest in terms of population size is San Pedro in Puerto Princesa City, Palawan with 22,089 persons. It was followed by Rio Tuba in Bataraza, Palawan (21,330) and Santa Monica in Puerto Princesa City, Palawan (20,094). The rest of the top ten most populous barangays in the region are located in the provinces of Palawan and Occidental Mindoro. Refer to Table 7.
Table 7. Top Ten Most Populous Barangays: Region IV-B - MIMAROPA, 2015
Rank Barangay City/Municipality/Province Population
1 San Pedro Puerto Princesa City, Palawan 22,089
2 Rio Tuba Bataraza, Palawan 21,330
3 Santa Monica Puerto Princesa City, Palawan 20,094
4 San Miguel Puerto Princesa City, Palawan 19,649
5 San Jose Puerto Princesa City, Palawan 17,521
6 Sicsican Puerto Princesa City, Palawan 15,861
7 Alfonso XIII (Pob.) Quezon, Palawan 15,081
8 San Roque San Jose, Occidental Mindoro 14,706
9 Bancao-bancao Puerto Princesa City, Palawan 13,612
10 San Manuel Puerto Princesa City, Palawan 12,510

 

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