For the year 2002, the projected population of Batangas City based from CY
2000 POPCEN of
the National Statistics Office (NSO) is 264,658 with an annual growth rate
of 3.39%. By referring to
Table 1, it can be noted that Brgy. Sta. Rita Karsada has the biggest
population of 14,897 while
Barangay 16, an urban barangay has the smallest population of 102.
Male - Female Ratio
The average ratio of male to female population of the whole
0:99:1.00 with the female population slightly higher. Out of 105 barangays, 53 have
higher male population, 50 barangays have higher female population are 2 barangays
(Malitam & Mahacot) have equal male-female population.
With a land area of 27,633.26 hectares and a total population
of 264,658 the city has a
population density of 9.58 persons per hectare or 958 persons per square
population density of the entire city is far below the population density
of the Poblacion which is
206 persons per hectare.
Urban - Rural Distribution
In addition to the 24 barangays in the Poblacion are are the 17
urbanizing barangays, namely, Alangilan, Balagtas, Bolbok, Calicanto, Cuta, Gulod
Itaas, Gulod Labac, Kumintang Ibaba, Kumintang Ilaya, Libjo, Malitam, Pallocan
Kanluran, San Isidro, Sta. Clara, Sta. Rita Karsada, Sta. Rita Aplaya, and Wawa.
These barangays are situated within the immediate periphery of the Poblacion.
Urban population is 149,652 while rural population is 115,006, representing 57% and
43% respectively of the total city population.
Batangas City has a total projected households of 53,685
for CY 2002. Out of this figure, 4,414
or 8% reside in the Poblacion. The projected average household size in the
city for CY 2002 is five (5).
Barangay Sta. Rita Karsada has the highest household number of 2,996 while
Barangay 16 in the
Poblacion has the lowest household number of 24.
Average Income/Expenditure Per Household
Based on the final results of the 2000 Family Income
and Expenditure Survey (FIES) by
the National Statistics Office, the average income per household is P180,912.00
per annum or P15,076.00 per month while the average expenditure per household
is P174,837.00 per annum or
P14,569.75 per month based at the current prices.
Civil Registration Statistics
Birth and Death
As per the record of the Office of the City Civil Registrar,
a total of 8,112 babies were
born and 1,734 persons died in CY 2002. Statistics showed that in both birth
and death registries,
the males have always the higher number while in the case of fetal death, out
of 63 fetal deaths,
males have the higher number which is 40. (see Table 10)
Table 12 shows that for all age bracket ages 81-90 and 91-100 male deaths is dominant
over the female. Age bracket of 0-10 has the highest number of death with the
total of 282 or 16%.
The total fertility rate or the number of children born to
a woman was projected to
decrease from 3,230 children per thousand women in 1995 to 2,811.7 as of
the year 2000.
Life Expectancy at Birth
As of year 2000, the estimated life expectancy at birth for most Batangas
City residents is 66.1 for male and 72.8 for female.
Total marriages in CY 2002 were 2,081. Of this number, church weddings were 1,682
and civil weddings were 399. With this figure, it only proves that Batangueños
still believe in the sanctity of marriage.