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Highlights of CPH 2000 Final Result in Bicol


  • The total population of Bicol Region as of May 1, 2000 is 4,686,669.

  • The 2000 population of Bicol Region increased by 361,362 over the 1995 census figure of 4,325,307 (with September 1, 1995 as reference date) and 776,668 over the 1990 census figure of 3,910,001.

  • The population of Bicol Region grew at the rate of 1.73 percent in the second half of the nineties. This means that during this period, the population increased by almost 72 thousand persons per year on the average, or eight (8) persons per hour.

  • If the average annual growth rate of the population of Bicol region continues at 1.73 percent, then the population of this region is expected to double in 41 years.

  • The number of households in Bicol region increased to 893 thousand, or by 75 thousand from the 1995 figure of 818 thousand.

  • The average household size decreased slightly to 5.24 persons from the 1995 figure of 5.28 persons. This means that for every 100 households, the number of members decreased by four persons.

  • Bicol Region’s total population accounted for about 6.11 percent of the Philippine’s total count.

  • Ranked 7th among the 16 administrative regions with high population count.

  • There are about 265 persons in every square kilometer.

  • The institutional population of Bicol region as of May 1, 2000 is 6,367 persons. This is higher than the 1995 figure of 6,135.

  • Among the six (6) provinces in Bicol region, Camarines Sur registered the largest population at 1.55 million persons, followed by Albay with 1.09 million persons. Catanduanes had the smallest population at 215 thousand persons.

  • Sorsogon was the fastest growing province in the region with an average annual growth rate of 2.04 percent, while Camarines Norte was the slowest with 0.94 percent.