Demographic Feature

Population and Population Growth

Based on the result of the 2015 Census of Population and Housing conducted by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), the population of the municipality was 64,505. San Mateo’s total population in 2010 was 60,792. The population thus increased by 3,713 or 6.11% between 2010 to 2015 with an annual growth rate of 1.19%. This year, using the computed growth rate, the population of the municipality is projected to reach 66,835 total populations.

Population Density

The population-land ratio in 2015 was five (5) persons per hectare. The total population in the urban area was 9,189 with a population density of forty-eight (48) persons per hectare while in rural area was 55,316 with a population density of five (5) persons per hectare.

Using the projections, it is computed that the municipality has still five (5) persons per hectare, while fifty (50) persons per hectare in the urban area. As compared to the planning standards, the municipality is still considered a low density area.

Sex and Age Composition and Dependency Ratio

The graphs and tables below show the age group of the population in the municipality. It reflects the school going age population, employable group of population and elderly in the municipality. According to the latest census of PSA, there are more male population covering 50.52% or 32,591 persons than female population having 49.48% or 31,914 persons.

It shows that ages 5-9 has the greatest number of population with 9.57% or 6,173 population followed by group of ages 10-14, then ages 20-24, and ages 15-19. Therefore, there are more young citizens or school going age population than other age groups. It pictures in the age group pyramid that there is a decreasing trend in the age grouping as the population becoming older. Meanwhile, 80 years old and over has the least number of population with 1.00% or 642 persons.

Moreover, table 3 shows the sex ratio which indicates that there are 102 males in every 100 females. It also displays the total dependency ratio of the municipality. There are 34 dependent populations (both young (28%) and old (6%)) in every 100 populations in the municipality.

Table 2. Sex and Age Composition
AGE GROUP Total Population 2015 Projected 2018
Both Sexes Male Female Both Sexes Male Female
Population % Population % Population %    
All Ages 64,505 100 32,591 50.52 31,914 49.48 66,835 33,768 33,067
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority, 2015 Census of Population / Projections: Computed based on PSA data
Under 1 1,172 1.82 598 1.83 574 1.80 1,214 619 595
1 – 4 5,015 7.77 2,564 7.87 2,451 7.68 5,196 2656 2540
5 – 9 6,173 9.57 3,118 9.57 3,055 9.57 6,396 3231 3165
10 - 14 5,819 9.02 3,047 9.35 2,772 8.69 6,029 3157 2872
15 - 19 5,648 8.76 2,995 9.19 2,653 8.31 5,852 3103 2749
20 - 24 5,748 8.91 2,903 8.91 2,845 8.91 5,956 3008 2948
25 - 29 5,426 8.41 2,795 8.58 2,631 8.24 5,622 2896 2726
30 - 34 4,883 7.57 2,545 7.81 2,338 7.33 5,059 2637 2422
35 - 39 4,573 7.09 2,327 7.14 2,246 7.04 4,738 2411 2327
40 - 44 4,017 6.23 2,052 6.30 1,965 6.16 4,162 2126 2036
45 - 49 3,968 6.15 2,035 6.24 1,933 6.06 4,112 2109 2003
50 - 54 3,418 5.30 1,737 5.33 1,681 5.27 3,541 1799 1742
55 - 59 2,812 4.36 1,406 4.31 1,406 4.41 2,914 1457 1457
60 - 64 2,098 3.25 985 3.02 1,113 3.49 2,174 1021 1153
65 - 69 1,460 2.26 630 1.93 830 2.60 1,513 653 860
70 - 74 908 1.41 381 1.17 527 1.65 941 395 546
75 - 79 725 1.12 278 0.85 447 1.40 751 288 463
80 years and over 642 1.00 195 0.60 447 1.40 665 202 463
                   
0 – 4 6,187 9.59 3,162 9.70 3,025 9.48 6,410 3,276 3,134
0 – 14 18,179 28.18 9,327 28.62 8,852 27.74 18,836 9,664 9,172
15 – 64 42,591 66.03 21,780 66.83 20,811 65.21 44,129 22,567 21,563
18 years and over 42,924 66.54 21,424 65.74 21,500 67.37 44,474 22,198 22,277
60 years and over 5,833 9.04 2,469 7.58 3,364 10.54 6,044 2,558 3,486
65 years and over 3,735 5.79 1,484 4.55 2,251 7.05 3,870 1,538 2,332
Table 3. Sex and Dependency Ratios, Municipality and Province, 2015
Type Municipality Province
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority, 2015 Census of Population
Sex Ratio 102 102
Total Dependency Ratio 33.97 35.36
Young (14 and below) Dependency Ratio 28.18 30.45
Old (65 and above) Dependency Ratio 5.79 4.91
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