Castilla, Sorsogon

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Castilla
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Municipality
Motto: bxta buhay p my pg sa
Map of Sorsogon with Castilla highlighted
Map of Sorsogon with Castilla highlighted
Castilla is located in Philippines
Castilla
Castilla
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 12°57′N 123°53′E / 12.950°N 123.883°E / 12.950; 123.883Coordinates: 12°57′N 123°53′E / 12.950°N 123.883°E / 12.950; 123.883
Country Philippines
Region Bicol (Region V)
Province Sorsogon
Legislative district 1st district of Sorsogon
Barangays 34
Government[1]
 • Mayor Joan Lorenzano
Area[2]
 • Total 186.20 km2 (71.89 sq mi)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 52,903
 • Density 280/km2 (740/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 4713
IDD:area code 56

Castilla is a third class municipality in the province of Sorsogon, on the Bicol Peninsula of Luzon island, Philippines. According to the 2010 Philippine census, it has a population of 52,903 inhabitants.[3]

Barangays[edit]

Castilla is divided into 34 barangays.[2]

  • Amomonting
  • Bagalayag
  • Bagong Sirang
  • Bonga
  • Buenavista
  • Burabod
  • Caburacan
  • Canjela
  • Cogon
  • Cumadcad
  • Dangcalan
  • Dinapa
  • La Union
  • Libtong
  • Loreto
  • Macalaya
  • Maracabac
  • Mayon
  • Milagrosa
  • Miluya
  • Maypangi
  • Monte Carmelo
  • Oras
  • Pandan
  • Poblacion
  • Quirapi
  • Saclayan
  • Salvacion
  • San Isidro
  • San Rafael
  • San Roque
  • San Vicente
  • Sogoy
  • Tomalaytay

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Castilla
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1903 3,831 —    
1918 6,380 +3.46%
1939 16,070 +4.50%
1948 17,578 +1.00%
1960 20,007 +1.08%
1970 27,060 +3.06%
1975 29,614 +1.83%
1980 34,782 +3.27%
1990 34,702 −0.02%
1995 40,506 +2.94%
2000 44,891 +2.23%
2007 49,407 +1.33%
2010 52,903 +2.52%
2015 57,827 +1.71%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[4][5][6][7]

Economy[edit]

Majority of the males (62.02%) falling under working age population were employed while only a little over 10% of the females were employed. Out of the municipality’s labor force, majority (52.54%) were not economically active who were either too old, sick, or still at school age. Overall, the total employment rate in Castilla was only 40.95% while unemployment was recorded at 6.50%. This is expected considering that there is inadequate employment opportunity in the municipality.

Total dependency ratio in Castilla was computed at 86.57%, which indicates more mouths to feed for those with gainful employment. Young dependency ratio was computed at 79.97% while old dependency ratio was 6.60%.

Farming and fishing are the main employment opportunities but are characteristically seasoned in nature. Castilla has 13 coastal barangays, which depend on fishing as the main economic activity.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipalities". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Archived from the original on 25 January 2013. Retrieved 19 February 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Province: Sorsogon". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Archived from the original on 14 November 2012. Retrieved 19 February 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay: as of May 1, 2010" (PDF). 2010 Census of Population and Housing. National Statistics Office. Archived from the original (PDF) on 19 November 2012. Retrieved 19 February 2013. 
  4. ^ Census of Population (2015). "Region V (Bicol Region)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016. 
  5. ^ Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region V (Bicol Region)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016. 
  6. ^ Census of Population (1995, 2000 and 2007). "Region V (Bicol Region)". Total Population by Province, City and Municipality. NSO. Archived from the original on 24 June 2011. 
  7. ^ "Province of Sorsogon". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016. 

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