Household Population Comprises 99.7 Percent of Northern Mindanao Total Population in 2020

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Friday, May 20, 2022

Northern Mindanao had a total population of 5,022,768 persons as of 01 May 2020, comprised of 99.7 percent household population, equivalent to 5,007,798 persons. This household population is higher by 344,690 persons than the 4,663,108 household population in 2015. (Table 1)

Among provinces and highly urbanized cities (HUCs) in the region, Bukidnon posted the highest household population, followed by Misamis Oriental, City of Cagayan de Oro, and Lanao del Norte. All provinces and HUCs registered increases in their household population. (Table 1)

Table 1. Total Population and Household Population of Northern Mindanao by
Province/Highly Urbanized City (HUC) Based on Various Census Years

The total number of households in the region reached 1,197,736 in 2020. This is higher by 154,807 households than the 1,042,929 households in 2015, and by 279,896 households compared with the 917,840 households in 2010. (Table 2)
The average household size (AHS) of the region decreased from 4.5 persons in 2015 to 4.2 persons in 2020, higher than the national AHS of 4.1 persons. In 2010, there were 4.7 persons, on average, per household.     (Table 2)
Among provinces and HUCs, Lanao del Norte (4.5 persons) and Bukidnon (4.3 persons) posted an AHS higher than the regional AHS of 4.2 persons. Additionally, Camiguin and City of Iligan had an AHS equal to the regional AHS. The City of Cagayan de Oro posted the lowest AHS of 3.8 persons.  (Table 2)

Table 2. Number of Households, and Average Household Size of Northern Mindanao by Province/Highly Urbanized City (HUC) Based on Various Census Years


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