PSA: Zambo posts 1.26% annual growth rate PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 23 May 2016 11:49

This city registered a population of 861,799 in August 2015, posting 1.26 percent annual growth rate in the last five years from 807,129 in 2010, Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) data show.

Dr. Mewchun Pamaran, PSA regional director, in an interview with the Philippines News Agency, attributed the population growth to new births and migration of people from other provinces to this city.

People migrate to this city to send their children to schools, especially in college. Others look for stable job.

This city is the home to almost 10 higher education institutions that include one government-owned university and two private-owned universities that offer different baccalaureate courses.

Pamaran said the population of the entire region has increased to 3,629,783 as of August 2015 from 3,407,353 in 2010, marking an annual growth rate of 1.21 percent.

The PSA on Thursday officially released the results of its August 2015 Census on Population to guide government agencies on their plans and programs.

Pamaran said the next Census of Population is scheduled to be held on 2020. — RGAAG