The region that gained the most in population since the 2015 Census of Population (POPCEN 2015) was Region IV-A (CALABARZON), with an increase of 1,780,268 persons in 2020 from its population in 2015. The fastest-growing region since the POPCEN 2015, meanwhile, was the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) with an annual PGR of 3.26 percent from 2015 to 2020. Region VIII (Eastern Visayas) posted the lowest PGR of 0.50 percent. (Table A)
Tables A and B of this Press Release provide statistical summaries on the population count and annual PGR for the Philippines and its regions, provinces, cities, and municipalities based on various censuses. The latest population data as of 01 May 2020 are available at http://rsso05.gmggc.com/population-and-housing.In light of the Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, the PSA has proudly overcome unprecedented challenges to collect and produce high-quality data that are critical in decision-making for good governance, development planning, risk reduction and crisis response, social welfare programs, and business market analyses, among others.
The PSA would like to extend its utmost appreciation to the public for their support and response to the 2020 CPH despite the COVID-19 pandemic. The 2020 CPH is the country’s 15th Census of Population and 7th Census of Housing since 1903.
DENNIS S. MAPA, Ph.D.
National Statistician and Civil Registrar General