Population Counts of Negros Occidental (Based on the 2015 Census of Population)

Release Date: 

Wednesday, October 25, 2017
  • The population of Negros Occidental as of August 1,2015 was 2,497,261 (Excluding Bacolod City), based on the 2015 Census of Population (POPCEN 2015.)
  • The 2015 population is higher by 101,222 as compared to the population of 2.4 million in 2010, and 360,614 compared to the population of 2.1 million in 2000. Refer to Table 1.
Table 1. Population of Negros Occidental
(Based on the 2000, 2010, and 2015 Censuses)
Census Year Census Reference Date

Population

2000 May 1, 2000 2,136,647
2010 May 1, 2010 2,396,039
2015 August 1, 2015 2,497,261
  • The Population of Negros Occidental increased by 0.79 percent annually, on the average during the period 2010 to 2015. By comparison, the rate at which the province population grew during the period 2000-2010 was higher at 1.15 percent.
able 2. Annual Population Growth Rate:
Negros Island Region
(Based on the 2000, 2010, and 215 Censuses)
Reference Period Annual Population Growth Rate
(in percent)
2010-2015 0.79
2000-2010 1.15
  • The province of Negros Occidental is composed of one highly urbanized city, 12 component cities, and 19 municipalities. Table 3 shows, the top ten cities and municipalities of Negros Occidental (excluding Bacolod City). Topped cities include City of Kabankalan with 181, 977 persons, followed by Bago City and Cadiz City with the population of 170,981 and 154, 723 persons respectively.
Table 5. Top Ten Most Populous Cities*/Municipalities:
Negros Occidental, 2015
Rank City/Municipality Population
1 City of Kabankalan 181,977
2 Bago City 170,981
3 Cadiz City 154,723
4 Sagay City 146,264
5 San Carlos City 132,536
6 Silay City 126,930
7 City of Himamaylan 106,880
8 City of Talisay 102,214
9 Cauayan 102,165
10 City of Escalante 94,070

                                                                               * Excluding Bacolod City

  • As shown in Table 4, Municipality of Candoni carries the least populous city/municipality in the province of Negros Occidental with 21,879 persons. The second least populous was San Enrique with the total population of 23,907 and the third is Salvador Benedicto with the total population of 25,662.
Table 5. Ten Least Populous Cities*/Municipalities:
Negros Occidental, 2015
Rank City/Municipality Population
1 Candoni 21,789
2 San Enrique 23,907
3 Salvador Benedicto 25,662
4 Pulupandan 27,735
5 Valladolid 37,833
6 Moises Padilla (Magallon) 41,386
7 Toboso 42,114
8 Pontevedra 51,866
9 Manapla 54,845
10 Hinoba-an (Asia) 56,819

                                                                                * Excluding Bacolod City

  • Out of 601 barangays (excluding Bacolod City), the top ten largest barangays in terms of population size topping the list with 19,551 persons Barangay Robles (La Castellana), followed by Mambulac (19,088) and Eustaquio Lopez (17,576) of Silay City. Refer to table 5.
Table 5. Top Ten Most Populous Barnagay:
Negros Occidental, 2015
Rank Barangay City/Municipality Population
1 Robles (Pob.) La Castellana 19,551
2 Mamabulac Silay City 19,088
3 Eustaquip Lopez Silay City 17,576
4 Paraiso Sagay City 16,741
5 Daga Cadiz City 16,256
6 Balintawak (Pob.) San Carlos City 15,837
7 Rizal San Carlos City 15,837
8 Ma-ao Barrio Bago City 15,713
9 Guinhalaran Silay City 15,600
10 Taloc Bago City 14,692

                                                                                   * Excluding Bacolod City

 

 
JOELY M. CABARLES
OIC-Provincial Statistics Officer

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