MANILA, Philippines - The results of the 2010 census is finally out. And the official population tally is: 92.34 million.
The National Statistics Office (NSO) has revealed that the official population of the Philippines as of May 2010 has reached 92,337,852.
This tally accounts for all Filipinos residing in the Philippines from May to June 2010, as well as 2,739 Filipinos in embassies, consulates, and missions abroad.
Here are the general highlights of the 2010 population count:
"This means that there were two persons added per year for every 100 persons in the population," the agency said.
About one-third of the 2010 population (or 37.47%) came from 3 regions alone:
The Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) registered the lowest population among all regions, with 1.62 million.
Among the provinces, Cavite registered the largest population, with 3.09 million--the only province that surpassed the 3 million mark.
Provinces that has more than 2 million population are:
Cavite, Laguna, and Rizal comprise CALABARZON, the most populous region, along with Batangas and Quezon.
Meanwhile, among the 33 highly urbanized cities, 4 surpassed the one million mark:
The 3 most populous cities are among the 16 cities of NCR. Davao City is in Mindanao.
About 82,000 fieldworkers were deployed during the 2010 nationwide census, which began May 17 and lasted for 23 days. Majority of those fieldworkers were public school teachers.
The census was originally set to begin on May 1, but the automated elections of the same year has forced NSO to delay it to May 17.
The census results were made official after president Benigno Aquino III signed Proclamation No. 362 on March 30, Friday.
Below is the breakdown of total population and pace of population growth in specific areas: