By Rey Anthony Chiu/PIA-Bohol | 11:14 AM August 21, 2021
From 21,337 in 2000, Panglao’s population ballooned to 39,839, an increase of 18,502 was noted in the last 20 years.
At 3.37 % 5-year population growth rate (PGR) in 2015 to 2020 for the premier resort town famous from its white beaches and high-end resorts, Panglao leads Bohol towns in registering high population growth rates even when Bohol still managed to post an overall annual growth rate of 1.06%.
Based on the recent Census on Population and Housing (CPH) in 2020 as implemented by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), Panglao, the premier resort town in Bohol experienced an 18.7 % change in population density in the last decade, from 599 persons per square kilometer in 2010 to 834 in 2020.
With Panglao is its neighboring town Dauis which also posted a 2.90% PGR in 2015 to 2020.
Dauis nearly doubled its population in the last 20 years.
In the May 2000 CPH, Dauis had a population of 26,415. By May of this year, the local population has swelled to 52,492.
In the 2020 CPH, Dauis has a population density of 1,211 persons per square kilometer.
Next to Dauis is Corella which has a 2.10 PGR in 2020 for 2015.
For Corella, which is still among Bohol towns with the least population, from 6048 in 2000, its present population as to the May 2020 CPH is 9479, where 2.1 annual population increase is noted.
Corella still enjoys a 255 population density per kilometer.
Fourth town with the highest PGR is Trinidad, with 1.99% from 2015 to 2020.
In 2000, population for the town in northeastern Bohol was 25,683 which grew to 35119 by May this year.
Trinidad has s population density of 180 per square kilometer.
Sagbayan on the other hand is fifth when it recorded a 1.93% PGR with its 24,335 local population in 2020 as against 18,346 in 2000.
Sixth is Baclayon with a 1.89% PGR in 2020. The town some 6 kilometers east of Tagbilaran had 14,996 population in 2000, which bloated to 22,461 in 2010.
Seventh is Getafe which had a 1.86 % PGR in 2020. From 26,826, Getafe’ s population grew to 33,422 in 2020.
Eighth is Ubay, Bohol’s largest town in land area east of Tagbilaran.
At 1.78 PGR, Ubay used to have 59,827 population in 2000. This has since jumped to 81,799 in May of this year when surveyed by the PSA.
Ninth is Ubay’s adjacent town Talibon which has a 1.51 PGR. In 2000, Talibon had a 54,147 population. This grew to 71,272 bay May this year.
Tenth in the list is Alburquerque, a town some 10 kilometers from Tagbilaran.
At 1.26 PGR recorded from 2015 to 2020, Alburquerque now has 11,246 population from 87,15 in 2000.
Last May too, Bohol’s 1,139,130 population in 2000 increased to 1,394,329 as Bohol records a 1.06 population growth rate in the last five years. (rahc/PIA-7/Bohol)