Population of Philippines 2017

Population

Current population of the Philippines is 104,256,076 (July 2017 est.) which makes the country the 13th most populous.

Nationality

noun: Filipino(s)
adjective: Philippine

Ethnic Groups

Tagalog 28.1%, Cebuano 13.1%, Ilocano 9%, Bisaya/Binisaya 7.6%, Hiligaynon Ilonggo 7.5%, Bikol 6%, Waray 3.4%, other 25.3% (2000 census)

Languages

Filipino (official; based on Tagalog) and English (official); eight major dialects – Tagalog, Cebuano, Ilocano, Hiligaynon or Ilonggo, Bicol, Waray, Pampango, and Pangasinan

Religions

Catholic 82.9% (Roman Catholic 80.9%, Aglipayan 2%), Muslim 5%, Evangelical 2.8%, Iglesia ni Kristo 2.3%, other Christian 4.5%, other 1.8%, unspecified 0.6%, none 0.1% (2000 census)

Age Structure

0-14 years: 33.39% (male 17,764,826/female 17,050,168)
15-24 years: 19.16% (male 10,199,389/female 9,780,025)
25-54 years: 36.99% (male 19,597,675/female 18,964,900)
55-64 years: 5.97% (male 2,844,739/female 3,375,139)
65 years and over: 4.49% (male 1,930,273/female 2,748,942) (2017 est.)

Dependency Ratios

total dependency ratio: 57.6
youth dependency ratio: 50.3
elderly dependency ratio: 7.2
potential support ratio: 13.9 (2015 est.)

Median Age

total: 23.4 years
male: 22.9 years
female: 23.8 years (2016 est.)

Population Growth Rate

1.6% (2017 est.)

Birth Rate

23.7 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)

Death Rate

6.1 deaths/1,000 population (2017 est.)

Net Migration Rate

-2 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)

Population Distribution

population concentrated where good farmlands lie; highest concentrations are northwest and south-central Luzon, the southeastern extension of Luzon, and the islands of the Visayan Sea, particularly Cebu and Negros; Manila is home to one-eighth of the entire national population

Urbanization

urban population: 44.4% of total population (2015)
rate of urbanization: 1.32% annual rate of change (2010-15 est.)

Major Urban Areas – Population:

MANILA (capital) 12.946 million; Davao 1.63 million; Cebu City 951,000; Zamboanga 936,000 (2015)

Sex Ratio

at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
0-14 years: 1.04 male(s)/female
15-24 years: 1.04 male(s)/female
25-54 years: 1.03 male(s)/female
55-64 years: 0.84 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.72 male(s)/female
total population: 1.01 male(s)/female (2016 est.)

Mother’s mean age at first birth

23 years

note: median age at first birth among women 25-29 (2013 est.)

Maternal Mortality Rate

114 deaths/100,000 live births (2015 est.)

Infant Mortality Rate

total: 21.9 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 24.8 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 18.8 deaths/1,000 live births (2016 est.)

Life Expectancy at Birth

total population: 69.2 years
male: 65.7 years
female: 72.9 years (2016 est.)

Total Fertility Rate

3.02 children born/woman (2017 est.)

Contraceptive Prevalence Rate

55.1% (2013)

Health Expenditures

4.7% of GDP (2014)

Hospital Bed Density

1 beds/1,000 population (2011)

Drinking Water Source

improved:
urban: 93.7% of population
rural: 90.3% of population
total: 91.8% of population

unimproved
urban: 6.3% of population
rural: 9.7% of population
total: 8.2% of population (2015 est.)

Sanitation Facility Access

improved:
urban: 77.9% of population
rural: 70.8% of population
total: 73.9% of population

unimproved
urban: 22.1% of population
rural: 29.2% of population
total: 26.1% of population (2015 est.)

HIV/AIDS – Adult Prevalence Rate

0.1% (2016 est.)

HIV/AIDS – People Living with HIV/AIDS

56,000 (2016 est.)

HIV/AIDS – Deaths

<1000 (2016 est.)

Major Infectious Disease

degree of risk: high
food or waterborne diseases: bacterial diarrhea, hepatitis A, and typhoid fever
vectorborne diseases: dengue fever and malaria
water contact disease: leptospirosis (2016)

Obesity – Adult Prevalence Rate

4.7% (2014)

Children Under the Age of 5 Years Underweight

19.9% (2014)

Education Expenditures

2.7% of GDP (2009)

Literacy

definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 96.3%
male: 95.8%
female: 96.8% (2015 est.)

School Life Expectancy (Primary to Tertiary Education)

total: 13 years
male: 12 years
female: 13 years (2013)

Unemployment, Youth Ages 15-24

total: 16.2%
male: 15.1%
female: 17.8% (2013 est.)