Philippines Population 2017

103,839,900

Based on 2015 census data, the population in 2016 in the Philippines is 100,981,437. Based on the 2015 census results, the population increased by over 8 million people when compared to the 2010 census census results. The growth rate has slowed slightly from the previous census, down to 1.72% from 1.89%.

Philippines Largest Cities

The Philippines' largest city is Quezon City, which contains 2,936,116 people. It forms a part of the wider Metropolitan Manila area, which is comprised of 17 cities and municipalities and has an overall population of 12.8 million people. To make things even more complicated, the entire Greater Manila urban area spills out beyond the boundaries of Metro Manila and is reported to contain around 22.7 million people, which is a quarter of the Philippines' entire population.

Other major cities include Manila itself (pop: 1,780,148), Caloocan (pop: 1.5 million) and Davao City (pop: 1.6 million.) Of these, only Davao City is outside of the Metropolitan Manila area.

Ethnicity, Religion and Language in the Philippines

Unsurprisingly for a country that is made up of many islands, the Philippines contains a diverse range of ethnic groups. The latest data available comes from the 2000 census, which reported the following breakdown:

  • Tagalog, 28.1%
  • Cebuano, 13.1%
  • Ilocano, 9%
  • Bisaya, 7.6%
  • Hiligaynon, 7.5%
  • Bikol, 6%
  • Waray, 3.4%
  • Other, 25.3%

Religion in the Philippines is heavily influenced by its history as a part of the Spanish Empire. As well as naming the country after its King (Philip II), Spain also exported its religion, and today around 81% of the country's citizens are Roman Catholic Christians. Of the remaining people, 11% are from other Christian denominations and around 5.6% are Muslim, mainly based in the southwest area of the country.

Although the official language of the Philippines was, for many years, Spanish, the legacy of the American administration during the first half of the 20th century has been that its two official languages today are English and Filipino (derived from Tagalog.)

Filipinos Overseas

In addition to the over 100 million Filipinos living in the Philippines itself, there are estimated to be around 10.2 million Filipino people living abroad. Many have moved abroad temporarily to find work, but others have settled abroad permanently.

Given its close ties with America, it is not surprising that the United States is home to the largest group of overseas Filipinos - over 3.5 million. There are also large Filipino populations in the Middle East (1 million in Saudi Arabia, 822,000 in the United Arab Emirates and 204,000 in Qatar), Malaysia (793,000), Japan (182,000) and Australia (397,000.) Interestingly, only about 42,000 Filipinos live in Spain, the Philippines' old imperial master.

Philippines Population in 2017Source:

Patrick Roque

About Philippines

Official NameRepublic of the Philippines
Languages SpokenFilipino, English
Borders
Is LandlockedNo
Latitude/Longitude13122
Currencies UsedPHP

Philippines Population Density

Name Population
Nabunturan16,671
Laoang16,725
Santa Maria16,758
Tiwi16,826
Bato16,939
Mercedes16,991
Bauang17,109
Mahayag17,144
Sitangkai17,200
Maganoy17,394
Murcia17,448
Carigara17,495
Palo17,534
Baybay17,668
Danao17,716
Laguilayan17,764
Pilar17,831
Wao17,845
Labo18,105
Veruela18,114
Maasin18,313
General Mamerto Natividad18,393
Quezon18,451
San Francisco18,542
San Miguel18,582
Buenavista18,668
San Mariano18,668
San Marcelino18,721
Compostela18,727
Bantayan18,984
Saravia19,060
Ipil19,195
Laur19,206
Malapatan19,439
Malabanban Norte19,471
San Francisco19,570
Baao19,612
Suay19,672
Pangil19,726
Pacol19,839
Ternate20,049
Sampaloc20,157
Baras20,250
Manay20,336
Taloc20,409
Don Carlos20,468
New Corella20,574
Irosin20,716
Calauag20,837
Goa20,936
Molave21,088
Sexmoan21,124
Jose Panganiban21,236
Bansalan21,391
Cuenca21,558
Porac21,660
Sebu21,767
Cogan21,898
Malanday21,901
Loma de Gato21,990
Guiset East21,994
Mendez-Nunez22,081
Balamban22,283
Bignay Uno22,401
Gumaca22,496
Apas22,566
Bambang22,831
Guihulngan22,931
Maragondon22,973
Botolan22,994
Mansalay23,044
Pinamungahan23,068
Quiapo23,138
Asia23,546
Bogo23,562
San Fernando23,706
Palayan City23,742
Mamburao23,892
Sipalay24,029
Glan24,256
Calasiao24,276
Pio24,345
La Castellana24,407
Victoria24,456
Nagcarlan24,560
Manibaug Pasig24,618
Alicia24,732
Baggabag B24,967
Talisay24,969
Himamaylan25,089
Cabagan25,304
Concepcion Ibaba25,628
Nabua25,687
Lopez25,752
La Paz25,801
Maao25,837
Telabastagan25,935
Rizal26,201
San Antonio26,247
Santa Cruz26,429
Santa Catalina26,457
Bongao26,518
Calabanga26,798
Catanauan26,804
Paete26,855
Iba26,935
Tabuk27,048
Manolo Fortich27,064
Quezon27,212
Lupon27,247
Castillejos27,301
Pulupandan27,363
Penaranda27,465
Santa Maria28,002
Buluan28,025
Masinloc28,041
Sibulan28,079
Burgos28,178
Narra28,342
Itogon28,407
Bulan28,529
Naga28,571
Pandacaqui28,603
Bah-Bah28,643
Agoo28,972
Tandag29,011
San Simon29,049
Cordova29,289
Atimonan29,356
Tangub29,721
Samal29,729
Aringay29,825
Malvar29,880
Buhi30,126
Cardona30,222
Lumbang30,269
Tagoloan30,390
Pililla30,408
Paraiso30,494
Lucban30,992
Pagalungan31,052
Surallah31,089
Cabadbaran31,114
Maluso31,374
Alaminos31,427
Isulan31,717
Kabacan31,769
Guimba32,306
Jagna32,566
Mauban32,739
General Tinio32,875
Midsayap32,932
Aparri33,230
San Luis33,467
Bay33,547
Bauan33,560
Malilipot33,593
Hermosa33,714
Maramag33,844
Pandan34,000
Aliaga34,020
San Antonio34,217
San Nicolas34,237
Manapla34,312
Pila34,383
Teresa34,716
San Leonardo34,743
Pandi34,927
Abucay35,508
San Jose35,768
Tagudin35,791
Bayawan36,063
Bongabon36,168
Solano36,222
Ramon36,307
Calauan36,580
Munoz37,141
Noveleta37,299
Del Pilar37,329
Tayabas37,330
Calaca37,443
Sablayan38,383
Binalbagan38,587
Papaya38,640
Tanjay39,151
Escalante39,177
Oroquieta39,279
Pantubig39,285
San Pascual39,395
Banaybanay39,452
Hinigaran39,636
Camiling39,655
Jaen39,700
Taal39,745
Mamatid40,271
Bayugan40,561
Carcar40,739
Pagbilao40,818
Gerona40,914
Malita41,114
La Carlota41,157
Indang41,159
Angat41,235
La Trinidad41,258
Masantol41,278
Paombong41,384
Bustos42,139
Compostela42,563
Recodo42,788
Passi42,794
Alabel43,312
Pinamalayan43,521
Samal43,526
Mexico43,694
Binmaley44,026
Canlaon44,851
Orani44,877
Parang44,930
Sariaya44,977
Bugo45,787
Bagong Pagasa46,365
Orion46,991
Santa Ana47,158
Candaba47,326
Catarman47,449
Masbate47,490
Bayombong48,199
Paniqui48,261
Vigan48,545
Consolacion48,638
Port Area48,684
Liloan49,198
Morong49,589
Cabiao49,980
Balayan50,115
Dapitan50,514
Monkayo51,393
Malungun52,248
Limay52,824
Patuto52,883
Batac City53,542
Tacurong54,648
Naic55,195
Lubao55,645
Carmona55,887
Lingayen56,580
Kalibo (poblacion)56,845
Santo Tomas57,438
Tabaco57,860
Banga58,855
Manaoag59,115
Balagtas59,826
Obando59,929
Tanay59,950
Ualog60,548
Candelaria60,881
Malaybalay61,524
Lala61,845
Minglanilla62,058
Nasugbu62,857
Polomolok63,987
Concepcion64,402
Talavera64,610
Talisay65,265
Bais65,594
San Miguel65,661
San Ildefonso65,669
Calapan66,008
Dinalupihan66,670
City of Isabela67,336
Bislig67,567
Subic67,664
Calbayog City67,921
Catbalogan68,081
Tanauan68,456
Libon68,846
Magalang68,988
Danao70,270
Mariano70,516
Plaridel70,781
Bulacan71,274
Solana71,475
Capas72,070
Sagay72,153
Ilagan72,363
Balanga72,954
Kawit73,210
Guiguinto76,613
Polangui77,122
Pulilan77,186
Apalit77,418
Daet78,142
Gapan79,064
Norzagaray79,508
Kidapawan79,652
Sorsogon82,730
San Fernando83,003
Marilao83,276
Valencia83,591
Binonga83,980
Mariveles84,567
Panabo84,749
Tagbilaran City86,411
Victorias86,510
Angono87,199
Surigao87,832
Arayat87,987
Mangaldan88,818
Calumpit91,815
Ozamiz City93,082
Dipolog93,549
Iriga City94,846
Los Banos95,750
General Trias96,022
Bocaue98,649
Jolo101,002
Urdaneta101,037
Pulong Santa Cruz101,914
Laoag102,105
Roxas City102,688
Tanza105,510
Mati105,908
Santa Cruz108,145
Santiago108,414
Dumaguete113,541
Tuguegarao115,105
Cavite City115,932
Digos116,122
San Jose118,807
Silang119,475
San Juan121,430
Hagonoy123,531
Koronadal125,502
Cadiz129,053
Bulaon131,818
Muricay132,094
Talisay133,148
San Mateo134,327
Rodriguez134,432
Baliuag135,679
Kabankalan136,483
Marawi City143,627
Bago City150,250
Guyong155,391
Toledo156,916
Naga174,931
Cotabato179,433
Legaspi179,481
Tarlac City183,930
Meycauayan184,839
Pagadian186,852
Mabalacat City188,050
Panalanoy189,090
Ormoc191,200
Malolos198,748
San Pablo207,577
Lipa City212,287
Imus216,099
Santa Rosa216,650
Binangonan219,204
Cabanatuan City220,250
Olongapo221,178
Puerto Princesa222,673
Lucena228,758
Taytay231,460
Magugpo233,254
Batangas237,370
Libertad250,353
San Fernando251,248
Mantampay265,032
San Pedro270,216
Baguio272,714
Cainta283,172
Santol298,976
Angeles City299,391
Mandaluyong City305,576
Butuan309,709
Iligan City312,323
Calamba316,612
Mandaue City331,320
Lapu-Lapu City350,467
Bacoor356,974
San Jose del Monte357,828
Iloilo387,681
Dasmarinas441,876
Cagayan de Oro445,103
Mansilingan454,150
Bacolod City454,898
Zamboanga457,623
Makati City510,383
Antipolo549,543
Pasig City617,301
Taguig644,473
General Santos679,588
Cebu City798,634
Malingao1,121,974
Davao1,212,504
Budta1,273,715
Manila1,600,000
Quezon City2,761,720

Philippines Population Clock

What is the population of Philippines (as of September 13, 2017)?103,839,900
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2017)103796832
Births Per Day1,298
Deaths Per Day387
Net Migrations Per Day -329
Net Change Per Day 582
Population Change Since January 1st148,410

Philippines Population Indicators

IndicatorValueWorld Ranking
Crude Birth Rate 22.834 births/thousand70
Crude Death Rate 6.81 deaths/thousand126
Crude Net Migration Rate -1.148 people/thousand133
Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) 68.633 years144
Male Life Expectancy 65.306 years145
Female Life Expectancy 72.261 years133
Total Fertility Rate 2.879 children/woman66
Net Reproduction Rate 1.336 surviving daughters/woman63
Sex Ratio At Birth 1.06 males per female28
Infant Mortality Rate 21.462 deaths/1,000 live births76
Under Five Mortality 27.911 deaths/thousand74
Mean Age at Childbearing 28.89 years114
Rate of Natural Increase 15.945 66
Death Before 40 Probability (Total) 7.704 %129
Death Before 40 Probability (Male) 9.762 %134
Death Before 40 Probability (Female) 5.522 %129
Death Before 60 Probability (Total) 22.997 %143
Death Before 60 Probability (Male) 29.246 %149
Death Before 60 Probability (Female) 16.244 %137
Crude Suicide Rate 2.6 suicides/thousand144
Median Age (Total) 23.4 years157
Median Age (Female) 23.8 years157
Median Age (Male) 22.9 years158

Philippines Population History

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
2017103,796,83250.405%49.595%348351.48%13
2015100,699,39550.46%49.54%337361.53%12
201093,038,90150.58%49.42%312381.56%12
200586,141,37350.258%49.742%288431.67%12
200077,932,24750.363%49.637%261452.12%14
199569,835,71350.442%49.558%234502.27%14
199061,947,34050.515%49.485%207512.49%14
198554,323,65150.553%49.447%182532.69%17
198047,396,96550.585%49.415%158562.74%18
197541,295,12950.614%49.386%138562.78%19
197035,804,73150.591%49.409%120582.88%19
196530,913,93150.519%49.481%103623.04%22
196026,273,02250.326%49.674%88653.34%23
195522,179,10350.066%49.934%74743.45%23
195018,580,48749.727%50.273%62773.52%24

Philippines Population Projections

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
2020108,435,78850.333%49.667%363341.42%13
2025116,151,39950.2%49.8%389321.3%13
2030123,575,48450.064%49.936%414301.15%12
2035130,555,57349.932%50.068%437301.02%13
2040137,020,45649.806%50.194%459300.89%12
2045142,920,70049.693%50.307%479300.78%13
2050148,260,47849.596%50.404%497310.67%13
2055152,971,27849.506%50.494%513310.57%13
2060157,074,11249.426%50.574%526290.47%14
2065160,517,59249.349%50.651%538270.38%14
2070163,317,76149.289%50.711%547260.3%14
2075165,483,84649.25%50.75%554250.21%13
2080167,016,27349.235%50.765%560250.14%14
2085168,032,67749.237%50.763%563250.09%14
2090168,609,44349.258%50.742%565250.04%15
2095168,814,26549.293%50.707%566240%15
Data Sources
  1. World Population Prospects - Global demographic estimates and projections by the United Nations