Philippines Population 2016

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The population of the Philippines has been steadily growing for many years. It is listed as the 12th most populated country in the world, between Mexico and Ethiopia, and grew at a rate of 1.72% between 2010 and 2015. The 2016 population is over 100 million, according to data from the last census taken in 2015.

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 2016 Source:

Patrick Roque

Philippines Population Density

About Philippines

Official Name Republic of the Philippines
Languages Spoken Filipino, English
Borders
Is Landlocked No
Latitude/Longitude 13,122
Currencies Used PHP

Philippines Population Clock

What is the population of Philippines (as of [[date]])? [[getCurrentPopulation()]]
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2016) [[getLastEstimate()]]
Births Per Day 1,293
Deaths Per Day 380
Net Migrations Per Day -329
Net Change Per Day 584
Population Change Since January 1st [[getPopChangeThisYear()]]
  • Net [[getIncreaseOrDecrease()]] of 1 person every [[getDurationPerPerson()]]

  • Population estimated based on interpolation of World Population Prospects data.

Philippines Population Indicators

Indicator Value World Ranking
Crude Birth Rate 23.077 births/thousand 70th
Crude Death Rate 6.794 deaths/thousand 126th
Crude Net Migration Rate -1.148 people/thousand 133rd
Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) 68.486 years 144th
Life Expectancy (Male) 65.171 years 145th
Life Expectancy (Female) 72.103 years 133rd
Total Fertility Rate 2.911 children/woman 67th
Net Reproduction Rate 1.336 surviving daughters/woman 63rd
Sex Ratio At Birth 1.06 males per female 28th
Infant Mortality Rate 21.801 deaths/1,000 live births 79th
Under Five Mortality 28.393 deaths/thousand 74th
Mean Age at Childbearing 28.89 years 114th
Rate of Natural Increase 15.945 66th
Death Before 40 Probability (Total) 7.704% 129th
Death Before 40 Probability (Male) 9.762% 134th
Death Before 40 Probability (Female) 5.522% 129th
Death Before 60 Probability (Total) 22.997% 129th
Death Before 60 Probability (Male) 29.246% 134th
Death Before 60 Probability (Female) 16.244% 129th
Crude Suicide Rate 2.6 suicides/thousand 144th
Median Age (Total) 23.4 years 157th
Median Age (Female) 23.8 years 157th
Median Age (Male) 22.9 years 158th

Philippines Population History

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
2016 102,250,133 50.43% 49.57% 342 36 1.5% 12
2015 100,699,395 50.46% 49.54% 337 36 1.53% 12
2010 93,038,901 50.58% 49.42% 312 38 1.56% 12
2005 86,141,373 50.258% 49.742% 288 43 1.67% 12
2000 77,932,247 50.363% 49.637% 261 45 2.12% 14
1995 69,835,713 50.442% 49.558% 234 50 2.27% 14
1990 61,947,340 50.515% 49.485% 207 51 2.49% 14
1985 54,323,651 50.553% 49.447% 182 53 2.69% 17
1980 47,396,965 50.585% 49.415% 158 56 2.74% 18
1975 41,295,129 50.614% 49.386% 138 56 2.78% 19
1970 35,804,731 50.591% 49.409% 120 58 2.88% 19
1965 30,913,931 50.519% 49.481% 103 62 3.04% 22
1960 26,273,022 50.326% 49.674% 88 65 3.34% 23
1955 22,179,103 50.066% 49.934% 74 74 3.45% 23
1950 18,580,487 49.727% 50.273% 62 77 3.52% 24

Philippines Population Projections

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
2020 108,435,788 50.333% 49.667% 363 34 1.42% 13
2025 116,151,399 50.2% 49.8% 389 32 1.3% 13
2030 123,575,484 50.064% 49.936% 414 30 1.15% 12
2035 130,555,573 49.932% 50.068% 437 30 1.02% 13
2040 137,020,456 49.806% 50.194% 459 30 0.89% 12
2045 142,920,700 49.693% 50.307% 479 30 0.78% 13
2050 148,260,478 49.596% 50.404% 497 31 0.67% 13
2055 152,971,278 49.506% 50.494% 513 31 0.57% 13
2060 157,074,112 49.426% 50.574% 526 29 0.47% 14
2065 160,517,592 49.349% 50.651% 538 27 0.38% 14
2070 163,317,761 49.289% 50.711% 547 26 0.3% 14
2075 165,483,846 49.25% 50.75% 554 25 0.21% 13
2080 167,016,273 49.235% 50.765% 560 25 0.14% 14
2085 168,032,677 49.237% 50.763% 563 25 0.09% 14
2090 168,609,443 49.258% 50.742% 565 25 0.04% 15
2095 168,814,265 49.293% 50.707% 566 24 0% 15
Data Sources
  1. World Population Prospects - Global demographic estimates and projections by the United Nations