Press Release

Philippine population growth expected to slow down
to 1.95 percent in 2005-2010*
(PR-2006-04-SS2-03, Posted 09 May 2006)

In a span of four years, the country will be populated with over 94 million people. This translates to a yearly population growth of 1.95 percent from 2005 to 2010. Women are expected to live longer than men by 5.5 years, but less by half a year compared to five years earlier. Males (47.3M) will still outnumber the females (46.7M).

These results were taken from the 2000 census-based national, regional and provincial population projections released by the National Statistics Office on April 4, 2006.

The population projections are generated by the NSO with assistance of the Inter-Agency Working Group on Population Projections with regard to assumptions and methodologies adopted. The methodology used for the generation of these projections was approved by the National Statistical Coordination Board (NSCB) Executive Board on February 8, 2006 as endorsed by the Technical Committee on Population and Housing. The preparation of population projections is a designated statistical activity to be done after every Census year as mandated under Executive Order No. 352, Designation of Statistical Activities that will Generate Critical Data for Decision-Making of the Government and the Private Sector, issued on July 1, 1996.

The tables include a summary of the national, regional and provincial projected population by sex and five-year age group, projected total fertility rates, projected life expectancy and the average annual geometric growth rates.


OIC, Office of the Secretary General

* Previously headlined "Philippine population growth slows to 1.95 percent by 2010"


View details at the NSO Website

Tables on 2000 census-based national population projections

Adopting the Methodology used in Generating the 2000 Census of
Population and Housing-Based National, Regional and Provincial
Population Projections

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