Demography and Statistics

Historical Growth Of Population

In 1903, when first census has been done in the Municipality of Ajuy, the population was only 7,854.  After fifteen (15) years, another census was conducted and the population increased to 34 percent which is 11,981.  In 1939, before Second World War, the population increased by 3,488. The most noticeable increase is from 1948 to 1960, a gap of 12 years, which is only 6%. Ten (10) years later (1970), the population has increased to 21,770 and 26,113 in 1975, registering a growth rate of 1.56 and 3.70 %, respectively. (Refer to Table D-1).

  

Population Per Barangay

The municipality of Ajuy has a total population of 38,415 (NCSO) in 1995.  In 1980, the total population was 30,397 (NCSO).  The annual growth rate of the 1980 to 1995 population is 1.57%.

The barangay of Culasi is the most populated of all the barangays of Ajuy.  The barangay of Poblacion, where the center of commerce is located, follows as the most populated barangay in the municipality.  These two barangays have the largest built-up areas as well.

 

With the growth rate of about 1.57%, it is projected that by year 2000, the total population will increase to 41,527 and 48,627 by year 2010. (Refer to Table D-2.1 & D-2.2).

 

Urban Population

The urban area of the municipality comprises of two barangays, as stated above, these are the Poblacion and Culasi.  Poblacion has a total population of 3,041 in 1995 (NCSO) and is expected to increase to 3,841 in 2010 as projected.  Culasi has a total population of 3,265 in 1995 (NCSO) and is expected to increase to 4,124 in 2010.

 

Rural Population

There are 32 barangays composing the rural area of the municipality.  The rural population in 1995 (NCSO) is 32,109.  In 2010, it is projected to reach 40,662.

 

Age-Sex Population Distribution

In the 1995 Census population, males are more than the females.  The sex ratio in 1995 indicates that there are 1.05 males for every 1 female. The most numbered age bracket belongs to 5 to 9 years old. (Refer to Table (D-3.1).

           

Number Of Households

Based on the 1995 census, Ajuy has 7,409 total number of population. Culasi, an urban barangay has the most number of households with 645, followed by Poblacion, also an urban barangay wih 578 while Agbobolo has the least number of households with only 47. It is projected that by year 2010 the total number of households will increase to 9,388. (Refer to Table D-4.1)

           

Population Density

Population density is the ratio between the number of population to the total land area of the municipality. This depends on the number of persons in a certain area. Based on the 1995 Census, the Municipality of Ajuy has a population density of 175.67 persons per square kilometer.

The most densely populated area as projected is Brgy. Culasi with a population density of 23.49, followed by Poblacion with 21.88. As projected, the least densely populated area is Brgy. Agbobolo with only 1.56. (Refer to Table D-5.1)

 

Potential Labor Force and Age Dependency Ratio

The potential labor force of the municipality is 20,685, which is 2,959 greater than total number of the dependent population.  The age dependency ratio is 86:10. (Refer to Table D-6)

 

Literacy

The literacy rate of Ajuy is 92.29%.  Most of the people in Ajuy are literate.  The apparent impediment of the people to get better education here in Ajuy is poverty. (Refer to Table D-7).

   

Disability

Blindness is the disability that affects the most persons in the municipality.  Blindness starts from ages 45 to 80 and over. (Refer to Table D-8.1, D-8.2,  D-8.3).       

 

Religious Population

Roman Catholicism is the dominant religious affiliation in Ajuy.  It has 23,879 members.  Iglesia Filipina Independente follows with 11,188. There are 21 denominations found in the municipality.  Thirty persons of the total number of this sector has no religion. (Refer to Table D-9).

   

Mother Tounge

Obviously, 98% of the total populations speak Hiligaynon or Ilonggo.  Other languages spoken are brought about by immigrants and other early settlers in the municipality. (Refer to Table D-10).