2015 Population of Barangay Maharlika, Quezon City

Reference Number: 

2021-SR-051 (POII)

Release Date: 

Wednesday, September 29, 2021
The Census of Population, which is a complete enumeration of households in the country, is designed primarily to take an inventory of the population of all barangays in the Philippines as mandated by RA No. 10625 and Executive Order No. 352. It also collects information about some characteristics of the population such as age, sex, marital status, and highest grade completed.
This special release presents data on the population of Barangay Maharlika, Quezon City. Figures are based from the tabulated data of the 2015 Census of Population.
Total Population of Barangay Maharlika reaches 4,425
The total population of Barangay Maharlika, Quezon City reached 4,425 as of August 1, 2015. This accounts for 0.2 percent of the city’s total population. The household population of Barangay Maharlika was equal to its total population since there were no institutional population or those residing in institutional living quarters such as hotels, hospitals, orphanages, homes for the aged, jails, and military camps.
Of the household population, 2,006 or 45.3 percent were male while 2,419 or 54.7 percent were female. These figures resulted to a sex ratio of 83 males per 100 females.
Persons Aged 30 to 34 Years Comprise the Largest Age Group
The age-sex distribution of the population showed that persons aged 30 to 34 years comprised the largest age group, making up 10.6 percent of the household population. This was followed by those in the age groups 40 to 44 years (9.6 percent), then age groups 20 to 24 years and 25 to 29 (both at 8.7 percent).
Females outnumbered males in the age groups 0 to 54 years and in the older age groups (55 years old and over). Refer to Table 2 for details.
Median Age is 34 Years
In 2015, the median age of the household population of Barangay Maharlika was 34. This means that half of the household population was younger than 34 years. This was higher than the median age of the Quezon City which was 26 years.
Seven in Nine of the Household Population are of Voting Age
A total of 3,446 or 77.9 percent of the barangay’s household populace belonged to the voting population or those aged 18 years and over. There were more female voters (1,913 or 55.5 percent) than male voters (1,533 or 44.5 percent). Refer to Table 3 for details.
Senior Citizens Constitutes 10.8 Percent of the Household Population
People who were regarded as senior citizens were those aged 60 years and over.  In 2015, senior citizens made up 10.8 percent of the barangay’s household population.  Among the senior citizens, females (61.1 percent) outnumbered males (38.9 percent). Refer to Table 2 for details.
Overall Dependency Ratio Totals 34 Dependents
The overall dependency ratio of Barangay Maharlika was 34, which indicates that for every 100 working-age population, there were about 34 dependents (24 young dependents and 10 old dependents). This was lower than the overall dependency ratio of Quezon City which was 44 dependents. Refer to Table 4 for details.
Three Elderly for Every Five Children Below 15 Years
The ageing index or the proportion of persons aged 60 years and over per 100 persons under the age of 15 years in Barangay Maharlika registered 60.6 percent. This translates to three persons aged 60 years and over for every five children under 15 years old.
Married Persons Tally 44.5 Percent
Of the total household population 10 years old and over, 44.5 percent was married while 42.8 percent has never been married. The rest of the population was categorized as follows: widowed (6.3 percent), common-law/live-in (3.2 percent), divorced/separated (2.8 percent) and unknown (0.4 percent). Among those who were married, a higher proportion in females (50.7 percent) than in males (49.3 percent) was recorded. Likewise, the proportion of females was higher than males among those who were widowed (74.8 percent), divorced/separated (73.4 percent), never been married (55.3 percent), common-law/live-in (50.8 percent) and unknown (85.7 percent). Refer to Table 5 for details.
Females Outnumber Males Among Baccalaureate Degree Holders 
Of the total household population 5 years old and over, 37.1 percent were baccalaureate degree holders, 26.4 percent had attended or completed high school education, 19.2 percent were college undergraduates and 10.7 percent had attended or completed elementary education. Among those baccalaureate degree holders, there were more females (52.9 percent) than males (47.1 percent). Refer to Table 6 for details.
Simple Literacy Rate is Recorded at 98.8 Percent
Barangay Maharlika recorded a literacy rate of 98.8 percent which was slightly higher than the total literacy rate of Quezon City that was at 98.3 percent. Literacy rate was higher among males (99.0 percent) than females (98.7 percent). Refer to Table 7 for details.
Five in Every Seven Persons are Engaged in a Gainful Activity
Approximately five in every seven persons (70.2 percent) were engaged in gainful activity during the 12 months preceding the census. Among the major occupation groups, managers comprised the largest group (22.2 percent). Clerical support workers came next (20.5 percent), followed by professionals (18.1 percent). Refer to Table 8 for details.
The 2015 Census of Population (POPCEN 2015) was undertaken by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) in August 2015 as mandated by Republic Act No. 10625, otherwise known as the Philippine Statistics Act of 2013. It was the 14th census of population that was undertaken since the first census in 1903. POPCEN 2015 was designed to take an inventory of the total population all over the Philippines and collect information about their characteristics. Census day for the POPCEN 2015 was August 1, 2015 (12:01 a.m.). POPCEN 2015 made use of the de jure concept of enumeration wherein households and persons are enumerated in the area where they usually reside as of the census reference date. Enumeration lasted for about 25 days, from 10 August to 6 September 2015. Enumeration was extended until 15 September 2015 for large provinces and some highly urbanized cities.
Total population                                        the sum of the household population and institutional  population. It also includes Filipinos in Philippine  
                                                                 embassies, consulates, and missions abroad
Household population                               comprises of persons who belong to a household, the  basic criterion of which is the usual place of residence  
                                                                 or the  place where the person usually resides
Institutional population                            the population enumerated in collective or institutional  living quarters such as: dormitories/lodging houses,  
                                                                 jails/prisons, military camps, onvents/seminaries, and  mental hospitals
Household                                                 a social unit consisting of a person living alone or a  group of persons who sleep in the same housing unit  and
                                                                 have a common arrangement in the preparation  and consumption of food
Age                                                           the interval of time between a person’s date of birth  and the census reference date (1 August 2015).  
                                                                 Expressed in completed years (as of last birthday), it is recorded in whole number
Median                                                      age the age at which exactly half of the population is  younger than this age
                                                                 and the other half is older than it
Overall  dependency ratio                         the ratio of persons in the dependent  ages (under 15 years old and over 64 years old) to  persons in the
                                                                 economically active or working ages (15  to 64 years old) in the population
Marital status                                            the personal status of each individual with reference to  the marriage laws or customs of the country
Simple literacy rate                                   the proportion of persons aged 10 years and over who  are able to read and write a simple message in any
                                                                 language or dialect
Highest grade / year completed                the highest grade or year completed in school, college or university 
Usual activity / occupation                       the kind of job or business, which a person aged 15 years and over was engaged in most of the time during  
                                                                 the 12 months preceding the census