POPULATION

 Population: Regional and National Context

 As of 2007 Census, Rizal Province has a total population of 2,284,046 and population density of 1,942 persons per square kilometers. Between 2000 and 2007, its   population grew at an annual growth rate of 4.10 percent which is slower than the 5.79 percent rate recorded for the period 1995-
2000.
 Rizal  Province  comes  third  in  the  region  in  terms  of  population  size, accounting  for  19.85  percent  of  the  11,506,720  regional  total.  Cavite Province has the largest share with 24.83 percent followed by Laguna with
21.50 percent share. Batangas, which ranks fourth, has a slightly lower share of 19.52 while Quezon has the least at 14.31 percent.  The population of the province is equivalent to 2.58 percent of the national population of
88,570,000.
In terms of growth rate, Rizal is the second fastest-growing province in the region with an annual population growth rate of 4.10 percent for the period
2000-2007; it is next to Cavite with 4.59 percent growth rate. The population of the province grew faster than the national figure of 2.04 percent and 22 percent higher than the regional average of 3.21 percent. Given this current trend in population growth, the province will double its population in 16 years, faster than the 21 years population doubling time of the region and with 34 years doubling time of the Philippines.
In terms of density, Rizal Province with 1,942 persons per square kilometer is second to Cavite with 2,219 persons per square kilometer as the most densely  populated  province  in  the  Calabarzon  region.  The  population density of the province is almost thrice the Calabarzon average of 709 persons per square kilometers and more than six times that of the national density of 301 per square kilometer (Table 4).
Table 4. Calabarzon, Population, Annual Population Growth Rate, Density, Area, by Province, Philippines, 2000 and 2007
 
Province
Population
Pop.
2007
% Share
APGR
2000-
2007
Density
Area
2000
2007
2000
2007
Sq. Km.
%
PHILIPPINES
76,500,000
88,570,000
-
2.04
260
301
294,554
-
REGION IV-A- CALABARZON
 
9,124,554
 
11,506,720
 
100
 
3.21
 
562
 
709
 
16,228.61
 
100
 
Batangas
 
1,905,348
 
2,245,869
 
19.52
 
2.29
 
602
 
709
 
3,165.81
 
19.50
 
Cavite
 
2,063,161
 
2,856,765
 
24.83
 
4.59
 
1,602
 
2,219
 
1,427.06
 
8.80
 
Laguna
 
1,965,872
 
2,473,530
 
21.50
 
3.22
 
1,117
 
1,406
 
1,759.73
 
10.80
 
Quezon
 
1,482,955
 
1,646,510
 
14.30
 
1.45
 
170
 
189
 
8,706.60
 
53.65
 
Rizal
 
1,707,218
 
2,284,046
 
19.85
 
4.10
 
1,452
 
1942
 
1,175.96
 
7.25
Source: NSO-Rizal

 Size and Distribution

The City of Antipolo has the largest population in the province with 633,971, accounting for 27.76 percent of the provincial population and occupying
23.38 percent of the provincial land area (Table 5).
In addition to Antipolo City, Cainta, Taytay, Binangonan and Rodriguez are the top five (5) largest settlements accounting for 72.19 percent of the total population. The remaining 27.81 percent of the population is distributed among  the  ten  municipalities  of  the  province  with  Jalajala  having  the smallest share of 28,738 or 1.26 percent.
The large population of Cainta, Rodriguez, San Mateo, Taytay and Antipolo is a result of the rapid urbanization in Mega Manila that spilled-over to said areas. These areas served as “bedroom communities” for Metro Manila. This is evident in the proliferation of residential subdivision developments because many of the residents of these areas are employed or have businesses in Metro Manila. They enter Metro Manila in the morning and return to Rizal Province in the evening.
Table 5. Rizal Population, Annual Population Growth Rate (APGR), Density, Area, by City/Municipality, 2000 and 2007
 
 
City/ Municipality
Population
Pop.
2007
% Share
 
APGR
2000-
2007
Density
Area
2000
2007
2000
2007
Sq. Km.
%
Share
 
RIZAL
 
1,707,218
 
2,284,046
 
100
 
4.10
 
1,452
 
1,942
 
1,175.96
 
100
Antipolo
470,866
633,971
27.76
4.22
1,538
2,071
306.10
26.03
Cainta
242,511
289,833
12.69
2.51
9,046
10,811
26.81
2.28
Taytay
198,183
262,485
11.49
3.98
5,108
6,765
38.80
3.30
Binangonan
187,691
238,931
10.46
3.41
2,829
3,602
66.34
5.64
Rodriguez
115,167
223,594
9.79
9.65
666
1,294
172.85
14.70
 
San Mateo
 
135,603
 
184,860
 
8.09
 
4.40
 
2,461
 
3,356
 
55.09
 
4.68
 
Angono
 
74,668
 
97,209
 
4.26
 
3.73
 
2,848
 
3,707
 
26.22
 
2.23
Tanay
78,223
94,460
4.14
2.65
391
472
200.00
17.01
Pililla
45,275
58,525
2.56
3.63
647
837
69.95
5.95
 
Morong
 
42,489
 
50,538
 
2.21
 
2.44
 
1,131
 
1,345
 
37.58
 
3.20
 
Cardona
 
39,003
 
44,942
 
1.97
 
1.99
 
1,366
 
1,574
 
28.56
 
2.43
 
Teresa
 
29,745
 
44,436
 
1.95
 
5.73
 
1,598
 
2,388
 
18.61
 
1.58
Baras
24,514
31,524
1.38
3.55
289
371
84.93
7.22
Jalajala
23,280
28,738
1.26
2.97
528
651
44.12
3.75
Source: National Statistics Office

Looking at the status of all local government units (LGUs) in the province, only three (3) of the 13 municipalities and one city increased their population shares from 2000 to 2007.
Among  the  four  (4)  LGUs,  the  largest  increase  was  experienced  by Rodriguez with net increase of 7.30 percent. Teresa, Antipolo City  and San Mateo likewise experienced net increases (Table 6).
Rodriguez,  Antipolo,  Teresa  and  San  Mateo  accounted  for  almost  70 percent  of  the  additional population (2000-2007) in  the  entire  province. These population trends suggest that Rodriguez remains the biggest driver of population growth in the province (Maps 9 and 10).
Table 6. Rizal Population Share by City/Municipality, 2000 and 2007
 
City/ Municipality
 
Pop. 2000
% Share
 
Pop. 2007
% Share
Cum Pop
2000
% Share
Cum Pop
2007
% Share
 
2000-2007
% Change
Antipolo Cainta Taytay Binangonan
Rodriguez
San Mateo Angono Tanay
Pililla Morong Cardona Teresa Baras
Jalajala
27.58%
14.21%
11.61%
10.99%
2.49%
7.94%
4.37%
4.58%
6.75%
2.65%
2.28%
1.74%
1.44%
1.36%
27.76%
12.69%
11.49%
10.46%
9.79%
8.09%
4.26%
4.14%
2.56%
2.21%
1.97%
1.95%
1.38%
1.26%
27.58%
41.79%
53.39%
64.39%
66.88%
74.82%
79.19%
83.78%
90.52%
93.17%
95.46%
97.20%
98.64%
100.00%
27.76%
40.45%
51.94%
62.40%
72.19%
80.28%
84.54%
88.67%
91.24%
93.45%
95.42%
97.36%
98.74%
100.00%
0.18%
-1.52%
-0.12%
-0.53%
7.30%
0.15%
-0.12%
-0.45%
-4.18%
-0.44%
-0.32%
0.20%
-0.06%
-0.11%
RIZAL
100
100
 
 
 
Source: NSO-Rizal
 
 
Source: Provincial Development and Physical Framework Plan, 2008 - 2013
Provincial Planning and Development Office
MS. MILAGROS D. TRIAS
Provincial Planning and Development Coordinator
Telephone Number: 620-2400 Local 5604/ 5609