As of August 2015, Central Luzon had a total population of 11,218,177 persons based on the 2015 Census of Population (POPCEN 2015). The total population is higher by 1,080,440 persons compared with the 2010 Census of Population and Housing (2010 CPH) count of 10,137,737 persons. Based on POPCEN 2007, the total Population was 9,709,177 persons.
The household population of Central Luzon in 2015 was 11,184,068 persons, higher by 1,065,590 persons from the household population of 10,118,478 persons in 2010. Meanwhile, number of households increased by 14.6 percent from 2,239,011 in 2010 to 2,566,558 in 2015. The average household size in 2015 was 4.4 persons, lower than the average household size of 4.5 persons in 2010.
Of the total household population 10 years old and over, 41.9 percent was never married while 42.5 percent was. The rest of the household population were categorized as follows: in common law/live-in marital arrangement (9.1 percent), widowed (4.6 percent), divorced/separated (1.9 percent), and had unknown marital status (less than 0.05 percent). Among the never-married persons, a higher proportion of male (54.6 percent) than female (45.4 percent) was reported in 2015. Meanwhile, the proportion of females was higher than males among those who were widowed (77.9 percent), divorced/separated (63.6 percent), in common law/live-in marital arrangement (50.5 percent), and married (50.3 percent).
In 2015, Central Luzon had 7,830,429 household population aged 15 years and over. Of this total, approximately three in every five persons (58.1 percent) were engaged in a gainful activity during the 12 months preceding the census. By major occupation group, workers engaged in elementary occupations comprised the largest group (20.2 percent) of all persons with gainful activity; this group includes janitorial, gardener, helper, labourer etc. Service and Sales workers came in next (17.5 percent), followed by Craft and Related Trades Workers (12.9 percent).
Of the household population 15 years old and over, 339,485 persons or 4.3 percent were overseas workers. Overseas workers aged 45 years and over made up the largest age group, comprising 24.1 percent of the total overseas workers, followed by those in the age groups 30 to 34 years (18.7percent), 35 to 39 years (17.7 percent), and 25 to 29 years (17.2 percent).