Highlights of the Region III Central Luzon’s Population

The population of Region III - Central Luzon as of August 1, 2015 was 11,218,177 based on the 2015 Census of Population (POPCEN 2015). The 2015 population of the region is higher by 1,080,440 compared with the population of 10.14 million in 2010, and by 3,013,435 compared with the population of 8.20 million in 2000. Refer to Table 1.
The population of Region III increased by 1.95 percent annually, on the average, during the period 2010 to 2015. By comparison, the rate at which the region’s population grew during the period 2000 to 2010 was higher at 2.14 percent. See Table 2.

Central Luzon Population Counts by Legislative District

First Legislative District of Pampanga is the region’s most populous LD; Lone Legislative District of Aurora is least
populous. Of the region’s 21 legislative districts (LDs), the First Legislative District of Pampanga was the biggest in terms of population size, with 775,580 persons, based on the results of the 2015 Census of Population (POPCEN 2015). It was followed by the Fourth LD of Bulacan with 746,699 persons and the First LD of Bulacan with 717,820 persons. Six of most populous LDs of Central Luzon are located in the provinces of Pampanga and Bulacan.
The Lone LD of Aurora was the least populous LD with 214,336 persons, followed by the First LD of Bataan with 344,221. The Second LD of Zambales with 387, 571 was the third least populous district in Central Luzon, followed by First LD of Tarlac with 408,162 and the Second LD of Bataan with 416,429 persons.
Bulacan is the biggest province in terms of population size and number of LDs of Central Luzon. With 5 legislative Districts, Bulacan has one lone legislative district, namely City of San Jose Del Monte with a total population of 574,089. The Lone LD of City of San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan comprised about one sixth of Bulacan’s total population of 3.29 million.

Central Luzon Population Density

Region III - Central Luzon’s Population Density increases from 373 to 512 persons per square kilometer. The population of the Central Luzon as of August 1, 2015 based on the 2015 Census of Population (POPCEN 2015) was 11.22 million persons. With a total land area of approximately 21,906.19 square kilometers, the population density of the Central Luzon in 2015 was posted at 512 persons per square kilometer. This represents an increase of 49 persons per square kilometer (11.3 percent) from the population density of 460 persons per square kilometer in 2010. In 2000, there were 373 persons residing in every square kilometer of land.
Pampanga is the most densely populated province, Aurora the most sparsely populated province of Central Luzon. Among the regions’ seven provinces, the most densely populated was the Bulacan, with a population density of 1,183 persons per square kilometer. The most sparsely populated province of the region in 2015 was the province of Aurora with 68 persons per square kilometer.
Among huc/city/municipality, Marilao is most densely populated; Doña Remedios Trinindad the most sparse. Among the regions’ 130 huc/city/municipality, Marilao was the most densely populated with 6,579 persons per square kilometer of land. It was followed by City of Meycauayan with 6,513 persons per square kilometer, Angeles City with 6,496 persons per square kilometer, City of San Jose Del Monte with 5,440 persons per square kilometer, and City of San Fernando (P) with 4,527 persons per square kilometer.
In contrast, Doña Remedios Trinidad was the most sparsely populated municipality with a population density of 24 persons per square kilometer. Next was Casiguran with 34 persons per square kilometer of land,followed by Dinalungan with 36 persons per square kilometer, San Luis (A) with 45 persons per square kilometer, and Dilasag with 52 persons per square kilometer.