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Demographics in the Philippines - statistics & facts

The Philippines is one of the most populated countries in South East Asia, second to Indonesia. The country’s high population results from high fertility rates, partially because of the society’s deep Catholic beliefs, where abortion is strictly prohibited. However, the country’s increasing population growth is gradually slowing down that has resulted from an aggressive population control policy driven by the government.

What makes up the Philippines’ demographics?

In the Philippines, most of the population lives in urban areas, while the rest reside in rural areas. Since urban areas provide more work opportunities, especially for regions such as the National Capital Region (NCR), Davao region, and the Central Luzon, this has resulted from people looking out for greener pastures in these areas and an income disparity among major capitals nationwide. In addition, the country saw an increasing slum community that has been an ongoing societal issue in major urban cities in the National Capital Region (NCR).

The slum areas in the Philippines have contributed to the global share of the slum population in South East Asia. Although the share of the urban population living in the slums has gradually declined, this issue has mainly stemmed from the lack of affordable housing, despite the gradual decline of underpaid workers in recent years. In terms of migration, the country has developed an emigration culture, with one out of five Filipinos expressing their wishes to move abroad. The government also relies on this emigration culture and has positioned the country as the leading labor exporter from Asia-Pacific.

Th Philippines’ demographic outlook

As the Philippines’ population was projected to reach almost 120 million by 2025, the Philippines’ government is expected to have better policies to provide a better quality of life for everyone. The ongoing “Build Build Build” program set by the government in 2016 has successfully generated jobs, which has resulted in a decreasing unemployment rate in the past years. Furthermore, the ongoing infrastructure projects in rural areas, where completion is set to be done in the next three to five years, would bring unemployment disparity among regions in the Philippines, where rural areas have dominated over the years.

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Demographics in the Philippines - statistics & facts

The Philippines is one of the most populated countries in South East Asia, second to Indonesia. The country’s high population results from high fertility rates, partially because of the society’s deep Catholic beliefs, where abortion is strictly prohibited. However, the country’s increasing population growth is gradually slowing down that has resulted from an aggressive population control policy driven by the government.

What makes up the Philippines’ demographics?

In the Philippines, most of the population lives in urban areas, while the rest reside in rural areas. Since urban areas provide more work opportunities, especially for regions such as the National Capital Region (NCR), Davao region, and the Central Luzon, this has resulted from people looking out for greener pastures in these areas and an income disparity among major capitals nationwide. In addition, the country saw an increasing slum community that has been an ongoing societal issue in major urban cities in the National Capital Region (NCR).

The slum areas in the Philippines have contributed to the global share of the slum population in South East Asia. Although the share of the urban population living in the slums has gradually declined, this issue has mainly stemmed from the lack of affordable housing, despite the gradual decline of underpaid workers in recent years. In terms of migration, the country has developed an emigration culture, with one out of five Filipinos expressing their wishes to move abroad. The government also relies on this emigration culture and has positioned the country as the leading labor exporter from Asia-Pacific.

Th Philippines’ demographic outlook

As the Philippines’ population was projected to reach almost 120 million by 2025, the Philippines’ government is expected to have better policies to provide a better quality of life for everyone. The ongoing “Build Build Build” program set by the government in 2016 has successfully generated jobs, which has resulted in a decreasing unemployment rate in the past years. Furthermore, the ongoing infrastructure projects in rural areas, where completion is set to be done in the next three to five years, would bring unemployment disparity among regions in the Philippines, where rural areas have dominated over the years.

Interesting statistics

In the following 5 chapters, you will quickly find the 24 most important statistics relating to "Demographics in the Philippines".

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