Pateros » Social
POPULATIONAn understanding of the growth and composition of Pateros’ population is basic to the formulation of the Pateros Comprehensive Land use Plan. Demographic analysis includes an evaluation of historic trends in population change within the locality, as well as an examination of the detailed characteristics of the town's household base. The following demographic analysis is presented in two parts, population trends and selected population characteristics.
Population TrendsBased on the 1995 census (the latest available), Pateros has a population of 55,286. This represented an increase of 7.54% from the last census in 1990. This makes for an annual growth rate of 1.46% which is lower than those of the National Capital Region (NCR) and the neighbor town Taguig but higher than neighbors Makati and Pasig. Trends from 1903 to 1995 shows Pateros experiencing rapid population growth from 1960 to 1990.
Barangay Sta. Ana composed the largest share of population with 40% while Sto Rosario-Kanluran and Aguho follows with 12% and 10%, respectively. Barangay Magtanggol has the lowest population share with 3%.
The growth rate, however, is on a decelerating trend. Based on the planning team’s analysis, the population growth rate will be around 0.67% by 2011. Projected population in 2000 is around 58,855 and in 2011 it will be about 64,811. Part of the explanation was that Pateros’ neighbor Taguig has been growing rapidly which probably absorbed would-be migrants to Pateros.