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HUMAN RESOURCES

Of the Metro Manila local governments, Quezon City has the biggest population, which 2011 estimates have placed at 3,047,077. This constitutes about 24 % of the regional population.

Quezon City is growing faster than the average for Metro Manila and the entire Philippines, with a population growth of 2.92% annually, while the national average is 2.04% and Metro Manila's is 2.11%.

Compared to Metro Manila, Quezon City has been able to maintain lower population density, in spite of its higher growth rate. The city has a lower population density (18,911 people per square kilometer in 2011) than 10 of the Metro Manila cities, especially, Manila (43,964), Pateros (30,433), Mandaluyong (28,201), Caloocan (27,599), Malabon (23,761), Pasay (23,663), and Navotas (23, 380).

Statistics on population distribution are based on 2010 population figures, which is 2,960,627. Distribution among the genders is 51:49, with 1.51 million females to 1.44 million males. It is a city dominated by the youth, with more than 40% (1.19 million) of the population less than 20 years of age. Of the young population, 552,933 are less than 10 years old, while those in the 10 to 19 age range total 574,395.

Quezon City Population

By Age Group and Gender, 2010

Age Range

Male

Female

Total

Under 1

34,501

32,160

66,661

1-4

129,896

121,152

251,047

5-9

155,753

146,133

301,886

10-14

140,199

134,467

274,666

15-19

140,393

159,336

299,729

20-24

148,219

168,456

316,676

25-29

144,730

157,329

302,058

30-34

120,690

124,736

245,426

35-39

108,274

111,165

219,439

40-44

86,699

92,839

179,537

45-49

72,273

78,123

150,396

50-54

57,501

63,695

121,197

55-59

39,960

43,742

83,702

60-64

24,408

29,383

53,791

65-69

15,742

21,427

37,169

70-74

10,373

15,496

25,869

75-79

6,000

9,799

15,799

80 & over

5,032

10,547

15,579

TOTAL

1,440,641

1,519,986

2,960,627

 
The senior population (60 years and older) number only 148,207 or about 5% of the total. Women in their reproductive years (15 to 49 years) are 891,983, which may contribute to the city's relatively high average annual population growth rate.

Population distribution

More than half of Quezon City's population can be found in district 2. However, in terms of population density, District 1 is the relatively most congested, because it also has the smallest land area among the districts, and a very large built-up space.

 

Population Distribution, by District

2010

DISTRICT

Population

% Share

Annual Growth Rate

D1

416,258

14.06%

1.00%

D2

1,785,242

60.30%

4.12%

D3

312,761

10.56%

1.37%

D4

446,366

15.08%

1.90%

TOTAL

2,960,627

100.00%

2.92%

 

Population Density, by District

2010

DISTRICT

Land Area (in sq km)

Population Density

D1

19.594

21,244

D2

96.265

18,545

D3

21.848

14,315

D4

23,419

19,059

TOTAL

161,126

18,375

 

School-Aged Population and Education

Quezon City residents have a literacy rate of 98.32%, higher than the average rate for the Philippines of 93.4%. There is a large English-speaking population, with English the language of instruction in almost all subjects in school and for business.

 

Like all Filipino children, Quezon City residents may enter school at about age two to six years (for daycare), up to kindergarten. At about six or seven years of age, children enter elementary school for six or seven years. This is followed by secondary school, also called as high school, for four years. Students may then sit for College Entrance Examinations (CEE), after which they may enter tertiary institutions for three to five years.

 

The city's school age population (from pre-school to tertiary education) number 1.88 million, or 4.3% of the country's total enrolled population of 43.56 million in school year 2009-2010. Quezon City is considered to have the largest school-age population in the country.

 

Enrollment in Quezon City Colleges and Universities

ACADEMIC YEAR

PROGRAM LEVEL

PRE-BACCALAUREATE

BACCALAUREATE

MALE

FEMALE

SUB-TOTAL

MALE

FEMALE

SUB-TOTAL

2005-2006

7,937

4,709

12,646

48,744

64,714

113,458

2006-2007

6,703

3,766

10,469

54,796

68,988

123,784

2007-2008

7,690

2,180

9,870

54,547

67,355

121,902

2008-2009

5,253

1,273

6,526

53,464

65,237

118,701

2009-2010

5,769

871

6,640

52,639

65,491

118,130

                                Source:  Commission on Higher Education

In terms of preferred disciplines, the following fields have the highest percentage of enrollees among Philippine schools, and the top choices are the general preferences of enrollees in Quezon City as well:


Disciplines with the Highest Enrollment in the Philippines

SY 2009/2010

 

Discipline

% of total Philippine enrollment

Business Administration and related fields

26.1%

Medical and allied fields (incl. nursing)

15.9%

Education and teacher training

12.7%

Information technology-related fields

12.6%

Engineering

12.4%

Maritime

3.2%

Social and behavioral sciences

2.8%

                                   Source:  Commission on Higher Education

Disciplines with the Highest Number of Graduates in the Philippines

SY 2008/2009

Discipline

% of total Philippine enrollment

Medical and allied fields (incl. nursing)

27.3%

Business Administration and related fields

22.7%

Education and teacher training

12.1%

Engineering

10.3%

Information technology-related fields

9.8%

              Source:  Commission on Higher Education

Employment

The city’s employable population (aged 20 to 64) is about 1.672 million, the biggest that can be found in any Philippine city.  It represents 33.8% of Metro Manila’s aggregate labor force and  4.3% of the country’s total labor force. 

The distribution among males and females is just about even.  Almost 65% are less than 40 years old and 37% are less than 30 years.

Employable Population in Quezon City, 2010

Age range

MALE

FEMALE

TOTAL

20-24 years

148,219

168,456

316,675

25-29 years

144,730

157,329

302,059

30-34 years

120,690

124,736

245,426

35-39 years

108,274

111,165

219,439

40-44 years

86,699

92,839

179,538

45-49 years

72,273

78,123

150,396

50-54 years

57,501

63,695

121,196

55-59 years

39,960

43,742

83,702

60-64 years

24,408

29,383

53,791

TOTAL

802,754

869,468

1,672,222


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