Philippine Population (1799-2010)

Population of the Philippines
Census Years 1799 to 2010

Year

Population

Average annual rate of increase (%)

Source of data

1799

1,502,574

Fr. Buzeta

1800

1,561,251

3.91

Fr. Zuniga

1812

1,933,331

1.80

Cedulas

1819

2,106,230

1.23

Cedulas

1829

2,593,287

2.10

Church

1840

3,096,031

1.62

Local officials

1850

3,857,424

2.22

Fr. Buzeta

1858

4,290,381

1.34

Bowring

1870

4,712,006

0.78

Guia de Manila

1877

5,567,685

2.41

Census

1887

5,984,727

0.72

Census

1896

6,261,339

0.50

Prof. Plehn’s estimate based on census records.

1903

7,635,426

2.87

Census

1918

10,314,310

2.03

Census

1939

16,000,303

2.11

Census

1948

19,234,182

2.07

Census

1960

27,087,685

2.89

Census

1970

36,684,486

3.08

Census

1975

42,070,660

2.78

Census

1980

48,098,460

2.71

Census

1990

60,703,206 a

2.35

Census

1995

68,616,536 a

2.32

Census

2000 76,506,928 a 2.34 b Census
2007 88,566,732 a 2.04 c Census
2010 92,337,852 a 1.90 Census

Note: Population from 1799 to 1896 excludes non-Christians.

a Includes the household population, homeless population, Filipinos in Philippine Embassies/Consulates and missions abroad and institutional population who are found living in institutional living quarters such as penal institutions, orphanages, hospitals, military camps, etc. at the time of the census taking.
b 1990 – 2000 growth rate.
c 2000 – 2010 growth rate.

Source: National Statistics Office

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