ELECTORATE

Among the six congressional districts, District VI has the highest population at 374,099 followed by District I at 364,965. The sixth district’s huge population is attributed to the residential use of land at Sta. Ana (183,306 population), Sta. Mesa (98,792 population), Pandacan (82,194 population) and San Miguel (21,267 population). The Tondo Foreshoreland project led to the conversion of land for utilities to residential use resulting in the growth of settlement areas beside the north harbor.

Districts III and V are the least populated congressional districts having a population of 198,777 and 195,995 respectively. Such can be attributed to the nature of land use in the area. District III which includes San Nicolas, Sta. Cruz and Quiapo is a highly commercial area while District V which encompasses San Andres, Malate, Intramuros and Port Area is host to institutions, transport facilities and utilities and some commercial activities.

TABLE 1: POPULATION BY CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT, 1995

District
Land Area (ha)
Number of Household
Population 1995
Population Density
I 5.64 74,451 364,965 64,710
II 3.46 46,987 224,679 64,936
III 6.23 42,925 198,777 31,906
IV 7.90 62,934 298,284 37,757
V 9.59 58,245 195,995 20,437
VI 5.48 77,939 374,099 68,266
Total 38.30 363,481 1,656,799 43,258
Source CDPO NSO NSO Computed

In terms of population density, District VI also ranks first at 68,266 persons per square kilometer followed by Districts I and II at 64,730 and 64,936, respectively. Districts III and V are also found to be the least dense in population accounting for 31,906 and 20,437 persons per square kilometer, respectively. (Tables 1 and 2)

TABLE 2: POPULATION BY ADMINISTRATIVE DISTRICT, 1995

District
Land Area (ha)
Number of Household
Population 1995
Population Density
Tondo I 5.64 74,451 364,965 64,710
Tondo II 3.46 46,987 224,679 64,936
Binondo .. 3,213 15,103 ..
Quiapo .. 5,720 25,177 ..
San Nicolas .. 8,817 39,594 ..
Sta Cruz .. 25,175 118,903 ..
District III 6.23 42,925 198,777 31,906
District IV 7.90 62,934 298,284 50,014
Ermita .. 2,148 6,823 ..
Intramuros .. 2,356 10,384 ..
Malate .. 9,481 81,033
Paco 13,105 63,463
Port Area 3,539 15,883
San Andres 46,550 220,549
District V 9.59 9.59 184,462 19,235
San Miguel 4,524 21,267
Pandacan 18,090 82,194
Sta. Ana 34,694 183,306
Sta. Mesa 20,631 98,792
District VI 5.48 77,939 286,767 52,329
TOTAL 38.30 363.481 363.481 363.481
Source CDPO NSO NSO Computed
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