units in EV reaches 975,625
June 6, 2018
TACLOBAN CITY –
Results of the 2015 Census of Population (POPCEN) showed that
Eastern Visayas had a total occupied housing units of 975,625 as of
August 1, 2015. This is an increase of 13.6% or 116,910 housing
units over the 858,715 occupied housing units recorded during the
2010 Census of Population and Housing (CPH). This figure resulted to
a ratio of 101 households for every 100 occupied housing units or 5
persons per occupied housing unit.
Leyte (excluding Tacloban
City) recorded the highest number of occupied housing units among
the provinces with 402,126 housing units or 41.2% of the total
housing units in the region. Samar ranked second with 162,886
occupied housing units, followed by Northern Samar with 124,909,
Eastern Samar with 105,653 and Southern Leyte with 92,405. Biliran
recorded the least number of occupied housing units posted at 38,105
Tacloban City, the lone
Highly Urbanized City (HUC) in the region, recorded a total of
49,541 occupied housing units.
Single-type house was the
most common type of building/house in Eastern Visayas. Ninety-four
percent of the total occupied housing unit in Eastern Visayas
reported this type of building/house. About 4.1% were duplex while
1.7% were multi-unit residential.
Majority or 77.2% of the
occupied housing units in the region had roofs made of galvanized
iron/aluminum. Meanwhile, about three in ten (30.7%) of the occupied
housing units in the region in 2015 had outer walls made of
Of the total 985,418
households in 2015, almost half (46.6%) owned or amortized the house
and lots that they occupied in 2015. A little over one-third (38.2%)
of the households occupied houses which they owned but not the lots,
they were rent-free with consent of the owner; 6.5% owned the houses
but rented the lots that they occupied; 4.8% lived in rent-free
house and lots with consent of the owner; 2.3% lived in rented house
and lot; 1.5% lived in own house and rent-free lot without consent
of the owner; and 0.2% lived in rent-free house and lot without
consent of the owner.
Majority or 83.9% of the
985,418 households in the region used electricity for lighting.
Households that used kerosene for lighting accounted for 13.0. Solar
lamps were used by about 1.6 percent of the households.
Of the total 985,418
households in 2015, 31.5% used shared faucet community water system
as main source of drinking water. The second highest reported source
of drinking water was own use faucet community water system which
accounted for 18.2% of the total households. The rest of the
households used the following sources: shared tubed/piped deep well
(16.2%); bottled water (13.5%); dug well (5.7%); protected spring
(5.0%); own use tubed/piped deep well (3.0%); tubed/piped shallow
well (2.7%); peddler (2.0%); unprotected spring (1.4%); lake, river,
rain (0.8%); and others (0.1%).
One-third or 33.1% of the
households used shared faucet community water system as main source
of water for cooking. The second highest reported source of water
for cooking was own use faucet community water system which
accounted for a quarter or 25.4% of the total households. The rest
of the households used the following sources: shared tubed/piped
deep well (17.9%); dug well (7.2%); own use tubed/piped deep well
(4.5%); protected spring (4.4%); tubed/piped shallow well (3.2%);
unprotected spring (1.3%); peddler (1.1%); bottled water (0.9%); and
lake, river, rain (0.9%).