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The Province of Davao del Norte is situated at the southeastern part of Region XI, bounded by Agusan del Sur on the North, Bukidnon on the Northeast, Davao City on the West, Davao Gulf on the South and the Province of Compostela Valley on the East.

[heading top=”10″ bottom=”10″ size=”5″]INCOME CLASSIFICATION[/heading]

Davao del Norte is a first class province in terms of income classification. It comprises 3 cities (1 first class, 1 third class and 1 fourth class) and 8 municipalities (4 first class, 2 second class and 2 fourth class).

LGU

         INCOME CLASS
Davao del Norte First Class
1.   Asuncion First Class
2.   B.E. Dujali Fourth Class
3.   Carmen First Class
4.   Kapalong First Class
5.   New Corella Second Class
6.   San Isidro Fourth Class
7.   Sto. Tomas First Class
8.   Talaingod Second Class
9.  IGACOS Fourth Class
10. Panabo City Third Class
11. Tagum City (capital) First Class

 

[heading top=”10″ bottom=”10″ size=”5″]LAND AREA AND POPULATION [/heading]

Davao del Norte is the smallest of the region’s provinces, covering a land area of 3,463 sq. kilometers or 18.4% of the entire region. Its population is 945,764 based on the 2010 census with an annual average growth rate of 2.23% from CY2000. Its population density was 273 persons/sq. km in 2010 compared to 245 persons/sq. km in 2007.

 

Indicator

Aug 2007

May  2010

Total population

847,440

945,764

Growth Rate

2.43%

Share to Davao Region

20%

21%

Share to Philippines

0.09%

1.02%

Population Density

245

273

 

[heading top=”10″ bottom=”10″ size=”5″]POVERTY STATISTICS[/heading]

As of 2012, Davao del Norte’s poverty incidence of families was estimated at 26.7% or about 61,000 families. Annual per capita family threshold for the province was P20,841.

 

[heading top=”10″ bottom=”10″ size=”5″]ANNUAL FAMILY INCOME[/heading]

Davao del Norte’s family income statistics are consolidated with Davao Region’s data.  Average family income in 2009 reached P166,000, while average family expenditures amounted to P142,000.  By main source of income, half or 50.1% of family incomes came from wages and salaries; 27.9% from entrepreneurial activities, and 24.7% came from other sources.  In terms of expenditures, the highest items were for food, 45.6%; rental, 10%; transportation and communication, 7.9%; fuel, light and water; 6.6%; and education, 4.3%.  The following table shows comparison with the Philippines:

Indicator

Davao Region

Philippines

Total Family  Income (in million pesos)

146,292

3,804,325

Total Family Expenditures

   125,043

3,239,186

Average Family Income

166

206

 Average Family Expenditures

142

176

Top Expenditure Items:
Food

45.6%

42.6%

House rental value

10.0%

12.8%

Transportation and Communications

07.9%

07.7%

Fuel, light and water

06.6%

07.1%

Education

04.3%

04.3%

 

[heading top=”10″ bottom=”10″ size=”5″]MAJOR INDUSTRIES[/heading]

Following are Davao del Norte’s major industries:

1. Banana Industry (local and export banana, banana chips)
2. Wood industry
3. Manufacturing and packaging
4. Trading and Services
5. Tourism
6. Quarrying industry (sand and gravel)