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Historical Data of Population Density in the Philippines

Requested from POPCOM by Adonis Durado at 10:44 PM on Feb 24, 2019.
Purpose: To create an infographic heat map of the Philippine population from the earliest record to present
Date of Coverage: 01/01/1880 - 12/30/2018
Tracking no: #POPCOM-360927605318

Adonis 10:44 PM, Feb 24, 2019

Hi. I'm an graduate student at Ohio University. I'm currently working on an infographic about population density in the Philippines from 1880s to the present. What I need is a raw data (Excel or any spreadsheet format) of the population of the cities and municipalities from the time period mentioned above (or the earliest record the government has). 

See the attached example of heat map of 2010 population density. This is per province -- but what I intend to do is a more detailed one. That's why I need the data of cities and municipalities. 



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February 26, 2019

Dear Adonis,


Thank you for your request dated Feb 24, 2019 under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch.

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You asked for Historical Data of Population Density in the Philippines.

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While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance this Office does not have [some of]* the information you have requested. However, you may wish to contact Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA)  at, or resubmit your request addressed to the correct agency on the eFOI portal at

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