Housing Characteristics of Negros Oriental

Reference Number: 

2020-SR46-017

Release Date: 

14 May 2020

 

Number of occupied housing units in Negros Oriental reached 307,894 in 2015

     The total number of occupied housing units in Negros Oriental reached 307,894 in 2015, higher by 26,068 housing units compared with that in 2010. In 1960, there were only 93,652 housing units recorded in the province. Since the first census was conducted, an increase of 214,242 housing units was recorded (Figure 1).  

 

 

There were 101 households per 100 occupied housing units in Negros Oriental

    A total of 310,673 households in the province occupying the 307,894 occupied housing units in 2015. This translated to a ratio of 101 households per 100 occupied housing units, with an average of 4.4 persons per occupied housing unit. In 2010, there were 284,740 households occupying the 281,826 occupied housing units with an average of 4.6 persons per occupied housing unit.

Majority of the occupied housing units were single houses 

     In 2015, single houses accounted for 94.8 percent (291,966 households) of the total occupied buildings/houses in the province of Negros Oriental.  About 3.1 percent (9,401 households) were of duplex type, and 2.0 percent (6,019 households) were multi-unit residential buildings/houses.  By comparison, in 2010, single houses made up 97.4 percent (277,360 housing units) of the total occupied housing units, 1.1 percent (3,193 housing units) were duplex, while another 1.1 percent (3,091 housing units) were multi-unit residential buildings or houses (Figure 2).  

Figure 2. Proportion of Occupied Housing Units by Type of Building Negros Oriental in 2015.

 

 

Source: Philippine Statistics Authority, Census of Population 2015

 

Occupied housing units with outer walls made of strong materials increased 

    In 2015, 40.5 percent (124,657 households) of the occupied housing units in the province had outer walls made of bamboo/sawali/cogon/nipa, down from 43.1 percent (121,564 households) in 2010.  The proportion of occupied housing units with outer walls made of concrete/brick/stone, on the other hand, increased from 22.7 percent (63,853 households) in 2010 to 25.6 percent in 2015 (78,880) (Table 1).

Table 1. Occupied Housing Units by Construction Materials of the Outer Walls, Negros Oriental: 2010 and 2015.

 

Construction Materials

of the Outer Walls

Total Occupied Housing Units

2010

2015

TOTAL

281,826

307,894

Concrete/brick/stone

63,853

78,880

Wood

51,457

52,494

Half concrete/brick/stone and half wood

39,776

45,735

Galvanized iron/aluminum

1,083

1,961

Bamboo/sawali/cogon/nipa

121,564

124,657

Asbestos

189

142

Glass

17

24

Makeshift/salvaged/improvised materials

1,650

2,112

Trapal

0

323

Others

1,209

296

No Walls

60

47

Not Reported

968

1,223

 

    Meanwhile, 66.4 percent (204,437 households) of the occupied housing units in 2015 had roofs made of galvanized iron/aluminum, higher than the proportion recorded in 2010 at 59.6 percent (168,094 households).  Occupied housing units with roofs made of cogon/nipa/anahaw decreased from 36.0 percent (101,458 households) in 2010 to 28.6 percent (87,945 households) in 2015 (Table 2).    

 

Table 2. Occupied Housing Units by Construction Materials of the Roof, Negros Oriental: 2010 and 2015.

 

Construction Materials of the Roof

Total Occupied Housing Units

2010

2015

TOTAL

281,826

307,894

Galvanized iron/aluminum

168,094

204,437

Tile/concrete/clay tile

669

2,282

Half galvanized iron and half concrete

5,554

11,054

Wood

3,638

0

Bamboo/cogon/ nipa/anahaw

101,458

87,945

Asbestos

40

378

Makeshift/ salvaged/ improvised materials

1,090

1,182

Trapal

0

188

Others

1,271

389

Not Reported

12

39

 

Majority of the households lived in lots that they owned or amortized  

    In 2015, of the total 310,626 households, 55.5 percent (172,389 housing units) owned or amortized the lots that they occupied. Moreover, 30.6 percent (95,147 housing units) lived in their own housing unit and occupied rent-free lot but with consent of the owner. About 4.8 percent (14,875 housing units) lived in rent-free house and lot with consent of owner while 4.2 percent (13,015 housing units) occupied their own house but in a rented lot (Table 3).

 

Table 3. Number of Households by Tenure Status of the Housing Unit and Lot, Negros Oriental: 2015.

 

 

Tenure Status of the Housing Unit and Lot

Number of Households

TOTAL

310,626

Own or owner like possession of house and lot

172,389

Rent house/room including lot

10,499

Own house rent lot

13,015

Own house rent-free lot with consent of owner

95,147

Own house rent-free lot without consent of owner

4,032

Rent-free house and lot with consent of owner

14,875

Rent-free house and lot without consent of owner

669

 

Electricity is the widely used fuel for lighting of the Province  

    Most of the households in Negros Oriental used electricity with 65.0 percent (201,800 households) as fuel for lighting, while kerosene (gaas) was the second mostly used by households with 31.1 percent (96,557 households) as their source of fuel for lighting. Furthermore, out of the 310,626 households 2.0 percent (6,111 households) used solar panel, 1.6 percent (5,082 households) used solar lamp, 0.3 percent (841 households) used other lighting materials. The rest of the households used liquified petroleum gas (LPG), oil (vegetable animal and others) and other source of fuel for lighting (Table 4).

Table 4. Number of Households by Kind of Fuel for Lighting, Negros Oriental: 2015.

 

Kind of Fuel for Lighting

Number of Households

TOTAL

310,626

Electricity

201,800

Kerosene (Gaas)

96,557

Liquified Petroleum Gas (LPG)

70

Oil (vegetable animal and others)

81

Solar panel

6,111

Solar lamp

5,082

Others

841

None

84

 

Own use faucet community water system was widely used for drinking

     In 2015, own use faucet community water system was recorded as the main source of water supply for drinking in Negros Oriental. Of the 310, 626 households, 25.9 percent (80,342 households) reported that own use faucet community water system was their source of water supply for drinking while 18.6 percent (57,745 households) used a shared faucet community water system. About 16.0 percent (49,664 households) used bottled water for drinking while 12.4 percent (38,483 households) drew water supply for drinking from shared tubed/piped shallow well (Table 5).

Table 5. Number of Households by Main Source of Water Supply for Drinking, Negros Oriental: 2015.

 

Main Source of Water Supply for Drinking

Number of Households

TOTAL

310,626

Own use faucet community water system

80,342

Shared faucet community water system

57,745

Own use tubed/piped deep well

9,821

Shared tubed/piped deep well

38,483

Tubed/piped shallow well

5,013

Dug well

22,779

Protected spring

29,642

Unprotected spring

13,406

Lake river rain and others

225

Peddler

3,144

Bottled water

49,664

Others

362

 

Own use faucet community water system was widely used as source of water supply for cooking

   The province has 12 different sources of water supply for cooking. Own use faucet community water system was the most common source among them all. About 115,052 households (37.0 percent) got its water from the said source. Second in the list were households who used a shared faucet community water system with 62,779 households or 20.2 percent. Additionally, 42,512 households (13.7 percent) took their water for cooking from a shared tube or piped well at least 100 feet or 30 meters deep of another household, establishment, office or from a deep well, constructed for public use. About 29,109 households (9.4 percent) drew water from a protected spring while 23,762 households (7.6 percent) drew water supply for cooking from a dug well (Table 6). 

Table 6. Number of Households by Main Source of Water Supply for Cooking, Negros Oriental: 2015

 

Main Source of Water Supply for Cooking

Number of Households

TOTAL

310,626

Own use faucet community water system

115,052

Shared faucet community water system

62,779

Own use tubed/piped deep well

12,773

Shared tubed/piped deep well

42,512

Tubed/piped shallow well

5,669

Dug well

23,762

Protected spring

29,109

Unprotected spring

13,435

Lake river rain and others

218

Peddler

2,760

Bottled water

2,387

Others

170

 

SGD

ARIEL T. FORTUITO

Chief Statistical Specialist

 

 

 

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