The Preliminary Results of the nationwide 2021 Updating of the List of Establishments (ULE) showed that 2, 146 establishments were in operation in the province of Catanduanes which generated 10, 760 total employment during the reference year. Compared to the results of 2018 ULE, the number of establishments increased by 28.5 percent. Of the total 2, 146 establishments which are in operation, 1, 052 were newly listed in the LE, 339 were permanently closed and 146 were temporarily stopped operation.
Of the total 10, 760 employment in 2021, Micro establishments (1 to 9 total employees) has the highest employment of 5, 822 or 54.1 percent. The combined employment of Small (10 to 99 total employees), Medium (100 to 199 total employees) and Large (200 and over total employees) was recorded at 4, 938 or 45.9 percent of the total employment recorded in 2021.
Almost half or 49.0 percent of the total number of establishments in operation were engaged in Wholesale and Retail Trade; Repair of Motor Vehicles and Motorcycles (Industry Section G) with a total of 1, 051 establishments which generated the highest employment of 4, 593 in 2021. It was followed by Manufacturing (Industry Section C) with 390 establishments and generated 1, 430 employment. Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (Industry Section A) recorded the least number of establishments in 2021 with only 5 or 0.2 percent of the total number of establishments in 2021.
Establishments with total employment of 1 to 9 (Micro) dominated the count of establishments with 1, 953 which comprises about 91.0 percent of the total establishments. The combined count of establishments with 10 to 99 (Small), 100 to 199 (Medium) and 200 and over (Large) total employment was only 193 or 9.0 percent of the total establishments in operation by MSME.
Municipality of Virac had the highest number of establishments in 2021 with 967 or 45.1 percent of the total number of establishments. It was also the municipality with the highest employment of 6, 470 or 60.1 percent of the total employment recorded in 2021.
Municipality of Gigmoto had the least number of establishments listed in 2021 with 42 or 2.0 percent of the total. It was also the municipality with the least number of employment listed in 2021 with 150 or 1.4% of the total employment.
The 2021 ULE was conducted generally to update the status and characteristics of establishments in the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) List of Establishments (LE) and to provide information on the distribution of establishments and employment across areas and industries. The LE serves as the source of sampling frame for all establishment-based surveys and censuses conducted by the PSA.
List of Establishments – is a register containing records of establishments operating in the Philippines that are captured through door-to-door canvassing, lists from secondary sources and information from the submitted survey reports of the Philippine Statistics Authority.
Establishment – is defined as an economic unit: 1. Under a single ownership or control, i.e. under a single legal entity; 2. Engages in one or predominantly one kind of economic activity; and 3. At a single fixed physical location.
The LE is maintained by the PSA primarily to serve as the source of sampling frame for all the establishment-based surveys and censuses conducted by the PSA. The Updating of the List of Establishments (ULE) is a regular activity undertaken to provide an updated and reliable LE. Generally, the conduct of a nationwide ULE operation is being done during the reference year of the Census of Philippine Business and Industry (CPBI), that is, one year prior to the actual census data collection. On years when nationwide ULE is not conducted, the door-to-door canvassing operations to update the LE is done only on a limited scale, that is, in selected areas (usually in economic growth areas or areas with special concerns), and/or only for certain groups of industries or specific economic units (e.g., Main Offices only). The coverage depends mainly on the availability of resources and the data needs. The regular updating is supplemented by information from available lists from other sources and from establishment's reports to surveys and censuses undertaken by the PSA.