Provincial Statistics Office
Sorsogon Province 
 
ELVIRA O. APOGÃ'OL
OIC-Provincial Statistics Officer 
 
3rd Floor, Peña Building
Rizal corner Burgos Streets
Burabod Sorsogon City, Sorsogon 4700 
Telefax:  (056) 421-5330/421-5094
 
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The Province

Located at the southern tip of Luzon, the province is the gateway to the south of the of the Philippines via the town of Matnog where the ferry terminal is found. Nature has showered the province with unexplored and pristine tourist attractions, boost by mountain lake cradled below Mt. Bulusan, rising at 2000 feet above sea level. Awed by the wild vegetation around it, the succulent environment of the forest and the idyllic mixture of the wildlife’s enchanting aura, foreign tourist have compared it with the cool and enthralling country of Switzerland, naming it “Switzerland of the Orient.”

Sorsogon blessed with rich reserved of aquatic resources It is the major supplier of fish food all over the Bicol mainland. By twist of fate, an amazing discovery of grandest scale surfaced. The world’s largest fish-whale shark (scientific name Rhicodon Typus) locally known as butanding shelters near the shores of the towns of Donsol and Pilar.

Sorsogon covers a total area of 2,119.01 square kilometres (818.15 sq mi) occupying the southeastern tip of the Bicol Peninsula in Luzon. The province is bordered on the north by Albay, east by the Philippine Sea, south by the San Bernardino Strait, and west and northwest by the Ticao and Burias Passes. The Sorsogon Bay lies within the central portion of the province.

Provincial Statistical Figures

Demography May 2010
Total Population 2,731,928
Male 1,400,061
Female 1,331,867
Price Indices Jan 2016
Consumer Price Index (2006=100) 146.80
Inflation Rate 1.30
Purchasing power of the peso 0.68
Domestic Trade 2nd Qtr 2015
Coastwise trade  
Quantity* 9,727
Value* 392,955
Air trade  
Quantity* 523
Value* 3,253

*(Quantity in thousand tons; value in P1,000)

Sorsogon Statistical News

The economy of the Bicol Region expanded to 5.7 percent in 2016, slower than the 8.9 percent growth recorded in 2015. Industry and Services spurs the region’s economy albeit recording decelerated growths.

The PSA-RSSO V, joined in the celebration of the 2017 Civil Registration Month as they held a CRVS Comic Book Making Contest-Regional Elimination. There were three (3) entries received for the said elimination coming from the provinces of Catanduanes and Sorsogon,... Read more about CRVS Comic Book Making Contest-Regional Elimination
PSA RSSO V Conducted the 2017 Civil Registration Quiz at Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Multi-Purpose Hall, Legazpi City. Each of the Provincial office held a provincial elimination prior to the conduct of the Regional Championship. The said CR Quiz was limited to... Read more about 2017 Regional Civil Registration Quiz
PSA RSSO V conducted Training on the Registration of Authority to Solemnize Marriage held at PSA RSSO V training room. The aim of the training is to update knowledge and address issues and concerns regarding the application for Certificate of Registration of... Read more about Training on the Authority to Solemnize Marriage

In order to promote awareness on the Civil Registration Month Celebration, RSSO V solicited support and participation from partner agencies through display of streamers in the conspicuous area of their respective offices. Most of the agencies answered the request and... Read more about Government Agencies Supports Civil Registration Month

As one of the means of giving back to its stakeholders, PSA RSSO V conducted a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) dubbed as Handog Birth Certificate: Adopt-a-Day Care Center on February 9, 2017 at Sampaguita Day Care Center, Sitio Tico-tico, Barangay Taysan,... Read more about Handog Birth Certificate: Adopt-a-Day Care Center 2017

The total family income in Bicol Region for the year 2003 reached P90.3 billion at constant 2000 prices. This figure accounted for a 4.3 percent share to the country's total family income generated in 2003. Within the 3-year span, the region's total family income... Read more about Bicol Region's Family Income Reaches 90.3B

The economy of the Bicol Region accelerated to 8.4 percent in 2015, almost double its pace in 2014. Consequently, the region topped in terms of growth among other regions nationwide. Industry accelerated faster than Services, but both boosted the region’s economy... Read more about Bicol Region Posts Fastest Economic Growth in 2015

Bicol Region’s economy expanded by 9.4 percent in 2013, the fastest growth among regions of the country. All sectors performed well with Services turning in the strongest performance.

Services remained the biggest contributor to Bicol’s economy accounting for... Read more about Bicol Region Records Fastest Economic Growth in 2013

The National Statistical Coordination Board, Regional Statistical Coordination Unit V is an awardee of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) in recognition as source of information for regional economic developments under the category “Outstanding Information Support... Read more about Poverty Incidence in the Bicol Region Hardly Improved in 2009

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