Surigao del Sur

Distribution and Size

Surigao del Sur has a total population of 501,808 representing 22.97 percent of the Caraga Region's population or .66 percent of the Philippines. Bislig is the most populous town registering a total of 97,860 people or 19.50 percent of the total provincial population. Tandag, the capital town, ranks next exhibiting a total population of 44,327 and a population share of 8.8 percent. Bayabas has the lowest number of people with 7,706 or a population share of 1.53 percent.

As of 2000 count, households numbered 94,028 or about 24.48 percent of the regional total. The average household size is 5.31 a bit lower than the regional size of 5.35. Household sizes at the municipal level follow the observed structure of 5 members per household.