1. Demographic Profile
The population of Pampanga excluding Angeles City was 2,014,019 persons as of May 1, 2010, based on the 2010 Census of Population. This figure is higher by 102,068 persons over the population count of 1,911,951 persons in 2007. These population counts translated to an average annual population growth rate of (1990-2010) 2.23%.
The number of households reached 416,271 an increase of 34,313 over the number of households in 2007. The average household size in 2007 was 4.8, lower than the average household size of 5.0 persons in 2010.
Among two cities and 19 municipalities (excluding Angeles City), City of San Fernando, the provincial capital, was the most populated with a population of 285,912 persons or 14.20 % of the provincial total. This city was followed by the municipality of Mabalacat 215,610(10.71%), and Lubao 150,843 (7.49%). For 2010,the liliIunicipality of Sasmuan has the smallest popula tien 27,5G8 (1.35%) compared to last 2007, the r.municipalitoo/ f Bacolor had the smallest population.
2. Labor Force and Employment
The continuous influx of investors and the yearly turn-out of graduates affects the tempo of our employment turn-over in the province. However, the present economic melt-down cannot be also undermined. What makes it worst is the problem in “mismatch” which must be cor rected at the soonest possible time.
Going over the employment facilitation of the province is like travelling endless miles without the feel of exhaustion. We must be always consistent in generating employment and in pro viding alternative means of livelihood to our people if only to give new hope, new beginning, new life and new existence that will inspire them to keep on returning to productive main stream of the society despite and in spite all odds in the labor market.
For the year 2012, the province generated 2,208 Micro-enterprises and livelihood programs and 244 newly assisted Small and Medium Enterprises.
At least thirty-one languages and dialects are generally spoken in the cities of Angeles and San Fernando and the 20 municipalities of Pampanga. Pampango is spoken in most house holds, in Bacolor (99.75%), Sasmuan (99.71%), Sta. Rita (99.62%) and Sta. Ana (99.43%).