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TABLE 1.

1 Distribution of Overseas Filipino Workers


by Sex and Region: 2018

Both
Region Male Female
Sexes

Philippines 2,299 1,016 1,284


Number (In thousands)

Total 100.0 100.0 100.0


National Capital Region (NCR) 9.7 10.6 9.0
Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) 1.8 1.0 2.4
Region I (Ilocos Region) 9.7 7.4 11.6
Region II (Cagayan Valley) 6.5 3.8 8.7
Region III (Central Luzon) 14.3 17.6 11.7
Region IV-A (CALABARZON) 17.9 22.3 14.4
MIMAROPA Region 1.8 1.9 1.7
Region V (Bicol Region) 3.7 3.8 3.7
Region VI (Western Visayas) 8.9 9.6 8.3
Region VII (Central Visayas) 5.6 6.8 4.6
Region VIII (Eastern Visayas) 2.2 2.3 2.0
Region IX (Zamboanga Peninsula) 2.5 2.1 2.8
Region X (Northern Mindanao) 3.5 3.6 3.4
Region XI (Davao Region) 3.3 2.0 4.4
Region XII (SOCCSKSARGEN) 4.6 2.3 6.5
Region XIII (Caraga) 1.8 1.7 1.9
Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) 2.1 1.2 2.9

Notes: Details may not add up to totals due to rounding.


The estimates cover overseas Filipinos whose departure occurred within the last five years and who are
working or had worked abroad during the past six months (April to September) of the survey period.

Source: Philippine Statistics Authority, 2018 Survey on Overseas Filipinos

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