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Highlights of the 2016 List of Establishments (LE)

By PSA-8
March 14, 2018

TACLOBAN CITY – About 27,834 operating establishments in Eastern Visayas were listed in the 2016 List of Establishments (LE). The region accounted for 3.0 percent of the country’s total number of establishments.

Eastern Visayas ranked fifth among the regions with low number of establishments.

number of establishments by region

By province, Leyte recorded the highest number of establishments at 14,598 which accounted for more than half (52.4%) of the total establishments in the region. Western Samar ranked second highest with 3,646 establishments or 13.1% of the region’s total number of establishments. Northern Samar ranked third highest with 3,521 establishments or 12.6% share to the total number of establishments in the region. Southern Leyte contributed 10.0% with 2,784 establishments. Eastern Samar shared 8.4% with 2,336 establishments. Biliran, meanwhile, recorded the least number of establishments at 949 accounting for 3.4%.

By Section

Almost half (49.9%) or 13,883 establishments in the region were engaged in Wholesale and Retail Trade; Repair of Motor Vehicles and Motorcycles (Section G). Next in rank in terms of the number of establishments was Manufacturing (Section C) contributing 14.8% or 4,120 establishments, and on the third rank was Accommodation and Food Service Activities (Section I) with 3,189 establishments or 11.5% of the total establishments in the region. With less than 50 establishments, Mining and Quarrying (Section B) and Water Supply; Sewerage, Waste Management and Remediation Activities (Section E) had the least with only 29 and 39 establishments, respectively, or 0.1% share each of the total number of establishments in 2016.

In terms of major industry grouping: there were 341 establishments engaged in Agriculture (Section A); 4,326 were engaged in Industry (Sections B to F); and 23,167 were engaged in Services (Sections G to S). These imply that, for every 100 establishments, about 83 were engaged in Services, 16 were engaged in Industry and only 1 was engaged in Agriculture.

By Legal Organization

Majority (87.6%) or 24,392 establishments in 2016 were owned by single proprietors. Stock Corporations reached 2,431 establishments or 8.7% of the total establishments in the region. Cooperative accounted for 1.5% or 417 establishments, while Non-Stock, Non-Profit Corporation had 1.4% or 379 establishments. The rest of the establishments were categorized as follows: Partnership (0.4%); Government Corporation (0.3%); and Others (0.1%).

By Economic Organization

About 8 in every 10 (80.7%) establishments in the region were classified as ‘single establishment’ in 2016. The number of branches listed was 4,202 which accounted for 15.1% of the total number of establishments. On the other hand, only 22 or 0.1% were classified as ‘main office only’, 967 or 3.5% were classified as ‘establishment and main office in the same address’. The remaining 174 or 0.6% were classified as ‘ancillary units’.

By Employment Grouping

By employment grouping, medium (with employment of 100 to 199) and large establishments (with employment of 200 and over) combined comprised less than 1.0% of the total number of establishments in the region. Majority (93.0%) or 25,878 establishments were classified as micro (with employment of 1 to 9). Small establishments (with employment of 10 to 99) reached 1,871 or 6.7% of the total establishments.

number of establishments by province

Total Employment

In 2016, a total of 134,476 employees were employed by the operating establishments in Eastern Visayas. The region accounted for 1.7% of the total employment in the country.

Eastern Visayas ranked sixth among the regions with low number of employees.

By province, Leyte recorded the highest employment at 80,126 which accounted for more than half (59.6%) of the total employment in the region. Western Samar ranked second highest with 16,878 employees or 12.6% of the region’s total employment. Southern Leyte ranked third highest with 12,352 employees or 9.2% share to the total employment of the region. Northern Samar contributed 9.1% with 12,243 employees. Eastern Samar shared 6.8% with 9,179 employees. Biliran, meanwhile, recorded the least employment at 3,698 accounting for 2.7%.

Employment by Section

In 2016, Wholesale and Retail Trade; Repair of Motor Vehicles and Motorcycles (Section G) surpassed other sectors with generated employment of 53,438, almost two-fifths (39.7%) of the total employment in the region.

The Manufacturing (Section C) ranked second which employed 19,511 persons or 14.5% of the total employment in the region. Third in rank was Accommodation and Food Service Activities (Section I) with 13,589 work force or 10.1% share to the total employment in 2016.

The least contributor was Mining and Quarrying (Section B) which generated 276 employment or only 0.2% of the total regional employment.

By major industry, a total of 102,371 persons were employed by the Services sectors which comprised 76.1% of the recorded total employment in the region. The Industry sectors employed 27,100 persons or 20.1% of the total employment. The lowest was the employment generated by the Agriculture sector with only 5,005 employees or 3.7% of the total employment.

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Average Employment per Establishment

The Average Employment per Establishment in the region was recorded at 5 employees per establishment.

By province, Leyte and Western Samar recorded the highest Average Employment per Establishment at 5 employees per establishment. Biliran, Eastern Samar, and Southern Leyte followed with an average employment of 4 employees per establishment. Northern Samar, meanwhile, recorded the lowest at 3 employees per establishment.

Average Employment per Establishment by Section

The three sections with the biggest average employment per establishment were: Electricity, Gas, Steam, and Air Conditioning Supply (Section D) with an average of 67 employees per establishment; Water Supply; Sewerage, Waste Management and Remediation Activities (Section E) with an average of 31 employees per establishment and; Construction (Section F) with an average of 28 employees per establishment.

On the other hand, Professional, Scientific and Technical Activities (Section M); Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation (Section R) and; Other Service Activities (Section S) recorded the lowest average employment per establishment at 3 employees per establishment.

In terms of major industry grouping, Agriculture sector had the highest average employees per establishment at 15 employees per establishment. The Industry and Services sectors had 6 and 4 average employees per establishments, respectively.

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