Barangay South Cembo, a District II barangay, belongs to the North Central Cluster along with Pitogo, Guadalupe Nuevo, Post Proper Southside, and Pinagkaisahan. The barangay is teeming with a variety of plants and trees and some of which are big Acacia trees planted during the American occupation of Fort Bonifacio in the 1900s. Because it is situated on a hilly part of Fort Bonifacio, it commands a panoramic view of skyscrapers in Makati, Mandaluyong and Pasig. Land use classification is mostly residential, only few were converted to mix-use.
As per 2010 Census of Population conducted by the National Statistics Office (NSO), the total population count of the barangay is 14,672 and an estimated number of households of 2,935. The average population density of South Cembo is 73 per 1,000 square meters