Aurora: Housing Unit Occupancy Rate Almost 100 Percent

Reference Number: 

2002-071

Release Date: 

Tuesday, June 11, 2002

 


Population growth rate down to 1.84 percent

Aurora registered a total population of 173,797 persons based on the results of the 2000 Census of Population and Housing (Census 2000), higher by 14,176 persons over the 1995 results. This figure translated to 1.84 annual growth rate, down by 0.71 percentage point from 2.55 percent during the 1990 and 1995 period.

Number of households rose to 35,024

The number of households in the province rose to 35,024 households in 2000, registering an increase of 3,684 households as compared to the 1995 figure. This gave an average household size of 4.96 persons, slightly lower than the average household size of 5.07 persons in 1995.

 

Table A. Population by Province, Region IV: 2000

Province Population
Southern Tagalog 11,793,655
   Aurora 173,797
   Batangas 1,905,348
   Cavite 2,063,161
   Laguna 1,965,872
   Marinduque 217,392
   Occidental Mindoro 380,250
   Oriental Mindoro 681,818
   Palawan 755,412
   Quezon (excluding Lucena City) 1,482,955
   Lucena City 196,075
   Rizal 1,707,218
   Romblon 264,357

Source: NSO, 2000 Census of Population and Housing

 

Aurora had the least population in Southern Tagalog

Aurora had the least population among the 11 provinces and one highly urbanized city in Southern Tagalog with only 1.47 percent of the 11.8 million persons in the region. At the national level, Aurora shared 0.23 percent to the total population of 76.5 million as recorded in the Census 2000.

Maria Aurora was the most populated municipality

Among the eight municipalities in Aurora, Maria Aurora was highest in terms of population size (19.30 percent of the total provincial population). Baler, the provincial capital contributed 17.22 percent. Dipaculao (13.27 percent), Casiguran (12.35 percent) and San Luis (12.23 percent) followed. Dinalungan had the smallest population with 5.59 percent of the provincial total.

Half of the population were below 20 years old

Aurora had a median age of 20 years, higher than the 1995 median age of 19 years. This meant that half of the population of the province were aged 20 years and below.

Sex ratio was recorded at 107

Male population outnumbered their female counterparts with a sex ratio of 107 males for every 100 females. There were more males than females in the age bracket 0 to 64 years. As the age advanced to 65 years onwards, however, the females dominated their male counterparts.

Four dependents for every five economically active persons

More than half (55.63 percent) of the population of Aurora belonged to the economically active population aged 15 to 64 years. About 41 percent were young dependents (aged 0 to 14 years) while 3.46 percent were old dependents (aged 65 years and over).

The overall dependency ratio in 2000 was 79.8, lower than the 1995 ratio of 84.2. This meant that for every 100 persons aged 15 to 64 years, there were about 80 dependents, that is, 74 young dependents and six old dependents.

Females dominated higher levels of education

Of the total household population five years old and over, about 47 percent had attended or completed elementary education, 29.74 percent in secondary education, and 7.89 percent in college. More than two percent each were academic degree holders and had attended or finished post secondary education. There were more males than females who had attended or finished elementary education (52.96 percent), secondary education (51.63 percent), and post secondary education (50.03 percent). On the contrary, those who had attended college, were academic degree holders and with post baccalaureate courses were predominantly females.

More than half were Tagalog

More than half (52.85 percent) of the household population in Aurora classified themselves as Tagalog while less than one third (31.43 percent) considered themselves as Ilocano. The remaining 16 percent were either Kasigurahin, Bikol/Bicol, Kankanai/Kankaney/Kankanaey, Bisaya/Binisaya, or belonged to other ethnic groups.

Married persons outnumbered single persons

There was a higher percentage of married persons than single persons in Aurora (48.50 percent for married versus 42.24 percent for single). Those who were either widowed, divorced/separated, with other arrangements or with unknown marital status comprised 9.26 percent of the total population 10 years old and over.

Housing occupancy rate was almost 100 percent

Out of 34,550 housing units in Aurora, 34,528 units were occupied by 35,024 households. The rate of occupancy (99.94 percent) was higher by 4.34 percentage points from that of the 1990 figure. It registered a ratio of 1.01 household per occupied housing unit and a ratio of 5.03 household population per occupied housing unit. Majority of occupied housing units were single houses (96.43 percent). Duplex and multi-unit residential houses accounted for only 1.51 percent and 0.76 percent, respectively.

 

Aurora

Aurora is oriented towards the bleak and wild eastern coast of Luzon. The early Spanish missionaries called it contra costa or the opposite coast. The province is a long, narrow strip that follows the eastern shore of Central Luzon and is isolated from the rest of the island by the forested Sierra Madre Range. It is bounded on the north by the province of Isabela, on the west by the provinces of Quirino, Nueva Vizcaya and Nueva Ecija, and on the south by the province of Quezon. The province experiences no pronounced dry season and is frequently visited by typhoons.

Aurora was organized a sub-province of Quezon on June 14, 1951 through Republic Act No. 648. In May 1979, the people of Aurora voted in favor of full provincehood. It officially became a province on August 13, 1979 by virtue of Batas Pambansa Blg. 7.

 

 

 

(Sgd.) CARMELITA N. ERICTA
Administrator

 

 

Table 1. Total Population by Municipality and Sex: Aurora, 2000

Municipalities Total Population Percent Male Female
Aurora 173,797 100.0 89,946 83,851
     Baler 29,923 17.2 15,311 14,612
     Casiguran 21,459 12.4 11,058 10,401
     Dilasag 14,676 8.4 7,811 6,865
     Dinalungan 9,711 5.6 5,096 4,615
     Dingalan 20,157 11.6 10,544 9,613
     Dipaculao 23,064 13.3 11,791 11,273
     Maria Aurora 33,551 19.3 17,341 16,210
     San Luis 21,256 12.2 10,994 10,262

Source: NSO, 2000 Census of Population and Housing

 

Table 2. Total Population by Age Group, Sex and Sex Ratio: Aurora, 2000

Age Group Total Population Male Female Sex Ratio
Aurora 173,797 89,946 83,851 107.3
     Under 1 4,732 2,435 2,297 106.0
     1 - 4 19,070 9,872 9,198 107.3
     5 - 9 24,735 12,764 11,971 106.6
     10 - 14 22,570 11,562 11,008 105.0
     15 - 19 17,365 9,016 8,349 108.0
     20 - 24 14,054 7,356 6,698 109.8
     25 - 29 12,995 6,725 6,270 107.3
     30 - 34 12,169 6,424 5,745 111.8
     35 - 39 10,731 5,739 4,992 115.0
     40 - 44 9,001 4,643 4,358 106.5
     45 - 49 7,144 3,761 3,383 111.2
     50 - 54 5,574 2,877 2,697 106.7
     55 - 59 4,125 2,127 1,998 106.5
     60  64 3,517 1,841 1,676 109.8
     65 - 69 2,470 1,180 1,290 91.5
     70 - 74 1,633 762 871 87.5
     75 - 79 1,014 464 550 84.4
     80 and over 898 398 500 79.6

Source: NSO, 2000 Census of Population and Housing

 

Table 3. Household Population Five Years Old and Over by Highest Educational Attainment
and Sex: Aurora, 2000

Highest Educational Attainment Household Population
5 Years Old & Over
Male Female
Aurora 149,788 77,453 72,335
     No Grade Completed 7,305 3,842 3,463
     Pre-School 4,758 2,413 2,345
     Elementary 70,188 37,171 33,017
     High School 44,542 22,995 21,547
     Post Secondary 3,264 1,633 1,631
     College Undergraduate 11,812 5,806 6,006
     Academic Degree Holder 3,751 1,514 2,237
     Post Baccalaureate 487 185 302
     Not Stated 3,681 1,894 1,787

Source: NSO, 2000 Census of Population and Housing

 

Table 4. Household Population by Ethnicity and Sex: Aurora, 2000

Ethnicity Both Sexes Male Female
Aurora 173,589 89,760 83,829
     Tagalog 91,745 46,974 44,771
     Ilocano 54,557 28,474 26,083
     Kasigurahin 8,853 4,500 4,353
     Bikol/Bicol 7,079 3,867 3,212
     Kankanai/Kankaney/Kankanaey 2,355 1,246 1,109
     Bisaya/Binisaya 1,529 822 707
     Dumagat/Dumagat (Umiray) 1,047 538 509
     Cebuano 832 422 410
     Others 4,943 2,542 2,401
     Not Reported 649 375 274

Source: NSO, 2000 Census of Population and Housing

 

Table 5. Total Population 10 Years Old and Over by Age Group and Marital Status:
Aurora, 2000

Age Group Total Population
10 Yrs Old & Over
Single Married Widowed Divorced/
Separated
Others Unknown
Aurora 125,260 52,915 60,745 5,092 1,142 4,353 1,013
     Below 20 39,935 37,326 1,439 30 33 506 601
     20 - 24 14,054 8,267 4,835 35 79 692 146
     25 - 29 12,995 3,668 8,475 48 94 635 75
     30 - 34 12,169 1,648 9,616 117 169 567 52
     35 - 39 10,731 749 9,052 197 170 528 35
     40 - 44 9,001 425 7,663 288 179 432 14
     45 - 49 7,144 268 5,996 402 120 339 19
     50 - 54 5,574 190 4,488 521 119 239 17
     55 - 59 4,125 119 3,171 582 60 186 7
     60 - 64 3,517 88 2,609 666 53 90 11
     65 - 69 2,470 71 1,620 675 36 60 8
     70 - 74 1,633 42 957 574 18 36 6
     75 - 79 1,014 28 501 449 8 17 11
     80 and over 898 26 323 508 4 26 11

Source: NSO, 2000 Census of Population and Housing

 

Table 6. Occupied Housing Units, Households, Household Population and Ratio of Households and Household Population to Occupied Housing Units by Type of Building: Aurora, 2000

Type of Building Occupied Housing Unit Household Household Population Ratio of Household & Household Population
Household to
Occupied
Housing Unit
Household
Population to
Occupied
Housing Unit
Aurora 34,528 35,024 173,589 1.01 5.03
     Single House 33,295 33,760 167,661 1.01 5.04
     Duplex 522 540 2,353 1.03 4.51
     Multi-unit Residential 264 274 1,178 1.04 4.46
     Commercial/Industrial/Agricultural 106 107 433 1.01 4.08
     Institutional Living Quarter 10 10 37 1.00 3.70
     Other Housing Unit 12 12 49 1.00 4.08
     Not Reported 319 321 1,878 1.01 5.89

Source: NSO, 2000 Census of Population and Housing

 

TECHNICAL NOTES

 

Average Household Size - average number of people who live in the household

Growth Rate - the rate at which the population is increasing (or decreasing) in a given year due to natural increase and net migration, expressed as a percentage of the base population

Median Age - the age at which exactly half of the population is young and half is old

Sex Ratio - the ratio of males to females in a given population expressed as the number of males per 100 females

Age-Dependency Ratio - the ratio of persons in the "dependent" ages (under 15 years and over 64 years) to those in the "economically productive" ages (15 to 64 years old) in the population

Household - a social unit consisting of a person or a group of persons who sleep in the same housing unit and have common arrangements in the preparation and consumption of food

The 2000 Census of Population and Housing (Census 2000) was undertaken by the National Statistics Office (NSO) in May 2000, as mandated by Commonwealth Act No. 591, Batas Pambansa Blg. 72 and Executive Order No. 121. It was the 11th census of population and 5th census of housing undertaken in this country since the first census in 1903. It was designed to take an inventory of the total population and housing units all over the Philippines and to collect information about their characteristics. Census day for the Census 2000 was May 1, 2000 (12:01 a.m.). Enumeration started on May 1, 2000 and lasted for about 30 days.

 






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