Population increased by 14,005
The province of Aurora posted a total population of 187,802 persons as of August 1, 2007, an increase of 14,005 persons over its total population of 173,797 persons in 2000. Its total population in 2007 represented an annual population growth rate of 1.07 percent for the period 2000 to 2007, lower than the 1.84 percent annual population growth rate of the province for the period 1995 to 2000.
The number of households in 2007 was recorded at 40,642, higher by 5,618 compared to 35,024 posted in 2000. The average household size in 2007 was 4.6 persons, lower than the average household size of 5.0 persons in 2000.
Maria Aurora was the most populous municipality
Covering 18.8 percent of the total population of the province in 2007, Maria Aurora was the most populous municipality. It was followed by Baler (18.4 percent), Dipaculao (13.2 percent), and San Luis (12.6 percent).
Sex ratio remained at 107 males for every 100 females
Males (51.7 percent) in the household population outnumbered the females (48.3 percent) with a sex ratio of 107 males for every 100 females. The same ratio was recorded in 2000.
Median age increased to 20
After seven years, an older median age of 20 in 2007 from 19 in 2000 was recorded for the household population of the province. This means that in 2007, half of the household population were younger than 20 years.
Moreover, about 2 in every 5 persons (39.5 percent) were under 15 years old. Age group 5 to 9 (13.5 percent) posted the highest share to the household population, followed by age group 10 to 14 (13.4 percent), and age group 0 to 4 (12.6 percent). Males appeared to outnumber females in ages 0 to 59.
Voting-age population nearly reached 54.0 percent
Voting-age population (18 years and over) in 2007 accounted for 53.9 percent of the household population, up from 52.7 percent in 2000. Among those in the voting-age population, males (51.6 percent) were higher in number than females (48.4 percent).
Number of dependents for every 100 working-age population decreased to 77
In 2007, the proportion of young dependents (0 to 14 years) to household population was 39.5 percent while the old dependents (65 years and over) posted a share of 4.2 percent. On the other hand, the working-age population (15 to 64 years) accounted for 56.4 percent of the household population.
The overall dependency ratio was 77.5, which indicates that for every 100 working-age population, there were about 77 dependents (70 young dependents and 7 old dependents). This dependency ratio was lower than the obtained dependency ratio of 80 for every 100 working-age population in 2000.
Males dominated the single population
Almost half (48.7 percent) of the household population 10 years old and over were married while two in every five persons (41.5 percent) were single. In 2000, a slightly lower proportion of married (48.5 percent of household population 10 years old and over) was observed while a higher proportion of single (42.2 percent of household population 10 years old and over) was recorded. The rest (9.8 percent) of the household population 10 years old and over in 2007 were either widowed, divorced/separated, common-law/live-in or with unknown marital status.
There were more single males (58.2 percent of single persons) in the household population 10 years old and over than females. The latter dominated the rest of the categories for marital status.
More females than males were holders of academic degree and post baccalaureate courses
Of the total household population five years old and over, 41.4 percent had attended or completed elementary education, 33.1 percent reached high school, 6.0 percent were college undergraduates, and 5.7 percent were academic degree holders. A large number of females were academic degree holders (59.1 percent) and earners of post baccalaureate courses (57.9 percent).
Almost 7 in every 10 household population 5 to 24 years old attended school during School Year 2007 to 2008. More than half (51.3 percent) of the household population 5 to 24 years old who attended school during School Year 2007 to 2008 were males.
Ratio of 101 households per 100 occupied housing units remained the same
A total of 40,348 occupied housing units were recorded in Aurora in 2007. This translates to a ratio of 101 households for every 100 occupied housing units. In 2000, the number of households for every 100 occupied housing units was the same.
Increased use of strong materials of roofs and outer walls
A large number of occupied housing units in 2007 had outer walls made up of concrete/brick/stone (34.7 percent). This was 8.9 percentage points higher than the proportion (25.9 percent) of occupied housing units with the same construction material of outer walls in 2000. Majority (77.1 percent) of the occupied housing units in 2007 had roofs made up of galvanized iron/aluminum, an increase of 13.2 percentage points from the 2000 figure.
Majority of households lived in lots they owned or amortized
In 2007, almost 7 out of 10 (68.6 percent) households lived in their owned/amortized lots. This was 10.2 percentage points higher than the proportion of households (58.4 percent) who lived in owned/amortized lots in 2000.
|(Sgd.) CARMELITA N. ERICTA
size="-1">Source: Household Statistics Department
National Statistics Office