Aurora

Summary data
Map of the Philippines highlighting Aurora
Typeprovince
Island groupLuzon
RegionCentral Luzon (Region III)
Cities0
Municipalities8
Barangays151
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesPhilippine Sea
Area (2007)3,147.32 km2 (1,215.19 sq mi)
Population (2015)214,336
Density (2015)68 / km2 (176 / sq mi)

Aurora is a province in the Philippines situated in the Central Luzon region occupying the central section of Luzon. Its capital is the Municipality of Baler.

The province has a land area of 3,147.32 square kilometers or 1,215.19 square miles. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 214,336. This represented 1.91% of the total population of the Central Luzon region, 0.37% of the overall population of the Luzon island group, or 0.21% of the entire population of the Philippines. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 68 inhabitants per square kilometer or 176 inhabitants per square mile.

Map

Aurora is bordered, clockwise from the Northeast, by Isabela, Philippine Sea, Quezon, Bulacan, and Nueva Ecija, Nueva Vizcaya, Quirino.

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Map of the Philippines with Aurora highlighted in redMap of Aurora showing its component municipalitiesBalerCasiguranDilasagDinalunganDingalanDipaculaoMaria AuroraSan Luis

Local government units

Aurora has 8 municipalities. The total number of barangays in the province is 151.

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NameTypePopulation (2015)Population (2010)Annual Population Growth Rate (2010‑2015)Area (2007), in km2Density (2015), per km2Brgy count
Balermunicipality, capital39,56236,0101.81%92.5542713
Casiguranmunicipality24,31323,8650.35%715.433424
Dilasagmunicipality15,83515,6830.18%306.255211
Dinalunganmunicipality11,32210,9880.57%316.85369
Dingalanmunicipality25,48223,5541.51%304.558411
Dipaculaomunicipality29,73627,7291.34%361.648225
Maria Auroramunicipality40,73438,1281.27%426.199640
San Luismunicipality27,35225,2761.51%623.864418
Aurora Total214,336201,2331.21%3,147.3268151

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Aurora for the fiscal year of 2016 was 728,054,222.44.

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Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
2009445,425,311.19
2010491,493,637.6910.34%
2011525,500,688.366.92%
2012485,024,202.75-7.70%
2013526,352,241.278.52%
2014579,276,172.5510.05%
2015661,664,117.9514.22%
2016728,054,222.4410.03%

End notes:

  • Annual Regular Income = Locally Sourced Revenue + Internal Revenue Allotment (IRA) Current Year + Other Shares from National Tax Collection
  • Locally Sourced Revenue = Real Property Tax (General Fund) + Tax on Business + Other Taxes + Regulatory Fees + Service/User Charges + Receipts from Economic Enterprises

Demographics

Population by age group

According to the 2015 Census, the age group with the highest population in Aurora is 5 to 9, with 24,862 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 1,710 individuals.

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Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 14,722
1 to 420,293
5 to 924,862
10 to 1423,993
15 to 1921,898
20 to 2418,374
25 to 2915,943
30 to 3413,732
35 to 3913,153
40 to 4412,429
45 to 4911,366
50 to 549,587
55 to 597,745
60 to 645,891
65 to 694,180
70 to 742,680
75 to 791,778
80 and over1,710
Total214,336

Historical population

The population of Aurora grew from 42,827 in 1960 to 214,336 in 2015, an increase of 171,509 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.21%, or an increase of 13,103 people, from the previous population of 201,233 in 2010.

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Census datePopulationGrowth rate
4,484
5,9801.83%
18,2805.75%
22,8252.30%
42,8275.69%
80,4596.36%
90,0602.29%
107,1453.53%
139,5732.68%
159,6212.55%
173,7971.84%
187,8021.07%
201,2332.55%
214,3361.21%

National roads

As of December 2016, the National Roads in Aurora as classified by the Department of Public Works and Highways are:

  • Baler-Airport Road
  • Baler-Casiguran Road (Baler-Dinadiawan)
  • Baler-Casiguran Road (Dinadiawan-Casiguran Section)
  • Dinadiawan-Madella Road
  • Dingalan-Gabaldon Road
  • Nueva Ecija-Aurora Road

Tertiary Roads

  • A. CastaƱeda-Ma. Aurora-San Luis Road
  • Baler-Airport Road
  • Baler-Cemento via Dicaloyungan
  • Nueva Ecija-Aurora Road (Baler-Cemento Section)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 214,336, ranked 70 out of 81
  • Land area (2007): 1,215.19 square kilometers, ranked 45 out of 81
  • Population density (2015): 68 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 77 out of 81
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.21%, ranked 54 out of 81

Notes

  1. Unless otherwise specified, population count (excluding percentages) and land area figures are derived from the Philippine Statistics Authority.
  2. Maps utilize OpenStreetMap data available under the Open Data Commons Open Database License.
  3. Data on annual regular income is from the Bureau of Local Government Finance, Department of Finance
  4. Data on National Roads is from the Department of Public Works and Highways.
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