Aurora, Province of Zamboanga del Sur

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupMindanao
RegionZamboanga Peninsula (Region IX)
ProvinceZamboanga del Sur
Barangay count44
Postal code7020
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesIligan Bay [Bohol Sea]
Philippine major island(s)Mindanao
Area (2007)180.95 km2 (69.87 sq mi)
Population (2015)50,755
Density (2015)280 / km2 (726 / sq mi)
Coordinates7° 57' North, 123° 35' East (7.9532, 123.5841)
Estimated elevation above sea level266.9 meters (875.5 feet)

Aurora is a coastal municipality in the province of Zamboanga del Sur.

The municipality has a land area of 180.95 square kilometers or 69.87 square miles which constitutes 4.02% of Zamboanga del Sur's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 50,755. This represented 5.02% of the total population of Zamboanga del Sur province, or 1.40% of the overall population of the Zamboanga Peninsula region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 280 inhabitants per square kilometer or 726 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Aurora has 44 barangays as shown in the following table.

Demographic profile of barangays
BarangayPopulation percentage (2015)Population (2015)Population (2010)Change (2010‑2015)Annual Population Growth Rate (2010‑2015)
Acad2.10%1,06490717.31%3.09%
Alang‑alang1.37%69547745.70%7.43%
Alegria0.70%35531413.06%2.36%
Anonang3.65%1,8541,7694.80%0.90%
Bagong Mandaue0.82%41434320.70%3.65%
Bagong Maslog1.30%66155818.46%3.28%
Bagong Oslob1.25%636640-0.63%-0.12%
Bagong Pitogo0.76%388412-5.83%-1.14%
Baki0.66%333408-18.38%-3.79%
Balas3.44%1,7461,7330.75%0.14%
Balide2.70%1,3681,14919.06%3.38%
Balintawak2.99%1,5201,4316.22%1.16%
Bayabas2.79%1,4151,2998.93%1.64%
Bemposa1.07%544547-0.55%-0.10%
Cabilinan1.93%9829038.75%1.61%
Campo Uno2.89%1,4681,26216.32%2.92%
Ceboneg0.73%370480-22.92%-4.83%
Commonwealth1.98%1,0069476.23%1.16%
Gubaan3.76%1,9091,8741.87%0.35%
Inasagan1.61%817823-0.73%-0.14%
Inroad0.87%442474-6.75%-1.32%
Kahayagan East2.16%1,0971,0078.94%1.64%
Kahayagan West1.61%81572612.26%2.23%
Kauswagan1.28%65056115.86%2.84%
La Paz1.45%7356847.46%1.38%
La Victoria1.83%9278973.34%0.63%
Lantungan3.35%1,6981,5946.52%1.21%
Libertad3.87%1,9641,8396.80%1.26%
Lintugop5.05%2,5642,4315.47%1.02%
Lubid1.15%58552711.01%2.01%
Maguikay1.34%6816741.04%0.20%
Mahayahay1.51%764853-10.43%-2.08%
Monte Alegre2.28%1,1551,0856.45%1.20%
Montela1.45%734779-5.78%-1.13%
Napo0.39%200272-26.47%-5.69%
Panaghiusa0.93%47336131.02%5.28%
Poblacion13.50%6,8516,8130.56%0.11%
Resthouse1.16%5885438.29%1.53%
Romarate3.04%1,5441,4456.85%1.27%
San Jose6.51%3,3063,0677.79%1.44%
San Juan1.21%6135609.46%1.74%
Sapa Loboc2.58%1,3101,425-8.07%-1.59%
Tagulalo1.69%856968-11.57%-2.31%
Waterfall1.30%65857314.83%2.67%
Aurora Total50,75548,4344.79%0.90%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Aurora for the fiscal year of 2016 was 147,588,926.33.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
200978,067,091.73
201081,547,823.274.46%
201192,900,386.1113.92%
201288,356,164.01-4.89%
2013100,396,732.0613.63%
2014121,073,958.0920.60%
2015136,356,551.1512.62%
2016147,588,926.338.24%

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 5,799 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 75 to 79, with 488 individuals.

details
Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 11,098
1 to 44,750
5 to 95,799
10 to 145,662
15 to 195,323
20 to 244,585
25 to 293,664
30 to 343,221
35 to 392,955
40 to 442,802
45 to 492,599
50 to 542,228
55 to 591,847
60 to 641,582
65 to 69959
70 to 74698
75 to 79488
80 and over495
Total50,755

Historical population

The population of Aurora grew from 25,558 in 1960 to 50,755 in 2015, an increase of 25,197 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 0.90%, or an increase of 2,321 people, from the previous population of 48,434 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
25,558
25,9750.16%
31,0923.67%
37,2483.68%
38,0970.23%
40,1570.99%
42,8201.39%
47,1771.35%
48,4340.96%
50,7550.90%

Location

The municipal center of Aurora is situated at approximately 7° 57' North, 123° 35' East, in the island of Mindanao. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 266.9 meters or 875.5 feet above mean sea level.


Distances

Based on the great-circle distance (the shortest distance between two points over the surface of the Earth), the cities closest to Aurora are Pagadian, Tangub, Ozamiz, Oroquieta, Dipolog, and Marawi. The nearest municipalities are Tukuran, Bonifacio, Ramon Magsaysay, Labangan, Tambulig, and Lala. Its distance from the national capital is 787.29 kilometers (489.20 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 787.29 kilometers (489.20 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N21°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 50,755, ranked 452 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 69.87 square kilometers, ranked 572 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 280 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 683 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 0.90%, ranked 492 out of 1,634

Notes

  1. Unless otherwise specified, population count (excluding percentages) and land area figures are derived from the Philippine Statistics Authority.
  2. Data on annual regular income is from the Bureau of Local Government Finance, Department of Finance
  3. Postal code information is from the Philippine Postal Corporation.
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