Population Density

 

One of the indicators of population distribution is gross population density by barangay, which is expressed as the number of persons per unit of land area usually in hectares (has.) or square kilometer (sq.km.).

Historically, Santa Rosa had a density of 1,749 and 3,351 persons per square kilometer of land area in the year 1990 and 2000 respectively. In 2012, Santa Rosa had a population density of 5,226 persons per square kilometer of land area.

This pattern suggests that despite the slowing down on population growth rate, the number of births continue to increase due to population momentum. Moreover, the emerging status of Santa Rosa as the location of middle to high-class subdivisions will further contribute to the increase in population. This means that as population continuously to increase, the competition for the demand of fixed commodity like land will be higher.

 

 

Santa Rosa had recuperated less than a hundred hectares of land primarily because of the big investment of the City Government on the state-of-the-art Geographic Information System (GIS). This system was able to properly identify the accurate boundaries to other adjacent towns in Laguna (Cities of Biñan, Cabuyao, and Calamba) and Cavite (Municipality of Silang).

Santa Rosa had recuperated less than a hundred hectares of land primarily because of the big investment of the City Government on the state-of-the-art Geographic Information System (GIS). This system was able to properly identify the accurate boundaries to other adjacent towns in Laguna (Cities of Biñan, Cabuyao, and Calamba) and Cavite (Municipality of Silang).

Santa Rosa had recuperated less than a hundred hectares of land primarily because of the big investment of the City Government on the state-of-the-art Geographic Information System (GIS). This system was able to properly identify the accurate boundaries to other adjacent towns in Laguna (Cities of Biñan, Cabuyao, and Calamba) and Cavite (Municipality of Silang).

 

Urban – Rural Distribution

Another indicator of population distribution is the extent of urbanization. This is consistent with the morphology (internal structure) of most Philippine municipalities/cities characterized by a compact urban area (poblacion) and scattered villages (barrios) (HLURB, 2007).

Many villages have grown over the years and it is common nowadays to find rural barangays/barrios which have larger populations than urban barangays/poblacions and are as urbanized. NSO defines urban areas as (1) a barangay that has a population size of 5,000 or more; or (2) a barangay has at least one establishment with a minimum of 100 employees; or (3) a barangay has 5 or more establishments with a minimum of 10 employees and 5 or more facilities within the two-kilometer radius from the barangay hall (NSCB, 2003).

Based on the criteria set forth by NSO on urban areas, population data and number of establishments with required number of employees shows that all barangays in the City of Santa Rosa was 100 percent urban. The barangay can be an urban area if it has a population size of 5,000 or more; or if it has at least one establishment with a minimum of 100 employees; or if it has five or more establishments with a minimum of ten employees; or if it has five or more facilities within the two- kilometer radius from the barangay hall (NSCB Resolution No.09, 2003).

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