Social Composition and Characteristics

 

Household

The National Statistics Office (NSO) defines household as a social unit consisting of a person living alone or a group of persons who sleep in the same housing unit and have a common arrangement in the preparation and consumption of food. Household population refers to all persons who are members of the household.

 

On the other hand, total household population refers to the aggregate of private household population. Compared to total population, this excludes population enumerated in institutional households such as national/provincial/municipal/city jails or detention centers, military camps, mental hospitals, and drug rehabilitation centers (Rationalizing the Local Planning System (RPS), 1st edition, 2008).

As a result using the average household size of 4.3 persons per household2, it is estimated that the City of Santa Rosa has 67,429 total households as of 2012.

 

Total Population 10 years old and over by Marital Status

In the City of Santa Rosa, majority of the total population 10 years old and beyond were married (44.8%) as recorded in 2012. It was followed by those who were not yet married at all (41.8%), Common Law/Live In (7.4%), Widowed (4.2%), Divorced (1.7%), and unknown (0.2%)

 

 

Total Population 10 years old and over by Highest Educational Attainment

There are more females (52.3%) who are college degree holder than male (47.7%) in the City of Santa Rosa (Table 13). Majority of the local residents in the city ages 10 years old and over are high school graduate (38.94%), followed by elementary graduate (27.70%), and academic degree holder (12.10%). A very few of the total population with less than one percent had pursued post baccalaureate degree in 2012.

Ratio Method was also used to get the Highest Educational Attainment of population 10 years old and over of the city. The origin of the data is the results of the 2010 Census of Population and Housing (CPH) in the Province of Laguna.

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