Social Composition and Characteristics



The National Statistics Office (NSO) defines a 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.

The institutional population refers to occupants of national/provincial/municipal/city jails or detention centers, military camps, mental hospitals, and drug rehabilitation centers (RPS, 2005).

Using the average household size of 4.3 persons per household, it is estimated that the City of Santa Rosa had 68,982 total households as of 2013 (Table 5-10).





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

In 2013, there were more females (52.3) than males (47.7) who were college degree holders in the City of Santa Rosa (Table 14). Majority of the residents in the city aged 10 years old and over were high school graduates (38.94), followed by elementary graduates (27.70), and academic degree holders (12.10). Less than one percent had a post baccalaureate degree in 2013.

Ratio Method was used to get the highest educational attainment of the population 10 years old and over. 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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