Wednesday, September 30, 2020
The Census of Population, which is a complete enumeration of households in the country, is designed primarily to take an inventory of the population of all barangays in the Philippines as mandated by RA No. 10625 and Executive Order No. 352. It also collects information about some characteristics of the population such as age, sex, marital status, and highest grade completed.
This special release presents data on the population of Barangay Masagana, Quezon City. Figures are based from the tabulated data of the 2015 Census of Population.
Total Population of Barangay Masagana reaches 4,421
The total population of Barangay Masagana, Quezon City reached 4,421 as of August 1, 2015. This accounts for 0.2 percent of the city’s total population. The household population of Barangay Masagana constituted a sum of 4,411 while the remaining 10 people belonged to the institutional population or those residing in institutional living quarters such as hotels, hospitals, orphanages, homes for the aged, jails, and military camps.
Of the household population, 2,007 or 45.5 percent were male while 2,404 or 54.5 percent were female. These figures resulted to a sex ratio of 83 males per 100 females.
Persons Aged 20 to 24 Years Comprise the Largest Age Group
The age-sex distribution of the population showed that persons aged 20 to 24 years comprised the largest age group, making up 10.7 percent of the household population. This was followed by those in the age groups 25 to 29 years (10.1 percent) and 15 to 19 years (9.2 percent).
Females outnumbered males in the age groups 0 to 54 years and in the older age groups, 55 years old and over. Refer to Table 2 for details.
Median Age is 31 Years
In 2015, the median age of the household population of Barangay Masagana was 31. This means that half of the household population was younger than 31 years. This was higher than the median age of Quezon City which was 26 years.
Seven in Nine of the Household Population are of Voting Age
A total of 3,397 or 77.0 percent of the barangay’s household populace belonged to the voting population or those aged 18 years and over. There were more female voters (1,886 or 55.5 percent) than male voters (1,511 or 44.5 percent). Refer to Table 3 for details.
Senior Citizens Constitute 12.0 Percent of the Household Population
People who were regarded as senior citizens were those aged 60 years and over. In 2015, senior citizens made up 12.0 percent of the barangay’s household population. Among the senior citizens, females (64.0 percent) outnumbered males (36.0 percent). Refer to Table 2 for details.
Overall Dependency Ratio Totals 34 Dependents
The overall dependency ratio of Barangay Masagana was 34, which indicates that for every 100 working-age population, there were about 44 dependents (24 young dependents and 10 old dependents). This was lower than the overall dependency ratio of Quezon City which was 44 dependents. Refer to Table 4 for details.
Two Elderly for Every Three Children Below 15 Years
The ageing index or the proportion of persons aged 60 years and over per 100 persons under the age of 15 years in Barangay Masagana registered 67.2 percent. This translates to two persons aged 60 years and over for every three children under 15 years old.
Never Been Married Persons Tally 56.2 Percent
Of the total household population 10 years old and over, 56.2 percent has never been married while 34.3 percent was married. The rest of the population was categorized as follows: widowed (5.1 percent), common-law/live-in (2.4 percent), divorced (1.7 percent) and unknown (0.3 percent). Among those who have never been married, a higher proportion in females (54.9 percent) than in males (45.1 percent) was recorded. Likewise, the proportion of females was higher than males among those who were widowed (80.6 percent), divorced/separated (76.1 percent), married (50.6 percent) and unknown (100.0 percent). While, there was equal proportion of males and females in common-law/live-in. Refer to Table 5 for details.
Females Outnumber Males Among Baccalaureate Degree Holders
Of the total household population 5 years old and over, 40.5 percent were baccalaureate degree holders, 22.9 percent were college undergraduates, 20.9 percent had attended or completed high school education and 10.1 percent had attended or completed elementary school education. Among those baccalaureate degree holders, there were more females (55.7 percent) than males (44.3 percent). Refer to Table 6 for details.
Simple Literacy Rate is Recorded at 98.7 Percent
Barangay Masagana recorded a literacy rate of 98.7 percent which was slightly higher than the total literacy rate of Quezon City that was at 98.3 percent. Literacy rate was higher among females (99.7 percent) than males (99.6 percent). Refer to Table 7 for details.
Five in Every Eight Persons are Engaged in a Gainful Activity
Approximately five in every eight persons (61.8 percent) were engaged in gainful activity during the 12 months preceding the census. Among the major occupation groups, Clerical support workers comprised the largest group (25.9 percent). Professionals came next (20.7 percent), followed by managers (13.7 percent). Refer to Table 8 for details.
The 2015 Census of Population (POPCEN 2015) was undertaken by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) in August 2015 as mandated by Republic Act No. 10625, otherwise known as the Philippine Statistics Act of 2013. It was the 14th census of population that was undertaken since the first census in 1903. POPCEN 2015 was designed to take an inventory of the total population all over the Philippines and collect information about their characteristics. Census day for the POPCEN 2015 was August 1, 2015 (12:01 a.m.). POPCEN 2015 made use of the de jure concept of enumeration wherein households and persons are enumerated in the area where they usually reside as of the census reference date. Enumeration lasted for about 25 days, from 10 August to 6 September 2015. Enumeration was extended until 15 September 2015 for large provinces and some highly urbanized cities.
Total population the sum of the household population and institutional population. It also includes Filipinos in Philippine embassies,
consulates, and missions abroad
Household population comprises of persons who belong to a household, the basic criterion of which is the usual place of residence or the
place where the person usually resides
Institutional population the population enumerated in collective or institutional living quarters such as: dormitories/lodging houses, jails/
prisons, military camps, convents/seminaries, and mental hospitals
Household 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
Age the interval of time between a person’s date of birth and the census reference date (1 August 2015). Expressed in
completed years (as of last birthday), it is recorded in whole number
Median age the age at which exactly half of the population is younger than this age and the other half is older than it
Overall dependency ratio the ratio of persons in the dependent ages (under 15 years old and over 64 years old) to persons in the
economically active or working ages (15 to 64 years old) in the population
Marital status the personal status of each individual with reference to the marriage laws or customs of the country
Simple literacy rate the proportion of persons aged 10 years and over who are able to read and write a simple message in any
language or dialect
Highest grade/year completed the highest grade or year completed in school, college or university
Usual activity/occupation the kind of job or business, which a person aged 15 years and over was engaged in most of the time during the
12 months preceding the census