AURORA

It was on April 8, 1981 when Barangay Aurora was created a barangay due to its existing population as the legal basis. It was the incumbency of the late Senen B. Suarez as the municipal Mayor, while the late Prospero S. Amatong was the Governor of Davao del Norte, whose derived part is now Compostela Valley.
Before its creation Aurora was the Purok 4 of Barangay Siocon, which its Purok chairman Mr. Salvador F. Perasol Sr. who at the time become its intern Punong Barangay.
First three (3) families who immigrated in Barangay Aurora was the Perasol family, headed by the late Federico Perasol, the Suaybaguio family headed by the late Segundino Suaybaguio and the Dela Rosa family headed by the late Honorio Dela Rosa.

Formerly, it’s composed of 5 Puroks. The Purok 1, 2 & 3 were called Lanapan while the Purok 4 & 5 was called Maobog.
During those days almost the entire area of the Barangay was infested by mudfish and it was only the NIA roads that serve as the main route of transportation.
On the first Barangay Election conducted in the barangay sometimes in the early 80’s it got out with the following candidates as the winner.

Salvador F. Perasol Sr.———————————–Punong Barangay
1. Narciso P. Dela Cruz—————————-Kagawad
2. Jesus Occeña Sr.——————————–Kagawad
3. Condrado D. Libed——————————Kagawad
4. Teresita F. Buyco——————————–Kagawad
5. Warly Presaldo———————————–Kagawad
6. Moises B. Gardose——————————Kagawad
7. Abraham F. Perasol—————————–Secretary
8. Rizaldo O. Occeña——————————-Treasurer

Elementary School were not yet available and it has only one (1) chicken house like classroom for grade 1 & 2 with Mrs. Julieta H. Gayares & Mrs. Lorenza Cogollo as classroom teachers. It was sometimes in 1992 when the Barangay Health Center was constructed with its site donated by Mr. Ramy G. Daguio and under the Rural Development Fund of former Congressman Rogelio M. Sarmiento, the barangay Hall on 1994, followed by the grain warehouse and several MPP’s so as the barangay electrification from Purok 2 to Purok 6 under the chairmanship of former Kagawad Condrado D. Libed.

Then the Barangay and the farm to market roads was also develop under the chairmanship of Kagawad Aurelio E. Agsoy. Several level 2 water system was also installed with Barangay Kagawad manuel R. Tejada and Ramie G. Daguio.
Sometimes on 1998 during the incumbency of Hon. Manuel E. Zamora as Congressman of the first district of ComVal province the level 3 water system of Aurora was materialized under his RDF.
Now, Barangay Aurora has more than ten (10) classrooms in its Elementary School, ten (10) solar dryer’s and one (1) serviceable drinking water system as level 3, with nine (9) Purok houses under reconstruction after Typhoon Pablo under the assistance of Municipal Mayor Lema P. Bolo, with the barangay constituents enjoying the peace and order and abundance of farming in the barangay.

Its population as determined by the 2020 Census was 1,281. This represented 1.43% of the total population of Compostela.

Demographics

Households

The household population of Aurora in the 2015 Census was 1,940 broken down into 430 households or an average of 4.51 members per household.

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Census date Household population Number of households Average household size
1,562 293 5.33
1,679 325 5.17
1,631 341 4.78
1,808 392 4.61
1,794 400 4.49
1,940 430 4.51
Population by age group

According to the 2015 Census, the age group with the highest population in Aurora is 5 to 9, with 224 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 11 individuals.

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Combining age groups together, those aged 14 and below, consisting of the young dependent population which include infants/babies, children and young adolescents/teenagers, make up an aggregate of 34.28% (665). Those aged 15 up to 64, roughly, the economically active population and actual or potential members of the work force, constitute a total of 62.37% (1,210). Finally, old dependent population consisting of the senior citizens, those aged 65 and over, total 3.35% (65) in all.

The computed Age Dependency Ratios mean that among the population of Aurora, there are 55 youth dependents to every 100 of the working age population; there are 5 aged/senior citizens to every 100 of the working population; and overall, there are 60 dependents (young and old-age) to every 100 of the working population.

The median age of 22 indicates that half of the entire population of Aurora are aged less than 22 and the other half are over the age of 22.

Age group Population (2015) Age group percentage
Under 1 50 2.58%
1 to 4 196 10.10%
5 to 9 224 11.55%
10 to 14 195 10.05%
15 to 19 204 10.52%
20 to 24 216 11.13%
25 to 29 180 9.28%
30 to 34 126 6.49%
35 to 39 114 5.88%
40 to 44 83 4.28%
45 to 49 105 5.41%
50 to 54 75 3.87%
55 to 59 69 3.56%
60 to 64 38 1.96%
65 to 69 23 1.19%
70 to 74 16 0.82%
75 to 79 15 0.77%
80 and over 11 0.57%
Total 1,940 100.00%
  • Youth Dependency Ratio: 54.96
  • Old Age Dependency Ratio: 5.37
  • Total Dependency Ratio: 60.33
  • Median Age: 22.34
Historical population

The population of Aurora fell from 1,562 in 1990 to 1,281 in 2020, a decrease of 281 people over the course of 30 years. The latest census figures in 2020 denote a negative growth rate of 8.37%, or a decrease of 659 people, from the previous population of 1,940 in 2015.

Census date Population Growth rate
1,562
1,679 1.36%
1,631 -0.62%
1,808 1.43%
1,794 -0.28%
1,940 1.50%
1,281 -8.37%
Location

Aurora is situated at approximately 7.6547, 126.0485, in the island of Mindanao. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 72.4 meters or 237.5 feet above mean sea level.

Adjacent barangays

Aurora shares a common border with the following barangay(s):

  • Poblacion, Compostela, Davao de Oro
  • Lagab, Compostela, Davao de Oro
  • New Alegria, Compostela, Davao de Oro
  • Bagongon, Compostela, Davao de Oro
  • Siocon, Compostela, Davao de Oro
  • Maparat, Compostela, Davao de Oro