Average Family Income and Average Family Expenditures (Results from the 2000 Family Income and Expenditure Survey)

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Saturday, September 1, 2001

AVERAGE FAMILY INCOME

  • Average family income for the year 2000 was estimated at P145.1 thousand, up by 16.9 percent over the P123.2 thousand in 1997.

  • Highest average family income for 2000 was reported by NCR with P300.3 thousand. NCR likewise topped in 1997 with P270,993 average family income.

  • Meanwhile, ARMM with P79,590 average family income was reported the lowest among the regions. Eastern Visayas registered the lowest average income in 1997 with P67,772. Relative to this, Eastern Visayas took the lead in terms of percent change registering an improvement of 35 percent for 2000 with P91,520 average family income.

  • Within NCR, Makati City placed highest with P534,058 average family income.

  • Among provinces outside NCR, Rizal posted the highest average income for 2000 with P246,286. This was followed by Cavite with P196,401 Laguna P189,173, Benguet P184,425 and Bataan P183,976. The top three provinces all belong in the Southern Tagalog Region.

  • Lowest average income was reported in Masbate with P61,609. Other provinces belonging to the lowest five are Agusan del Sur with P67,104, Basilan with P67,497, Eastern Samar with P71,527 and Sarangani with P73,294.

  • Siquijor was the most improved with 48.8 percent change in average family income from P53,514 in 1997 to P79,119 in 2000.

AVERAGE FAMILY EXPENDITURES

  • The 2000 national figure for average family expenditures reached P118,839 higher by 18.6 percent over the P99,537 level in 1997.

  • NCR reported the highest average expenditures of P244, 240 in 2000 and likewise the highest in 1997 with P217,840. The lowest region in 2000 was ARMM with P66,288.

  • Makati City likewise topped all the areas in 2000 average family expenditure with P423,023.

  • For areas outside Metro Manila, Rizal posted the highest average expenditure of P199,376 for 2000. This was followed by Cavite with P160,334, Laguna with P157,939, Bataan P155,002 and Benguet P147,787.

  • The lowest average expenditures was reported in Masbate with 54,184. Other provinces belonging to the lowest 5 were Romblon with P54,698, Siquijor with P56,390, Basilan P57,204 and Agusan del Sur P58,751.

B. Average Per Capita Income and Average Per Capita Expenditure By Province

  • The average per capita income at national level was estimated at P32,379 while average per capita expenditure amounted to P26,26,257. The figures indicated an increase of 17.7 percent and 19.9 percent in average per capita income and average per capita expenditure respectively from the 1997 levels.

  • Among regions, NCR had the highest average per capita income of P67,290 and per capita expenditure of P53,563 while ARMM recorded the lowest average per capita income of P14,817 and per capita expenditure of P12,230.

  • Areas that registered the highest average per capita income in 2000 were Makati (P140,275), San Juan (P103,855) and Las Pinas( P93,172).

  • Among the provinces, the lowest average per capita income which amounted to P13,105 was reported in Sulu, followed by Masbate (P14,024) and Basilan (P14,466).

C. Pattern of Expenditures

  • Expenditures on food decreased from a share of 44.2 percent to total expenditures in 1997 to 43.6 percent in 2000.

  • Across regions, ARMM reported the highest share on food expenditures (57.1%). This was true also in 1997 with ARMM reporting the highest with 55.9 percent.

  • Other regions with more than 50 percent share in 2000 were, Region II (51.8%) and Region IX (51.7%). On the other hand, Region IV (43.4%) and NCR (35.8%) reported the lowest share on food expenditures lower than the national figure of 43.6 percent.

  • Expenditures on rent/rental value of occupied dwelling unit remained at 14.3 percent. As expected, NCR reported the highest share on rent/rental expenditures of occupied dwelling unit with 21.6 percent. The percentage however, is lower by 0.3 percentage point from 1997 figure of 21.9 percent. The least share on rent/rental expenditures of occupied dwelling unit was in Caraga with 8.0 percent.

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