2015 Full Year Poverty Statistics

Updated 2015 and 2018 Full Year Official Poverty Statistics

The Philippine Statistics Authority updates the 2018 Full Year Official Poverty Statistics, which was initially released last 06 December 2019. This is in relation with the availability of the final 2018 Family Income and Expenditure Survey (FIES), as noted from PR 2020-093. The final 2018 FIES now incorporates the updated urban-rural classification based on the results of the 2015 Census of Population, and some revisions in the average family size as a result of the validations done when the merged 2018 FIES and the January 2019 Labor Force Survey (LFS) became available. Likewise, the updated urban-rural classification was adopted in the 2015 FIES to generate the 2015 Official Poverty Statistics that is comparable with the 2018 estimates. Hence, the 2015 estimates also released in December 2019 were also updated.

Proportion of Poor Filipinos in 2015 was 23.3 Percent

The full year 2015 poverty incidence among population, or the proportion of poor Filipinos, was estimated at 23.3 percent (revised from the 21.6 percent released last 27 October, 2016). This translates to 23.5 million Filipinos (from 21.9 million) who lived below the poverty threshold estimated at PhP 9,452 (from PhP 9,064), on average, for a family of five per month in 2015.

Poverty incidence among Filipinos registered at 21.6% in 2015 - PSA

The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) releases its latest report today on the country’s official poverty statistics for the full year of 2015.  The PSA report provides the estimates of poverty incidence using income data from the first and second visit of the Family Income and Expenditure Survey (FIES) conducted in July 2015 and January 2016, respectively.

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