Poverty Statistics

Farmers, Fisherfolks, Individuals Residing in Rural Areas and Children Posted the Highest Poverty Incidences Among the Basic Sectors in 2018

The Philippine Statistics Authority releases today the preliminary estimates of 2018 poverty incidence among 10 of the 14 basic sectors identified in Republic Act 8425 or the Social Reform and Poverty Alleviation Act as well as individuals residing in rural areas. Poverty incidence among persons with disability (aged 15 years and over) was also generated and released for the first time.

Poverty incidence among Filipinos registered at 26.3%, as of first semester of 2015 - PSA

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

NSCB releases poverty estimates for the country's 1,623 cities and municipalities

This is the first time that city- and municipal-level poverty statistics have been generated. The estimates are part of the outputs of a special study entitled “Poverty Mapping in the Philippines,” which was conducted by the NSCB in its continuing effort to respond to the growing need for poverty statistics at lower levels of disaggregation. The project initiative was funded by the World Bank-Asia Europe Meeting (WB-ASEM) Trust Fund and was implemented from April 2004 to November 2005.

NSCB releases 2009 City and Municipal Level Poverty Estimate

Based on the 2009 small area estimates (SAE) of poverty, almost half or 795 of the 1,643 cities/municipalities in the Philippines have poverty incidences ranging from 32.1 to 60.0 %, while 67 municipalities have poverty incidences higher than 60.0%. On the average, the municipal and city level poverty incidence estimates in the country for 2003 and 2009 are both less than 50 percent, with a reported average values of 37.5 and 32.6, respectively.


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