Family Income & Expenditures 

1997 Highlights

Income Decile Distribution of Families

While average income showed a significant increase,  the income decile distribution showed decreasing income shares of families from the first to the ninth decile.  Only families belonging to the richest group, i.e., the tenth decile, registered an increase of 3.8 percentage points in their income share.

Nevertheless,  average incomes of families from the first to the tenth decile increased between 1994 and 1997 but those in the higher decile groups yielded higher gains.

The above changes in the income decile distribution resulted in an increase in the Gini coefficient from 0.4507 in 1994 to 0.4872 in 1997 which indicates that the income distribution in 1997 became less equal (more unequal) compared to that in 1994.

In 1994,  the average income of families belonging to the 10th decile was about 19 times higher than the average income of families in the first decile.   In 1997,  this increased to 23.4 times.

All regions registered increases in the Gini coefficient with Western Mindanao showing the biggest increment from 0.3861 in 1994 to 0.4684 in 1997.  This means that while posting the biggest increase in average income among regions during the same period,  its income distribution became less equal (more unequal).

On the other hand,  while families in Cagayan Valley had the lowest increase in average income,  this translated in a low increase of 0.0074 in the Gini coefficient between 1994 and 1997.


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