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Despite rise in the number of families, extreme poverty among families remains steady at 1.6 million in 2012 —NSCB

 

 

Press Release
Despite rise in the number of families, extreme poverty among families remains steady at 1.6 million in 2012—NSCB
(Posted 9 December 2013)

The Philippine Statistical System (PSS), through the National Statistical Coordination Board (NSCB), releases its latest report today on the 2012 full year official poverty statistics in the country. The NSCB report— using income data from the Family Income and Expenditure Survey (FIES) conducted by the National Statistics Office (NSO) in two visits last July 2012 and January 2013 – estimates poverty incidence or the proportion of poor families to the total number of families. The report also examines various monetary and non-monetary measures of poverty in the country. [more]


Key Figures

Annual Per Capita Poverty Threshold, Poverty Incidence and Magnitude of Poor Families, by Region and Province: 1991, 2006, 2009 and 2012

Region/Province Annual Per Capita Poverty Threshold (in Pesos) Poverty Incidence among Families (%) Magnitude of Poor Families
Estimates (%) Estimate
1991a/ 2006 2009 2012 1991a/ 2006 2009 2012 1991a/ 2006 2009 2012
PHILIPPINES 5,949 13,357 16,871  18,935 29.7 21.0 20.5 19.7 3,554,878 3,809,283 4,036,915 4,214,921
                         
NCR 7,373 15,699 19,227  20,344 5.3 2.9 2.4  2.6 86,388 73,353 63,974 76,530
1st District b/   15,699 19,227  20,344   2.7 3.2  3.6   9,906 12,405 14,343
2nd District b/   15,699 19,227  20,344   3.2 2.2  1.9   28,247 21,168 19,782
3rd District b/   15,699 19,227  20,344   3.3 3.2  2.8   18,631 19,306 18,266
4th District b/   15,699 19,227  20,344   2.4 1.5  3.0   16,570 11,095 24,138
                         
CAR 6,706 14,107 17,243  19,483 36.7 21.1 19.2 17.5 83,557 66,607 66,111 65,516
Abra b/   14,680 17,852  19,775   39.4 38.9 27.2   18,054 18,852 13,914
Apayao c/   13,915 16,923  18,623   42.1 39.9 54.7   8,944 9,132 13,462
Benguet b/   13,341 16,217  19,140   4.0 4.2  2.8   5,773 6,937 5,121
Ifugao   14,233 17,321  20,253   20.9 23.9 36.0   7,575 9,263 14,950
Kalinga b/   13,079 15,939  17,342   40.6 24.1 20.9   14,340   9,124  8,482
Mt. Province b/   14,910 18,118  21,138   38.5 39.3 27.9   11,920 12,803  9,586
                       
Region I 6,371 14,107 17,595  18,373 30.6 19.9 16.8 14.0 205,171 191,326 172,726 154,712
Ilocos Norte b/   14,512 17,990  18,953   13.7 11.1  8.4     16,393   14,045  11,211
Ilocos Sur b/   14,836 18,610  20,885   16.4 13.4 13.7     22,174   19,256  20,886
La Union   14,340 17,724  18,006   20.8 22.4 15.3     31,041   35,938  26,506
Pangasinan   13,860 17,043  17,949   21.8 17.2 14.9   121,718 103,487  96,109
                         
Region II 6,525 13,944 17,330  19,125 37.3 21.7 20.2 17.0 182,360 142,518 143,847 130,965
Batanes c/   17,508 21,776  24,693   14.3 16.7 18.2   564 699 810
Cagayan   14,355 17,866  18,741   25.1 22.5 15.2   56,765 55,061 40,237
Isabela   13,702 17,057  19,400   23.8 22.6 19.0   72,134 74,412 68,106
Nueva Vizcaya b/   13,402 16,725  18,709   11.0 10.0 15.1   9,576 9,365 15,297
Quirino b/   13,183 16,396  19,014   9.7 11.1 15.5   3,479 4,310 6,514
                         
Region III 6,635 14,422 18,188  20,071 18.1 10.3 10.7 10.1 221,205 206,568 232,928 240,079
Aurora b/,c/   11,883 14,979  18,466   25.1 14.7 27.1   10,211 6,445 12,789
Bataan b/   13,862 17,643  19,383   6.2 5.9  4.5   8,359 8,688 7,116
Bulacan b/   14,671 18,434  19,910   4.9 4.6  5.4     27,997   29,371  38,103
Nueva Ecija   14,857 18,732  20,847   21.6 24.9 19.6     85,958 107,224  91,168
Pampanga b/   14,221 17,399  19,163   2.0 4.9  5.4   8,823 23,297 28,483
Tarlac   13,958 17,559  18,810   14.1 13.7 13.5   35,823 37,538 40,174
Zambales b/   14,580 18,448  21,885   18.6 11.9 12.1   29,397 20,365  22,246
                         
Region IV-A 6,409 13,241 17,033  19,137 19.1 7.8 8.8  8.3 234,129 189,690 241,158 256,839
Batangas   13,735 17,360  19,437   10.9 12.6 14.7     49,739   62,889  80,551
Cavite b/   13,343 16,677  19,948   1.2 2.2  2.6       7,093   15,157  19,983
Laguna   13,637 17,412  19,857   4.3 6.2 4.6     22,772   37,277  31,409
Quezon   12,784 16,181  18,081   24.7 22.1 20.3     98,511   94,988  94,123
Rizal b/   14,525 18,397  20,306   2.5 5.8  5.0     11,576   30,847  30,773
                         
Region IV-B 5,753 12,645 15,613  17,292 36.6 32.4 27.2 23.6 132,082 176,282 160,226 150,486
Marinduque   12,909 15,678  17,180   31.9 27.4 23.9     15,481   13,971  12,743
Occidental Mindoro b/   12,725 15,937  17,412   33.5 25.0 29.8     30,084   24,203  31,070
Oriental Mindoro   13,396 16,710  17,415   35.7 28.8 21.5     56,043   48,741  39,272
Palawan b/   11,521 14,418  16,696   28.2 25.3 20.5     53,193   53,131  47,730
Romblon   12,811 15,547  18,464   36.3 32.6 30.4     21,481   20,181  19,671
                         
Region V 5,807 13,240 16,888  18,257 48.0 35.4 35.3 32.3 395,592 361,802 385,523 375,974
Albay   13,413 17,098  18,610   28.7 30.2 33.9   67,788 75,910 90,551
Camarines Norte b/   13,066 16,675  18,390   30.1 31.9 21.7     32,037   36,527  26,663
Camarines Sur   13,492 17,223  18,717   39.5 39.8 31.7   131,601 142,173 121,614
Catanduanes b/   13,369 17,057  18,303   33.0 22.6 27.1     15,193   11,002  13,919
Masbate   12,866 16,415  17,487   44.6 44.4 40.6     70,711   74,864  72,903
Sorsogon   12,905 16,484  17,535   31.3 29.8 31.3     44,472   45,046  50,324
                         
Region VI 5,580 12,684 15,971  18,029 32.3 22.7 23.6 22.8 345,102 316,669 353,431 365,040
Aklan b/   13,235 16,758  17,707   32.2 36.7 20.4   33,647 41,583 25,204
Antique b/   13,497 17,050 17,160   42.5 34.5 23.6   45,308 39,314 28,598
Capiz b/   13,596 17,248  20,144   23.5 22.9 22.3   34,419 35,726 37,143
Guimaras b/,c/   12,798 16,204 18,926   19.7 13.4 16.9   6,330 4,665 6,345
Iloilo   12,965 16,448  18,827   16.7 19.7 20.8   71,708 90,558 102,924
Negros Occidental   11,826 14,921  17,243   21.6 22.9 24.9   125,256 141,585 164,827
                         
Region VII 5,670 13,963 16,662  18,767 38.2 30.7 26.0 25.7 345,870 411,431 378,221 405,694
Bohol   14,098 16,633  18,847   40.3 36.6 30.6     97,368   93,942  83,455
Cebu   15,064 17,770  18,855   25.6 22.3 18.9   209,301 200,481 185,603
Negros Oriental   11,518 13,625  18,589   38.2 28.0 43.9   99,734 78,122 131,317
Siquijor b/,c/   13,971 16,469  18,420   25.6 27.2 24.0   5,027 5,676 5,319
                         
Region VIII 5,507 12,520 16,278  18,076 42.3 33.7 34.5 37.4 279,555 271,319 293,886 337,221
Biliran   11,841 15,350  17,393   22.6 31.8 20.9   7,143 10,701 7,468
Eastern Samar   13,140 17,091  20,237   41.3 49.2 55.4     34,344   43,489  52,189
Leyte   12,493 16,255  17,561   32.2 29.8 31.4   117,271 114,843 128,273
Northern Samar   12,959 16,883  19,197   44.6 42.8 43.5   47,317 48,079 51,663
Southern Leyte   12,830 16,688  19,431   25.3 30.1 34.0   20,915 26,483 31,890
Western Samar   11,607 15,091  15,891   32.3 34.9 43.5   44,329 50,291 65,737
                         
Region IX 5,330 12,743 16,260  18,054 36.4 40.0 39.5 33.7 156,354 260,619 280,271 259,749
Zamboanga del Norte   13,464 17,184  18,483   60.3 60.3 48.0   113,288 121,830 104,138
Zamboanga del Sur   11,508 14,679  17,961   27.4 26.9 25.9   91,993 99,107 104,133
Zamboanga Sibugay   13,389 17,046  17,338   44.6 46.0 37.0   49,397 55,109 48,050
Isabela City c/   12,763 16,364  19,670   33.9 21.4 15.5   5,940 4,226 3,429
                         
Region X 5,529 12,917 16,878  19,335 42.6 32.1 33.3 32.8 236,172 263,982 298,472 320,113
Bukidnon   13,150 17,210  20,115   35.4 37.0 41.5   86,133 98,340 120,760
Camiguin c/   12,152 16,022 21,521   31.4 20.4 41.0   5,283 3,642 7,796
Lanao del Norte   12,519 16,393  18,907   33.1 39.7 41.4   57,196 74,184 83,640
Misamis Occidental   12,199 15,966  18,127   37.1 37.9 33.8   42,596 46,555 44,405
Misamis Oriental   13,430 17,539  18,938   26.5 25.0 19.1   72,773 75,752 63,513
                         
Region XI 5,653 13,389 17,120  19,967 34.1 25.4 25.5 25.0 187,065 229,801 252,152 268,957
Davao del Norte b/   13,214 16,863  20,841   26.2 27.2 26.7      48,669    55,869   60,652
Davao del Sur   13,298 17,046  19,311   19.6 19.3 20.0      93,824 100,860               113,948
Davao Oriental   13,258 16,948  19,323   42.7 44.3 37.8      43,761    49,155   45,429
Compostela Valley b/   13,911 17,788  20,932   31.3 31.0 30.7      43,546    46,267   48,928
                         
Region XII 6,272 13,319 16,405  18,737 47.4 31.2 30.8 37.1 196,284 250,168 274,043 366,169
North Cotabato   12,077 14,862  18,340   25.6 23.4 44.8      60,532    61,568 131,744
Saranggani   13,059 16,053  18,640   41.7 47.5 46.0      40,876    50,504   52,982
South Cotabato   13,889 17,141  19,847   26.1 25.7 25.8      72,114    78,140   85,814
Sultan Kudarat   13,766 16,965  17,597   44.3 41.6 40.4      64,441    68,076   74,075
Cotabato City b/,c/   14,629 18,103  20,568   27.5 29.9 34.5      12,206    15,754   21,555
                         
Caraga 6,099 14,324 18,309  19,629 48.5 41.7 46.0 31.9 163,244 191,315 227,453 169,522
Agusan del Norte   14,739 18,890  18,905   38.7 37.3 27.7      46,898    48,842   39,125
Agusan del Sur   14,969 19,107  19,634   46.1 53.8 37.3      56,058    70,560   52,809
Surigao Del Norte   13,771 17,595  20,566   43.7 48.9 33.8      47,939    58,147   43,620
Surigao Del Sur   13,605 17,398  19,287   38.0 44.1 28.3      40,420    49,904   33,968
                         
ARMM 5,201 12,647 16,683  20,517 26.9 40.5 39.9 48.7 104,747 205,834 212,494 271,355
Basilan b/   12,538 16,256  19,368   28.2 28.8 32.1      14,137    14,781   16,832
Lanao del Sur   13,116 17,024  22,665   38.6 48.7 67.3      51,408    68,770 100,946
Maguindanao   12,877 16,701  18,873   46.4 43.3 54.5      70,665    67,899   87,800
Sulu   13,330 17,240  20,477   35.2 35.5 40.2      39,478    42,530   51,278
Tawi-tawi b/   11,557 14,659  17,406   50.2 29.4 21.9      30,146    18,514   14,499

Notes:

a/ Province with sample size less than 100.
b/ Coefficient of variation of 2012 first semester provincial poverty incidence among families is greater than 20%.
c/ Province with sample size less than 100.

Source: National Statistical Coordination Board


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For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Statistical Information Center at (632) 8952767, e-mail address info@nscb.gov.ph.

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Tel. No. (632) 896-7981
E-mail: bb.balamban@nscb.gov.ph, mb.addawe@nscb.gov.ph

Updated: 09 December 2013


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