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Poverty incidence among Filipinos registered at 24.9%, as of first semester of 2013 — PSA 

 

 

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Poverty incidence among Filipinos registered at 25.8%,
as of first semester of 2014 — PSA

(PSA-20150306-SS2-01, Posted 06 March 2015)

The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) releases its latest report today on the country’s official poverty statistics for the first semester of 2014.  The PSA report provides the estimates of poverty incidence using income data from the Annual Poverty Indicators Survey (APIS). [more]


Key Figures

Table 1. First Semester Per Capita Thresholds and Incidences:
2013 and 2014

Statistics Estimate Coefficient of Variation
1st sem 2013 a/ 1st sem 2014 b/ Increase/
Decrease (%)
1st sem 2013 a/ 1st sem 2014 b/
Per Capita Food Threshold (PhP) 6,712 7,350 9.5  
Subsistence Incidence (%)          
Families 7.5 7.6   6.5 6.8
Population 10.5 10.5   6.2 6.3
Per Capita Poverty Threshold (PhP) 9,630 10,534 9.4  
Poverty Incidence (%)          
Families 18.8 20.0   4.3 4.2
Population 24.6 25.8   4.0 3.9

Source: Philippine Statistics Authority

Notes:
a/ 2013 Poverty estimates were revised from those released on 29 April 2014 for consistency with the 2014 poverty estimates which were generated from the 2014 Annual Poverty Indicator Survey which does not include sample households from Batanes and Leyte.

b/ 2014 poverty estimates were generated from the 2014 APIS, which does not include sample households from Batanes and Leyte.

Table 1a. Average Monthly Thresholds for a Family of Five:
2013 and 2014

Statistics Average Monthly Estimate Increase/
Decrease (%)
1st sem 2013 a/ 1st sem 2014 b/
Food Threshold for a Family of Five (PhP) 5,593 6,125 9.5
Poverty Threshold for a Family of Five (PhP) 8,025 8,778 9.4

Source: Philippine Statistics Authority

Notes:
a/ 2013 Poverty estimates were revised from those released on 29 April 2014 for consistency with the 2014 poverty estimates which were generated from the 2014 Annual Poverty Indicator Survey which does not include sample households from Batanes and Leyte.

b/ 2014 poverty estimates were generated from the 2014 APIS, which does not include sample households from Batanes and Leyte.

Table 2. First Semester Income Gap, Poverty Gap
and Severity of Poverty: 2013 and 2014

Statistics Estimate
1st sem 2013 a/ 1st sem 2014 b/
Income Gap 27.0 27.0
Poverty Gap 5.1 5.4
Severity of Poverty 2.0 2.1


Source: Philippine Statistics Authority

Notes:
a/ 2013 Poverty estimates were revised from those released on 29 April 2014 for consistency with the 2014 poverty estimates which were generated from the 2014 Annual Poverty Indicator Survey which does not include sample households from Batanes and Leyte.

b/ 2014 poverty estimates were generated from the 2014 APIS, which does not include sample households from Batanes and Leyte.

Table 3. Standard Error and Confidence Interval of First Semester Subsistence and Poverty Incidence, Income Gap, Poverty Gap and Severity of Poverty:
2013 and 2014

Statistics Standard Error 90% Confidence Interval
1st sem 2013 a/ 1st sem 2014 b/ 1st sem 2013 a/ 1st sem 2014 b/
Lower Limit Upper Limit Lower Limit Upper Limit
Subsistence Incidence 
Families 0.5 0.5 6.7 8.3 6.7 8.4
Population 0.6 0.7 9.4 11.5 9.4 11.6
Poverty Incidence 
Families 0.8 0.8 17.5 20.2 18.6 21.3
Population 1.0 1.0 23.0 26.2 24.1 27.4
Income Gap 0.6 0.7 26.1 28.0 25.9 28.1
Poverty Gap 0.3 0.3 4.6 5.6 4.9 5.9
Severity of Poverty 0.1 0.2 1.8 2.2 1.9 2.4

Source: Philippine Statistics Authority

Notes:
a/ 2013 Poverty estimates were revised from those released on 29 April 2014 for consistency with the 2014 poverty estimates which were generated from the 2014 Annual Poverty Indicator Survey which does not include sample households from Batanes and Leyte.

b/ 2014 poverty estimates were generated from the 2014 APIS, which does not include sample households from Batanes and Leyte.

 

 

 

 


Contact Information

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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Bernadette B. Balamban and Mildred B. Addawe
Tel. No. (632) 896-7981
E-mail: bb.balamban@nscb.gov.ph , mb.addawe@nscb.gov.ph

 

Updated: 06 March 2015


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