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Poverty Statistics 

Table 1. Annual Per Capita Poverty Thresholds, Poverty Incidence and Magnitude of Poor Families: 2000 and 2003

Region/Province Annual Per Capita Poverty Threshold (in Pesos) Poverty Incidence Among Families (%) Magnitude of Poor Families
Estimates (%) Coefficient of Variation Estimates Coefficient of Variation
2000 Revised 2003 Final Inc/Dec (%) 2000 Revised 2003 Final Inc/Dec 2000 Revised 2003 Final 2000 Revised 2003 Final Inc/Dec (%) 2000 Revised 2003 Final
 
PHILIPPINES
11,458
12,309
7.4
27.5
24.4
(3.1)
1.6
1.3
4,146,663
4,022,695
(3.0)
1.6
1.4
 
NCR
15,722
16,737
6.5
5.8
4.8
(1.0)
8.2
9.2
127,655
110,864
(13.2)
8.8
10.1
1st District*
16,218
17,223
6.2
5.8
3.8
(2.1)
21.6
25.9
19,257
13,530
(29.7)
22.0
27.0
2nd District
15,727
16,715
6.3
4.1
5.8
1.6
16.5
16.9
30,701
29,282
(4.6)
17.3
21.4
3rd District
15,090
16,298
8.0
9.4
5.0
(4.4)
13.8
17.2
47,206
40,811
(13.5)
14.8
17.7
4th District
16,359
17,137
4.8
4.9
4.5
(0.5)
15.6
15.1
30,491
27,241
(10.7)
18.6
16.2
 
Region I
12,687
13,281
4.7
29.5
24.4
(5.1)
5.4
6.0
237,910
213,846
(10.1)
6.2
6.2
Ilocos Norte
13,143
12,893
(1.9)
18.2
19.6
1.4
18.7
19.4
19,466
21,694
11.4
22.4
20.1
Ilocos Sur
13,515
12,824
(5.1)
30.4
22.8
(7.6)
9.4
19.0
35,189
28,302
(19.6)
11.5
19.1
La Union
12,978
13,356
2.9
33.2
24.6
(8.7)
14.0
12.7
42,654
33,163
(22.2)
14.3
13.4
Pangasinan
12,363
13,412
8.5
30.8
25.8
(5.0)
7.4
7.6
140,601
130,687
(7.1)
8.6
8.0
 
Region II
11,128
11,417
2.6
25.3
19.3
(6.0)
7.9
5.8
143,421
113,298
(21.0)
8.0
6.0
Batanes*
15,264
12,279
(19.6)
10.4
6.3
(4.2)
36.5
a
348
225
(35.5)
35.7
a
Cagayan
10,209
10,320
1.1
21.5
16.5
(4.9)
14.6
11.1
42,062
33,437
(20.5)
16.2
10.8
Isabela
11,616
11,808
1.7
30.2
23.9
(6.3)
11.1
7.1
79,001
64,397
(18.5)
10.6
7.5
Nueva Vizcaya*
11,611
11,880
2.3
16.5
9.2
(7.3)
28.8
27.4
12,501
7,252
(42.0)
29.0
29.5
Quirino*
10,713
12,463
16.3
31.4
24.1
(7.3)
16.7
31.2
9,508
7,987
(16.0)
16.3
26.8
 
Region III
13,760
14,378
4.5
17.3
13.4
(3.9)
6.2
6.5
268,558
242,820
(9.6)
6.8
6.6
Aurora*
11,405
12,898
13.1
26.9
29.2
2.4
9.8
59.0
9,638
10,951
13.6
9.7
56.9
Bataan*
12,434
13,607
9.4
9.9
10.2
0.2
16.8
22.2
10,958
12,594
14.9
17.6
24.4
Bulacan
13,882
15,027
8.2
5.4
8.5
3.2
15.7
14.7
21,801
44,800
105.5
16.1
14.7
Nueva Ecija
14,750
14,394
(2.4)
27.6
22.2
(5.4)
9.3
12.1
90,754
81,038
(10.7)
11.0
12.9
Pampanga
14,698
15,148
3.1
14.4
10.5
(3.9)
13.2
13.8
48,461
40,661
(16.1)
15.2
14.2
Tarlac
12,578
13,866
10.2
27.6
14.8
(12.8)
18.5
11.9
56,095
34,102
(39.2)
22.5
11.4
Zambales
12,733
12,754
0.2
23.7
13.4
(10.3)
10.6
17.4
30,852
18,674
(39.5)
11.3
18.1
 
Region IV-A
13,670
14,720
7.7
15.2
14.5
(0.7)
7.3
5.8
272,484
316,911
16.3
7.6
5.8
Batangas
15,192
15,957
5.0
20.7
24.5
3.8
11.0
5.6
71,045
99,383
39.9
14.1
6.1
Cavite
14,742
16,150
9.6
10.2
8.6
(1.6)
16.0
15.8
38,084
44,707
17.4
15.8
16.4
Laguna
12,937
13,921
7.6
8.1
8.4
0.3
14.4
14.6
31,303
39,339
25.7
16.2
13.5
Quezon
12,501
13,349
6.8
32.9
32.8
(0.1)
14.0
11.9
112,630
118,941
5.6
14.1
12.3
Rizal*
13,676
13,903
1.7
5.6
3.4
(2.3)
21.3
19.0
19,422
14,542
(25.1)
21.6
19.4
 
Region IV-B
12,013
12,402
3.2
36.4
39.9
3.5
7.4
4.7
162,668
199,485
22.6
7.0
5.5
Marinduque
11,553
11,781
2.0
42.7
38.3
(4.4)
8.2
11.6
18,311
17,669
(3.5)
10.2
13.1
Occidental Mindoro
11,745
12,522
6.6
38.1
40.9
2.8
11.5
14.8
28,248
34,557
22.3
11.8
18.8
Oriental Mindoro
13,510
13,813
2.2
39.8
37.0
(2.8)
18.9
7.8
52,623
53,094
0.9
17.1
11.3
Palawan
11,163
11,591
3.8
24.7
43.1
18.4
14.5
8.4
35,749
73,049
104.3
14.3
7.8
Romblon
10,758
11,769
9.4
52.2
37.5
(14.8)
10.5
10.6
27,737
21,116
(23.9)
10.6
11.0
 
Region V
11,375
12,379
8.8
45.3
40.6
(4.7)
4.2
3.6
407,176
383,625
(5.8)
4.7
4.3
Albay
12,144
12,915
6.3
40.3
34.4
(5.9)
11.5
8.1
83,398
76,200
(8.6)
11.2
8.5
Camarines Norte
11,505
12,727
10.6
52.7
46.1
(6.5)
10.9
14.4
50,670
44,874
(11.4)
11.8
14.0
Camarines Sur
11,054
11,873
7.4
40.8
40.1
(0.7)
9.3
7.0
120,762
121,936
1.0
11.8
7.7
Catanduanes
11,587
11,815
2.0
43.9
31.8
(12.1)
10.9
10.3
18,541
13,604
(26.6)
10.4
29.3
Masbate
11,019
12,504
13.5
61.3
55.9
(5.4)
5.8
5.7
83,660
81,804
(2.2)
5.9
7.4
Sorsogon
11,146
12,452
11.7
41.4
33.7
(7.6)
7.3
10.3
50,146
45,207
(9.8)
7.6
14.5
 
Region VI
11,314
12,291
8.6
36.7
31.4
(5.3)
4.0
4.2
444,172
397,073
(10.6)
4.5
4.3
Aklan
11,527
11,980
3.9
36.3
33.5
(2.8)
15.2
10.8
31,386
31,068
(1.0)
18.8
11.2
Antique
10,938
11,377
4.0
35.1
43.4
8.3
8.1
10.6
32,393
42,389
30.9
7.8
11.8
Capiz
10,536
11,298
7.2
40.8
21.6
(19.3)
9.6
13.3
53,542
28,711
(46.4)
9.7
11.7
Guimaras
10,759
11,694
8.7
22.6
32.7
10.1
18.7
13.2
5,900
9,525
61.5
18.7
29.0
Iloilo
12,122
13,221
9.1
29.7
31.1
1.3
7.8
9.2
108,241
121,067
11.8
9.4
9.4
Negros Occidental
11,126
12,131
9.0
41.6
31.4
(10.2)
6.5
6.0
212,710
164,313
(22.8)
7.1
6.3
                           
Region VII
9,659
9,805
1.5
31.5
23.6
(8.0)
5.9
5.5
348,154
286,478
(17.7)
6.9
5.6
Bohol
9,762
10,032
2.8
50.2
29.2
(20.9)
9.4
12.8
105,470
65,953
(37.5)
11.9
13.0
Cebu
9,914
10,222
3.1
26.2
17.1
(9.0)
8.7
8.3
170,929
125,346
(26.7)
10.5
8.3
Negros Oriental
8,981
9,017
0.4
29.7
37.1
7.4
14.7
9.2
66,788
89,654
34.2
14.5
9.8
Siquijor
8,892
9,767
9.8
28.6
30.9
2.4
15.9
13.3
4,967
5,525
11.2
15.8
13.2
 
Region VIII
9,530
10,804
13.4
37.6
35.3
(2.2)
5.8
4.7
276,878
266,423
(3.8)
6.8
5.5
Biliran
9,858
11,144
13.0
33.3
46.5
13.3
18.3
13.4
9,531
13,709
43.8
18.2
43.2
Eastern Samar
9,108
11,025
21.0
45.9
33.9
(12.1)
7.1
19.3
34,037
25,754
(24.3)
7.1
16.5
Leyte
9,447
10,600
12.2
34.9
34.6
(0.3)
11.9
6.4
118,200
117,288
(0.8)
14.3
6.9
Northern Samar
8,898
9,945
11.8
39.8
33.8
(6.0)
12.3
17.7
37,591
34,696
(7.7)
12.7
21.6
Southern Leyte
9,459
10,668
12.8
26.3
31.9
5.6
12.1
11.7
19,277
24,064
24.8
12.4
16.3
Western Samar
10,338
11,675
12.9
45.5
38.7
(6.8)
9.5
9.2
58,242
50,913
(12.6)
10.1
10.2
 
Region IX b
9,128
10,407
14.0
38.6
44.0
5.4
7.0
4.6
209,842
258,497
23.2
8.2
5.2
Zamboanga del Norte
9,417
10,871
15.4
47.0
64.6
17.5
12.0
6.5
78,059
110,831
42.0
10.3
7.1
Zamboanga del Sur c
8,975
10,310
14.9
34.9
34.4
(0.5)
9.1
7.1
131,783
103,323
(21.6)
11.6
7.4
Zamboanga Sibugay
d
9,580
 
d
40.7
 
 
13.9
d
40,712
 
 
18.6
Isabela City*
e
10,429
 
e
24.7
 
 
45.1
e
3,630
 
 
51.1
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Region X
10,509
11,605
10.4
38.0
37.7
(0.3)
4.5
5.3
261,501
278,538
6.5
5.0
4.6
Bukidnon
9,201
11,083
20.5
33.4
36.9
3.5
11.3
13.9
67,599
79,985
18.3
12.3
9.1
Camiguin*
12,155
12,109
(0.4)
54.2
34.5
(19.7)
10.5
21.7
7,826
5,356
(31.6)
10.5
40.4
Lanao del Norte
11,296
12,103
7.1
49.3
46.5
(2.9)
6.7
7.9
75,376
73,114
(3.0)
8.8
7.8
Misamis Occidental
10,184
11,711
15.0
46.8
48.1
1.2
7.8
11.7
45,954
50,189
9.2
10.0
13.2
Misamis Oriental
11,176
11,594
3.7
29.3
28.5
(0.8)
9.3
6.7
64,745
69,895
8.0
9.3
7.7
 
-
Region XI
10,278
11,399
10.9
27.9
28.5
0.5
8.5
5.8
202,121
231,068
14.3
9.4
5.8
Davao del Norte f
10,566
11,833
12.0
39.5
30.3
(9.2)
12.2
7.8
105,169
49,251
(53.2)
15.7
9.8
Davao del Sur
9,987
11,470
14.8
18.3
24.2
5.8
13.3
8.2
68,084
103,963
52.7
12.3
8.4
Davao Oriental
9,906
10,580
6.8
33.7
37.2
3.5
13.8
18.2
28,868
33,443
15.9
14.5
17.9
Compostela Valley
g
11,422
 
g
34.4
 
 
17.1
g
44,410
 
 
14.6
 
Region XII
10,458
11,328
8.3
40.7
32.1
(8.6)
6.1
5.4
264,301
227,093
(14.1)
7.1
5.6
North Cotabato
9,990
10,972
9.8
41.6
26.1
(15.5)
9.5
11.9
79,750
52,759
(33.8)
10.4
11.3
Saranggani*
10,419
10,846
4.1
48.4
44.4
(4.0)
22.1
8.7
39,997
41,346
3.4
22.2
6.9
South Cotabato
10,686
11,741
9.9
34.7
26.4
(8.3)
12.2
7.4
78,688
66,792
(15.1)
15.0
8.2
Sultan Kudarat
10,544
10,870
3.1
48.8
41.5
(7.4)
10.3
14.5
57,817
52,064
(10.0)
13.7
17.4
Cotabato City
12,670
13,805
9.0
26.4
41.2
14.8
17.3
13.5
8,049
14,132
75.6
17.5
20.1
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CAR
13,071
14,033
7.4
30.8
25.8
(5.0)
5.2
6.6
84,717
72,084
(14.9)
5.7
7.2
Abra
13,426
14,654
9.2
47.6
41.0
(6.7)
6.2
13.0
18,798
17,339
(7.8)
13.1
14.9
Apayao*
11,368
12,256
7.8
26.5
16.8
(9.7)
15.9
30.3
4,543
3,313
(27.1)
14.5
29.4
Benguet*
14,014
14,447
3.1
13.9
11.0
(2.9)
15.5
19.9
17,620
13,472
(23.5)
15.5
22.2
Ifugao*
11,809
13,148
11.3
55.7
28.1
(27.6)
8.0
21.9
18,140
9,069
(50.0)
8.5
21.2
Kalinga
11,652
13,284
14.0
39.3
46.1
6.8
15.0
11.7
12,140
15,151
24.8
15.2
8.8
Mt. Province
15,122
14,855
(1.8)
48.4
46.7
(1.7)
13.3
13.0
13,476
13,740
2.0
13.3
15.5
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ARMMh
12,199
12,733
4.4
53.8
45.4
(8.4)
4.2
5.4
255,879
228,970
(10.5)
5.7
6.1
Basilanh
9,509
10,987
15.5
31.5
33.5
1.9
13.1
5.8
19,110
17,958
(6.0)
12.8
26.3
Lanao del Sur
13,892
13,702
(1.4)
54.7
37.6
(17.1)
8.3
13.9
66,146
48,351
(26.9)
11.2
13.9
Maguindanao
11,906
12,322
3.5
59.3
60.4
1.1
7.0
7.0
86,539
93,501
8.0
10.4
9.7
Sulu
11,672
13,473
15.4
58.9
45.1
(13.8)
9.8
11.3
58,522
48,195
(17.6)
12.0
11.4
Tawi-tawi
12,003
11,707
(2.5)
52.4
34.6
(17.8)
10.2
20.0
25,562
20,964
(18.0)
12.8
17.2
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Caraga
10,903
11,996
10.0
43.8
47.1
3.2
4.9
4.2
179,226
195,622
9.1
5.6
4.8
Agusan del Norte
10,933
11,460
4.8
40.9
33.2
(7.6)
7.0
7.9
42,992
36,198
(15.8)
7.4
7.3
Agusan del Sur
11,017
12,150
10.3
52.3
52.8
0.5
10.4
8.8
59,948
59,815
(0.2)
10.3
12.0
Surigao Del Norte
11,160
12,998
16.5
42.6
54.5
11.9
11.0
8.1
38,936
52,417
34.6
16.7
8.3
Surigao Del Sur
10,421
11,227
7.7
38.4
48.6
10.2
8.7
7.2
37,350
47,192
26.4
9.2
7.4
 

a - No CV was computed since only one sample household was classified as poor.
b - 2000 estimates do not include Isabela City.
c - 2000 estimates still include Zamboanga Sibugay
d - No separate estimate yet; still included in Zamboanga del Sur.
e - No separate estimate yet; still included in Basilan
f - 2000 estimates include Compostela Valley
g - No separate estimate yet; still included in Davao del Norte
h - 2000 estimates include Isabela City

Notes:

1. Zamboanga Sibugay (Region IX) and Compostela Valley (Region XI) are new provinces created under EO 36 and EO 103.
2. Isabela City (Region IX) and Cotabato City (Region XII) have been separated from their respective mother provinces - Basilan and Maguindanao (both ARMM) under the present regional configuration.

* Coefficient of Variation (CV) of poverty incidence is greater than 20%

 

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