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Philippine Poverty Statistics

Table 1.

Annual Per Capita Poverty Threshold, Poverty Incidence and
Magnitude of Poor Families, by Region and Province:
1991, 2003, 2006 and 2009

Region/Province Annual Per Capita Poverty Threshold
(in Pesos) d/
Poverty Incidence Among Families (%) Magnitude of Poor Families
Estimates (%) Coefficient of Variation Estimates
1991 a/ 2003 2006 2009 1991 a/ 2003 2006 2009 2003 2006 2009 2003 2006 2009
                             
PHILIPPINES 5,776   10,976   13,348 16,841 28.3 20.0 21.1 20.9 2.3 2.3 2.1    3,293,096   3,670,791 3,855,730
                             
NCR 7,508 13,997 16,487 19,802 5.7 2.1 3.4 2.6 12.0 13.1 12.0 48,923 80,828 64,404
1st District b/   13,997 16,487 19,802   1.1 3.1 3.8 37.6 26.9 28.6   3,781 11,543 11,156
2nd District   13,997 16,487 19,802   2.6 3.8 2.4 19.9 27.2 19.3 13,098 31,613 21,521
3rd District b/   13,997 16,487 19,802   2.6 3.7 3.8 20.4 17.9 20.7 21,276 19,730 19,339
4th District b/   13,997 16,487 19,802   1.8 2.9 1.6 23.3 18.3 32.6 10,768 17,942 12,389
                             
CAR 5,938 10,881 12,976 16,122 32.0 16.1 18.6 17.1 11.2 12.8 11.8 45,088 56,346 54,949
Abra   10,831 13,022 16,132   24.9 32.6 33.3 16.1 10.2 16.1 10,532 14,638 15,182
Apayao b/   10,481 12,654 15,623   10.7 37.0 36.3 41.7 20.4 22.0   2,109 7,804   8,463
Benguet b/   10,727 12,944 15,820   4.4 3.6 4.0 37.2 24.8 31.1   5,386 4,776   5,992
Ifugao   11,437 13,750 16,975   23.0 18.1 21.3 26.4 28.7 17.3   7,411 6,493   7,716
Kalinga b/   9,985 11,975 14,781   28.4 33.4 19.3 18.6 19.0 21.1   9,322 11,750   7,314
Mt. Province   11,523 13,863 17,116   35.1 34.3 33.8 16.1 30.8 18.5 10,327 10,885 10,280
                             
Region I 6,063 11,791 14,350 17,768 28.5 17.8 20.4 17.8 7.8 7.6    7.0 156,261 193,392 179,179
Ilocos Norte b/   11,224 13,690 16,995   14.3 11.3 9.2 27.0 29.8 20.5 15,779 13,472 11,923
Ilocos Sur   11,893 14,432 17,870   19.9 15.4 12.5 21.5 31.4 18.8 24,727 20,269 17,238
La Union   11,967 14,600 18,083   17.5 21.2 23.3 17.4 15.0 15.2 23,564 31,256 35,618
Pangasinan   11,814 14,347 17,731   18.2 23.4 19.5 10.0 8.3 8.6 92,191 128,396 114,400
                             
Region II 5,372 10,350 12,212 15,306 25.8 15.2 15.5 14.5 8.4 9.2 8.3 89,352 96,311 94,433
Batanes c/   10,640 12,585 15,214   6.3 -     -   0.0 - - 225 -   -  
Cagayan   10,621 12,557 15,749   17.9 18.0 15.8 12.0 14.2 11.9 36,236 38,436 36,396
Isabela   10,152 12,020 15,042   16.7 17.6 16.2 11.6 11.1 11.5 44,939 50,157 49,529
Nueva Vizcaya b/      9,982 11,746 14,785   3.2 5.8 6.7 25.9 46.2 34.6   2,550 4,915   5,011
Quirino b/   10,387 12,154 15,174   16.3 8.2 9.3 39.7 40.3 40.9   5,402 2,803   3,497
                             
Region III 6,757 12,771 15,374 18,981 18.7 9.4 12.0 12.0 8.6 8.4 7.6 169,771 228,741 244,273
Aurora b/,c/   11,277 13,539 16,761   21.1 27.7 19.5 31.8 35.1 53.2   7,919 11,256   6,177
Bataan b/   12,821 15,302 19,296   8.1 7.2 7.4 22.3 27.5 21.4   9,986 9,296 10,718
Bulacan   12,607 15,170 18,502   4.3 5.1 4.8 19.7 17.1 13.8 22,722 28,641 28,845
Nueva Ecija   13,305 16,002 19,633   17.7 24.8 26.3 14.0 9.3 9.3 64,808 94,026 112,367
Pampanga   12,715 15,374 18,717   4.9 3.8 6.7 17.8 22.2 16.4 18,983 15,745 28,581
Tarlac   12,205 14,712 18,260   11.6 16.8 15.6 16.7 14.9 15.0 26,733 40,492 39,993
Zambales   12,637 15,300 18,691   13.4 19.5 13.0 23.3 20.6 18.6 18,620 29,286 17,592
                             
Region IV-A 6,715 12,394 14,284 17,779 21.0 9.2 9.4 10.3 8.7 10.6 7.9 201,725 210,830 248,179
Batangas   12,708 14,716 18,089   13.8 12.7 14.0 11.7 14.6 14.8 56,157 53,975 64,428
Cavite   13,976 16,350 20,163   4.8 4.2 4.5 18.2 22.8 18.7 24,802 22,490 26,088
Laguna   11,939 13,970 17,295   5.2 4.5 5.9 20.0 20.2 18.1 24,138 21,584 29,003
Quezon   11,628 13,474 16,652   23.2 26.7 24.5 13.6 13.4 9.8 84,031 101,394 98,426
Rizal b/   13,100 15,162 18,717   2.9 2.7 6.5 20.8 24.8 21.1 12,597 11,388 30,234
                             
Region IV-B 5,607 10,398 12,610 15,769 36.0 29.8 34.3 27.6 6.6 7.2 6.8 148,924 186,838 162,609
Marinduque   10,682 12,838 15,911   32.8 31.4 28.6 16.1 20.8 15.5 15,109 15,840 15,853
Occidental Mindoro   10,725 12,806 16,169   32.6 40.6 25.4 14.3 15.2 16.8 27,602 37,172 23,551
Oriental Mindoro   11,009 13,285 16,480   24.0 34.2 26.0 13.7 14.4 11.5 34,483 53,900 45,876
Palawan      9,395 11,317 14,038   30.4 29.8 24.0 13.0 14.4 16.3 51,554 54,567 46,045
Romblon   11,278 13,583 16,877   35.8 40.6 43.0 13.4 9.0 9.5 20,177 25,358 31,285
                             
Region V 5,791 11,476 13,645 17,146 48.0 38.0 36.1 36.0 4.9 5.0 4.2 358,981 364,318 385,338
Albay   12,485 14,799 18,678   34.7 34.3 36.5 9.4 8.5 9.2 76,762 80,470 87,691
Camarines Norte   11,290 13,430 16,772   40.7 30.4 32.3 18.1 17.6 13.1 39,602 31,217 36,112
Camarines Sur   11,392 13,527 16,997   38.3 36.6 38.7 9.2 9.4 7.7 116,460 119,747 126,280
Catanduanes b/   11,257 13,368 16,969   30.1 35.2 22.0 16.5 20.2 35.7 12,895 16,056 10,755
Masbate   10,738 12,749 16,023   50.2 42.9 42.5 9.5 12.7 8.4 73,356 67,613 65,770
Sorsogon   11,328 13,498 16,953   29.8 34.5 31.3 13.7 10.3 7.0 39,906 49,215 58,731
                             
Region VI 5,730 10,548 12,432 16,036 34.4 23.5 22.1 23.8 6.7 7.2 6.4 298,058 302,836 345,703
Aklan   11,105 13,182 16,907   30.2 32.2 38.1 17.8 16.1 11.4 28,037 31,905 38,515
Antique   10,449 12,384 15,902   35.7 33.6 29.1 16.5 19.5 16.4 34,819 35,934 30,205
Capiz b/   11,351 13,436 17,306   21.5 19.9 22.6 21.1 19.0 25.8 28,577 28,661 37,312
Guimaras b/,c/   10,707 12,664 16,265   30.9 19.8 13.3 3.4 14.2 35.3   8,993 6,222   4,834
Iloilo   10,880 12,827 16,584   21.8 16.8 19.9 15.1 16.0 12.4 85,120 70,037 90,009
Negros Occidental      9,974 11,809 15,217   21.5 22.8 24.4 9.9 11.0 9.7 112,512 130,077 144,828
                             
Region VII 5,444 11,798 14,468 17,848 36.9 32.1 33.5 30.2 6.5 6.4 6.3 389,818 432,870 415,303
Bohol   12,060 14,746 18,062   40.2 43.7 41.0 9.8 11.0 11.0 90,735 104,032 102,522
Cebu   12,465 15,227 18,675   25.4 27.0 25.2 9.9 9.4 9.1 185,624 211,406 213,162
Negros Oriental   10,371 12,653 15,539   43.6 44.4 36.4 11.1 11.4 11.5 105,334 112,585 91,387
Siquijor b/, c/   11,116 13,567 16,631   45.5 25.8 32.8 24.2 28.0 21.4   8,125 4,847   8,232
                             
Region VIII 5,023    9,850 11,885 15,910 37.7 30.2 31.1 33.2 5.9 5.8 5.3 227,458 253,347 287,156
Biliranb/      9,225 11,071 15,022   32.3 25.6 28.0 7.3 33.0 23.1   9,508 8,216 11,616
Eastern Samar   10,106 12,195 16,385   29.8 37.6 45.8 19.0 9.5 10.9 22,642 31,165 41,359
Leyte      9,613 11,570 15,500   29.2 28.5 27.8 8.9 9.0 8.8 99,082 104,260 110,214
Northern Samar   10,374 12,509 16,684   37.4 43.3 41.7 15.5 14.7 13.5 38,393 47,234 45,023
Southern Leyte   10,383 12,516 16,707   28.7 22.6 30.3 14.6 9.5 14.3 21,605 18,403 24,389
Western Samar      9,628 11,594 15,512   27.5 30.8 36.9 15.5 13.1 12.3 36,229 44,068 54,554
                             
Region IX 4,822    9,642 11,810 15,160 32.0 40.5 34.2 36.6 7.1 9.3 6.7 237,898 224,378 242,285
Zamboanga del Norte      9,735 11,911 15,279   59.5 54.1 52.9 8.3 8.6 7.9 102,074 101,511 109,745
Zamboanga del Sur      9,309 11,400 14,655   29.7 23.4 26.2 11.6 17.1 11.7 89,080 79,117 88,154
Zamboanga Sibugay   10,060 12,356 15,897   43.3 34.1 43.2 14.0 15.0 10.9 43,296 39,171 40,067
Isabela City b/, c/      9,790 11,953 15,411   23.4 29.6 17.2 64.7 53.1 28.3   3,448 4,579   4,320
                             
Region X 5,390 10,501 12,987 16,568 41.5 32.4 32.7 32.8 7.2 5.7 5.8 239,874 257,640 275,433
Bukidnon   10,296 12,711 16,297   33.8 31.3 33.0 17.5 12.6 10.9 73,281 72,969 70,072
Camiguin c/   11,551 14,157 18,150   35.1 37.8 36.4 6.2 25.6 17.5   5,445 6,366   8,793
Lanao del Norte   10,034 12,373 15,939   35.6 34.3 39.0 14.5 11.1 11.0 55,938 56,429 69,237
Misamis Occidental      9,795 12,091 15,588   37.0 38.2 36.9 10.5 12.0 11.9 38,626 42,413 54,092
Misamis Oriental   11,411 14,088 18,073   27.1 30.2 26.3 11.3 9.5 12.4 66,585 79,463 73,239
                             
Region XI 5,613 10,737 13,469 17,040 34.0 25.4 26.2 25.6 8.3 8.7 8.4 205,966 220,707 226,284
Davao del Norte   11,079 13,922 17,626   26.6 31.6 29.6 20.1 15.4 19.8 43,117 52,630 49,164
Davao del Sur   10,552 13,231 16,854   20.5 20.2 19.2 12.6 15.6 15.2 88,165 89,452 94,049
Davao Oriental   10,348 12,991 16,366   35.6 39.0 42.5 15.1 17.2 8.7 31,955 37,421 44,277
Compostela Valley   11,071 13,844 17,611   33.1 30.3 31.1 17.7 14.7 11.1 42,729 41,204 38,794
                             
Region XII 5,898 10,277 12,530 15,762 44.6 27.2 27.1 28.1 8.1 7.0 6.7 192,545 203,000 224,882
North Cotabato   10,104 12,314 15,486   22.2 23.3 25.6 15.1 14.9 14.4 44,987 50,320 55,908
Saranggani      9,780 11,953 14,987   36.7 34.0 40.7 13.8 8.6 9.9 34,205 33,202 39,182
South Cotabato   10,702 13,046 16,413   22.8 22.8 23.6 15.5 12.5 12.8 57,801 61,036 78,304
Sultan Kudarat   10,215 12,463 15,661   37.3 38.7 35.2 14.9 12.3 11.1 46,863 51,158 45,687
Cotabato City c/   10,768 13,133 16,520   25.3 20.6 23.7 34.1 42.6 18.4   8,689 7,284   5,800
                             
Caraga 5,319 10,355 12,935 16,858 39.7 37.6 36.9 39.8 6.2 6.4 5.4 156,221 163,783 187,278
Agusan del Norte      9,440 11,799 15,422   23.8 26.4 27.3 14.8 18.3 12.4 25,905 30,467 37,416
Agusan del Sur   11,226 14,004 18,443   48.5 45.5 51.2 9.0 9.9 9.1 54,915 54,433 57,189
Surigao Del Norte   10,574 13,233 17,261   42.3 41.6 47.9 10.2 9.8 6.2 40,674 43,401 50,404
Surigao Del Sur      9,543 11,961 15,668   35.8 33.9 36.3 11.7 10.7 10.1 34,727 35,482 42,269
                             
ARMM 4,659    9,664 12,358 16,334 18.6 25.0 36.5 38.1 10.1 7.4 6.1 126,233 194,626 218,043
Basilan b/      9,016 11,595 15,341   20.7 21.4 23.0 14.6 32.7 21.0 11,097 11,768 11,047
Lanao del Sur      8,545 11,067 14,533   13.7 25.6 36.8 31.8 22.2 14.8 17,595 34,393 53,350
Maguindanao      9,920 12,770 16,872   41.9 44.9 44.6 11.0 8.1 9.5 64,883 77,652 72,866
Sulu   10,397 13,436 17,658   20.3 36.7 39.3 20.6 12.5 9.7 21,666 40,036 64,981
Tawi-tawi      9,230 11,915 15,824   18.2 49.1 31.5 33.7 11.5 17.9 10,992 30,776 15,798
                             

Notes:
a/ Provincial estimates were not generated due to limitations of the sampling design of the 1991 Family Income and Expenditure Survey.
b/ Coefficient of variation of 2009 poverty incidence among families is greater than 20%.
c/ Province with sample size less than 100.
d/ National, regional and provincial poverty thresholds are generated based on the weighted average of the urban and rural thresholds using the magnitude of poor population in urban and rural areas as weights. The poor population refers to those with annual per capita income below the urban/rural provincial poverty thresholds

Source: National Statistical Coordination Board.

 

 

 

 

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