Proportion of Poor Filipinos was Estimated at 16.6 Percent in 2018

Reference No.: 2019-209
Release Date: 06 December 2019

PovertyThe full year 2018 poverty incidence among population, or the proportion of poor Filipinos whose per capita income is not sufficient to meet their basic food and non-food needs, was estimated at 16.6 percent. This translates to 17.6 million Filipinos who lived below the poverty threshold estimated at PhP 10,727, on average, for a family of five per month in 2018. On the other hand, subsistence incidence among Filipinos, or the proportion of Filipinos whose income is not enough to meet even the basic food needs, was registered at 5.2 percent in 2018. The monthly food threshold for a family of five was estimated, on average, at PhP 7,528.

Among families, the proportion of poor families in 2018 was estimated at 12.1 percent, which is equivalent to around three million families. Meanwhile, the subsistence incidence among families was recorded at 3.4 percent, or around 800 thousand food poor families in 2018.

 

CLAIRE DENNIS S. MAPA, Ph.D.
Undersecretary
National Statistician and Civil Registrar General

 

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File Table 1. Annual Per Capita Poverty Threshold, Poverty Incidence and Magnitude of Poor Families with Measures of Precision, by Region and Province - 2015 and 2018.xlsx70.94 KB
File Table 1a. Annual Per Capita Poverty Threshold and Poverty Incidence among Families with Measures of Precision, by Region, Province and Highly Urbanized Cities - 2018.xlsx39.09 KB
File Table 2. Annual Per Capita Poverty Threshold, Poverty Incidence and Magnitude of Poor Population with Measures of Precision, by Region and Province - 2015 and 2018.xlsx72.15 KB
File Table 2a. Annual Per Capita Poverty Threshold and Poverty Incidence among Population with Measures of Precision, by Region, Province and Highly Urbanized Cities - 2018.xlsx38.95 KB
File Table 3. Annual Per Capita Food Threshold, Subsistence Incidence and Magnitude of Subsistence Poor Families with Measures of Precision, by Region and Province 2015 and 2018.xlsx70.09 KB
File Table 3a. Annual Per Capita Food Threshold and Subsistence Incidence among Families with Measures of Precision, by Region, Province and Highly Urbanized Cities - 2018.xlsx38.37 KB
File Table 4. Annual Per Capita Food Threshold, Subsistence Incidence and Magnitude of Subsistence Poor Population with Measures of Precision, by Region and Province.xlsx70.28 KB
File Table 4a. Annual Per Capita Food Threshold and Subsistence Incidence among Population with Measures of Precision, by Region, Province and Highly Urbanized Cities 2018.xlsx38.47 KB
File Table 5. Distribution of the Coefficients of Variation (CVs) for Full Year Poverty Incidence among Families 2015 and 2018.xlsx41.5 KB
File Table 6. Income Gap, Poverty Gap and Severity of Poverty, by Region and Province 2015 and 2018.xlsx39.67 KB
File Table 6a. Income Gap, Poverty Gap and Severity of Poverty with Measures of Precision, by Region, Province and Highly Urbanized Cities 2018.xlsx68.38 KB
File Table 7. Standard Error and Confidence Interval of Income Gap, Poverty Gap and Severity of Poverty, by Region and Province 2015 and 2018.xlsx92.53 KB
File Table 8. Poverty Incidence among Families and Population in Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao 2015 and 2018.xlsx13.23 KB
File Table 9. Subsistence Incidence among Families and Population in Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao 2015 and 2018.xlsx13.11 KB
File Table 10. Clustering of Provinces based on 2018 Full Year Poverty Incidence among Families, by Province 2015 and 2018.xlsx21.07 KB
File Table 11. Annual Per Capita Food and Poverty Threshold, by Province and UrbanRural Classification 2015 and 2018.xlsx26.89 KB
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File Table 1. Annual Per Capita Poverty Threshold, Poverty Incidence and Magnitude of Poor Families with Measures of Precision, by Region and Province 2015 and 2018.csv70.94 KB
File Table 1a. Annual Per Capita Poverty Threshold and Poverty Incidence among Families with Measures of Precision, by Region, Province and Highly Urbanized Cities 2018.csv39.09 KB
File Table 2. Annual Per Capita Poverty Threshold, Poverty Incidence and Magnitude of Poor Population with Measures of Precision, by Region and Province 2015 and 2018.csv72.16 KB
File Table 2a. Annual Per Capita Poverty Threshold and Poverty Incidence among Population with Measures of Precision, by Region, Province and Highly Urbanized Cities.csv38.96 KB
File Table 3. Annual Per Capita Food Threshold, Subsistence Incidence and Magnitude of Subsistence Poor Families with Measures of Precision, by Region and Province.csv70.09 KB
File Table 3a. Annual Per Capita Food Threshold and Subsistence Incidence among Families with Measures of Precision, by Region, Province and Highly Urbanized Cities.csv38.39 KB
File Table 4. Annual Per Capita Food Threshold, Subsistence Incidence and Magnitude of Subsistence Poor Population with Measures of Precision, by Region and Province.csv70.29 KB
File Table 4a. Annual Per Capita Food Threshold and Subsistence Incidence among Population with Measures of Precision, by Region, Province and Highly Urbanized Cities.csv38.47 KB
File Table 5. Distribution of the Coefficients of Variation (CVs) for Full Year Poverty Incidence among Families 2015 and 2018.csv41.5 KB
File Table 6. Income Gap, Poverty Gap and Severity of Poverty, by Region and Province 2015 and 2018.csv39.67 KB
File Table 6a. Income Gap, Poverty Gap and Severity of Poverty with Measures of Precision, by Region, Province and Highly Urbanized Cities 2018.csv68.38 KB
File Table 7. Standard Error and Confidence Interval of Income Gap, Poverty Gap and Severity of Poverty, by Region and Province 2015 and 2018.csv92.54 KB
File Table 8. Poverty Incidence among Families and Population in Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao 2015 and 2018.csv917 bytes
File Table 9. Subsistence Incidence among Families and Population in Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao 2015 and 2018.csv942 bytes
File Table 10. Clustering of Provinces based on 2018 Full Year Poverty Incidence among Families, by Province 2015 and 2018.csv21.07 KB
File Table 11. Annual Per Capita Food and Poverty Threshold, by Province and UrbanRural Classification 2015 and 2018.csv26.89 KB

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