Poverty Statistics

2015 Municipal and City Level Poverty Estimates of Central Visayas

On average, about 18.2 percent of municipalities and cities in Central Visayas are classified in Level 1, which refers to those with poverty incidences of 0.0 percent to 20.0 percent. This is equivalent to 24 municipalities and cities categorized in the Level 1. About 65.9% of municipalities and cities were classified as Level 2 or with estimated poverty incidences between 20.1 percent and 40.0 percent. For Level 3 (poverty incidences range from 40.1 percent to 60.0 percent) and Level 4 (poverty incidences range from 60.1 percent to 80.0 percent), there were about 14.4 percent and 1.5 percent of municipalities and cities that belonged to these groups, respectively. There was no municipality or city that was classified in Level 5 (poverty incidence greater than 80.0 percent). The distribution of the estimated poverty incidence among population for the 132 municipalities and cities in Central Visayas is presented in Figure 1.

Siquijor belongs to Cluster 5 in the Full Year 2018 Poverty Statistics Results with 7.2 Poverty Incidence among Family of Five

Food and Poverty Threshold

Food Threshold is the minimum income require for a family/individual to meet the basic food needs, which satisfies the nutritional requirements for economically necessary and socially desirable physical activities while Poverty Threshold is the minimum income required for a family/individual to meet the basic food and non-food requirements.

2018 Poverty Incidence among Families in Central Visayas decrease at 11.5 percent

2018 Poverty Incidence among Families in Central Visayas decrease at 11.5 percent

The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) for the first time conducted a regional dissemination forum on the 2018 Full Poverty Statistics across the country. The PSA Central Visayas held its forum on 28 January 2020 at Mezzo Hotel, Cebu City where government agencies, the academic community, the private sector, media and other stakeholders were invited.

Assistant National Statistician Wilma Guillen of PSA Central Office presented the Methodology in generating the poverty statistics for the participants to understand and appreciate more the result. The data inputs for poverty estimation are: (1) Provincial food bundles developed by the Food and Nutrition Research Institute (FNRI); (2) Price data for agricultural and non-agricultural commodities collected by PSA; and (3) Income data of Filipino families of 5 members and per capita from the Family Income and Expenditure Survey (FIES), also collected by PSA.

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