PIDS-GIS: Housing and Basic Amenities

Geographic Information Systems is the latest initiative from the Philippine Institute for Development Studies in its effort to establish an automated, internet-based and user-friendly database system. The GIS provides a unique way of viewing and analyzing spatial data by presenting it in a geographical format. Full color maps reveal patterns and relationships that will allow users of data to viewinformation in a new perspective. Maps on this site contain socio-economic indicators such as Gross Regional Domestic Product (GRDP), Unemployment Rate, and Poverty Incidence. Other social indicators like Infant Mortality Rate, Cohort Survival Rate and NEAT/NSAT results are also included. Data for these indicators may be viewed on the national, regional and provincial level.


The maps are color-coded to show the relative performance of a province/region vis--vis other provinces/regions. The color green is used to show a good performance, which is determined by a ratio/statistic that is equivalent to or better than the national average. On the other hand, the color red is used to denote performance that is worse than the national average. A darker shade is used to indicate a relatively better (dark green) or relatively worse (dark red) performance within each color.


Economic Indicators
Demographic Indicators
Poverty Indicators
Housing and Basic Amenities
Education Indicators
Health Indicators
Core Local Poverty Indicators from CBMS
Congressional District Level Map
Other Indicators

Proportion of Families with access to Housing and Basic Amenities

  • Access to Electricity is the proportion of families who have electricity at home.
  • Access to Potable Water is the proportion of families with access to safe drinking water coming from faucet or tube/piped well.
  • Access to Sanitary Toilet Facility is the proportion of families with access to sanitary toilet facility which includes water-sealed types of toilet facilities.
  • Proportion of Families Living in Makeshift Housing is the proportion of families with access to improvised building types.
  • Proportion of Families Living as Informal Settlers are those living in houses or lots without consent of owner.

Proportion of Population with access to Housing and Basic Amenities

  • Access to Electricity is the proportion of population who have electricity at home.
  • Access to Potable Water is the proportion of population with access to safe drinking water coming from faucet or tube/piped well.
  • Access to Sanitary Toilet Facility is the proportion of population with access to sanitary toilet facility which includes water-sealed types of toilet facilities.

  • Proportion of Population Living in Makeshift Housing is the proportion of population with access to improvised building types.
  • Proportion of Population Living as Informal Settlers are those living in houses or lots without consent of owner.


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