PIDS-GIS: Poverty Indicators

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

Poverty Indicators

Poverty Incidence of Families is the proportion of families whose income is below the poverty threshold.

Poverty Incidence of Population is the proportion of individuals whose income is below the poverty threshold.

Magnitude of Poor Families is the number of families whose income is below the poverty threshold.

Magnitude of Poor Population is the number of individuals whose income is below the poverty threshold.

Subsistence Incidence of Families is the proportion of families whose income is below the food threshold.

Subsistence Incidence of Population is the proportion of individulas whose income is below the food threshold.

Magnitude of Subsistence Families is the number of families whose income is below the food threshold.

Magnitude of Subsistence Population is the number of individuals whose income is below the food threshold.

Children in Poverty

Percentage of children in poor households refers to children aged 0 to14 living in poor households as a percentage of total number of children in that age group. Estimation is based on the official poverty thresholds released by the NSCB.

Number of poor children

Percentage of children in subsistent poor households refers to children aged 0 to14 living in subsistent poor households as a percentage of total number of children in that age group. Estimation is based on the official food poverty thresholds released by the NSCB.

Number of subsistent poor children

Child Deprivation Indicators

Children in Households without Access to Electricity

Children in Households without Access to Sanitary Toilet refers to those that are water-sealed and closed pit types of toilet facilities.

Children in Households without Access to Safe Water refers to safe water sources include faucet, community water system, and tubed or piped well either owned by the household or shared to others.

Children in Households living in Makeshift Houses refers to a dwelling unit where the material of either the roof or the wall is made of salvaged/makeshift materials including those mixed types but predominantly salvaged materials.



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