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Latest Statistics

2017
2018
Poverty line (HK$)
1-person
4,000
4,000
2-person
9,800
10,000
3-person
15,000
16,500
4-person
19,900
21,000
5-person
20,300
21,500
6-person+
22,500
21,800
Poverty rate (%)
Pre-intervention
20.1
20.4
Post-intervention (recurrent cash + in-kind)
10.5
10.6
Post-intervention (recurrent + non-recurrent cash)
13.9
13.3
Post-intervention (recurrent cash)
14.7
14.9
Poor households ('000)
Pre-intervention
594.0
612.9
Post-intervention (recurrent cash + in-kind)
308.4
316.3
Post-intervention (recurrent + non-recurrent cash)
396.5
385.3
Post-intervention (recurrent cash)
419.8
434.8
Poor population ('000)
Pre-intervention
1 376.6
1 406.5
Post-intervention (recurrent cash + in-kind)
720.8
730.2
Post-intervention (recurrent + non-recurrent cash)
951.7
912.6
Post-intervention (recurrent cash)
1 008.8
1 024.3
Monthly avergae poverty gap (HK$)
Pre-intervention
5,800
6,000
Post-intervention (recurrent cash + in-kind)
4,300
4,400
Post-intervention (recurrent + non-recurrent cash)
3,900
4,000
Post-intervention (recurrent cash)
4,100
4,200