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Latest Statistics

2016
2017
Poverty line (HK$)
1-person
4,000
4,000
2-person
9,000
9,800
3-person
15,000
15,000
4-person
18,500
19,900
5-person
19,000
20,300
6-person+
20,000
22,500
Pre-intervention poor
Poor households ('000)
582.2
594.0
Poor population ('000)
1 352.5
1 376.6
Poverty rate (%)
19.9
20.1
Poverty gap
   Annual total gap (HK$ Mn)
38,510.3
41,457.5
   Monthly average gap (HK$)
5,500
5,800
Post-intervention poor (recurrent cash)
Poor households ('000)
412.4
419.8
Poor population ('000)
995.8
1 008.8
Poverty rate (%)
14.7
14.7
Poverty gap
   Annual total gap (HK$ Mn)
19,937.0
20,576.2
   Monthly average gap (HK$)
4,000
4,100