Poverty rate drops in Indonesia

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¹ØעƶÀ§´óÈü-qsIndonesia’s Central Statistics Agency (BPS) announced on July 18 that the percentage of the Indonesian population living below the poverty line decreased by 2.11 per cent to 28.01 million people as of March, 2016, compared to March 2015,

The number of people living below the poverty line is currently 10.86 per cent of the total population, BPS head Suryamin said.

“In Asian countries, including Indonesia, poverty reduction percentages have not been significant in size since 2012, because only core poverty remains,” he added.

With 14.97 million people or 53.45 per cent of the total poor in Indonesia, Java records the largest number of people living below the poverty line. However, poverty has declined in Java, from 15.45 million in March 2015. The most populated island in Indonesia is the second wealthiest region in Indonesia in 2016, behind Kalimantan.

In Kalimantan, the number of people living below the poverty line stands at 970,000 people, or 6.26 per cent of Kalimantan’s total population.

At 22.09 per cent, Maluku and Papua report the largest percentage of poor compared to the total population. However, with a population of only 1.54 million people, the total number of poor people is considered low.

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Indonesia's Central Statistics Agency (BPS) announced on July 18 that the percentage of the Indonesian population living below the poverty line decreased by 2.11 per cent to 28.01 million people as of March, 2016, compared to March 2015, The number of people living below the poverty line is currently 10.86 per cent of the total population, BPS head Suryamin said. "In Asian countries, including Indonesia, poverty reduction percentages have not been significant in size since 2012, because only core poverty remains," he added. With 14.97 million people or 53.45 per cent of the total poor in Indonesia, Java records the...

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¹ØעƶÀ§´óÈü-qsIndonesia’s Central Statistics Agency (BPS) announced on July 18 that the percentage of the Indonesian population living below the poverty line decreased by 2.11 per cent to 28.01 million people as of March, 2016, compared to March 2015,

The number of people living below the poverty line is currently 10.86 per cent of the total population, BPS head Suryamin said.

“In Asian countries, including Indonesia, poverty reduction percentages have not been significant in size since 2012, because only core poverty remains,” he added.

With 14.97 million people or 53.45 per cent of the total poor in Indonesia, Java records the largest number of people living below the poverty line. However, poverty has declined in Java, from 15.45 million in March 2015. The most populated island in Indonesia is the second wealthiest region in Indonesia in 2016, behind Kalimantan.

In Kalimantan, the number of people living below the poverty line stands at 970,000 people, or 6.26 per cent of Kalimantan’s total population.

At 22.09 per cent, Maluku and Papua report the largest percentage of poor compared to the total population. However, with a population of only 1.54 million people, the total number of poor people is considered low.

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