12 December 2010

The Plight Of Poor Households

Monthly household income from work among employed households in 2009:
  • The average was $1,303 in the first decile and $2,459 in the second decile.
  • The average per capita was $334 in the first decile and $626 in the second decile.
  • The median for households in one- and two-room HDB flats, which accounted for 3.1 per cent of all employed households, was $1,091.
  • The median for households in three-room HDB flats, which accounted for 18.9 per cent of all employed households, was $3,193.

Monthly household income from work for resident households in 2009:
  • $650 for households in one- and two-room HDB flats, which accounted for 4.4 per cent of all resident households.
  • $2,660 for households in three-room HDB flats, which accounted for 20.2 per cent of all resident households.

Among resident households in one- and two-room HDB flats, 63.0 per cent were employed households; 37.0 per cent did not have any working persons of which 23.5 per cent were retiree households.

Among resident households in three-room HDB flats, 84.3 per cent were employed households; 15.7 per cent did not have any working persons of which 8.8 per cent were retiree households.

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Notes:

Key Household Income Trends, 2009.

A resident household refers to one headed by a citizen or a permanent resident.

An employed household refers to a resident household with at least one working person.

A retiree household is defined, for statistical purposes, as one comprising solely non-working persons aged 60 years and above.

For statistical purpose, a household refers to a group of persons living in the same dwelling unit and sharing common living arrangements, and may comprise related or unrelated members.

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