The Household Income Survey (HIS) is one of the surveys carried out by the Departments of Statistics, Malaysia. This survey was first conducted in 1973 and then been carried out twice in every five years, that is, two surveys within each Malaysia Development Plan period. The main objectives of the HIS are to measure the economic well-being of the population; collect information on income distribution pattern of household classified by various socio-economic characteristics and provide the base data for the calculation of the Poverty Line Income (PLI). Household income and poverty statistics are used for policy formulation and development planning particularly for the poverty eradication programmes and strategies for distribution of income. The statistics provided were referred from Post Enumeration Surveys, Agriculture Census, Household Income Surveys and statistical compilations.
Below are the Household Income & Poverty Statistics:
| No. || Contents || Download PDF File || Size |
| 1. || Table 1 - Percentage Distribution of Households by Income Class, Malaysia, 1970-2012 || || 484kb |
| 2. || Table 2 - Mean Monthly Gross Household Income by Ethnicity, Strata and State, Malaysia, 1970-2012 || || 483kb |
| 3. || Table 3 - Income Share of Top 20%, Middle 40% and Bottom 40% of Households by Ethnicity and Strata, Malaysia, 1970-2012 || || 593kb |
| 4. || Table 4 - Mean Monthly Gross Household Income of Top 20%, Middle 40% and Bottom 40% of Households by Ethnicity and Strata, Malaysia, 1970-2012 || || 543kb |
| 5. || Table 5 - Gini Coefficient by Ethnicity, Strata and State, Malaysia, 1970-2012 || || 498kb |
| 6. || Table 6 - Incidence of Poverty by Ethnicity, Strata and State, Malaysia, 1970-2012 || || 415 kb |
| 7. || Table 7 - Incidence of Hardcore Poverty by Ethnicity, Strata and State, Malaysia, 1984-2012 || || 367kb |
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