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.
Time Series of Household Income, Poverty and Household Expenditure Statistics, 1970-2019
If you have any inquiries regarding the above data, please contact :
Equity Development Division
Economic Planning Unit
Prime Minister's Department
7th Floor, Menara Prisma, Precint 3
Federal Government Administrative Centre