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    Number of Impoverished People in West Java Fell 0.06%


    BANDUNG - Central Bureau of Statistics (BPS) West Java said if the number of impoverished people in West Java during the period September 2016 to March 2017 fell 0.06%.

    Mentioned if in September 2016 then the number of impoverished people reached 8.77%, but in March 2017 reached 8.71% of the total population.

    However, in amount or volume, there is an increase of about 300 thousand impoverished people. Namely from 4,168.11 thousand inhabitants to 4,168.44 thousand in March 2017.

    BPS also noted that the poverty line (GK) of West Java has increased by 3.71 percent from Rp. 332.119, - per capita per month to be Rp. 344,427, - per capita per month. GK in urban areas increased by 3.92 percent from Rp. 332.145, - per capita per month to be Rp. 345,151, - per capita per month. GK in rural areas increased by 3.15 percent from Rp. 331,237, - per capita per month to be Rp. 341,682, - per capita per month.

    The role of food commodities against the poverty line is still far greater than the role of non-food commodities. The contribution of the Food Poverty Line (GKM) to the Poverty Line (GK) is 70.91 percent for urban areas. While in rural areas amounted to 75.29 percent. The total role of food commodity to GK is 72.15 percent. This figure increased when compared with the state of September 2016 which amounted to 71.95 percent.

    Poverty Depth Index (P1) and Poverty Severity Index (P2) both show an increasing trend. This indicates a decline in conditions for the impoverished people. The Poverty Depth Index (P1) rose from 1.280 to 1.448, or up by 0.168 points. While the Poverty Severity Index (P2) rose from 0.276 to 0.374 or increased by 0.098 points

    The value of Gini Ratio has increased insignificantly from 0.402 to 0.403. The value of Gini Ratio in urban areas did not change that was 0.412, while in rural areas increased from 0.310 to 0.324.

    In March 2017, the distribution of expenditure of the lowest 40 percent population group was 16.32 percent. This means that the population expenditure is still in the category of level of moderate inequality. If specified by region, in urban areas the figure is 15.60 percent, which means it is in the category of moderate inequality. While for rural areas, the figure was recorded at 19.99 percent, which means fall into the category of low inequality. Jo

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