MDGs & Poverty Date

In this subsection, data on main indicators of poverty in Armenia are presented.

Data source: National Statistical Service of the Republic of Armenia

Calculations and data processing: Economic Development and Research Center (EDRC)

Data were updated on April 25, 2017.

Note: All data are comparable and are presented in accordance to the poverty evaluation methodology of 2009 of NSS.


 

Table 1. Poverty in Armenia, selected indicators
Table 2.  Poverty and extreme poverty incidence in Armenia, per community type
Table 3. Poverty incidence per gender
Table 4.  Poverty incidence depending on the education level, for population over 16 years of age
Table 5. Poverty incidence per Marzes

 

Table 1. Poverty in Armenia, selected indicators

 

2004

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

 Poverty incidence, %

53.5

27.6

34.1

35.8

35

32.4

32

30

29.8

 Very poor (below very poor line), %

32.6

12.6

20.1

21.3

19.9

13.5

13.3

10.9

10.4

 Extreme poverty (below food line), %

4.4

1.6

3.6

3

3.7

2.8

2.7

2.3

2.0

 Poverty depth, %

-

5.1

7.8

8.1

7.9

5.6

5.9

4.5

4.7

 Poverty severity, %

-

1.4

2.4

2.5

2.4

1.6

1.7

1.3

1.3

 General poverty (upper) line, AMD, per capita per month*

-

29,903

30,920

33,517

36,158

37,044

39,193

40,264

41,698

 Very poor (lower) line, AMD, per capita per mont*

-

24,388

25,217

27,410

29,856

30,547

32,318

33,101

34,234

 Food (extreme) poverty line, AMD, per capita per month*

-

17,644

17,483

19,126

21,306

21,732

22,993

23,384

24,109

 Gini coefficient (for consumption)

-

0.242

0.257

0.265

0.267

0.269

0.271

0.277

0.279

 Gini coefficient (for incomes)

-

0.339

0.355

0.362

0.371

0.372

0.372

0.373

0.374

* per adult equivalent

 

Table 2.  Poverty and extreme poverty incidence in Armenia, per community type, %

 

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

 Poverty

27.6

34.1

35.8

35.0

32.4

32.0

30.0

29.8

  Yerevan

20.1

26.7

27.1

27.5

25.6

25.5

25.2

25.0

  Other urban areas

35.8

41.5

45.4

43.6

40.2

39.3

35.1

34.4

  Rural areas

27.5

34.9

36.0

34.5

32.1

31.7

29.9

30.4

 Extreme poverty

1.6

3.6

3.0

3.7

2.8

2.7

2.3

2.0

  Yerevan

1.1

2.1

2.2

2.7

2.2

2.1

2.0

2.0

  Other urban areas

2.8

7.4

6.1

6.6

4.4

3.8

2.9

2.4

  Rural areas

1.2

1.7

1.1

2.2

2.1

2.2

2.0

1.7

 

Table 3. Poverty incidence per gender, %

 

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

 Poverty (total)

27.6

34.1

35.8

35.0

32.4

32.0

30.0

29.8

  Male

27.8

33.1

35.6

34.5

32.6

31.7

29.9

30.1

  Female

27.3

36.9

35.9

35.5

32.2

32.2

30.0

29.5

  Children (0-5 years)

32.0

39.6

42.7

45.3

38.8

41.9

34.4

34.4

 

Table 4.  Poverty incidence depending on the education level, for population over 16 years of age, %

 

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

 Elementary and lower

36.1

46.4

41.1

46.0

35.2

42.1

42.7

54.4

 Incomplete secondary

40.1

45.4

44.9

42.1

41.5

39.0

36.5

43.5

 Secondary general

30.2

37.4

40.4

38.6

36.5

35.5

33.9

33.4

 Secondary professional

21.9

30.3

30.8

30.8

29.8

28.6

26.9

24.6

 Higher

14.7

16.9

18.2

19.4

17.4

18.5

17.6

15.7

 

Table 5. Poverty incidence per Marzes, % 

 

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

Poverty

27.6

34.1

35.8

35.0

32.4

32.0

30.0

29.8

  Yerevan

20.1

26.7

27.1

27.5

25.6

25.5

25.2

25.0

  Aragatsotn

20.3

25.4

28.9

20.7

21.2

22.7

18.7

16.1

  Ararat

31.3

39.8

42.4

39.3

34.6

32.4

28.5

27.3

  Armavir

24.5

31.3

33.0

37.0

34.3

31.3

29.0

29.6

  Gegharkuniq

32.0

40.4

43.6

37.0

35.5

35.8

32.3

32.1

  Lori

34.2

41.7

45.9

45.4

38.7

38.6

36.4

36.2

  Kotayq

39.5

43.0

46.8

45.5

42.5

42.5

37.2

35.9

  Shirak

42.4

47.2

48.3

47.7

46.0

45.9

44.2

45.3

  Syunik

20.3

23.4

26.8

26.8

25.6

25.2

24.2

24.5

  Vayots Dzor

21.1

30.3

37.1

29.9

20.7

21.0

18.2

16.0

  Tavush

23.2

31.3

26.1

26.7

27.5

27.7

30.6

35.3

Extreme poverty

1.6

3.6

3.0

3.7

2.8

2.7

2.3

2.0

  Yerevan

1.1

2.1

2.2

2.7

2.2

2.1

2.0

2.0

  Aragatsotn

0.5

1.6

2.8

1.1

0.9

1.1

0.5

0.4

  Ararat

1.6

3.4

2.9

2.5

2.1

1.7

1.6

1.3

  Armavir

0.7

3.7

1.4

5.6

3.4

3.3

2.9

2.1

  Gegharkuniq

0.4

2.2

1.4

1.5

1.4

2.4

2.1

1.3

  Lori

2.8

7.7

5.2

4.7

3.4

2.6

3.0

2.8

  Kotayq

2.1

6.6

5.8

7.1

5.7

5.1

2.9

2.3

  Shirak

4.6

5.5

5.0

7.0

5.5

4.0

3.8

3.9

  Syunik

1.3

2.2

1.7

1.1

0.7

1.8

1.0

0.7

  Vayots Dzor

1.9

1.6

2.2

1.5

0.5

0.7

0.6

1.0

  Tavush

1.7

1.8

1.2

2.0

1.9

2.5

2.7

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