India - Poverty headcount ratio

Poverty headcount ratio at $1.90 a day (2011 PPP) (% of population)

The value for Poverty headcount ratio at $1.90 a day (2011 PPP) (% of population) in India was 21.20 as of 2011. As the graph below shows, over the past 28 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 53.90 in 1983 and a minimum value of 21.20 in 2011.

Definition: Poverty headcount ratio at $1.90 a day is the percentage of the population living on less than $1.90 a day at 2011 international prices. As a result of revisions in PPP exchange rates, poverty rates for individual countries cannot be compared with poverty rates reported in earlier editions.

Source: World Bank, Development Research Group. Data are based on primary household survey data obtained from government statistical agencies and World Bank country departments. Data for high-income economies are from the Luxembourg Income Study database. For mor

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Year Value
1983 53.90
1987 44.80
1993 45.90
2004 38.20
2009 31.10
2011 21.20

Poverty headcount ratio at $3.20 a day (2011 PPP) (% of population)

The value for Poverty headcount ratio at $3.20 a day (2011 PPP) (% of population) in India was 60.40 as of 2011. As the graph below shows, over the past 34 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 87.35 in 1977 and a minimum value of 60.40 in 2011.

Definition: Poverty headcount ratio at $3.20 a day is the percentage of the population living on less than $3.20 a day at 2011 international prices. As a result of revisions in PPP exchange rates, poverty rates for individual countries cannot be compared with poverty rates reported in earlier editions.

Source: World Bank, Development Research Group. Data are based on primary household survey data obtained from government statistical agencies and World Bank country departments. Data for high-income economies are from the Luxembourg Income Study database. For mor

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Year Value
1977 87.35
1983 84.90
1987 80.40
1993 81.10
2004 75.20
2009 70.00
2011 60.40

Poverty headcount ratio at national poverty lines (% of population)

Definition: National poverty headcount ratio is the percentage of the population living below the national poverty lines. National estimates are based on population-weighted subgroup estimates from household surveys.

Source: World Bank, Global Poverty Working Group. Data are compiled from official government sources or are computed by World Bank staff using national (i.e. country–specific) poverty lines.

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Year Value
1993 45.30
2004 37.20
2009 29.80
2011 21.90

Rural poverty headcount ratio at national poverty lines (% of rural population)

Definition: Rural poverty headcount ratio is the percentage of the rural population living below the national poverty lines.

Source: World Bank, Global Poverty Working Group. Data are compiled from official government sources or are computed by World Bank staff using national (i.e. country–specific) poverty lines.

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Year Value
1993 50.10
2004 41.80
2009 33.80
2011 25.70

Poverty headcount ratio at $5.50 a day (2011 PPP) (% of population)

The value for Poverty headcount ratio at $5.50 a day (2011 PPP) (% of population) in India was 86.80 as of 2011. As the graph below shows, over the past 34 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 96.73 in 1977 and a minimum value of 86.80 in 2011.

Definition: Poverty headcount ratio at $5.50 a day is the percentage of the population living on less than $5.50 a day at 2011 international prices. As a result of revisions in PPP exchange rates, poverty rates for individual countries cannot be compared with poverty rates reported in earlier editions.

Source: World Bank, Development Research Group. Data are based on primary household survey data obtained from government statistical agencies and World Bank country departments. Data for high-income economies are from the Luxembourg Income Study database. For mor

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Year Value
1977 96.73
1983 96.20
1987 94.80
1993 95.30
2004 92.60
2009 90.70
2011 86.80

Urban poverty headcount ratio at national poverty lines (% of urban population)

Definition: Urban poverty headcount ratio is the percentage of the urban population living below the national poverty lines.

Source: World Bank, Global Poverty Working Group. Data are compiled from official government sources or are computed by World Bank staff using national (i.e. country–specific) poverty lines.

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Year Value
1993 31.80
2004 25.70
2009 20.90
2011 13.70

Classification

Topic: Poverty Indicators

Sub-Topic: Poverty rates