Poverty Indicators

Percentage of Population in Poverty

  2002-2003 2008-2009 % Change 2013-2014
Fiji 35% 31% -10% 28%
Urban 28% 19% -34% 20%
Rural 40% 43% 8% 37%
iTaukei 35% 31% -10%  
Indo-Fijians 36% 32% -11%  
Others 24% 25% 4%  

Percentage of Households in Poverty

  2002-2003 2008-2009 % Change 2013-2014 %Change
Fiji 30% 26% -12% 22% -4%
Urban 24% 15% -36% 16% 1%
Rural 35% 37% 7% 29% -8%

Source: Poverty and Household Incomes in Fiji in 2008-09 and 2013-2014 [based on 2008-09 Household Income & Expenditure Survey]