Summary of the Niue Poverty Line Calculations
|NZ$ 2002 prices per||Poverty||Hardship|
|Capita per Week|
|Purchasing Power Parity Poverty Line||US$1/day||US$2/day|
|Food Poverty Line||2100Cal/day||3000Cal/day|
|Basic Needs Poverty Line||Minimal BN||Sufficient BN|
|Relative Poverty Line||50% of Median||Lowest Quintile|
Summary of the Niue Population to Water, Sanitation and Land
|Share of poorest quintile||0.60%|
|in national consumption|
|Access to safe sustainable access||*100%||*100%||*100%|
|to improved drinking water (% population)|
|Proportion of population||*100%||*99.94%||*99.96%|
|with access to improved sanitation|
|Proportion of households||*100%|
|with access to secure tenure (owned or rented)|
Note: Total Household Expenditure is used to measure the national consumption
* - Niue Census of Population and Housing 2001
Source: Statistics Niue
Summary of findings of the Poverty Analysis for Niue based on the HIES 2002
· No households fell below the absolute poverty line of US$1/day.
· All households had total per capita expenditure above the food poverty line.
· Almost all households had sufficient income to meet their daily costs-of-living for both food and other essential expenditure.
|Poverty Measure||% Households||% Population||% Households||% Population|
|Purchasing Power Parity Poverty Line (PPPPL)||0%||0%||*||*|
|Food Poverty Line (FPL)||0%||0%||*||*|
|Basic Needs Poverty Line (BNPL)||*||*||8%||13%|
|Relative Poverty Line (RPL)||14%||15%||20%||24%|
Around 14 percent of households fall below 50% of median per-capita expenditure.
An estimated 8 percent of households spent less than was considered sufficient to meet both essential and discretionary expenditures.
On average higher spending households have twice the income and spend twice as much as lower spending households.
|Household Expenditure||Household Income|
There were differences in the gender of householder, location of household, and number of children and workers of households in the lowest expenditure quintile (20%) compared to higher quintiles.
|Gender of Householder||Higher Quintiles||%||Lowest Quintile||%||Total||%|
Source: Statistics Niue - census of population