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Income Classes in the Philippines

Requested from PIDS by M. Pascua at 07:59 PM on Jun 17, 2022.
Purpose: Academic Research
Date of Coverage: 01/01/2021 - 01/01/2022
Tracking no: #PIDS-020492499551

Pascua 07:59 PM, Jun 17, 2022

Hi! I would like to request the most recent income brackets of different social classes in the Philippines. Thank you!

June 30, 2022

Dear Ma. Ysabelle Pascua,

Thank you for your request dated June 17, 2022 under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch.

Your request

You requested for data on the following topic:
•	Most recent income brackets of different social classes in the Philippines.

Response to your request

While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance, this Office does not produce the data you have requested. PIDS makes use of administrative data from other agencies for its research studies. However, you may want to get in touch directly with the Philippine Statistics Authority ( to request the data that you need.

Also, you may want to look at the following PIDS publications related to the data that you are requesting:
•	PIDS Discussion Paper Series No. 2020-22: Poverty, the Middle Class, and Income Distribution amid COVID-19 (; and
•	PIDS Policy Notes No. 2018-18: Defining and profiling the middle class (

Kindly check other PIDS publications that are available on our website (link here:

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