According to a survey report, in the first quarter of this yearhong kongThe poverty rate has reached 20%, the number of poor people has exceeded 1.36 million, and the gap between the rich and the poor has widened to 57.7 times.
Oxfam Hong Kong today released its latest report on poverty in Hong Kong, based on data from the Census and Statistics Department. It found that in the first quarter of this year, the overall local poverty rate was 20%, up from 1.36. Crores of people are living in poverty.
Reports and states that COVID-19 in 2019pandemicBefore the outbreak, the gap between rich and poor in Hong Kong was 34.3 times. After the pandemic, in the first quarter of 2023, the gap widened to 57.7 times.
Based on data published so far in 2019 by the Department of Census and Statistics, Oxfam has divided the average monthly income of households into 10 levels. Level 1 is the poorest, rising in order to level 10, the richest.
In the first quarter of this year, the average monthly household income of the poorest households in Tier 1 was only HK$2,300, a decline of more than 1/3 compared with before the COVID-19 pandemic; The average monthly income of the richest families reached HK$13 2,600 yuan.
The report said that as the epidemic slows andepidemic preventionAfter the measures were lifted, Hong Kong’s economy recovered significantly in the first quarter of this year, the unemployment rate fell to 3.1%, and various industries also experienced manpower shortages.
However, due to changes in social structure and restrictions on welfare and labor policies, there are significant differences in the speed of recovery between the rich and the poor, indicating that the poor still face many challenges in a post-pandemic society. Is.
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