The Human Development Index (HDI) measures human development based on the basic factors of a long and healthy life, the acquisition of knowledge and a reasonable standard of living. These factors are measured using the following indicators: Life expectancy at birth; adult literacy rate and the combined enrolment ratio at primary, and secondary and tertiary levels; and GDP per capita measured in purchasing power
Human Development Index at National and County Levels
|Life Expectancy (yrs)||Adult Literacy (%)||School Enrolment (%)||GDP (%)||HDI (%)|
Source: KNBS, Population and Housing Census, 2009
Life expectancy for the county is 63.7 years compared to 56.6 years at the national level. The county literacy rate stands at 69.75% and the enrolment rate at 78.1% compared to the national rates at 71.4 and 70.5% respectively. The HDI for Tharaka Nithi County mean score index is approximately 0.5533 compared with the national index at 0.5608.
|Wards||Poverty incidence (%)||Poverty gap (%)|