Here are some facts and figures on São Paulo recently released as part of the 2010 census but not widely commented on:
At R$2,853 average income per household is high compared to the national average of R$ 2,222. The states with the highest household incomes are:
Brasilia D.F (R$ 2,853) [somewhat of an exception as it is a new city and an administrative district]
São Paulo (R$ 2,853)
Santa Catarina (R$ 2,636)
Rio de Janeiro (R$ 2,630)
Rio Grande do Sul (R$ 2,403)
Paraná (R$ 2,364)
One of the amazing statistics revealed is infant mortality. In 1980 23,3% of all deaths were infants below the age of 12months. The national average in 2010 is now 3,4% and in São Paulo 2,7% the 4th lowest in the whole country behind Minas Gerais, Rio de Janeiro and Rio Grande do Sul.
Brazilians living abroad
Of the total number of Brazilians who are living abroad a massive 21,6% originate from São Paulo state. The top destinations at a national level are US, Portugal, Spain, Japan, Italy and England but in São Paulo´s case Japan is second placed.