The Philippines comprise more than 7,000 islands in the western Pacific. More than 26 million Filipinos remain poor with almost half, or a little more than 12 million, living in extreme poverty and lacking the means to feed themselves. Most of the poor in the Philippines live in rural areas and work in the agriculture sector. Urban poverty, however, has been increasing in recent years. Migrants without jobs or with low-paying jobs are unable to afford decent housing. As a result, Philippine cities have high proportions of informal settlers who are among the poorest of the poor. The poor in the Philippines have families of six or more members, with greater numbers of younger and older dependents. The Philippines has a total population 104 million and are of 300,000 sq km. Filipino and English are the most spoken languages.