Belgium: Gini inequality index

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 Belgium

Gini income inequality index

 Latest value 26
 Year 2020
 Measure index points
 Data availability 1985 - 2020
 Average 27.89
 Min - Max 25 - 33.1
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Belgium from 1985 to 2020. The average value for Belgium during that period was 27.89 index points with a minimum of 25 index points in 1992 and a maximum of 33.1 index points in 2000. The latest value from 2020 is 26 index points. For comparison, the world average in 2020 based on 53 countries is 35.03 index points. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Belgium - Gini inequality index - recent values

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Belgium - Gini inequality index - historical chart - 1985-2020




Definition: Gini index measures the extent to which the distribution of income (or, in some cases, consumption expenditure) among individuals or households within an economy deviates from a perfectly equal distribution. A Lorenz curve plots the cumulative percentages of total income received against the cumulative number of recipients, starting with the poorest individual or household. The Gini index measures the area between the Lorenz curve and a hypothetical line of absolute equality, expressed as a percentage of the maximum area under the line. Thus a Gini index of 0 represents perfect equality, while an index of 100 implies perfect inequality.


 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Gini inequality index 26.00 2020 index points
 Poverty ratio 13.20 2021 percent
 Poverty at 1.90 USD per day 0.10 2020 percent
 Poverty at 5.50 USD per day 0.30 2020 percent
 Top 10 percent income share 21.40 2020 percent
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