Botswana: Gini inequality index

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 Botswana

Gini income inequality index

 Latest value 53.3
 Year 2015
 Measure index points
 Data availability 1985 - 2015
 Average 58.7
 Min - Max 53.3 - 64.7
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Botswana from 1985 to 2015. The average value for Botswana during that period was 58.7 index points with a minimum of 53.3 index points in 2015 and a maximum of 64.7 index points in 2002. The latest value from 2015 is 53.3 index points. For comparison, the world average in 2015 based on 84 countries is 36.84 index points. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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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 53.30 2015 index points
 Poverty ratio 16.10 2015 percent
 Poverty at 1.90 USD per day 15.40 2015 percent
 Poverty at 5.50 USD per day 63.50 2015 percent
 Top 10 percent income share 41.50 2015 percent
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