Canada: Gini inequality index

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 Canada

Gini income inequality index

 Latest value 31.70
 Year 2019
 Measure index points
 Data availability 1971 - 2019
 Average 33.06
 Min - Max 31.00 - 37.30
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Canada from 1971 to 2019. The average value for Canada during that period was 33.06 index points with a minimum of 31 index points in 1989 and a maximum of 37.3 index points in 1971. The latest value from 2019 is 31.7 index points. For comparison, the world average in 2019 based on 70 countries is 35.21 index points. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Canada - Gini inequality index - Recent values chart

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Canada - Gini inequality index - historical chart - 1971-2019




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 31.70 2019 index points
 Poverty at 1.90 USD per day 0.20 2019 percent
 Poverty at 5.50 USD per day 0.70 2019 percent
 Top 10 percent income share 24.40 2019 percent
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