Denmark: Gini inequality index

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Gini income inequality index

 Latest value 28.30
 Year 2021
 Measure index points
 Data availability 1987 - 2021
 Average 26.67
 Min - Max 23.00 - 28.70
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Denmark from 1987 to 2021. The average value for Denmark during that period was 26.67 index points with a minimum of 23 index points in 1995 and a maximum of 28.7 index points in 2017. The latest value from 2021 is 28.3 index points. For comparison, the world average in 2021 based on 68 countries is 35.35 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.

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