India: Top 10 percent income share

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 India

Percent income earned by the top 10 percent of earners

 Latest value 27.80
 Year 2021
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1977 - 2021
 Average 28.56
 Min - Max 26.40 - 30.50
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for India from 1977 to 2021. The average value for India during that period was 28.56 percent with a minimum of 26.4 percent in 1983 and a maximum of 30.5 percent in 2017. The latest value from 2021 is 27.8 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2021 based on 22 countries is 31.47 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Recent values chart
India - Top 10 percent income share - Recent values chart

Historical chart
India - Top 10 percent income share - historical chart - 1977-2021




Definition: Percentage share of income or consumption is the share that accrues to subgroups of population indicated by deciles or quintiles.


 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Gini inequality index 34.20 2021 index points
 Poverty ratio 21.90 2011 percent
 Poverty at 1.90 USD per day 11.90 2021 percent
 Poverty at 5.50 USD per day 83.00 2021 percent
 Top 10 percent income share 27.80 2021 percent
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