India: Poverty ratio

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 India

Poverty, percent of population

 Latest value 21.90
 Year 2011
 Measure percent
 Data availability 2004 - 2011
 Average 29.63
 Min - Max 21.90 - 37.20
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for India from 2004 to 2011. The average value for India during that period was 29.63 percent with a minimum of 21.9 percent in 2011 and a maximum of 37.2 percent in 2004. The latest value from 2011 is 21.9 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2011 based on 54 countries is 22.62 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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India - Poverty ratio - Recent values chart




Definition: National poverty headcount ratio is the percentage of the population living below the national poverty line(s). National estimates are based on population-weighted subgroup estimates from household surveys. For economies for which the data are from EU-SILC, the reported year is the income reference year, which is the year before the survey year.


 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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