Iraq: Gini inequality index

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 Iraq

Gini income inequality index

 Latest value 29.50
 Year 2012
 Measure index points
 Data availability 2006 - 2012
 Average 29.05
 Min - Max 28.60 - 29.50
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Iraq from 2006 to 2012. The average value for Iraq during that period was 29.05 index points with a minimum of 28.6 index points in 2006 and a maximum of 29.5 index points in 2012. The latest value from 2012 is 29.5 index points. For comparison, the world average in 2012 based on 83 countries is 36.45 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 29.50 2012 index points
 Poverty ratio 18.90 2012 percent
 Poverty at 1.90 USD per day 0.10 2012 percent
 Poverty at 5.50 USD per day 24.70 2012 percent
 Top 10 percent income share 23.70 2012 percent
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