Lesotho: Gini inequality index

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 Lesotho

Gini income inequality index

 Latest value 44.90
 Year 2017
 Measure index points
 Data availability 1986 - 2017
 Average 53.93
 Min - Max 44.90 - 63.20
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Lesotho from 1986 to 2017. The average value for Lesotho during that period was 53.93 index points with a minimum of 44.9 index points in 2017 and a maximum of 63.2 index points in 1994. The latest value from 2017 is 44.9 index points. For comparison, the world average in 2017 based on 75 countries is 35.59 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 44.90 2017 index points
 Poverty ratio 49.70 2017 percent
 Poverty at 1.90 USD per day 32.40 2017 percent
 Poverty at 5.50 USD per day 81.00 2017 percent
 Top 10 percent income share 32.90 2017 percent
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