Malaysia: Top 10 percent income share

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 Malaysia

Percent income earned by the top 10 percent of earners

 Latest value 31.20
 Year 2018
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1984 - 2018
 Average 35.05
 Min - Max 31.20 - 38.50
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Malaysia from 1984 to 2018. The average value for Malaysia during that period was 35.05 percent with a minimum of 31.2 percent in 2018 and a maximum of 38.5 percent in 1984. The latest value from 2018 is 31.2 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2018 based on 88 countries is 27.85 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
Malaysia - Top 10 percent income share - Recent values chart

Historical chart
Malaysia - Top 10 percent income share - historical chart - 1984-2018




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 41.20 2018 index points
 Poverty ratio 6.20 2021 percent
 Poverty at 1.90 USD per day 0.00 2018 percent
 Poverty at 5.50 USD per day 3.40 2018 percent
 Top 10 percent income share 31.20 2018 percent
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