Sri Lanka: Top 10 percent income share

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 Sri Lanka

Percent income earned by the top 10 percent of earners

 Latest value 30.80
 Year 2019
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1985 - 2019
 Average 30.31
 Min - Max 26.40 - 32.70
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Sri Lanka from 1985 to 2019. The average value for Sri Lanka during that period was 30.31 percent with a minimum of 26.4 percent in 1985 and a maximum of 32.7 percent in 2002. The latest value from 2019 is 30.8 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2019 based on 69 countries is 27.37 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
Sri Lanka - Top 10 percent income share - Recent values chart

Historical chart
Sri Lanka - Top 10 percent income share - historical chart - 1985-2019




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 37.70 2019 index points
 Poverty ratio 14.30 2019 percent
 Poverty at 1.90 USD per day 1.00 2019 percent
 Poverty at 5.50 USD per day 49.30 2019 percent
 Top 10 percent income share 30.80 2019 percent
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