Sweden: Gini inequality index

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 Sweden

Gini income inequality index

 Latest value 28.90
 Year 2020
 Measure index points
 Data availability 1975 - 2020
 Average 27.06
 Min - Max 22.90 - 30.00
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Sweden from 1975 to 2020. The average value for Sweden during that period was 27.06 index points with a minimum of 22.9 index points in 1981 and a maximum of 30 index points in 2018. The latest value from 2020 is 28.9 index points. For comparison, the world average in 2020 based on 53 countries is 35.03 index points. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Sweden - Gini inequality index - Recent values chart

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Sweden - Gini inequality index - historical chart - 1975-2020




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 28.90 2020 index points
 Poverty ratio 16.00 2021 percent
 Poverty at 1.90 USD per day 0.40 2020 percent
 Poverty at 5.50 USD per day 0.90 2020 percent
 Top 10 percent income share 22.40 2020 percent
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