Tonga: Gini inequality index

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 Tonga

Gini income inequality index

 Latest value 33.50
 Year 2015
 Measure index points
 Data availability 2000 - 2015
 Average 36.23
 Min - Max 33.50 - 37.70
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Tonga from 2000 to 2015. The average value for Tonga during that period was 36.23 index points with a minimum of 33.5 index points in 2015 and a maximum of 37.7 index points in 2000. The latest value from 2015 is 33.5 index points. For comparison, the world average in 2015 based on 84 countries is 36.84 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 33.50 2015 index points
 Poverty ratio 22.50 2009 percent
 Poverty at 1.90 USD per day 1.80 2015 percent
 Poverty at 5.50 USD per day 47.90 2015 percent
 Top 10 percent income share 26.80 2015 percent
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