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Human Development Index (0 - 1), 2021:

The average for 2021 based on 11 countries was 0.711 points. The highest value was in Australia: 0.951 points and the lowest value was in Papua New Guinea: 0.558 points. The indicator is available from 1980 to 2021. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available.

Measure: points; Source: The United Nations
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Countries Human development, 2021 Global rank Available data
Australia 0.951 1 1980 - 2021
New Zealand 0.937 2 1980 - 2021
Palau 0.767 3 2000 - 2021
Tonga 0.745 4 1980 - 2021
Fiji 0.73 5 1980 - 2021
Samoa 0.707 6 1990 - 2021
Micronesia 0.628 7 2000 - 2021
Kiribati 0.624 8 2000 - 2021
Vanuatu 0.607 9 2005 - 2021
Solomon Isl. 0.564 10 1999 - 2021
Papua N.G. 0.558 11 1980 - 2021



Definition: The Human Development Index measures three basic dimensions of human development: long and healthy life, knowledge, and a decent standard of living. Four indicators are used to calculate the index: life expectancy at birth, mean years of schooling, expected years of schooling, and gross national income per capita.
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