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European Union Compared by Economy > Distribution of family income > Gini index

DEFINITION: This index measures the degree of inequality in the distribution of family income in a country. The index is calculated from the Lorenz curve, in which cumulative family income is plotted against the number of families arranged from the poorest to the ric.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 United Kingdom 40 2009
2 Portugal 38.5 2007
3 Lithuania 35.5 2009
4 Latvia 35.2 2010
5 Poland 34.1 2009
6 Ireland 33.9 2010
7 Bulgaria 33.5 2008
8 Romania 33.2 2011
9 Greece 33 2005
10 France 32.7 2008
=11 Croatia 32 2010
=11 Spain 32 2005
13 Italy 31.9 2011
14 Estonia 31.3 2010
15 Czech Republic 31 2009
16 Netherlands 30.9 2007
17 Cyprus 29 2005
18 Belgium 28 2005
19 Malta 27.4 2011
20 Germany 27 2006
21 Finland 26.8 2008
22 Austria 26.3 2007
=23 Luxembourg 26 2005
=23 Slovakia 26 2005
25 Denmark 24.8 2011
26 Hungary 24.7 2009
27 Slovenia 23.8 2011
28 Sweden 23 2005

Citation

"Countries Compared by Economy > Distribution of family income > Gini index. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/group-stats/European-Union/Economy/Distribution-of-family-income/Gini-index

European Union Compared by Economy > Distribution of family income > Gini index

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Interesting observations about Economy > Distribution of family income > Gini index

  • All of the top 2 countries by distribution of family income > gini index are Christian.
  • 23 of the top 29 countries by distribution of family income > gini index are Hot countries.
  • Sweden has ranked last for distribution of family income > gini index since 2000.
  • 3 of the top 5 countries by distribution of family income > gini index are Former British Colonies'.
  • South Africa has ranked in the top 2 for distribution of family income > gini index since 1994.
  • Brazil has ranked in the top 3 for distribution of family income > gini index since 1998.
  • Bolivia has ranked in the top 3 for distribution of family income > gini index since 1997.
  • 2 of the top 4 countries by distribution of family income > gini index are Tourist destination.
  • 9 of the top 18 countries by distribution of family income > gini index are Catholic.
  • Colombia has ranked in the top 2 for distribution of family income > gini index since 2009.
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