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Australia - GINI index

34.94
(points)
in 2010

Though Australia GINI index fluctuated substantially in recent years, it tended to increase through 1985 - 2010 period ending at 34.94 points in 2010.

Gini index measures the extent to which the distribution of income or 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.

Date Value Change, %
2010 34.94 -1.94 %
2008 35.63 4.76 %
2003 34.01 -0.38 %
2001 34.14 1.25 %
1995 33.72 1.72 %
1989 33.15 2.00 %
1985 32.50 3.73 %
1981 31.33