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Canada - GINI index

33.68
(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 33.68 -0.65 %
2007 33.90 0.06 %
2004 33.88 0.68 %
2000 33.65 0.18 %
1998 33.59 5.73 %
1997 31.77 1.21 %
1994 31.39 0.77 %
1991 31.15 -1.42 %
1987 31.60 -3.07 %
1981 32.60