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Germany - GINI index

30.13
(points)
in 2011

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, %
2011 30.13 -3.24 %
2010 31.14 -1.17 %
2009 31.51 0.70 %
2008 31.29 -3.43 %
2007 32.40 -1.16 %
2006 32.78