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South Africa - GINI index

in 2011

Though South Africa GINI index fluctuated substantially in recent years, it tended to increase through 1996 - 2011 period ending at 63.38 points in 2011.

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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 63.38 0.59 %
2008 63.01 -2.75 %
2006 64.79 12.15 %
2000 57.77 -4.81 %
1996 60.69 2.29 %
1993 59.33