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United Kingdom - GINI index

32.57
(points)
in 2012

Though United Kingdom GINI index fluctuated substantially in recent years, it tended to decrease through 2006 - 2012 period ending at 32.57 points in 2012.

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, %
2012 32.57 -3.38 %
2011 33.71 -3.16 %
2010 34.81 0.40 %
2009 34.67 0.87 %
2008 34.37 -4.34 %
2007 35.93 3.13 %
2006 34.84 0.81 %
2005 34.56 -4.58 %
2004 36.22