Gini Coefficient

Gini Coefficient(also known as the Gini index or Gini ratio) 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 Gini index of 0 represents perfect equality, while an index of 100 implies perfect inequality. (The lower its value, the more equally household income is distributed.)

World Bank, http://data.worldbank.org/indicator/SI.POV.GINI, retrieved on 18.02.2015

Data host: 

World Bank

Unit of Measurement: 

Degree of inequality

Type of Indicator source: 

  • Government body (national)