India - Income distribution

Income share held by second 20%

The value for Income share held by second 20% in India was 11.79 as of 2011. As the graph below shows, over the past 28 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 12.82 in 1993 and a minimum value of 11.79 in 2011.

Definition: Percentage share of income or consumption is the share that accrues to subgroups of population indicated by deciles or quintiles. Percentage shares by quintile may not sum to 100 because of rounding.

Source: World Bank, Development Research Group. Data are based on primary household survey data obtained from government statistical agencies and World Bank country departments. Data for high-income economies are from the Luxembourg Income Study database. For more information and methodology, please see PovcalNet (http://iresearch.worldbank.org/PovcalNet/index.htm).

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Year Value
1983 12.76
1987 12.58
1993 12.82
2004 12.22
2009 12.14
2011 11.79

Income share held by third 20%

The value for Income share held by third 20% in India was 15.24 as of 2011. As the graph below shows, over the past 28 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 16.65 in 1983 and a minimum value of 15.24 in 2011.

Definition: Percentage share of income or consumption is the share that accrues to subgroups of population indicated by deciles or quintiles. Percentage shares by quintile may not sum to 100 because of rounding.

Source: World Bank, Development Research Group. Data are based on primary household survey data obtained from government statistical agencies and World Bank country departments. Data for high-income economies are from the Luxembourg Income Study database. For more information and methodology, please see PovcalNet (http://iresearch.worldbank.org/PovcalNet/index.htm).

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Year Value
1983 16.65
1987 16.26
1993 16.45
2004 15.81
2009 15.69
2011 15.24

Income share held by fourth 20%

The value for Income share held by fourth 20% in India was 20.54 as of 2011. As the graph below shows, over the past 28 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 21.76 in 1983 and a minimum value of 20.54 in 2011.

Definition: Percentage share of income or consumption is the share that accrues to subgroups of population indicated by deciles or quintiles. Percentage shares by quintile may not sum to 100 because of rounding.

Source: World Bank, Development Research Group. Data are based on primary household survey data obtained from government statistical agencies and World Bank country departments. Data for high-income economies are from the Luxembourg Income Study database. For more information and methodology, please see PovcalNet (http://iresearch.worldbank.org/PovcalNet/index.htm).

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Year Value
1983 21.76
1987 21.24
1993 21.51
2004 20.97
2009 20.81
2011 20.54

Income share held by highest 20%

The value for Income share held by highest 20% in India was 44.22 as of 2011. As the graph below shows, over the past 28 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 44.22 in 2011 and a minimum value of 40.14 in 1983.

Definition: Percentage share of income or consumption is the share that accrues to subgroups of population indicated by deciles or quintiles. Percentage shares by quintile may not sum to 100 because of rounding.

Source: World Bank, Development Research Group. Data are based on primary household survey data obtained from government statistical agencies and World Bank country departments. Data for high-income economies are from the Luxembourg Income Study database. For more information and methodology, please see PovcalNet (http://iresearch.worldbank.org/PovcalNet/index.htm).

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Year Value
1983 40.14
1987 41.08
1993 40.14
2004 42.35
2009 42.82
2011 44.22

Income share held by highest 10%

The value for Income share held by highest 10% in India was 29.98 as of 2011. As the graph below shows, over the past 28 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 29.98 in 2011 and a minimum value of 25.72 in 1983.

Definition: Percentage share of income or consumption is the share that accrues to subgroups of population indicated by deciles or quintiles.

Source: World Bank, Development Research Group. Data are based on primary household survey data obtained from government statistical agencies and World Bank country departments. Data for high-income economies are from the Luxembourg Income Study database. For more information and methodology, please see PovcalNet (http://iresearch.worldbank.org/PovcalNet/index.htm).

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Year Value
1983 25.72
1987 26.96
1993 25.98
2004 28.26
2009 28.79
2011 29.98

Income share held by lowest 10%

The value for Income share held by lowest 10% in India was 3.52 as of 2011. As the graph below shows, over the past 28 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 3.95 in 1993 and a minimum value of 3.52 in 2011.

Definition: Percentage share of income or consumption is the share that accrues to subgroups of population indicated by deciles or quintiles.

Source: World Bank, Development Research Group. Data are based on primary household survey data obtained from government statistical agencies and World Bank country departments. Data for high-income economies are from the Luxembourg Income Study database. For more information and methodology, please see PovcalNet (http://iresearch.worldbank.org/PovcalNet/index.htm).

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Year Value
1983 3.77
1987 3.91
1993 3.95
2004 3.75
2009 3.69
2011 3.52

Income share held by lowest 20%

The value for Income share held by lowest 20% in India was 8.20 as of 2011. As the graph below shows, over the past 28 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 9.09 in 1993 and a minimum value of 8.20 in 2011.

Definition: Percentage share of income or consumption is the share that accrues to subgroups of population indicated by deciles or quintiles. Percentage shares by quintile may not sum to 100 because of rounding.

Source: World Bank, Development Research Group. Data are based on primary household survey data obtained from government statistical agencies and World Bank country departments. Data for high-income economies are from the Luxembourg Income Study database. For more information and methodology, please see PovcalNet (http://iresearch.worldbank.org/PovcalNet/index.htm).

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Year Value
1983 8.69
1987 8.84
1993 9.09
2004 8.63
2009 8.54
2011 8.20

Classification

Topic: Poverty Indicators

Sub-Topic: Income distribution