Malaysia - Income distribution

Income share held by second 20%

The value for Income share held by second 20% in Malaysia was 8.65 as of 2009. As the graph below shows, over the past 25 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 10.81 in 2004 and a minimum value of 8.13 in 1997.

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
1984 8.38
1987 8.67
1989 8.90
1992 8.42
1995 8.27
1997 8.13
2004 10.81
2007 8.72
2009 8.65

Income share held by third 20%

The value for Income share held by third 20% in Malaysia was 13.72 as of 2009. As the graph below shows, over the past 25 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 15.58 in 2004 and a minimum value of 12.85 in 1997.

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
1984 12.99
1987 13.29
1989 13.47
1992 13.15
1995 12.99
1997 12.85
2004 15.58
2007 13.70
2009 13.72

Income share held by fourth 20%

The value for Income share held by fourth 20% in Malaysia was 21.64 as of 2009. As the graph below shows, over the past 25 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 22.37 in 2004 and a minimum value of 20.12 in 1984.

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
1984 20.12
1987 20.49
1989 20.51
1992 20.64
1995 20.43
1997 20.31
2004 22.37
2007 21.49
2009 21.64

Income share held by highest 20%

The value for Income share held by highest 20% in Malaysia was 51.45 as of 2009. As the graph below shows, over the past 25 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 54.34 in 1997 and a minimum value of 44.78 in 2004.

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
1984 53.94
1987 52.67
1989 52.00
1992 53.12
1995 53.82
1997 54.34
2004 44.78
2007 51.40
2009 51.45

Income share held by highest 10%

The value for Income share held by highest 10% in Malaysia was 34.65 as of 2009. As the graph below shows, over the past 25 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 38.45 in 1984 and a minimum value of 28.77 in 2004.

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
1984 38.45
1987 36.94
1989 36.41
1992 37.02
1995 37.86
1997 38.42
2004 28.77
2007 34.76
2009 34.65

Income share held by lowest 10%

The value for Income share held by lowest 10% in Malaysia was 1.78 as of 2009. As the graph below shows, over the past 25 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 2.67 in 2004 and a minimum value of 1.74 in 1997.

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
1984 1.83
1987 1.99
1989 2.11
1992 1.89
1995 1.80
1997 1.74
2004 2.67
2007 1.87
2009 1.78

Income share held by lowest 20%

The value for Income share held by lowest 20% in Malaysia was 4.54 as of 2009. As the graph below shows, over the past 25 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 6.46 in 2004 and a minimum value of 4.37 in 1997.

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
1984 4.57
1987 4.88
1989 5.12
1992 4.67
1995 4.49
1997 4.37
2004 6.46
2007 4.69
2009 4.54

Classification

Topic: Poverty Indicators

Sub-Topic: Income distribution