Poland - GINI index

GINI index (World Bank estimate)

The value for GINI index (World Bank estimate) in Poland was 32.78 as of 2011. As the graph below shows, over the past 26 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 35.43 in 2004 and a minimum value of 25.16 in 1985.

Definition: Gini index measures the extent to which the distribution of income (or, in some cases, 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.

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

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Year Value
1985 25.16
1987 25.53
1989 26.89
1992 26.70
1996 32.66
1998 32.30
1999 32.58
2000 32.97
2001 32.85
2002 34.05
2004 35.43
2005 34.49
2006 33.71
2007 33.51
2008 33.72
2009 33.58
2010 33.22
2011 32.78


Topic: Poverty Indicators

Sub-Topic: Income distribution