Denmark - Income distribution

Income share held by second 20%

The value for Income share held by second 20% in Denmark was 14.00 as of 2019. As the graph below shows, over the past 32 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 14.90 in 1995 and a minimum value of 13.70 in 2017.

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 mor

Year Value
1987 14.40
1992 14.90
1995 14.90
2000 14.70
2003 14.30
2004 14.50
2005 14.60
2006 14.30
2007 14.40
2008 14.50
2009 14.30
2010 14.10
2011 14.00
2012 14.00
2013 13.80
2014 13.90
2015 13.90
2016 13.90
2017 13.70
2018 13.80
2019 14.00

Income share held by third 20%

The value for Income share held by third 20% in Denmark was 17.30 as of 2019. As the graph below shows, over the past 32 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 18.20 in 1995 and a minimum value of 17.20 in 2015.

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 mor

Year Value
1987 17.90
1992 18.20
1995 18.20
2000 18.10
2003 17.90
2004 18.00
2005 17.90
2006 17.70
2007 17.60
2008 18.00
2009 17.90
2010 17.60
2011 17.50
2012 17.40
2013 17.30
2014 17.30
2015 17.20
2016 17.40
2017 17.20
2018 17.30
2019 17.30

Income share held by fourth 20%

The value for Income share held by fourth 20% in Denmark was 21.90 as of 2019. As the graph below shows, over the past 32 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 22.60 in 2004 and a minimum value of 21.80 in 2015.

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 mor

Year Value
1987 22.50
1992 22.60
1995 22.50
2000 22.60
2003 22.50
2004 22.60
2005 22.50
2006 22.30
2007 22.10
2008 22.50
2009 22.50
2010 22.30
2011 22.30
2012 22.10
2013 21.90
2014 22.00
2015 21.80
2016 22.00
2017 21.90
2018 21.90
2019 21.90

Income share held by highest 20%

The value for Income share held by highest 20% in Denmark was 37.30 as of 2019. As the graph below shows, over the past 32 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 38.10 in 2017 and a minimum value of 33.60 in 1995.

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 mor

Year Value
1987 35.70
1992 34.50
1995 33.60
2000 34.20
2003 35.50
2004 34.90
2005 35.20
2006 35.80
2007 36.10
2008 35.20
2009 36.10
2010 36.70
2011 36.80
2012 37.30
2013 37.90
2014 37.70
2015 37.70
2016 37.60
2017 38.10
2018 37.70
2019 37.30

Income share held by highest 10%

The value for Income share held by highest 10% in Denmark was 23.50 as of 2019. As the graph below shows, over the past 32 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 24.00 in 2017 and a minimum value of 19.80 in 1995.

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 mor

Year Value
1987 21.60
1992 20.50
1995 19.80
2000 20.10
2003 21.40
2004 20.70
2005 21.00
2006 21.80
2007 22.10
2008 21.00
2009 21.80
2010 22.50
2011 22.70
2012 23.10
2013 23.70
2014 23.60
2015 23.80
2016 23.70
2017 24.00
2018 23.50
2019 23.50

Income share held by lowest 10%

The value for Income share held by lowest 10% in Denmark was 3.80 as of 2019. As the graph below shows, over the past 32 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 4.50 in 1995 and a minimum value of 3.40 in 2014.

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 mor

Year Value
1987 3.60
1992 3.80
1995 4.50
2000 4.40
2003 4.00
2004 4.00
2005 4.00
2006 4.00
2007 3.90
2008 3.90
2009 3.50
2010 3.70
2011 3.70
2012 3.70
2013 3.60
2014 3.40
2015 3.70
2016 3.70
2017 3.70
2018 3.70
2019 3.80

Income share held by lowest 20%

The value for Income share held by lowest 20% in Denmark was 9.50 as of 2019. As the graph below shows, over the past 32 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 10.70 in 1995 and a minimum value of 9.10 in 2013.

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 mor

Year Value
1987 9.40
1992 9.80
1995 10.70
2000 10.40
2003 9.80
2004 9.90
2005 9.80
2006 9.80
2007 9.80
2008 9.80
2009 9.20
2010 9.30
2011 9.40
2012 9.30
2013 9.10
2014 9.10
2015 9.40
2016 9.20
2017 9.10
2018 9.30
2019 9.50

Classification

Topic: Poverty Indicators

Sub-Topic: Income distribution