Ghana - Income distribution

Income share held by second 20%

The value for Income share held by second 20% in Ghana was 9.80 as of 2012. As the graph below shows, over the past 25 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 11.70 in 1987 and a minimum value of 9.80 in 2012.

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

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Year Value
1987 11.70
1988 11.50
1991 10.90
1998 10.30
2005 9.90
2012 9.80

Income share held by third 20%

The value for Income share held by third 20% in Ghana was 14.60 as of 2012. As the graph below shows, over the past 25 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 16.30 in 1987 and a minimum value of 14.60 in 2005.

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

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Year Value
1987 16.30
1988 16.00
1991 15.20
1998 15.00
2005 14.60
2012 14.60

Income share held by fourth 20%

The value for Income share held by fourth 20% in Ghana was 22.00 as of 2012. As the graph below shows, over the past 25 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 22.70 in 1998 and a minimum value of 21.60 in 2005.

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

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Year Value
1987 22.30
1988 22.10
1991 21.70
1998 22.70
2005 21.60
2012 22.00

Income share held by highest 20%

The value for Income share held by highest 20% in Ghana was 48.20 as of 2012. As the graph below shows, over the past 25 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 48.60 in 2005 and a minimum value of 42.70 in 1987.

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

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Year Value
1987 42.70
1988 43.40
1991 45.60
1998 46.20
2005 48.60
2012 48.20

Income share held by highest 10%

The value for Income share held by highest 10% in Ghana was 31.60 as of 2012. As the graph below shows, over the past 25 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 32.70 in 2005 and a minimum value of 27.30 in 1987.

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

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Year Value
1987 27.30
1988 28.10
1991 30.10
1998 29.60
2005 32.70
2012 31.60

Income share held by lowest 10%

The value for Income share held by lowest 10% in Ghana was 2.00 as of 2012. As the graph below shows, over the past 25 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 2.90 in 1988 and a minimum value of 1.90 in 2005.

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

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Year Value
1987 2.80
1988 2.90
1991 2.60
1998 2.20
2005 1.90
2012 2.00

Income share held by lowest 20%

The value for Income share held by lowest 20% in Ghana was 5.40 as of 2012. As the graph below shows, over the past 25 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 7.00 in 1988 and a minimum value of 5.20 in 2005.

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

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Year Value
1987 7.00
1988 7.00
1991 6.60
1998 5.80
2005 5.20
2012 5.40

Classification

Topic: Poverty Indicators

Sub-Topic: Income distribution