Thailand - GINI index

GINI index (World Bank estimate)

The value for GINI index (World Bank estimate) in Thailand was 37.80 as of 2013. As the graph below shows, over the past 32 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 47.90 in 1992 and a minimum value of 37.50 in 2011.

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.worldban

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Year Value
1981 45.20
1988 43.80
1990 45.30
1992 47.90
1994 43.50
1996 42.90
1998 41.50
1999 43.10
2000 42.80
2002 41.90
2004 42.50
2006 41.80
2007 39.80
2008 40.30
2009 39.80
2010 39.40
2011 37.50
2012 39.30
2013 37.80

Classification

Topic: Poverty Indicators

Sub-Topic: Income distribution