Income inequality: Gini index

In 2017 (income year 2016), the Gini index of the equivalised disposable income in Belgium was 26 on a zero to one hundred scale. To achieve the sustainable development goal by 2030, this index should not increase. The Federal Planning Bureauʹs projections, based on 2015 observations, indicate that this objective will be reached. On the basis of this projection, the Gini index is developing favourably. A following evaluation is foreseen for mid-2019.

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Gini index of equivalised disposable income - Belgium - trend assessment

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 200420052010201520162017202020252030
observations26.128.026.626.226.326.0------
projection (observations until 2015)----------------23.9

projection takes into account observations until 2015

Statistics Belgium; Eurostat (2018), European Union Statistics on Income and Living Conditions (EU-SILC), ilc_di12, https://ec.europa.eu/eurostat (consulted on 06/09/2018) & calculations FPB.

Gini index of equivalised disposable income - Belgium and international comparison

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 20042005201020112012201320142015201620172017//20042017//2012
Belgium26.128.026.626.326.525.925.926.226.326.00.0-0.4
EU28----30.530.830.530.530.931.030.8------
//: Average Growth Rates

Statistics Belgium; Eurostat (2018), European Union Statistics on Income and Living Conditions (EU-SILC), ilc_di12, https://ec.europa.eu/eurostat (consulted on 06/09/2018),

UN target: 10.4 - Adopt policies, especially fiscal, wage and social protection policies, and progressively achieve greater equality.

UN indicator: the selected indicator does not correspond to a UN indicator, but is related to UN target 10.4.

Sources

  • SDGs, Sustainable Development Goals: United Nations (2015), Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Resolution adopted by the General Assembly on 25 September 2015, document A/RES/70/1.

  • Indicators: United Nations (2017), Work of the Statistical Commission pertaining to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Resolution adopted by the General Assembly on 6 July 2017, document A/RES/71/313.

  • UN Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform: https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/ (consulted on 23/10/2018).

  • Sustainable Development Goal indicators website: https://unstats.un.org/sdgs/ (consulted on 23/10/2018).

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