Income inequality: S80/S20

In 2017 (income year 2016), the S80/S20 income quintile share ratio in Belgium was 3.8. To achieve the sustainable development goal by 2030, income inequality must not increase.

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Income quintile share ratio S80/S20 - Belgium and international comparison

 20042005201020112012201320142015201620172017//20042017//2012
Belgium3.94.03.93.94.03.83.83.83.83.8-0.2-1.0
EU28----4.95.05.05.05.25.25.1------
//: Average Growth Rates

Statistics Belgium; Eurostat (2018), European Union Statistics on Income and Living Conditions (EU-SILC), ilc_di11, 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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