In 2016 (income year 2015), the Gini index of the equivalised disposable income in Belgium was 26.3 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 indicate that this objective will be reached. The Gini index is therefore developing favourably.
TREND ASSESSMENT: Gini index of equivalised disposable income - Belgium
|projection (observations until 2015)||--||--||--||--||25.8||24.8||24.4||23.9|
projection takes into account observations until 2015
Statistics Belgium; Eurostat (2017), European Union Statistics on Income and Living Conditions (EU-SILC), ilc_di12, http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat (consulted on 17/07/2017) & calculations FPB.
Gini index of equivalised disposable income
|//: average growth rates|
Statistics Belgium; Eurostat (2017), European Union Statistics on Income and Living Conditions (EU-SILC), ilc_di12, http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat (consulted on 17/07/2017).
This text is based on the Statistical Annex of the Voluntary National Review of Belgium (VNR) presented to the July 2017 United Nations High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development.
VNR Indicator: Gini index, scale from 0 to 100
Definition: the Gini index measures the equality of the income distribution, based on equivalised disposable income. Its value is in the range between 0 to 100. When it is equal to zero, there is complete equality, everyone receiving the same income. The value 100 corresponds to the highest possible inequality, one person receiving all incomes and the others nothing.
Objective: to contribute to Target 10.1, this indicator should decrease.
UN Target 10.1: By 2030, progressively achieve and sustain income growth of the bottom 40 per cent of the population at a rate higher than the national average
UNSTAT Indicator 10.1.1: Growth rates of household expenditure or income per capita among the bottom 40 per cent of the population and the total population