Gini index

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TREND ASSESSMENT: Gini index of equivalised disposable income - Belgium

scale 0-100

 20042005201020152016202020252030
observations26.128.026.626.226.3------
projection (observations until 2015)--------25.824.824.423.9

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

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 2004200520102011201220132014201520162016//20042016//2011
Belgium26.128.026.626.326.525.925.926.226.30.10.0
EU-28----30.530.830.530.530.931.0------
//: 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