|Caribbean Netherlands||Periods||Households (number)||Measures for income inequality Gini coefficient (coefficient)||Measures for income inequality Ratio 80/20 (ratio)|
This table provides the income inequality between private households in the Caribbean Netherlands; the islands of Bonaire, St. Eustatius, and Saba. Inequality is summarized by means of the Gini coefficient and 80/20 Ratio.
The population consists of the people in private households with income observed. The reference date is December 31 of the year under review.
Data is available starting from:
Status of the figures:
The figures for the years 2011 through 2017 are final.
The figures for 2018 are provisional.
Changes September 3, 2020:
The final figures for 2017 have been added.
When will new figures be published?
New figures are expected in May 2021.
- Number of private households on the 31st of december of the reference year.
- Measures for income inequality
- To map changes in income within a population, several income inequality measures exist. Their goal is to present the inequality with one single value. Each measure has its own interpretation with its positive and negative aspects. To obtain the most complete description of the income inequality it is important to present several measures next to each other.
- Gini coefficient
- The gini coefficient is a measure for income inequality, varying between 0 (everyone has the same income) and 1 (one household has all the income, the others have none).
- Ratio 80/20
- The ratio 80/20 is a measure for income inequality. Presenting the ratio between the total income of the highest and lowest income quintile.