Caribbean NL; income inequality for private households

Caribbean NL; income inequality for private households

Caribbean Netherlands Periods Households (number) Measures for income inequality Gini coefficient (coefficient) Measures for income inequality Ratio 80/20 (ratio)
Caribbean Netherlands 2021* 10,850 0.40 9.77
Source: CBS.
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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 2011 to 2020 are final.
The figures for 2021 are provisional.

Changes June 30, 2023:
The final figures of 2020 and the provisional figures of 2021 are added.

When will new figures be published?
New figures are expected in September 2024.

Description topics

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.