Income inequality

Income share of the top 10% of the population in Scotland divided by income share of the bottom 40% (Palma ratio) expressed as a percentage. Find out more about this indicator.

Income inequality has consistently been fluctuating over time with no clear trend.

In 2017-20, the total household income of the top ten percent of the population was 21% higher compared to that of the bottom forty percent. This compares to 23%, 27% and 24% higher incomes in the three previous periods.    

Performance Maintaining

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