Income Share Held by Highest 10% rose to 30.6% in USA in 2016

Income Share Held by Highest 10% (%)
Society | USA | February 1, 2019
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Income share held by highest 10% reached 25.3 % in 1979 in USA, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 5.6 % less than in the previous year.

Historically, income share held by highest 10% in USA reached an all time high of 30.6 % in 2016 and an all time low of 25.3 % in 1979.

USA has been ranked 3rd within the group of 3 countries we follow in terms of income share held by highest 10%.

The percentage share of income or consumption is the share that accrues to subgroups of the population indicated by deciles or quintiles.

Income Share Held by Highest 10% Unit 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Australia % ... ... ... ... 27.8% ... ... ...
Belize % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
Canada % ... ... ... 25.3% ... ... ... ...
China % ... 31.8% 31.5% 30.3% 29.7% 29.4% ... ...
Guatemala % ... ... ... ... ... 38.0% ... ... ...
Honduras % 44.3% 44.1% 40.2% 38.1% 37.0%
India % ... 30.1% ... ... ... ... ... ...
Japan % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
Mexico % ... ... 36.1% ... 37.2% ... ...
Russia % 31.1% 32.2% 32.4% 31.9% 29.7% ... ...
South Korea % ... ... 23.8% ... ... ... ... ...
USA % ... ... ... 30.1% ... ... ...
United Kingdom % 25.3% 24.6% 25.3% 26.1% 25.4% ... ...