Income Share Held by Lowest 20% fell to 5.00% in USA in 2016

Income Share Held by Lowest 20% (%)
Society | USA | February 1, 2019
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Income share held by lowest 20% reached 6.40 % in 1979 in USA, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 28 % more than in the previous year.

Historically, income share held by lowest 20% in USA reached an all time high of 6.40 % in 1979 and an all time low of 5.00 % in 2016.

USA has been ranked 2nd within the group of 3 countries we follow in terms of income share held by lowest 20%.

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 Lowest 20% Unit 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Australia % ... ... ... ... 6.80% ... ... ...
Belize % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
Canada % ... ... ... 6.60% ... ... ... ...
China % ... 5.40% 5.40% 6.20% 6.30% 6.40% ... ...
Guatemala % ... ... 3.87% ... ... 4.50% ... ... ...
Honduras % 2.70% 2.80% 3.20% 3.60% 3.60%
India % ... 8.10% ... ... ... ... ... ...
Japan % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
Mexico % ... ... 5.20% ... 5.40% ... ...
Russia % 6.50% 6.30% 6.40% 6.60% 6.90% ... ...
South Korea % ... ... 7.30% ... ... ... ... ...
USA % ... ... ... 5.10% ... ... ...
United Kingdom % 7.40% 7.60% 7.40% 7.30% 7.50% ... ...