 # Interactive graphs: distribution of incomes among Europe

This page contains a tool I developed while trying to better understand how incomes are distributed among the different European countries.

Last update: EUROSTAT 2012 data.
Income definitions: Figures are in monetary terms, in EUROS, are are net values after taxes. (See also: Metadata, more definitions)

#### 1. Distribution of incomes

The following graph represents, in its vertical axis, how many people receive the incomes corresponding to the horizontal axis.

#### 2. Medians for all states

The median is a robust statistic that represents the income value such that 50% of all people are above and 50% are below that quantity.

#### 3. Most common income for all states

The value of the most frequent or common income.

#### 4. Ratio 80/20 over time

An indication of economic inequality. It is computed as the ratio or fraction of the incomes that is above the 80% of all, divided by the salary that is only above 20% of all. The larger its value, the greater the inequality.

#### 5. Ratio 90/10 over time

An indication of economic inequality. It is computed as the ratio or fraction of the incomes that is above the 90% of all, divided by the salary that is only above 10% of all. The larger its value, the greater the inequality.

#### 6. Ratio 95/5 over time

An indication of economic inequality. It is computed as the ratio or fraction of the incomes that is above the 95% of all, divided by the salary that is only above 5% of all. The larger its value, the greater the inequality.

#### 7. Ratio 80% / 20% for all states

An indication of economic inequality. It is computed as the ratio or fraction of the incomes that is above the 80% of all, divided by the salary that is only above 20% of all. The larger its value, the greater the inequality.

#### 8. Ratio 90% / 10% for all states

An indication of economic inequality. It is computed as the ratio or fraction of the incomes that is above the 90% of all, divided by the salary that is only above 10% of all. The larger its value, the greater the inequality.

#### 9. Ratio 95% / 5% for all states

An indication of economic inequality. It is computed as the ratio or fraction of the incomes that is above the 95% of all, divided by the salary that is only above 5% of all. The larger its value, the greater the inequality.

#### 10. Medians over time

The median of incomes, over years.

Source: EUROSTAT