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Income Inequality in Scotland

This section presents information on income inequality in Scotland, including the Solidarity Target – the key measure of income inequality in Scotland. The degree of income inequality is often regarded as an indicator of the fairness of the society we live in.

Latest statistics

The latest statistics on income inequality, and reporting on the Solidarity Target, are available here:

Income Inequality in Scotland 2013/14 (published March 2016)

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Information on the Gini coefficient, another measure of income inequality, is included in the report below:

Poverty and Income Inequality in Scotland: 2015/16 (published June 2017)

The latest Income Inequality Briefing note is available here:

Income Inequality Briefing (published August 2016)

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