Percentage Distribution of Income by Households Groups (decile) and gini co-efficient.
Household income groups  2000 2005 2010 *2016
National Rural Urban National Rural Urban National Rural Urban National Rural Urban
Total 100.00 100.00 100.00 100.00 100.00 100.00 100.00 100.00 100.00 100.00 100.00 100.00
Decile-1 2.41 2.80 2.02 2.00 2.25 1.80 2.00 2.23 1.98 1.01 1.06 1.16
Decile-2 3.76 4.31 3.07 3.26 3.63 3.02 3.22 3.53 3.09 2.83 3.00 2.99
Decile-3 4.57 5.25 3.84 4.10 4.54 3.87 4.10 4.49 3.95 4.04 4.33 4.18
Decile-4 5.22 5.95 4.68 5.00 5.52 4.61 5.00 5.43 5.01 5.13 5.47 4.99
Decile-5 6.10 6.84 5.60 5.96 6.43 5.66 6.01 6.43 6.31 6.23 6.63 5.91
Decile-6 7.09 7.88 6.74 7.17 7.63 6.78 7.32 7.65 7.64 7.51 7.95 7.17
Decile-7 8.45 9.09 8.24 8.73 9.27 8.53 9.06 9.31 9.30 9.12 9.44 8.35
Decile-8 10.39 10.97 10.46 11.06 11.49 10.18 11.50 11.50 11.87 11.13 11.78 10.49
Decile-9 14.00 14.09 14.04 15.07 15.43 14.18 15.94 15.54 16.08 14.84 15.49 13.31
Decile-10 38.01 32.81 41.32 37.64 33.92 41.08 35.84 33.89 34.77 38.16 34.84 41.44
Lowest 5% 0.93 1.07 0.79 0.77 0.88 0.67 0.78 0.88 0.76 0.23 0.25 0.27
Top 5% 28.34 23.52 31.32 26.93 23.03 30.37 24.61 22.93 23.39 27.89 24.25 32.12
Gini co-efficient 0.451 0.393 0.497 0.467 0.043 0.497 0.458 0.430 0.452 0.483 0.454 0.498
Source: HIES, 2005 by BBS
*The data for 2016 is from preliminary report on HIES published by BBS.