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Reduce inequality within and among countries

Indicator 10.2.1: Proportion of people living below 50 per cent of median income, by sex, age and persons with disabilities

Proportion of people living below 50 per cent of median income, by sex, age and persons with disabilities

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This table provides metadata for the actual indicator available from City of Los Angeles statistics closest to the corresponding global SDG indicator. Please note that even when the global SDG indicator is fully available from Angeleno statistics, this table should be consulted for information on national methodology and other Angeleno-specific metadata information.

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Earnings in the past 12 months by earning category (percentage of full-time, year-round workers with earnings)

Indicator description

This indicator shows the percentage of full-time, year-round workers with earnings in each earning category (less than $25,000, between $25,000 and $50,000, between $50,000 and $75,000, and above $75,000. Median income in the City of LA has changed in the years 2009-2017 but has stayed around $35,000 - $40,000.

Geographical coverage

City of Los Angeles

Unit of measurement

Percent

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The values were calculated from the Census earnings categories which are finer than our categories.

Disaggregation Categories

Gender

WCCD/ISO 37120 Indicators on City Data Alignment

Aligns to WCCD - Income distribution (Gini Coefficient)

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This table provides information on metadata for SDG indicators as defined by the UN Statistical Commission. Complete global metadata is provided by the UN Statistics Division.

Indicator name

Earnings in the Past 12 Months By Earning Category (in 2017 Inflation-Adjusted Dollars)

Indicator number

10.2.1

Target name

By 2030, empower and promote the social, economic and political inclusion of all, irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other status

Target number

10.2

Global indicator description

This indicator is a measure of relative income poverty at the national level. It measures how far individuals are from the median standard of living, approximating a measure of social exclusion. Persons living in relative poverty often experience many other forms of social and economic disadvantage through unemployment, poor housing, inadequate health care and barriers in accessing education and economic, social, political and cultural activities, which can result from social stigmatisation.

UN designated tier

2

UN custodian agency

United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) World Bank (WB)

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Organisation

U.S. Census Bureau

Periodicity

Annual

Earliest available data

2009

Geographical coverage

City of Los Angeles

Link to data source 2009-2017 American Community Survey Table 1-Year Estimates: Earnings in the Past 12 Months (S2001) opens in a new window
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