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Income at local level: Inter and Intramunicipal Inequalities
Income Statistics at local level
Reported income on Personal Income Tax (IRS) indicators
Income at local level: Inter and Intramunicipal Inequalities Reported income on Personal Income Tax (IRS) indicators - 2018
29 July 2020

Summary

In 2018, the median value of gross reported income less personal income tax paid per taxable person was 9 067 € in Portugal, corresponding to an increase of +4.4% over the previous year. One fifth of the municipalities scored median values of gross reported income less personal income tax paid per taxable person higher than the national reference: the 18 municipalities in Área Metropolitana de Lisboa, 18 municipalities in Centro, 13 in Alentejo, 6 in Norte, 5 in Região Autónoma dos Açores, 2 in Região Autónoma da Madeira and 1 in Algarve. The municipalities of Oeiras (13 527 €), Lisboa (11 499 €), Cascais (11 488 €) and Alcochete (11 147 €) stand out, with the highest values. On the other hand,in 55 municipalities, mainly located in the Norte region, the median value of gross reported income less personal income tax paid per taxable person was less than 7 500 €.
In 2018, the P80/P20 ratio of gross reported income less personal income tax paid per taxable person- an indicator that reflects the number of times that income of the taxable person in the 80th percentile is higher than income of the taxable person in the 20th percentile - was 2.95 in Portugal and 43 municipalities scored a value higher than this reference. From this group, 15 also scored median values of gross reported income less personal income tax paid per taxable person above the national reference, with Lisboa (4.11) and Porto (3.68) scoring the highest disparities. The municipalities with the lowest P80/P20 ratio were Borba (2.15), Alandroal (2.12) and Vizela (2.05).

 

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