The top fifth of income distribution by equalized household disposable income reached 47.6% last year, the Turkish Statistical Institute (TÜİK) said in its income and living conditions survey.
The share of the bottom fifth — the poorest 20% of the population — stood at 6.1%, down 0.2 points during the same period.
The survey found that wages and salaries held the highest proportion of total income, with 48.5% last year, falling 0.4 points from 2017.
“This was followed by social transfers at 20.1% with an increase of 0.4 points, and entrepreneurial incomes at 18.8%, with a decrease of 0.8 points compared to 2017,” it said.
Hurriyet Daily News