Totana has dramatically improved the inequality gap between its richest and poorest neighbors in the last three years, radically changing its situation since 2011 which was the most unequal in the Region of Murcia and the third worst Equality figures for all municipalities in Spain with more than 5,000 inhabitants.
Now, as can be seen from the study carried out by the Foundation for Applied Economics Studies (FEDEA), Totana happens to be in position 13 of 36 (0.4634 Gini Index), being Molina de Segura, Fuente Alamo, Moratalla and Torre Pachecho those with the greatest unequal gap between rich and poor.
The data made public yesterday reflect a complete x-ray of the economic situation of the municipalities in the years 2011 and 2014, the most acute phase of the economic crisis;
whose study collects statistics of personal income and its distribution in the municipalities of the country.
To calculate the inequality gap between inhabitants, the FEDEA report uses the so-called Gini Index, which measures the asymmetry between the highest and lowest incomes of a given population.
In this way Totana has passed the year 2011 which was the most unequal in figures in the Region and the third worst in Spain to be found, three years later, in the list with the largest gap between rich and poor, past 600 in the national sphere .
In this regard, the mayor, Juan José Cánovas, has shown his satisfaction for the "hopeful facts" that emerge from the conclusions of this report, which allows Totana "to abandon the negative parameters of other times, highlighting even our progress in reducing of the social and economic gap between the neighbors ".
On the opposite side, among the towns with greater equality between the income of its inhabitants in the Autonomous Community, are Blanca, Alcantarilla, Alhama de Murcia, Alguazas, La Unión, Cehegín, Beniel, Abanilla, Ceutí, Las Torres de Cotillas and Lorquí
Enter the provincial capitals, Madrid has gone from being the most unequal city, followed by Barcelona, â€‹â€‹Palma de Mallorca, Valencia and Murcia.