National Balance Sheet Accounts

Net worth quintile of institutional unit, range

Net worth quintile refers to the categories of worth regrouping them according to their size, from lowest to highest worth. Quintile are made of five groups, each include the same number of holders.

Institutional unit refers to an economic entity that is capable, in its own right, of owning assets, incurring liabilities, and engaging in economic activities and in transactions with other entities. There is a hierarchical relationship between institutional units and establishments. An institutional unit contains one or more entire establishment(s); an establishment belongs to one and only one institutional unit. There are two main types of units in the real world that may qualify as institutional units, namely persons or groups of persons in the form of households, and legal or social entities.

The data for this variable are reported using the following classifications and/or lists:

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