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The GMNHI ("Gōzo ko Myingsamolno so Naelnimyue so Harefan nijúinde Índae"; "Index of the Ministry of Labour and Social Issues about Neighbourhoods") is an index on a numeric scale from 0.0 to 10.0. It is most frequently used to compare the socio-economic status of neighbourhoods or similar territorial subdivisions in Kojo. It was developed by the Kojolese Ministry of Labour and Social Issues and is calculated by the Agency for Statistics for every Pang and most Jūwaéis in the country based on municipal data records.

It takes into account:

  • accumulated wealth per adult, qualified by age
  • level of education, qualified by age
  • income per working-age adult
  • relative property and rent prices

Because the indicator does not take into account the variance of these figures inside an area, it should be used for sufficiently small areas that are more or less homogenous. For example, a neighbourhood consisting of one very affluent and one struggling half would appear to have a mediocre score overall, which could lead to a mischaracterisation of the area. The score is intended to enable planners and policy-makers to better address local needs. It is not suitable for macro-economical analysis or comparisons of cities or regions among each other. The GMNHI is generally seen as a good indicator with regards to the "feel" of a neighbourhood and is therefore commonly used on real estate websites and alike.


Score Verbal description
Example pictures
10.0 Pockets of urban fabric that are functionally inaccessible to anyone but the top .1%. Internationally renown, prestigious addresses which in themselves are a cliche and serve a role of social distinction. Exclusively inhabited by multi-millionairs - and to some extend their personal staff living in the cupboard under the stairs. Malibu (8306954421).jpg Avenue-Foch2.JPG
9.0 Bourgeois villa quarter or luxury developments. Nearly exclusively inhabited by business owners or very high-earning professionals. Addresses here render most politicians un-electable. Obernzell Wohngebiet.jpg Oriental Bay at sunset.jpg
8.0 Very desirable residential areas dominated by high-earning academics or urban heritage neighbourhoods frequented by wealthy tourists in their 60's who want to experience the "buzz of the city". GrunewaldHagenplatz2.JPG WilmersdorfLudwigkirchstraße.JPG
7.0 Well-off suburbs or sought-after, well connected urban neighbourhoods. Dominated by academic, knowledge-based workers with only small pockets of average earners. People living here think they are middle-class. Mehrfamilienhäuser René-Magritte-Promenade 7 bis 11, Stadtwaldviertel, Köln-Junkersdorf-6997.jpg Köln Sudermanstraße Allee.jpg
6.0 Dominated by the upper and middle middle-class providing skilled labour from academic and non-academic background. Wet dream of every old-school, uptight petit-bourgeois. 11-11 Baudenkmale Junkersdorf 37.JPG Nusselstraße 41 & 43, Pasing.jpg
5.0 Average middle-class neighbourhood with a mix of income groups such as tradesmen, teachers, mechanics, students or accountants. Could be used as a setting for a 1980's FSA sitcom. Lindenweiler1.jpg Simmering, Neubaugebiet Mautner-Markhof-Gründe 02.JPG
4.0 Dominated by lower and middle middle-class working in the service economy or other qualified jobs. Affordable, but not edgy enough to attract alternative art-galleries. Koeln-Humboldt-Gremberg Koloniehaueser.JPG Große Diesdorfer Straße 97-102.jpg
3.0 Mostly inhabited by people from the lower working class in low or non-qualified jobs, who are economically self-sustained yet unstable. Inhabitants cannot wait to be gentrified by incoming hipsters. San Fermín, Madrid, Madrid, Spain - panoramio - Ricardo Ricote Rodrí….jpg Dresden Hechtviertel Hechtstraße a.jpg
2.0 Neighbourhoods dominated by the working poor, with a considerable share of welfare-recipients. People from 7.0 think they would be robbed here. Harbker Straße Magdeburg.jpg Wohngebiet Fritz Heckert - Baugebiet II.jpg
1.0 Areas with severe socio-economic deficits, often times inducing a vicious cycle of social immobility for its inhabitants. In mass-media, such neighbourhoods' names are used synonymously with social problems. Growing up here can be used as a proof of "I worked my way from bottom to top" later in life - by the few who actually did make it. People from 7.0 would actually be robbed here. Lakeshore trailer park West Memphis AR 2014-03-28 007.jpg Montreuil 2.jpg
0.0 Derelict ghettos with inhabitants lacking self-generated income, basics skills such as reading and writing and any type of social capital. Barely applicable to regular settlements in the developed world. Rohingya displaced Muslims 06.jpg Aleppo old town 9865.jpg