Meaning of “per capita” in the English Dictionary

(Definition of “per capita” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"per capita" in American English

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per capitaadjective, adverb [ not gradable ]

/pər ˈkæp·ɪ·t̬ə/

for each person, esp. when considering all of the people in a group:

New Hampshire ranks second per capita in the percentage of National Guard members who served in Iraq.
Texas has the most state and local government employees on a per-capita basis.

(Definition of “per capita” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"per capita" in Business English

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per capitaadjective [ before noun ]

also per-capita uk us formal ECONOMICS, FINANCE

used to refer to the amount of income earned, money spent, goods produced, etc. by or for each person:

The sharp fall in per capita income was one of the signs of the financial crisis.

per capitaadverb

uk us formal ECONOMICS, FINANCE

if you state an amount per capita, you mean that amount for each person:

While the country's GDP rose 46% per capita from 1980, the average family income rose only 9.5%.

(Definition of “per capita” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)