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Government > Democracy > Female parliamentarians: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Seats in parliament held by women (as % of total). Data are as of 8 March 2002. Where there are lower and upper houses, data refer to the weighted average of women's shares of seats in both houses..

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH
1 SwedenSweden 42.7% 2002
2 DenmarkDenmark 38% 2002
3 FinlandFinland 36.5% 2002
4 NorwayNorway 36.4% 2002
5 IcelandIceland 34.9% 2002
6 NetherlandsNetherlands 32.9% 2002
7 ArgentinaArgentina 31.3% 2002
8 GermanyGermany 31% 2002
9 New ZealandNew Zealand 30.8% 2002
10 MozambiqueMozambique 30% 2002
11 South AfricaSouth Africa 29.8% 2002
12 CubaCuba 27.6% 2002
13 SpainSpain 26.6% 2002
14 AustraliaAustralia 26.5% 2002
15 BulgariaBulgaria 26.2% 2002
16 TurkmenistanTurkmenistan 26% 2002
17 VietnamVietnam 26% 2002
18 RwandaRwanda 25.7% 2002
19 AustriaAustria 25.1% 2002
20 BelgiumBelgium 24.9% 2002
21 UgandaUganda 24.7% 2002
22 CanadaCanada 23.6% 2002
23 SeychellesSeychelles 23.5% 2002
24 Saint Vincent and the GrenadinesSt Vincent+ 22.7% 2002
25 SwitzerlandSwitzerland 22.4% 2002
26 ChinaChina 21.8% 2002
High income OECD countries averageHigh income OECD countries average 21.26% 2002
27 LaosLaos 21.2% 2002
28 Trinidad and TobagoTrinidad+ 20.9% 2002
29 NicaraguaNicaragua 20.7% 2002
30 PolandPoland 20.7% 2002
Non-religious countries averageNon-religious countries average 20.7% 2002
31 BarbadosBarbados 20.4% 2002
32 NamibiaNamibia 20.4% 2002
33 GuyanaGuyana 20% 2002
34 The BahamasThe Bahamas 19.6% 2002
35 Costa RicaCosta Rica 19.3% 2002
European Union averageEuropean Union average 19.25% 2002
36 SenegalSenegal 19.2% 2002
37 DominicaDominica 18.8% 2002
NATO countries averageNATO average 18.74% 2002
38 PortugalPortugal 18.7% 2002
Eurozone averageEurozone average 18.65% 2002
39 BelarusBelarus 18.4% 2002
40 PeruPeru 18.3% 2002
41 GrenadaGrenada 17.9% 2002
42 EstoniaEstonia 17.8% 2002
43 SurinameSuriname 17.6% 2002
44 PhilippinesPhilippines 17.2% 2002
45 United KingdomUnited Kingdom 17.1% 2002
46 BotswanaBotswana 17% 2002
47 LatviaLatvia 17% 2002
48 LuxembourgLuxembourg 16.7% 2002
Group of 7 countries (G7) averageGroup of 7 countries (G7) average 16.5% 2002
49 CroatiaCroatia 16.2% 2002
50 JamaicaJamaica 16% 2002
51 MexicoMexico 15.9% 2002
52 AngolaAngola 15.5% 2002
Latin America and Caribbean averageLatin America and Caribbean average 15.04% 2002
Catholic countries averageCatholic countries average 14.92% 2002
53 EritreaEritrea 14.7% 2002
Heavily indebted countries averageHeavily indebted countries average 14.62% 2002
54 EcuadorEcuador 14.6% 2002
55 Dominican RepublicDominican Rep. 14.5% 2002
56 MalaysiaMalaysia 14.5% 2002
57 BurundiBurundi 14.4% 2002
Emerging markets averageEmerging markets average 14.26% 2002
58 Czech RepublicCzech Republic 14.2% 2002
59 SlovakiaSlovakia 14% 2002
Former Spanish colonies averageFormer Spanish colonies average 13.99% 2002
60 Saint LuciaSaint Lucia 13.8% 2002
61 United StatesUnited States 13.8% 2002
62 IrelandIreland 13.7% 2002
63 BelizeBelize 13.5% 2002
64 IsraelIsrael 13.3% 2002
65 Saint Kitts and NevisSt Kitts+ 13.3% 2002
66 TajikistanTajikistan 12.4% 2002
67 ColombiaColombia 12.2% 2002
68 SloveniaSlovenia 12.2% 2002
69 MaliMali 12.2% 2002
70 Democratic Republic of the CongoCongo, DR. 12% 2002
71 ZambiaZambia 12% 2002
Former British colonies averageFormer British colonies average 11.92% 2002
72 SingaporeSingapore 11.8% 2002
Former Soviet republics averageFormer Soviet republics average 11.59% 2002
73 UruguayUruguay 11.5% 2002
74 TunisiaTunisia 11.5% 2002
75 KazakhstanKazakhstan 11.2% 2002
76 Cape VerdeCape Verde 11.1% 2002
77 Burkina FasoBurkina Faso 11% 2002
78 GabonGabon 11% 2002
79 FranceFrance 10.9% 2002
Sub-Saharan Africa averageSub-Saharan Africa average 10.88% 2002
80 LesothoLesotho 10.7% 2002
81 CyprusCyprus 10.7% 2002
82 LithuaniaLithuania 10.6% 2002
83 AzerbaijanAzerbaijan 10.5% 2002
84 MongoliaMongolia 10.5% 2002
85 SyriaSyria 10.4% 2002
86 BoliviaBolivia 10.2% 2002
87 ChileChile 10.1% 2002
88 ZimbabweZimbabwe 10% 2002
89 JapanJapan 10% 2002
90 PanamaPanama 9.9% 2002
91 SudanSudan 9.7% 2002
92 VenezuelaVenezuela 9.7% 2002
93 ThailandThailand 9.6% 2002
94 El SalvadorEl Salvador 9.5% 2002
Former French colonies averageFormer French colonies average 9.34% 2002
95 MalawiMalawi 9.3% 2002
96 CambodiaCambodia 9.3% 2002
97 RomaniaRomania 9.3% 2002
98 BhutanBhutan 9.3% 2002
South and Central Asia averageSouth and Central Asia average 9.27% 2002
99 MaltaMalta 9.2% 2002
100 ItalyItaly 9.1% 2002
101 Sao Tome and PrincipeSoa Tome+ 9.1% 2002
102 HaitiHaiti 9.1% 2002
103 GhanaGhana 9% 2002
104 IndiaIndia 8.9% 2002
105 GuineaGuinea 8.8% 2002
106 Sierra LeoneSierra Leone 8.8% 2002
107 GuatemalaGuatemala 8.8% 2002
108 GreeceGreece 8.7% 2002
109 Cote d'IvoireCote d'Ivoire 8.5% 2002
110 HungaryHungary 8.3% 2002
111 Antigua and BarbudaAntigua+ 8.3% 2002
112 MadagascarMadagascar 8% 2002
113 IndonesiaIndonesia 8% 2002
114 ParaguayParaguay 8% 2002
115 NepalNepal 7.9% 2002
116 EthiopiaEthiopia 7.8% 2002
117 UkraineUkraine 7.8% 2002
118 Guinea-BissauGuinea-Bissau 7.8% 2002
119 Central African RepublicCentral Africa 7.3% 2002
120 GeorgiaGeorgia 7.2% 2002
121 UzbekistanUzbekistan 7.2% 2002
122 BrazilBrazil 6.7% 2002
123 KyrgyzstanKyrgyzstan 6.7% 2002
124 RussiaRussia 6.4% 2002
125 SwazilandSwaziland 6.3% 2002
126 MaldivesMaldives 6% 2002
127 BeninBenin 6% 2002
128 South KoreaSouth Korea 5.9% 2002
129 MauritiusMauritius 5.7% 2002
130 AlbaniaAlbania 5.7% 2002
131 CameroonCameroon 5.6% 2002
132 HondurasHonduras 5.5% 2002
133 Equatorial GuineaEqu. Guinea 5% 2002
134 TogoTogo 4.9% 2002
135 Sri LankaSri Lanka 4.4% 2002
136 TurkeyTurkey 4.2% 2002
137 AlgeriaAlgeria 4% 2002
138 KenyaKenya 3.6% 2002
139 IranIran 3.4% 2002
140 NigeriaNigeria 3.3% 2002
141 JordanJordan 3.3% 2002
142 ArmeniaArmenia 3.1% 2002
143 MauritaniaMauritania 3% 2002
144 ChadChad 2.4% 2002
145 EgyptEgypt 2.4% 2002
146 LebanonLebanon 2.3% 2002
147 BangladeshBangladesh 2% 2002
148 The GambiaThe Gambia 2% 2002
149 Papua New GuineaPapua NG 1.8% 2002
150 NigerNiger 1.2% 2002
151 YemenYemen 0.7% 2002
152 MoroccoMorocco 0.5% 2002
153 VanuatuVanuatu 0.0 2002
154 United Arab EmiratesUAE 0.0 2002
155 Solomon IslandsSolomon Islands 0.0 2002
156 DjiboutiDjibouti 0.0 2002
157 KuwaitKuwait 0.0 2002

Citation

"All countries compared for Government > Democracy > Female parliamentarians", calculated on the basis of data on parliamentary seats from IPU (Inter-Parliamentary Union). 2002. Parline Database. March 2002. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Government/Democracy/Female-parliamentarians

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