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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 Sweden 42.7% 2002
2 Denmark 38% 2002
3 Finland 36.5% 2002
4 Norway 36.4% 2002
5 Iceland 34.9% 2002
6 Netherlands 32.9% 2002
7 Argentina 31.3% 2002
8 Germany 31% 2002
9 New Zealand 30.8% 2002
10 Mozambique 30% 2002
11 South Africa 29.8% 2002
12 Cuba 27.6% 2002
13 Spain 26.6% 2002
14 Australia 26.5% 2002
15 Bulgaria 26.2% 2002
=16 Turkmenistan 26% 2002
=16 Vietnam 26% 2002
18 Rwanda 25.7% 2002
19 Austria 25.1% 2002
20 Belgium 24.9% 2002
21 Uganda 24.7% 2002
22 Canada 23.6% 2002
23 Seychelles 23.5% 2002
24 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 22.7% 2002
25 Switzerland 22.4% 2002
26 China 21.8% 2002
High income OECD countries average (profile) 21.26% 2002
27 Laos 21.2% 2002
28 Trinidad and Tobago 20.9% 2002
=29 Nicaragua 20.7% 2002
=29 Poland 20.7% 2002
Non-religious countries average (profile) 20.7% 2002
=31 Barbados 20.4% 2002
=31 Namibia 20.4% 2002
33 Guyana 20% 2002
34 The Bahamas 19.6% 2002
35 Costa Rica 19.3% 2002
European Union average (profile) 19.25% 2002
36 Senegal 19.2% 2002
37 Dominica 18.8% 2002
NATO countries average (profile) 18.74% 2002
38 Portugal 18.7% 2002
Eurozone average (profile) 18.65% 2002
39 Belarus 18.4% 2002
40 Peru 18.3% 2002
41 Grenada 17.9% 2002
42 Estonia 17.8% 2002
43 Suriname 17.6% 2002
44 Philippines 17.2% 2002
45 United Kingdom 17.1% 2002
=46 Botswana 17% 2002
=46 Latvia 17% 2002
48 Luxembourg 16.7% 2002
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 16.5% 2002
49 Croatia 16.2% 2002
50 Jamaica 16% 2002
51 Mexico 15.9% 2002
52 Angola 15.5% 2002
Latin America and Caribbean average (profile) 15.04% 2002
Catholic countries average (profile) 14.92% 2002
53 Eritrea 14.7% 2002
Heavily indebted countries average (profile) 14.62% 2002
54 Ecuador 14.6% 2002
=55 Dominican Republic 14.5% 2002
=55 Malaysia 14.5% 2002
57 Burundi 14.4% 2002
Emerging markets average (profile) 14.26% 2002
58 Czech Republic 14.2% 2002
59 Slovakia 14% 2002
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 13.99% 2002
=60 Saint Lucia 13.8% 2002
=60 United States 13.8% 2002
62 Ireland 13.7% 2002
63 Belize 13.5% 2002
=64 Israel 13.3% 2002
=64 Saint Kitts and Nevis 13.3% 2002
66 Tajikistan 12.4% 2002
=67 Colombia 12.2% 2002
=67 Slovenia 12.2% 2002
=67 Mali 12.2% 2002
=70 Democratic Republic of the Congo 12% 2002
=70 Zambia 12% 2002
Former British colonies average (profile) 11.92% 2002
72 Singapore 11.8% 2002
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 11.59% 2002
=73 Uruguay 11.5% 2002
=73 Tunisia 11.5% 2002
75 Kazakhstan 11.2% 2002
76 Cape Verde 11.1% 2002
=77 Burkina Faso 11% 2002
=77 Gabon 11% 2002
79 France 10.9% 2002
Sub-Saharan Africa average (profile) 10.88% 2002
=80 Lesotho 10.7% 2002
=80 Cyprus 10.7% 2002
82 Lithuania 10.6% 2002
=83 Azerbaijan 10.5% 2002
=83 Mongolia 10.5% 2002
85 Syria 10.4% 2002
86 Bolivia 10.2% 2002
87 Chile 10.1% 2002
=88 Zimbabwe 10% 2002
=88 Japan 10% 2002
90 Panama 9.9% 2002
=91 Sudan 9.7% 2002
=91 Venezuela 9.7% 2002
93 Thailand 9.6% 2002
94 El Salvador 9.5% 2002
Former French colonies average (profile) 9.34% 2002
=95 Malawi 9.3% 2002
=95 Cambodia 9.3% 2002
=95 Romania 9.3% 2002
=95 Bhutan 9.3% 2002
South and Central Asia average (profile) 9.27% 2002
99 Malta 9.2% 2002
=100 Italy 9.1% 2002
=100 Sao Tome and Principe 9.1% 2002
=100 Haiti 9.1% 2002
103 Ghana 9% 2002
104 India 8.9% 2002
=105 Guinea 8.8% 2002
=105 Sierra Leone 8.8% 2002
=105 Guatemala 8.8% 2002
108 Greece 8.7% 2002
109 Cote d'Ivoire 8.5% 2002
=110 Hungary 8.3% 2002
=110 Antigua and Barbuda 8.3% 2002
=112 Madagascar 8% 2002
=112 Indonesia 8% 2002
=112 Paraguay 8% 2002
115 Nepal 7.9% 2002
=116 Ethiopia 7.8% 2002
=116 Ukraine 7.8% 2002
=116 Guinea-Bissau 7.8% 2002
119 Central African Republic 7.3% 2002
=120 Georgia 7.2% 2002
=120 Uzbekistan 7.2% 2002
=122 Brazil 6.7% 2002
=122 Kyrgyzstan 6.7% 2002
124 Russia 6.4% 2002
125 Swaziland 6.3% 2002
=126 Maldives 6% 2002
=126 Benin 6% 2002
128 South Korea 5.9% 2002
=129 Mauritius 5.7% 2002
=129 Albania 5.7% 2002
131 Cameroon 5.6% 2002
132 Honduras 5.5% 2002
133 Equatorial Guinea 5% 2002
134 Togo 4.9% 2002
135 Sri Lanka 4.4% 2002
136 Turkey 4.2% 2002
137 Algeria 4% 2002
138 Kenya 3.6% 2002
139 Iran 3.4% 2002
=140 Nigeria 3.3% 2002
=140 Jordan 3.3% 2002
142 Armenia 3.1% 2002
143 Mauritania 3% 2002
=144 Chad 2.4% 2002
=144 Egypt 2.4% 2002
146 Lebanon 2.3% 2002
=147 Bangladesh 2% 2002
=147 The Gambia 2% 2002
149 Papua New Guinea 1.8% 2002
150 Niger 1.2% 2002
151 Yemen 0.7% 2002
152 Morocco 0.5% 2002
=153 Vanuatu 0.0 2002
=153 United Arab Emirates 0.0 2002
=153 Solomon Islands 0.0 2002
=153 Djibouti 0.0 2002
=153 Kuwait 0.0 2002

Citation

"Countries Compared by Government > Democracy > Female parliamentarians. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", 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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Interesting observations about Government > Democracy > Female parliamentarians

Sweden ranked first for democracy > female parliamentarians amongst Christian countries in 2002.
Mozambique ranked first for democracy > female parliamentarians amongst Hot countries in 2002.
Iceland ranked first for democracy > female parliamentarians amongst Heavily indebted countries in 2002.
Argentina ranked first for democracy > female parliamentarians amongst Catholic countries in 2002.
New Zealand ranked first for democracy > female parliamentarians amongst Former British colonies in 2002.
Denmark ranked first for democracy > female parliamentarians amongst NATO countries in 2002.
Turkmenistan ranked first for democracy > female parliamentarians amongst Muslim countries in 2002.
Finland ranked first for democracy > female parliamentarians amongst Eurozone in 2002.
Germany ranked first for democracy > female parliamentarians amongst Group of 7 countries (G7) in 2002.
South Africa ranked second for democracy > female parliamentarians amongst Sub-Saharan Africa in 2002.

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