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Government > Proportion of seats held by women in national parliament: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Women in parliaments are the percentage of parliamentary seats in a single or lower chamber occupied by women.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Rwanda 48.8% 2006
2 Sweden 47.3% 2006
3 Costa Rica 38.6% 2006
4 Finland 38% 2006
5 Norway 37.9% 2006
6 Denmark 36.9% 2006
7 Netherlands 36.7% 2006
=8 Spain 36% 2006
=8 Cuba 36% 2006
10 Argentina 35% 2006
11 Mozambique 34.8% 2006
12 Belgium 34.7% 2006
13 Iceland 33.3% 2006
14 South Africa 32.8% 2006
=15 New Zealand 32.2% 2006
=15 Austria 32.2% 2006
17 Germany 31.8% 2006
18 Burundi 30.5% 2006
19 Tanzania 30.4% 2006
20 Uganda 29.8% 2006
21 Seychelles 29.4% 2006
22 Peru 29.2% 2006
23 Belarus 29.1% 2006
24 Guyana 29% 2006
25 Andorra 28.6% 2006
=26 Afghanistan 27.3% 2006
=26 Vietnam 27.3% 2006
28 Namibia 26.9% 2006
29 Grenada 26.7% 2006
=30 Suriname 25.5% 2006
=30 Iraq 25.5% 2006
32 East Timor 25.3% 2006
33 Laos 25.2% 2006
34 Switzerland 25% 2006
35 Australia 24.7% 2006
36 Mexico 24.2% 2005
37 Liechtenstein 24% 2006
High income OECD countries average (profile) 23.93% 2006
38 Honduras 23.4% 2006
39 Luxembourg 23.3% 2006
40 Tunisia 22.8% 2006
European Union average (profile) 22.52% 2006
Eurozone average (profile) 22.41% 2006
41 Bulgaria 22.1% 2006
=42 Lithuania 22% 2006
=42 Eritrea 22% 2006
44 Ethiopia 21.9% 2006
Non-religious countries average (profile) 21.84% 2006
45 Moldova 21.8% 2006
46 Croatia 21.7% 2006
NATO countries average (profile) 21.47% 2006
=47 Portugal 21.3% 2006
=47 Pakistan 21.3% 2006
49 Singapore 21.2% 2006
Europe average (profile) 20.88% 2006
Catholic countries average (profile) 20.81% 2006
=50 Canada 20.8% 2006
=50 Monaco 20.8% 2006
52 Nicaragua 20.7% 2006
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 20.52% 2006
53 Poland 20.4% 2006
Cold countries average (profile) 20.32% 2006
54 China 20.3% 2006
55 North Korea 20.1% 2006
=56 Slovakia 20% 2006
=56 The Bahamas 20% 2006
=58 Dominican Republic 19.7% 2006
=58 United Kingdom 19.7% 2006
60 Trinidad and Tobago 19.4% 2006
61 Guinea 19.3% 2006
62 Senegal 19.2% 2006
63 Latvia 19% 2006
64 Estonia 18.8% 2006
65 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 18.2% 2006
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 18.06% 2006
=66 Venezuela 18% 2006
=66 Equatorial Guinea 18% 2006
=68 Tajikistan 17.5% 2006
=68 Uzbekistan 17.5% 2006
70 Italy 17.3% 2006
Landlocked countries average (profile) 17.29% 2006
Emerging markets average (profile) 17.28% 2006
Christian countries average (profile) 17.19% 2004
71 Mauritius 17.1% 2006
72 Bolivia 16.9% 2006
=73 Bosnia and Herzegovina 16.7% 2005
=73 Panama 16.7% 2006
=73 El Salvador 16.7% 2006
Heavily indebted countries average (profile) 16.7% 2006
=76 Turkmenistan 16% 2006
=76 Ecuador 16% 2005
=76 Zimbabwe 16% 2006
Latin America and Caribbean average (profile) 15.88% 2004
79 Philippines 15.7% 2006
Sub-Saharan Africa average (profile) 15.66% 2006
80 Czech Republic 15.5% 2006
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 15.47% 2006
81 Cape Verde 15.3% 2006
82 United States 15.2% 2006
83 Bangladesh 15.1% 2006
=84 Angola 15% 2006
=84 Chile 15% 2006
South Asia average (profile) 14.94% 2006
86 Sudan 14.7% 2006
87 Zambia 14.6% 2006
88 Sierra Leone 14.5% 2006
Religious countries average (profile) 14.34% 2005
89 Cyprus 14.3% 2006
90 Israel 14.2% 2006
Former British colonies average (profile) 14.04% 2006
91 Guinea-Bissau 14% 2006
92 Malawi 13.6% 2006
93 South Korea 13.4% 2006
=94 Barbados 13.3% 2006
=94 Ireland 13.3% 2006
South and Central Asia average (profile) 13.24% 2006
96 The Gambia 13.2% 2006
=97 Greece 13% 2006
=97 Saint Kitts and Nevis 13% 2004
99 Dominica 12.9% 2006
Eastern Europe average (profile) 12.76% 2004
Former French colonies average (profile) 12.75% 2006
failed states average (profile) 12.59% 2006
100 Liberia 12.5% 2006
101 Niger 12.4% 2006
=102 France 12.2% 2006
=102 Slovenia 12.2% 2006
104 Colombia 12.1% 2005
=105 Maldives 12% 2006
=105 Syria 12% 2006
=107 Burkina Faso 11.7% 2006
=107 Jamaica 11.7% 2006
=107 Lesotho 11.7% 2006
=107 San Marino 11.7% 2006
=111 Indonesia 11.3% 2006
=111 Fiji 11.3% 2006
=111 Azerbaijan 11.3% 2006
114 Romania 11.2% 2006
Muslim countries average (profile) 11.17% 2006
=115 Botswana 11.1% 2006
=115 Uruguay 11.1% 2006
117 Ghana 10.9% 2006
=118 Swaziland 10.8% 2006
=118 Morocco 10.8% 2006
=118 Djibouti 10.8% 2006
121 Thailand 10.6% 2005
=122 Central African Republic 10.5% 2006
=122 Antigua and Barbuda 10.5% 2006
=124 Hungary 10.4% 2006
=124 Kazakhstan 10.4% 2006
126 Mali 10.2% 2006
127 Paraguay 10% 2006
=128 Cambodia 9.8% 2006
=128 Russia 9.8% 2006
=130 Georgia 9.4% 2006
=130 Japan 9.4% 2006
=132 Gabon 9.2% 2006
=132 Malta 9.2% 2006
134 Malaysia 9.1% 2006
135 Cameroon 8.9% 2006
136 Ukraine 8.7% 2006
=137 Togo 8.6% 2006
=137 Brazil 8.6% 2005
=139 Congo, Republic of the 8.5% 2006
=139 Cote d'Ivoire 8.5% 2006
141 Democratic Republic of the Congo 8.4% 2006
142 India 8.3% 2006
=143 Guatemala 8.2% 2006
=143 Samoa 8.2% 2006
145 Serbia and Montenegro 7.9% 2005
146 Somalia 7.8% 2006
147 Libya 7.7% 2006
=148 Sao Tome and Principe 7.3% 2006
=148 Kenya 7.3% 2006
150 Benin 7.2% 2006
=151 Albania 7.1% 2006
=151 Kiribati 7.1% 2006
153 Madagascar 6.9% 2006
154 Belize 6.7% 2006
155 Mongolia 6.6% 2006
156 Chad 6.5% 2006
157 Nigeria 6.4% 2006
158 Algeria 6.2% 2006
159 Nepal 5.9% 2006
160 Saint Lucia 5.6% 2006
161 Jordan 5.5% 2006
162 Armenia 5.3% 2006
163 Sri Lanka 4.9% 2006
164 Lebanon 4.7% 2006
165 Turkey 4.4% 2006
166 Iran 4.1% 2006
167 Mauritania 4% 2004
168 Vanuatu 3.8% 2006
169 Tonga 3.3% 2006
170 Kyrgyzstan 3.2% 2005
=171 Marshall Islands 3% 2006
=171 Comoros 3% 2006
173 Bhutan 2.7% 2006
=174 Oman 2.4% 2006
=174 Haiti 2.4% 2006
=176 Solomon Islands 2% 2001
=176 Egypt 2% 2006
178 Kuwait 1.5% 2006
179 Papua New Guinea 0.9% 2006
180 Yemen 0.3% 2006

Citation

"Countries Compared by Government > Proportion of seats held by women in national parliament. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", World Development Indicators database. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Government/Proportion-of-seats-held-by-women-in-national-parliament

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Interesting observations about Government > Proportion of seats held by women in national parliament

Costa Rica ranked first for proportion of seats held by women in national parliament amongst Hot countries in 2006.
Rwanda ranked first for proportion of seats held by women in national parliament amongst Christian countries in 2006.
Sweden ranked first for proportion of seats held by women in national parliament amongst Europe in 2006.
Afghanistan ranked first for proportion of seats held by women in national parliament amongst Muslim countries in 2006.
Netherlands ranked first for proportion of seats held by women in national parliament amongst Heavily indebted countries in 2006.
New Zealand ranked first for proportion of seats held by women in national parliament amongst Former British colonies in 2006.
Norway ranked first for proportion of seats held by women in national parliament amongst NATO countries in 2006.
Argentina ranked first for proportion of seats held by women in national parliament amongst Emerging markets in 2006.
Spain ranked second for proportion of seats held by women in national parliament amongst Catholic countries in 2006.
Finland ranked second for proportion of seats held by women in national parliament amongst European Union in 2006.

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