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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 RwandaRwanda 48.8% 2006
2 SwedenSweden 47.3% 2006
3 Costa RicaCosta Rica 38.6% 2006
4 FinlandFinland 38% 2006
5 NorwayNorway 37.9% 2006
6 DenmarkDenmark 36.9% 2006
7 NetherlandsNetherlands 36.7% 2006
8 SpainSpain 36% 2006
9 CubaCuba 36% 2006
10 ArgentinaArgentina 35% 2006
11 MozambiqueMozambique 34.8% 2006
12 BelgiumBelgium 34.7% 2006
13 IcelandIceland 33.3% 2006
14 South AfricaSouth Africa 32.8% 2006
15 New ZealandNew Zealand 32.2% 2006
16 AustriaAustria 32.2% 2006
17 GermanyGermany 31.8% 2006
18 BurundiBurundi 30.5% 2006
19 TanzaniaTanzania 30.4% 2006
20 UgandaUganda 29.8% 2006
21 SeychellesSeychelles 29.4% 2006
22 PeruPeru 29.2% 2006
23 BelarusBelarus 29.1% 2006
24 GuyanaGuyana 29% 2006
25 AndorraAndorra 28.6% 2006
26 AfghanistanAfghanistan 27.3% 2006
27 VietnamVietnam 27.3% 2006
28 NamibiaNamibia 26.9% 2006
29 GrenadaGrenada 26.7% 2006
30 SurinameSuriname 25.5% 2006
31 IraqIraq 25.5% 2006
32 East TimorEast Timor 25.3% 2006
33 LaosLaos 25.2% 2006
34 SwitzerlandSwitzerland 25% 2006
35 AustraliaAustralia 24.7% 2006
36 MexicoMexico 24.2% 2005
37 LiechtensteinLiechtenstein 24% 2006
High income OECD countries averageHigh income OECD countries average 23.93% 2006
38 HondurasHonduras 23.4% 2006
39 LuxembourgLuxembourg 23.3% 2006
40 TunisiaTunisia 22.8% 2006
European Union averageEuropean Union average 22.52% 2006
Eurozone averageEurozone average 22.41% 2006
41 BulgariaBulgaria 22.1% 2006
42 LithuaniaLithuania 22% 2006
43 EritreaEritrea 22% 2006
44 EthiopiaEthiopia 21.9% 2006
Non-religious countries averageNon-religious countries average 21.84% 2006
45 MoldovaMoldova 21.8% 2006
46 CroatiaCroatia 21.7% 2006
NATO countries averageNATO average 21.47% 2006
47 PortugalPortugal 21.3% 2006
48 PakistanPakistan 21.3% 2006
49 SingaporeSingapore 21.2% 2006
Europe averageEurope average 20.88% 2006
Catholic countries averageCatholic countries average 20.81% 2006
50 CanadaCanada 20.8% 2006
51 MonacoMonaco 20.8% 2006
52 NicaraguaNicaragua 20.7% 2006
Former Spanish colonies averageFormer Spanish colonies average 20.52% 2006
53 PolandPoland 20.4% 2006
Cold countries averageCold countries average 20.32% 2006
54 ChinaChina 20.3% 2006
55 North KoreaNorth Korea 20.1% 2006
56 SlovakiaSlovakia 20% 2006
57 The BahamasThe Bahamas 20% 2006
58 Dominican RepublicDominican Rep. 19.7% 2006
59 United KingdomUnited Kingdom 19.7% 2006
60 Trinidad and TobagoTrinidad+ 19.4% 2006
61 GuineaGuinea 19.3% 2006
62 SenegalSenegal 19.2% 2006
63 LatviaLatvia 19% 2006
64 EstoniaEstonia 18.8% 2006
65 Saint Vincent and the GrenadinesSt Vincent+ 18.2% 2006
Group of 7 countries (G7) averageGroup of 7 countries (G7) average 18.06% 2006
66 VenezuelaVenezuela 18% 2006
67 Equatorial GuineaEqu. Guinea 18% 2006
68 TajikistanTajikistan 17.5% 2006
69 UzbekistanUzbekistan 17.5% 2006
70 ItalyItaly 17.3% 2006
Landlocked countries averageLandlocked countries average 17.29% 2006
Emerging markets averageEmerging markets average 17.28% 2006
Christian countries averageChristian countries average 17.19% 2004
71 MauritiusMauritius 17.1% 2006
72 BoliviaBolivia 16.9% 2006
73 Bosnia and HerzegovinaBosnia+ 16.7% 2005
74 PanamaPanama 16.7% 2006
75 El SalvadorEl Salvador 16.7% 2006
Heavily indebted countries averageHeavily indebted countries average 16.7% 2006
76 TurkmenistanTurkmenistan 16% 2006
77 EcuadorEcuador 16% 2005
78 ZimbabweZimbabwe 16% 2006
Latin America and Caribbean averageLatin America and Caribbean average 15.88% 2004
79 PhilippinesPhilippines 15.7% 2006
Sub-Saharan Africa averageSub-Saharan Africa average 15.66% 2006
80 Czech RepublicCzech Republic 15.5% 2006
Former Soviet republics averageFormer Soviet republics average 15.47% 2006
81 Cape VerdeCape Verde 15.3% 2006
82 United StatesUnited States 15.2% 2006
83 BangladeshBangladesh 15.1% 2006
84 AngolaAngola 15% 2006
85 ChileChile 15% 2006
South Asia averageSouth Asia average 14.94% 2006
86 SudanSudan 14.7% 2006
87 ZambiaZambia 14.6% 2006
88 Sierra LeoneSierra Leone 14.5% 2006
Religious countries averageReligious countries average 14.34% 2005
89 CyprusCyprus 14.3% 2006
90 IsraelIsrael 14.2% 2006
Former British colonies averageFormer British colonies average 14.04% 2006
91 Guinea-BissauGuinea-Bissau 14% 2006
92 MalawiMalawi 13.6% 2006
93 South KoreaSouth Korea 13.4% 2006
94 BarbadosBarbados 13.3% 2006
95 IrelandIreland 13.3% 2006
South and Central Asia averageSouth and Central Asia average 13.24% 2006
96 The GambiaThe Gambia 13.2% 2006
97 GreeceGreece 13% 2006
98 Saint Kitts and NevisSt Kitts+ 13% 2004
99 DominicaDominica 12.9% 2006
Eastern Europe averageEastern Europe average 12.76% 2004
Former French colonies averageFormer French colonies average 12.75% 2006
Failed states averageFailed states average 12.59% 2006
100 LiberiaLiberia 12.5% 2006
101 NigerNiger 12.4% 2006
102 FranceFrance 12.2% 2006
103 SloveniaSlovenia 12.2% 2006
104 ColombiaColombia 12.1% 2005
105 MaldivesMaldives 12% 2006
106 SyriaSyria 12% 2006
107 Burkina FasoBurkina Faso 11.7% 2006
108 JamaicaJamaica 11.7% 2006
109 LesothoLesotho 11.7% 2006
110 San MarinoSan Marino 11.7% 2006
111 IndonesiaIndonesia 11.3% 2006
112 FijiFiji 11.3% 2006
113 AzerbaijanAzerbaijan 11.3% 2006
114 RomaniaRomania 11.2% 2006
Muslim countries averageMuslim countries average 11.17% 2006
115 BotswanaBotswana 11.1% 2006
116 UruguayUruguay 11.1% 2006
117 GhanaGhana 10.9% 2006
118 SwazilandSwaziland 10.8% 2006
119 MoroccoMorocco 10.8% 2006
120 DjiboutiDjibouti 10.8% 2006
121 ThailandThailand 10.6% 2005
122 Central African RepublicCentral Africa 10.5% 2006
123 Antigua and BarbudaAntigua+ 10.5% 2006
124 HungaryHungary 10.4% 2006
125 KazakhstanKazakhstan 10.4% 2006
126 MaliMali 10.2% 2006
127 ParaguayParaguay 10% 2006
128 CambodiaCambodia 9.8% 2006
129 RussiaRussia 9.8% 2006
130 GeorgiaGeorgia 9.4% 2006
131 JapanJapan 9.4% 2006
132 GabonGabon 9.2% 2006
133 MaltaMalta 9.2% 2006
134 MalaysiaMalaysia 9.1% 2006
135 CameroonCameroon 8.9% 2006
136 UkraineUkraine 8.7% 2006
137 TogoTogo 8.6% 2006
138 BrazilBrazil 8.6% 2005
139 Congo, Republic of theCongo, Republic of the 8.5% 2006
140 Cote d'IvoireCote d'Ivoire 8.5% 2006
141 Democratic Republic of the CongoCongo, DR. 8.4% 2006
142 IndiaIndia 8.3% 2006
143 GuatemalaGuatemala 8.2% 2006
144 SamoaSamoa 8.2% 2006
145 Serbia and MontenegroSerbia+ 7.9% 2005
146 SomaliaSomalia 7.8% 2006
147 LibyaLibya 7.7% 2006
148 Sao Tome and PrincipeSoa Tome+ 7.3% 2006
149 KenyaKenya 7.3% 2006
150 BeninBenin 7.2% 2006
151 AlbaniaAlbania 7.1% 2006
152 KiribatiKiribati 7.1% 2006
153 MadagascarMadagascar 6.9% 2006
154 BelizeBelize 6.7% 2006
155 MongoliaMongolia 6.6% 2006
156 ChadChad 6.5% 2006
157 NigeriaNigeria 6.4% 2006
158 AlgeriaAlgeria 6.2% 2006
159 NepalNepal 5.9% 2006
160 Saint LuciaSaint Lucia 5.6% 2006
161 JordanJordan 5.5% 2006
162 ArmeniaArmenia 5.3% 2006
163 Sri LankaSri Lanka 4.9% 2006
164 LebanonLebanon 4.7% 2006
165 TurkeyTurkey 4.4% 2006
166 IranIran 4.1% 2006
167 MauritaniaMauritania 4% 2004
168 VanuatuVanuatu 3.8% 2006
169 TongaTonga 3.3% 2006
170 KyrgyzstanKyrgyzstan 3.2% 2005
171 Marshall IslandsMarshall Isl. 3% 2006
172 ComorosComoros 3% 2006
173 BhutanBhutan 2.7% 2006
174 OmanOman 2.4% 2006
175 HaitiHaiti 2.4% 2006
176 Solomon IslandsSolomon Islands 2% 2001
177 EgyptEgypt 2% 2006
178 KuwaitKuwait 1.5% 2006
179 Papua New GuineaPapua NG 0.9% 2006
180 YemenYemen 0.3% 2006

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"All countries compared for Government > Proportion of seats held by women in national parliament", 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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