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

DEFINITION: Proportion of seats held by women in national parliaments (%). Women in parliaments are the percentage of parliamentary seats in a single or lower chamber held by women.

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Rwanda 63.8% 2013
2 Andorra 50% 2013
3 Cuba 48.9% 2013
4 Sweden 44.7% 2013
5 Seychelles 43.8% 2013
6 Senegal 42.7% 2013
7 Finland 42.5% 2013
8 South Africa 42.3% 2013
9 Nicaragua 40.2% 2013
10 Iceland 39.7% 2013
11 Norway 39.6% 2013
12 Mozambique 39.2% 2013
13 Denmark 39.1% 2013
=14 Netherlands 38.7% 2013
=14 Ecuador 38.7% 2013
16 Costa Rica 38.6% 2013
17 East Timor 38.5% 2013
18 Belgium 38% 2013
19 Argentina 37.4% 2012
20 Mexico 36.8% 2013
21 Germany 36.5% 2013
=22 Tanzania 36% 2013
=22 Spain 36% 2013
24 Uganda 35% 2013
=25 Republic of Macedonia 34.1% 2013
=25 Angola 34.1% 2013
=27 Austria 33.3% 2013
=27 Grenada 33.3% 2013
=29 Nepal 33.2% 2013
=29 Serbia 33.2% 2013
=31 Slovenia 32.2% 2013
=31 New Zealand 32.2% 2013
33 Algeria 31.6% 2013
34 Zimbabwe 31.5% 2013
35 Italy 31.4% 2013
36 Guyana 31.3% 2013
37 Cameroon 31.1% 2013
38 Burundi 30.5% 2013
39 Switzerland 29% 2013
40 Portugal 28.7% 2013
41 Trinidad and Tobago 28.6% 2013
High income OECD countries average (profile) 27.83% 2013
42 Ethiopia 27.8% 2013
43 Afghanistan 27.7% 2013
Eurozone average (profile) 27.32% 2013
44 Philippines 27.1% 2013
45 European Union 27.09% 2013
46 France 26.9% 2013
=47 Lesotho 26.7% 2013
=47 Tunisia 26.7% 2013
49 Belarus 26.6% 2013
50 South Sudan 26.5% 2013
NATO countries average (profile) 26.33% 2013
European Union average (profile) 26.28% 2013
51 El Salvador 26.2% 2013
52 Australia 26% 2013
53 Bolivia 25.4% 2013
Potential Future EU Members average (profile) 25.24% 2013
54 Iraq 25.2% 2013
Non-religious countries average (profile) 25.01% 2013
55 Laos 25% 2013
Europe average (profile) 24.96% 2013
56 Canada 24.7% 2013
=57 Sudan 24.6% 2013
=57 Bulgaria 24.6% 2013
Cold countries average (profile) 24.46% 2013
=59 Vietnam 24.4% 2013
=59 Namibia 24.4% 2013
61 Kazakhstan 24.3% 2013
62 Singapore 24.2% 2013
63 Lithuania 24.1% 2013
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 24% 2013
64 Croatia 23.8% 2013
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 23.71% 2013
65 Poland 23.7% 2013
Catholic countries average (profile) 23.6% 2013
66 China 23.4% 2013
Christian countries average (profile) 23.33% 2013
=67 Luxembourg 23.3% 2013
=67 Kyrgyzstan 23.3% 2013
69 Latvia 23% 2013
Landlocked countries average (profile) 22.6% 2013
=70 Israel 22.5% 2013
=70 United Kingdom 22.5% 2013
72 Malawi 22.3% 2013
73 Mauritania 22.1% 2013
=74 Uzbekistan 22% 2013
=74 Eritrea 22% 2013
76 Peru 21.5% 2013
Heavily indebted countries average (profile) 21.45% 2013
77 Bosnia and Herzegovina 21.4% 2013
78 Greece 21% 2013
Sub-Saharan Africa average (profile) 20.93% 2013
=79 Monaco 20.8% 2013
=79 Dominican Republic 20.8% 2013
=79 Estonia 20.8% 2013
=79 Cape Verde 20.8% 2013
83 Pakistan 20.7% 2013
84 Cambodia 20.3% 2013
85 Liechtenstein 20% 2013
86 Saudi Arabia 19.9% 2013
Latin America and Caribbean average (profile) 19.82% 2013
87 Moldova 19.8% 2013
88 Bangladesh 19.7% 2013
=89 Czech Republic 19.5% 2013
=89 Honduras 19.5% 2013
Religious countries average (profile) 19.41% 2013
91 Guinea 19.3% 2007
Eastern Europe average (profile) 19.01% 2013
92 Tajikistan 19% 2013
Emerging markets average (profile) 18.97% 2013
Former French colonies average (profile) 18.86% 2013
93 Mauritius 18.8% 2013
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 18.76% 2013
94 Slovakia 18.7% 2013
Sparsely populated countries average (profile) 18.63% 2012
=95 Indonesia 18.6% 2013
=95 Kenya 18.6% 2013
97 San Marino 18.3% 2013
98 Sao Tome and Principe 18.2% 2013
South and Central Asia average (profile) 18.18% 2013
=99 Albania 17.9% 2013
=99 United States 17.9% 2013
Hot countries average (profile) 17.59% 2013
=101 Madagascar 17.5% 2013
=101 Paraguay 17.5% 2013
=101 United Arab Emirates 17.5% 2013
South Asia average (profile) 17.1% 2013
=104 Morocco 17% 2013
=104 Venezuela 17% 2013
106 Turkmenistan 16.8% 2013
=107 Barbados 16.7% 2013
=107 Saint Lucia 16.7% 2013
109 Libya 16.5% 2013
failed states average (profile) 16.39% 2013
OPEC countries average (profile) 16.16% 2013
Former British colonies average (profile) 16% 2013
=110 Montenegro 16% 2013
=110 Azerbaijan 16% 2013
=112 Thailand 15.8% 2013
=112 Gabon 15.8% 2013
=114 Burkina Faso 15.7% 2013
=114 South Korea 15.7% 2013
=114 Ireland 15.7% 2013
117 North Korea 15.6% 2013
118 Togo 15.4% 2013
Muslim countries average (profile) 15.33% 2013
=119 Mongolia 14.9% 2013
=119 Chad 14.9% 2013
121 Turkey 14.4% 2013
122 Malta 14.3% 2013
123 Chile 14.2% 2013
124 Guinea-Bissau 14% 2013
East Asia and Pacific average (profile) 13.96% 2013
125 Somalia 13.8% 2013
126 Russia 13.6% 2013
=127 Guatemala 13.3% 2013
=127 Romania 13.3% 2013
=127 Niger 13.3% 2013
Middle Eastern and North Africa average (profile) 13.24% 2013
130 The Bahamas 13.2% 2013
131 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 13% 2013
=132 Jamaica 12.7% 2013
=132 Djibouti 12.7% 2013
=134 Dominica 12.5% 2013
=134 Central African Republic 12.5% 2012
136 Sierra Leone 12.4% 2013
137 Jordan 12.2% 2013
=138 Colombia 12.1% 2013
=138 Equatorial Guinea 12.1% 2013
=138 Uruguay 12.1% 2013
=141 Georgia 12% 2013
=141 Syria 12% 2013
143 Suriname 11.8% 2013
144 Zambia 11.5% 2013
=145 Liberia 11% 2013
=145 India 11% 2013
147 Ghana 10.9% 2013
=148 Cyprus 10.7% 2013
=148 Armenia 10.7% 2013
150 Antigua and Barbuda 10.5% 2013
=151 Malaysia 10.4% 2013
=151 Cote d'Ivoire 10.4% 2013
153 Mali 10.2% 2013
154 Bahrain 10% 2013
155 Ukraine 9.4% 2013
156 Democratic Republic of the Congo 8.9% 2013
157 Hungary 8.8% 2013
158 Kiribati 8.7% 2013
159 Brazil 8.6% 2013
=160 Panama 8.5% 2013
=160 Fiji 8.5% 2005
162 Benin 8.4% 2013
163 Japan 8.1% 2013
164 Botswana 7.9% 2013
165 The Gambia 7.5% 2013
166 Republic of the Congo 7.4% 2013
=167 Nigeria 6.7% 2013
=167 Tuvalu 6.7% 2013
=167 Saint Kitts and Nevis 6.7% 2013
170 Maldives 6.5% 2013
171 Bhutan 6.4% 2013
=172 Swaziland 6.2% 2013
=172 Kuwait 6.2% 2013
174 Burma 6% 2013
175 Sri Lanka 5.8% 2013
176 Haiti 4.2% 2013
177 Samoa 4.1% 2013
178 Tonga 3.6% 2013
=179 Belize 3.1% 2013
=179 Lebanon 3.1% 2013
=179 Iran 3.1% 2013
=182 Marshall Islands 3% 2013
=182 Comoros 3% 2013
184 Papua New Guinea 2.7% 2013
=185 Solomon Islands 2% 2013
=185 Egypt 2% 2012
187 Oman 1.2% 2013
188 Yemen 0.3% 2013
=189 Vanuatu 0.0 2013
=189 Palau 0.0 2013
=189 Qatar 0.0 2013
=189 Federated States of Micronesia 0.0 2013

Citation

"Countries Compared by Government > Proportion of seats held by women in national parliaments > %. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) (www.ipu.org). Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Government/Proportion-of-seats-held-by-women-in-national-parliaments/%

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