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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 Cuba 36% 2006
=8 Spain 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 Austria 32.2% 2006
=15 New Zealand 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 Vietnam 27.3% 2006
=26 Afghanistan 27.3% 2006
28 Namibia 26.9% 2006
29 Grenada 26.7% 2006
=30 Iraq 25.5% 2006
=30 Suriname 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 Eritrea 22% 2006
=42 Lithuania 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 Pakistan 21.3% 2006
=47 Portugal 21.3% 2006
49 Singapore 21.2% 2006
Europe average (profile) 20.88% 2006
Catholic countries average (profile) 20.81% 2006
=50 Monaco 20.8% 2006
=50 Canada 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 The Bahamas 20% 2006
=56 Slovakia 20% 2006
=58 United Kingdom 19.7% 2006
=58 Dominican Republic 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 Equatorial Guinea 18% 2006
=66 Venezuela 18% 2006
=68 Uzbekistan 17.5% 2006
=68 Tajikistan 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 El Salvador 16.7% 2006
=73 Panama 16.7% 2006
=73 Bosnia and Herzegovina 16.7% 2005
Heavily indebted countries average (profile) 16.7% 2006
=76 Zimbabwe 16% 2006
=76 Turkmenistan 16% 2006
=76 Ecuador 16% 2005
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 Chile 15% 2006
=84 Angola 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 Ireland 13.3% 2006
=94 Barbados 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 Slovenia 12.2% 2006
=102 France 12.2% 2006
104 Colombia 12.1% 2005
=105 Syria 12% 2006
=105 Maldives 12% 2006
=107 San Marino 11.7% 2006
=107 Lesotho 11.7% 2006
=107 Jamaica 11.7% 2006
=107 Burkina Faso 11.7% 2006
=111 Azerbaijan 11.3% 2006
=111 Fiji 11.3% 2006
=111 Indonesia 11.3% 2006
114 Romania 11.2% 2006
Muslim countries average (profile) 11.17% 2006
=115 Uruguay 11.1% 2006
=115 Botswana 11.1% 2006
117 Ghana 10.9% 2006
=118 Djibouti 10.8% 2006
=118 Morocco 10.8% 2006
=118 Swaziland 10.8% 2006
121 Thailand 10.6% 2005
=122 Antigua and Barbuda 10.5% 2006
=122 Central African Republic 10.5% 2006
=124 Kazakhstan 10.4% 2006
=124 Hungary 10.4% 2006
126 Mali 10.2% 2006
127 Paraguay 10% 2006
=128 Russia 9.8% 2006
=128 Cambodia 9.8% 2006
=130 Japan 9.4% 2006
=130 Georgia 9.4% 2006
=132 Malta 9.2% 2006
=132 Gabon 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 Cote d'Ivoire 8.5% 2006
=139 Congo, Republic of the 8.5% 2006
141 Democratic Republic of the Congo 8.4% 2006
142 India 8.3% 2006
=143 Samoa 8.2% 2006
=143 Guatemala 8.2% 2006
145 Serbia and Montenegro 7.9% 2005
146 Somalia 7.8% 2006
147 Libya 7.7% 2006
=148 Kenya 7.3% 2006
=148 Sao Tome and Principe 7.3% 2006
150 Benin 7.2% 2006
=151 Kiribati 7.1% 2006
=151 Albania 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 Haiti 2.4% 2006
=174 Oman 2.4% 2006
=176 Egypt 2% 2006
=176 Solomon Islands 2% 2001
178 Kuwait 1.5% 2006
179 Papua New Guinea 0.9% 2006
180 Yemen 0.3% 2006

Citation

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

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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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