Proportion of Seats Held by Women In National Parliaments rose to 38.3% in New Zealand in 2018

Proportion of Seats Held by Women In National Parliaments (%)
Labour | New Zealand | May 18, 2019
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Proportion of Seats Held by Women In National Parliaments reached 38.3 % in 2018 in New Zealand. This is 12.0 % more than in the previous year.

Historically, Proportion of Seats Held by Women In National Parliaments in New Zealand reached an all time high of 38.3 % in 2018 and an all time low of 14.4 % in 1990. When compared to New Zealand's main peers, Proportion of Seats Held by Women In National Parliaments in Australia amounted to 28.7 %, 19.8 % in Indonesia, 13.9 % in Malaysia and 29.5 % in Philippines in 2018.

New Zealand has been ranked 18th within the group of 172 countries we follow in terms of Proportion of Seats Held by Women In National Parliaments, 4 places behind the position seen 10 years ago.

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

Proportion of Seats Held by Women In National Parliaments Unit 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Australia % 24.7% 26.0% 26.0% 26.7% 28.7%
Cambodia % 20.3% 20.3% 20.3% 20.3% 20.3%
China % 21.3% 23.4% 23.4% 23.6% 23.6%
Indonesia % 18.6% 18.6% 16.9% 17.1% 17.1%
Malaysia % 10.4% 10.4% 10.4% 10.4% 10.4%
New Zealand % 32.2% 32.2% 29.8% 31.4% 31.4%
Papua New Guinea % 2.70% 2.70% 2.70% 2.70% 2.70% ... ...
Philippines % 22.9% 27.1% 27.3% 27.2% 29.8%
Singapore % 24.2% 24.2% 25.3% 23.9% 23.8%
Taiwan % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
Thailand % 15.8% 15.8% 6.10% 6.10% 6.10%
Vietnam % 24.4% 24.4% 24.3% 24.3% 26.7%