Proportion of Seats Held by Women In National Parliaments rose to 42.0% in Finland in 2017

Proportion of Seats Held by Women In National Parliaments (%)
Labour | Finland | February 1, 2019
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Proportion of Seats Held by Women In National Parliaments reached 42.0 % in 2017 in Finland. This is 1.2 % more than in the previous year.

Historically, Proportion of Seats Held by Women In National Parliaments in Finland reached an all time high of 42.5 % in 2011 and an all time low of 31.5 % in 1990. When compared to Finland's main peers, Proportion of Seats Held by Women In National Parliaments in Australia amounted to 28.7 %, 19.8 % in Indonesia and 34.2 % in New Zealand in 2017.

Finland has been ranked 8th within the group of 171 countries we follow in terms of Proportion of Seats Held by Women In National Parliaments, 5 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%
Finland % 42.5% 42.5% 42.5% 41.5% 41.5%
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%