Which Country has the Most Women in the Parliament?

Proportion of Seats Held by Women In National Parliaments (%), 2018 or latest
Labour | May 18, 2019
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Based on a comparison of 171 countries in 2018, Rwanda ranked the highest in Proportion of Seats Held by Women In National Parliaments with 61.3% followed by Cuba and Bolivia. On the other end of the scale was Oman with 1.20%, Haiti with 2.50% and Papua New Guinea with 2.70%.

Average Proportion of Seats Held by Women In National Parliaments reached 24.0% in 2018 in the World. This is 1.33 % more than in the previous year and 23.0 % more than 10 years ago.

Historically, average Proportion of Seats Held by Women In National Parliaments reached an all time high of 24.0% in 2018 and an all time low of 11.7% in 1997. The average annual growth amounted to 2.92 % since 1990.

Data for more countries are available at Proportion of Seats Held by Women In National Parliaments indicator page.

Proportion of Seats Held by Women In National Parliaments Unit 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Bolivia % ... 25.4% 25.4% 53.1% 53.1% 53.1%
Costa Rica % 38.6% 38.6% 33.3% 33.3% 33.3%
Cuba % 45.2% 48.9% 48.9% 48.9% 48.9%
Finland % 42.5% 42.5% 42.5% 41.5% 41.5%
France % 26.9% 26.9% 26.2% 26.2% 26.2%
Mexico % 36.8% 36.8% 37.4% 42.4% 42.4%
Mozambique % ... 39.2% 39.2% ... 39.6% 39.6%
Namibia % 24.4% 24.4% ... 41.3% 41.3%
Nicaragua % ... 40.2% 40.2% 42.4% 41.3% 41.3%
Norway % 39.6% 39.6% 39.6% 39.6% 39.6%
Rwanda % 56.3% 63.8% 63.8% 63.8% 63.8%
Senegal % 42.7% 42.7% 43.3% 42.7% 42.7%
South Africa % 42.3% 42.3% 41.5% 42.0% 41.8%
Spain % 36.0% 36.0% 39.7% 41.1% 39.1%
Sweden % 44.7% 44.7% 44.7% 43.6% 43.6%