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Austria

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National Council

This is a bicameral parliament. Switch to theFederal Council

Data on women

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Basic information > About parliament

Speaker

Speaker
Wolfgang Sobotka (Male)
Year of birth
1956
Additional information
Elected on 20 Dec. 2017, re-elected on 23 Oct. 2019.
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Secretary general

Secretary General
Harald Dossi (Male)
Notes Additional information about the Secretary General, in particular regarding their term.
1 March 2012 -

Members

Current number of members, by sex
Men The number of male parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
111
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Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
72
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Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
39.34% See historical data for this field.

Age

Average age of all members Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
47.90
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Youngest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
Youngest member
Yannick Shetty (Male)
Oldest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
65
Oldest member
Elisabeth Scheucher-Pichler (Female)
Total number of MPs, 45 years of age or younger
67 See historical data for this field.
Total number of MPs, 46 years of age or older
116 See historical data for this field.
Total per sex
Total of male
120 See historical data for this field.
Total of female
63 See historical data for this field.
Total per age interval
18-20
0 See historical data for this field.
21-30
17 See historical data for this field.
31-40
30 See historical data for this field.
41-45
20 See historical data for this field.
46-50
41 See historical data for this field.
51-60
58 See historical data for this field.
61-70
16 See historical data for this field.
71-80
1 See historical data for this field.
81-90
0 See historical data for this field.
91 and over
0 See historical data for this field.
Number of members, by age
Breakdown of members by age and gender
18 - 20 21 - 30 31 - 40 41 - 45 46 - 50 51 - 60 61 - 70 71 - 80 81 - 90 91 and over Totals per gender
Totals per age interval 0 17 30 20 41 58 16 1 0 0
Total <= 45: 67 Total >= 46: 116
Male 0 6 18 14 27 42 13 0 0 0 120
Female 0 11 12 6 14 16 3 1 0 0 63
Percentage of members, by age
Age as last election or renewalOverallMaleFemale
Percentage of MPs 30 years of age or younger9.29%3.28%6.01%
Percentage of MPs 40 years of age or younger25.68%13.11%12.57%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger36.61%20.77%15.85%

Reserved seats and quotas

Electoral quota for women Quotas to promote the representation of women in parliament.
Notes
Voluntary political party quotas
Elections > Historical data on women

Women's suffrage

Women’s right to vote
Women’s right to vote Year in which women obtained the right to vote
1918
National or local Suffrage: National or Local
National
Restricted or unrestricted suffrage Suffrage: Restricted or Universal
Universal
Women’s right to stand for election
Women's right to stand for election Year in which women obtained the right to stand for election
1918
National or local Stand for Election: National or Local
National
Notes Stand for Election: Additional Notes on right to stand for election
http://www.demokratiezentrum.org/themen/demokratieentwicklung/frauenwahlrecht/frauenwahlrecht.html
First woman in parliament
First woman in parliament Year in which first woman entered parliament
1919