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House of Representatives

Data on youth

Basic information > About parliament

Basic information > About parliament

Speaker

Year of birth
1957

Age

Average age of all members
Not available
See historical data for this field. Compare data of this field.
Youngest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
Youngest member
Chlöe Swarbrick (Female)
Oldest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
74
Oldest member
Rt Hon Winston Peters (Male)
Total number of MPs, 45 years of age or younger
41 See historical data for this field.
Total number of MPs, 46 years of age or older
74 See historical data for this field.
Total per sex
Total of male
79 See historical data for this field.
Total of female
36 See historical data for this field.
Total per age interval
18-20
0
21-30
2 See historical data for this field.
31-40
18 See historical data for this field.
41-45
21 See historical data for this field.
46-50
20
51-60
37 See historical data for this field.
61-70
17 See historical data for this field.
71-80
0 See historical data for this field.
81-90
0
91 and over
0
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 2 18 21 20 37 17 0 0 0
Total <= 45: 41 Total >= 46: 74
Male 0 2 12 12 14 27 12 0 0 0 79
Female 0 0 6 9 6 10 5 0 0 0 36
Percentage of members, by age
Age as last election or renewalOverallMaleFemale
Percentage of MPs 30 years of age or younger1.74%1.74%0%
Percentage of MPs 40 years of age or younger17.39%12.17%5.22%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger35.65%22.61%13.04%

Reserved seats and quotas

Electoral quota for youth Quotas to promote the representation of youth in parliament.
Elections > Election system

Eligibility and voting

Minimum age of eligibility The minimum age to become a member of parliament may be different for each chamber of bicameral parliaments. The age of eligibility is often higher than the minimum age for voting.
Notes
To be a candidate for election you must be enrolled as a voter (18 years or older).
Minimum age for voting in parliamentary elections What is the minimum age for voting in parliamentary elections?