Norway

Parliament

Data on women

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Speaker

Speaker
Tone Wilhelmsen Trøen (Female)
Year of birth
1966

Secretary general

Secretary General
Marianne Andreassen (Female)
Notes Additional information about the Secretary General, in particular regarding their term.
Sworn in on 2 May 2018.

Members

Current number of members, by sex
Men The number of male parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
94
See historical data for this field.
Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
75
See historical data for this field.
Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
44.38% See historical data for this field.

Age

Average age of all members Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
46.10
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
Freddy André Øvstegård (Male)
Oldest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
68
Oldest member
Martin Kolberg (Male)
Total number of MPs, 45 years of age or younger
76 See historical data for this field.
Total number of MPs, 46 years of age or older
93 See historical data for this field.
Total per sex
Total of male
98 See historical data for this field.
Total of female
71 See historical data for this field.
Total per age interval
18-20
0
21-30
23 See historical data for this field.
31-40
35 See historical data for this field.
41-45
18 See historical data for this field.
46-50
25 See historical data for this field.
51-60
45 See historical data for this field.
61-70
23 See historical data for this field.
71-80
0
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 23 35 18 25 45 23 0 0 0
Total <= 45: 76 Total >= 46: 93
Male 0 14 21 9 13 27 14 0 0 0 98
Female 0 9 14 9 12 18 9 0 0 0 71
Percentage of members, by age
Age as last election or renewalOverallMaleFemale
Percentage of MPs 30 years of age or younger13.61%8.28%5.33%
Percentage of MPs 40 years of age or younger34.32%20.71%13.61%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger44.97%26.04%18.93%

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

Date of independence For countries that become independent after 1940
1905
First woman in parliament
First woman in parliament Year in which first woman entered parliament
1911
First woman speaker
Year of first woman speaker Date at which, for the first time in the country's parliamentary history, a woman became Presiding Officer of Parliament or of one of its Houses.
1993