Sweden

Parliament

Data on women

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Basic information > About parliament

Speaker

Speaker
Andreas Norlén (Male)
Year of birth
1973
Additional information
Elected on 24 Sep. 2018, re-elected on 26 Sep. 2022.
See historical data for this field.

Secretary general

Secretary General
Ingvar Mattson (Male)
Notes Additional information about the Secretary General, in particular regarding their term.
Elected on 24 Sep. 2018.

Members

Current number of members, by sex
Men The number of male parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
187
See historical data for this field.
Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
162
See historical data for this field.
Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
46.42% See historical data for this field.

Age

Average age of all members Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
46.70
See historical data for this field.
Youngest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
Youngest member
Aida Birinxhiku (Female)
Oldest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
76
Oldest member
Gudrun Nordborg (Female)
Total number of MPs, 45 years of age or younger
153 See historical data for this field.
Total number of MPs, 46 years of age or older
196 See historical data for this field.
Total per sex
Total of male
188 See historical data for this field.
Total of female
161 See historical data for this field.
Total per age interval
18-20
0
21-30
23 See historical data for this field.
31-40
78 See historical data for this field.
41-45
52 See historical data for this field.
46-50
68 See historical data for this field.
51-60
96 See historical data for this field.
61-70
27 See historical data for this field.
71-80
5 See historical data for this field.
81-90
0 See historical data for this field.
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 78 52 68 96 27 5 0 0
Total <= 45: 153 Total >= 46: 196
Male 0 16 40 27 37 55 10 3 0 0 188
Female 0 7 38 25 31 41 17 2 0 0 161
Percentage of members, by age
Age as last election or renewalOverallMaleFemale
Percentage of MPs 30 years of age or younger6.59%4.58%2.01%
Percentage of MPs 40 years of age or younger28.94%16.05%12.89%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger43.84%23.78%20.06%

Reserved seats and quotas

Electoral quota for women Quotas to promote the representation of women in parliament.
Notes
Voluntary political party quotas whereby several parties require that women and men be equally represented on candidate lists.
Elections > Historical data on women

Women's suffrage

First woman in parliament
First woman in parliament Year in which first woman entered parliament
1921
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.
1991