Sweden

Parliament

Data on women

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Basic information > About parliament

Speaker

Speaker
Andreas Norlén (Male)
Year of birth
1973
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.
185
See historical data for this field.
Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
164
See historical data for this field.
Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
46.99% See historical data for this field.

Age

Average age of all members Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
44.99
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
Ebba Hermansson (Female)
Oldest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
85
Oldest member
Barbro Westerholm (Female)
Total number of MPs, 45 years of age or younger
176 See historical data for this field.
Total number of MPs, 46 years of age or older
206 See historical data for this field.
Total per sex
Total of male
221 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
36 See historical data for this field.
31-40
84 See historical data for this field.
41-45
56 See historical data for this field.
46-50
92 See historical data for this field.
51-60
90 See historical data for this field.
61-70
21 See historical data for this field.
71-80
2 See historical data for this field.
81-90
1 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 36 84 56 92 90 21 2 1 0
Total <= 45: 176 Total >= 46: 206
Male 0 17 48 29 68 47 12 0 0 0 221
Female 0 19 36 27 24 43 9 2 1 0 161
Percentage of members, by age
Age as last election or renewalOverallMaleFemale
Percentage of MPs 30 years of age or younger9.42%4.45%4.97%
Percentage of MPs 40 years of age or younger31.41%17.02%14.4%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger46.07%24.61%21.47%

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