China

National People's Congress

Data on youth

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Speaker

Year of birth
1950

Age

Data on the age of parliamentarians is collected at start of the legislature, following the most recent elections. This data is not updated during the legislature.

 

Average age of all members
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Youngest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
Youngest member
Roulin Chen (Female)
Oldest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
88
Oldest member
Jilan Shen (Female)
Total number of MPs, 45 years of age or younger
Total number of MPs, 46 years of age or older
2633
Total per sex
Total of male
2278
Total of female
699
Total per age interval
18-20
0
21-30
37
31-40
130
41-45
177
46-50
480
51-60
1595
61-70
540
71-80
17
81-90
1
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 37 130 177 480 1595 540 17 1 0
Total <= 45: 344 Total >= 46: 2633
Male 0 12 55 93 309 1323 472 14 0 0 2278
Female 0 25 75 84 171 272 68 3 1 0 699
Percentage of members, by age
Age as last election or renewalOverallMaleFemale
Percentage of MPs 30 years of age or younger1.24%0.4%0.84%
Percentage of MPs 40 years of age or younger5.61%2.25%3.36%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger11.56%5.37%6.18%

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, or to run in parliamentary elections, may be different for each chamber in bicameral parliaments. The age of eligibility is sometimes higher than the minimum age for voting.