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German Bundestag

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Data on youth

Basic information > About parliament

Basic information > About parliament

Speaker

Year of birth
1942

Age

Average age of all members Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
49.40
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
Roman Müller-Böhm (Male)
Oldest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
77
Oldest member
Wilhelm Von Gottberg (Male)
Total number of MPs, 45 years of age or younger
Total number of MPs, 46 years of age or older
447
Total per sex
Total of male
402
Total of female
229
Total per age interval
18-20
0
21-30
16
31-40
95
41-45
73
46-50
105
51-60
227
61-70
106
71-80
9
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 16 95 73 105 227 106 9 0 0
Total <= 45: 184 Total >= 46: 447
Male 0 11 61 54 66 131 71 8 0 0 402
Female 0 5 34 19 39 96 35 1 0 0 229
Percentage of members, by age
Age as last election or renewalOverallMaleFemale
Percentage of MPs 30 years of age or younger2.54%1.74%0.79%
Percentage of MPs 40 years of age or younger17.59%11.41%6.18%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger29.16%19.97%9.19%

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.
Minimum age for voting in parliamentary elections What is the minimum age for voting in parliamentary elections?