Australia

House of RepresentativesSenate

House of Representatives

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Basic information > About parliament

Speaker

Speaker
Tony Smith (Male)
Year of birth
1967
Additional information
Elected on 10 Aug. 2015, re-elected on 30 Aug. 2016 and on 2 July 2019.
See historical data for this field.

Secretary general

Secretary General
Claressa Surtees (Female)
Notes Additional information about the Secretary General, in particular regarding their term.
Sworn in on 12 Aug. 2019.

Members

Current number of members, by sex
Men The number of male parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
105
Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
46
See historical data for this field.
Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
30.46% See historical data for this field.

Age

Average age of all members Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
50.71
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
Phillip Thompson (Male)
Oldest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
74
Oldest member
Bob Katter (Male)
Total number of MPs, 45 years of age or younger
39 See historical data for this field.
Total number of MPs, 46 years of age or older
112 See historical data for this field.
Total per sex
Total of male
105 See historical data for this field.
Total of female
46 See historical data for this field.
Total per age interval
18-20
0
21-30
0 See historical data for this field.
31-40
21 See historical data for this field.
41-45
18 See historical data for this field.
46-50
38 See historical data for this field.
51-60
57 See historical data for this field.
61-70
16 See historical data for this field.
71-80
1 See historical data for this field.
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 0 21 18 38 57 16 1 0 0
Total <= 45: 39 Total >= 46: 112
Male 0 0 15 11 28 36 14 1 0 0 105
Female 0 0 6 7 10 21 2 0 0 0 46
Percentage of members, by age
Age as last election or renewalOverallMaleFemale
Percentage of MPs 30 years of age or younger0%0%0%
Percentage of MPs 40 years of age or younger13.91%9.93%3.97%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger25.83%17.22%8.61%

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

First woman in parliament
First woman in parliament Year in which first woman entered parliament
1943
Notes