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Australia

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Senate

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Data on women

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Basic information > About parliament

Speaker

Speaker
Scott Ryan (Male)
Year of birth
1973
Additional information
Elected on 13 November 2017, re-elected on 2 July 2019.
See historical data for this field.

Secretary general

Secretary General
Richard Pye (Male)
Notes Additional information about the Secretary General, in particular regarding their term.
9 March 2017-

Members

Current number of members, by sex
Men The number of male parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
39
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Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
37
See historical data for this field.
Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
48.68% See historical data for this field.

Age

Average age of all members Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
50.00
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
Jordan Steele-John (Male)
Oldest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
71
Oldest member
Patrick Dodson (Male)
Total number of MPs, 45 years of age or younger
22 See historical data for this field.
Total number of MPs, 46 years of age or older
54 See historical data for this field.
Total per sex
Total of male
39 See historical data for this field.
Total of female
37 See historical data for this field.
Total per age interval
18-20
0
21-30
2 See historical data for this field.
31-40
9 See historical data for this field.
41-45
11 See historical data for this field.
46-50
21 See historical data for this field.
51-60
19 See historical data for this field.
61-70
13 See historical data for this field.
71-80
1
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 2 9 11 21 19 13 1 0 0
Total <= 45: 22 Total >= 46: 54
Male 0 1 5 7 10 7 8 1 0 0 39
Female 0 1 4 4 11 12 5 0 0 0 37
Percentage of members, by age
Age as last election or renewalOverallMaleFemale
Percentage of MPs 30 years of age or younger2.63%1.32%1.32%
Percentage of MPs 40 years of age or younger14.47%7.89%6.58%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger28.95%17.11%11.84%

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