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House of Representatives

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Data on youth

Basic information > About parliament

Basic information > About parliament

Speaker

Year of birth
1967

Age

Average age of all members
Not available
See historical data for this field. Compare data of this field.
Total number of MPs, 45 years of age or younger
67 See historical data for this field.
Total number of MPs, 46 years of age or older
159 See historical data for this field.
Total per sex
Total of male
157 See historical data for this field.
Total of female
69 See historical data for this field.
Total per age interval
18-20
0
21-30
1
31-40
29 See historical data for this field.
41-45
37 See historical data for this field.
46-50
44 See historical data for this field.
51-60
83 See historical data for this field.
61-70
28 See historical data for this field.
71-80
4 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 1 29 37 44 83 28 4 0 0
Total <= 45: 67 Total >= 46: 159
Male 0 1 20 27 32 55 19 3 0 0 157
Female 0 0 9 10 12 28 9 1 0 0 69
Percentage of members, by age
Age as last election or renewalOverallMaleFemale
Percentage of MPs 30 years of age or younger0.44%0.44%0%
Percentage of MPs 40 years of age or younger13.27%9.29%3.98%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger29.65%21.24%8.41%

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?