Austria

National Council

Political system
Presidential-Parliamentary
Structure of parliament
Bicameral
IPU membership
Yes

About parliament

Basic information such as the official name of parliament and details of its structure and leadership. Also includes the current breakdown of MPs by sex and age, and provisions for quotas and reserved seats.

Parliament name
Parlament (Parliament)
Chamber name
Nationalrat (National Council)
Structure & status of parliament
Lower chamber
Parliamentary term (years)
5

IPU membership

Affiliation periods
from 1890
IPU Geopolitical Group/s
Twelve Plus Group

Speaker

Official title
President of the National Council
Speaker
Wolfgang Sobotka (Male)
Date of birth: 05 Jan 1956
Term
20 Dec 2017
Additional information

Elected on 20 Dec. 2017, re-elected on 23 Oct. 2019.

Speaker terms

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Secretary general

Official title
Secretary General (Parlamentsdirektor)
Secretary General
Harald Dossi (Male)
Term
01 Mar 2012
Notes

1 March 2012 -

Members

Statutory number of members
183
Principal mode of designation of members
Directly elected
Directly elected members
183
Current number of members
183
Men
108
Women
75
Percentage of women
41.0%
Statutory number of members per country 
243
Population (in thousands)
8,922
Inhabitants per parliamentarian
36,566

Age

Data on the age of parliamentarians is collected at the start of the legislature, following the most recent elections. This data is not updated during the legislature, except when parliament notifies the IPU of a change in the youngest or oldest member.

Average age of all members
47.3
(2019-10)
Youngest member
Yannick Shetty (Male)
Youngest member (years)
24
Oldest member
Rudolf Taschner (Male)
Oldest member (years)
69
Number of members, by age (2019-10)
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
Male 0 7 20 14 19 38 13 0 0 0 111
Female 0 7 17 15 11 18 4 0 0 0 72
Totals per age interval 0 14 37 29 30 56 17 0 0 0 183
Total <= 45: 80 Total >= 46: 103
Percentage of members, by age
Age at the last election or renewal Overall Male Female
Percentage of MPs 30 years of age or younger
7.7% 3.8% 3.8%
Percentage of MPs 40 years of age or younger
27.9% 15% 13.1%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger
43.7% 22% 21.3%

Reserved seats and quotas

There are reserved seats in parliament for certain groups
No
Electoral quota for women
Yes

Notes: Voluntary political party quotas

Sources: https://www.idea.int/data-tools/data/gender-quotas-database/country?country=15

Youth quota
No

Links to additional information

Parliamentary website
List of members
Rules of procedure/Standing Orders
Constitution

Historical data for IPU membership

Historical data for IPU membership
Year IPU membership
2020-09
List of values for 2020-09
No
2019-04
List of values for 2019-04
No
2018-06
List of values for 2018-06
No