Austria

Federal Council

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

Data on women

Information on the current and historical representation of women in the parliament. Consult the 'Elections' tab to see how women have fared in elections or renewals.

Current representation

Women's representation in the current parliament or chamber

Current number of members
60
Women
29
Percentage of women
48.3%

Speaker

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Secretary general

No information available

Chairs of specialized bodies

Specialized body Theme Name Sex Age
Committee for Equal Treatment Affairs Gender equality Elisabeth Grossmann Female 55
Foreign Affairs Committee Foreign affairs Christine Schwarz-Fuchs Female 49

Data on age at the start of the legislature

Number of members, by age (2021-12)
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 2 5 5 3 14 7 0 0 0 36
Female 0 1 4 2 7 9 1 1 0 0 25
Totals per age interval 0 3 9 7 10 23 8 1 0 0 61
Total <= 45: 19 Total >= 46: 42
Percentage of members, by age
Age at the last election or renewal Overall Male Female
Percentage of MPs 30 years of age or younger
4.9% 3.3% 1.6%
Percentage of MPs 40 years of age or younger
19.7% 11% 8.2%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger
31.1% 20% 11.5%

Reserved seats and quotas

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

First woman in parliament

Year of first woman in parliament

First woman speaker

Year of first woman speaker
1927

Notes: Austria's parliament was the first in the world to have a woman Speaker.

Women’s suffrage

Women’s right to vote
1918
Restricted or universal suffrage
Universal
Women's right to stand for election
1918
Restricted or universal
No information available

Women's caucus

Women's caucuses or parliamentary groups that bring together women parliamentarians to strengthen cooperation and amplify their voices. For other parliamentary bodies or committees that have a specific mandate to address gender equality matters, see the ‘Specialized body – Gender equality’ tab.

There is currently no women's caucus in this chamber.

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