Sweden

Parliament

Political system
Parliamentary system
Structure of parliament
Unicameral
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
349
Women
163
Percentage of women
46.7%

Speaker

No information available

Secretary general

No information available

Chairs of specialized bodies

Specialized body Theme Name Sex Age
Defence Committee Defence Helén Pettersson Female 51
Finance Committee Finance Elisabeth Svantesson Female 56

Data on age at the start of the legislature

Number of members, by age (2022-09)
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 16 40 27 37 55 10 3 0 0 188
Female 0 7 38 25 31 41 17 2 0 0 161
Totals per age interval 0 23 78 52 68 96 27 5 0 0 349
Total <= 45: 153 Total >= 46: 196
Percentage of members, by age
Age at the last election or renewal Overall Male Female
Percentage of MPs 30 years of age or younger
6.6% 4.6% 2.0%
Percentage of MPs 40 years of age or younger
28.9% 16% 12.9%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger
43.8% 24% 20.1%

Reserved seats and quotas

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

Notes: Voluntary political party quotas whereby several parties require that women and men be equally represented on candidate lists.

Sources: Cf. individual party statutes.

First woman in parliament

Year of first woman in parliament
1921

First woman speaker

Year of first woman speaker
1991

Women’s suffrage

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