4125.0 - Gender Indicators, Australia, Feb 2014  
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PARLIAMENTARIANS




KEY SERIES

FEDERAL PARLIAMENTARIANS (a)

2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014

Males (no.)
167
162
162
159
159
158
162
160
160
154
Females (no.)
59
64
64
67
67
68
64
66
66
70

Males (%)
73.9
71.7
71.7
70.4
70.4
69.9
71.7
70.8
70.8
68.7
Females (%)
26.1
28.3
28.3
29.6
29.6
30.1
28.3
29.2
29.2
31.3

(a) Reference period is as at 1 January in each year. These figures are calculated according to the current number of parliamentarians, and do not include vacant seats.

Source: Commonwealth Parliamentary Library, Unpublished data, Australia.






RELATED SERIES



FEDERAL GOVERNMENT MINISTERS (a)

2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014

Males (no.)
24
24
25
23
23
23
24
23
22
25
Females (no.)
6
6
5
7
7
7
6
7
8
5

Males (%)
80.0
80.0
83.3
76.7
76.7
76.7
80.0
76.7
73.3
83.3
Females (%)
20.0
20.0
16.7
23.3
23.3
23.3
20.0
23.3
26.7
16.7

(a) Reference period is as at 1 January in each year.

Source: Commonwealth Parliamentary Library, Unpublished data, Australia.






FEDERAL GOVERNMENT CABINET MINISTERS (a)(b)

2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014

Males (no.)
14
14
14
16
16
16
16
17
17
18
Females (no.)
3
3
3
4
4
4
4
5
5
1

Males (%)
82.4
82.4
82.4
80.0
80.0
80.0
80.0
77.3
77.3
94.7
Females (%)
17.6
17.6
17.6
20.0
20.0
20.0
20.0
22.7
22.7
5.3

(a) Reference period is as at 1 January in each year.
(b) Federal government cabinet ministers represent a council of senior ministers.

Source: Commonwealth Parliamentary Library, Unpublished data, Australia.










For a historical commentary on this indicator, refer to the January 2013 release of Gender Indicators, Australia (cat. no. 4125.0)




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