Statistics and Milestones : Women in Parliament

Click on the links below to find out more about the number of women in their parliament: 

New South Wales

ACT

Victoria

South Australia

Tasmania

Western Australia

Northern Territory

Queensland

Commonwealth

Further information on women in politics can be found at the Parliament of Australia’s Library here.

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Overview of Women’s Representation in Australian Parliaments: 

State or Territory % of women *
NT 48%
TAS 40%
VIC 39%
ACT 35%
Commonwealth 32%
WA 31.7%
QLD 28%
NSW 27%
SA 26%
*This percentage represents the number of women Members in both Houses, except in the case of ACT, NT and QLD, where the Parliament is unicameral

Current as of April 2017

Summary by Chamber
Lower House Upper House Total
NT 48% n/a 48%
TAS 44% 33% 40%
VIC 38% 43% 39%
ACT 35% n/a 35%
Commonwealth 29% 39% 32%
WA 32% 31% 31.7%
QLD 28% n/a 28%
NSW 28% 24% 27%
SA 28% 23% 26%

Current as of April 2017

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