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Part 2 - The Forty-second Parliament - Statistical information as at 1.7.2008 - Length of service

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Length of service

House of Representatives

Senate

Parliament

Length of service(a)

Number

%

Number

%

Number

%

Less than 3 years

40(b)

26.67

21

27.63

61

26.99

3-6 years

18

12.00

16(d)

21.05

34

15.04

6-9 years

19

12.67

9

11.84

28

12.39

9-12 years

24

16.00

9

11.84

33

14.60

12-15 years

18(c)

12.00

10

13.16

28

12.39

15-18 years

13

8.67

6

7.89

19

8.41

18-21 years

12

8.00

4

5.26

16

7.08

21-25 years

3

2.00

-

-

3

1.33

25 years and over

3

2.00

1

1.32

4

1.77

Total

150

100.00

76

100.00

226

100.00

(a) In completed years of service.

(b) Includes one Member who served four years in the Senate.

(c) Includes two Members who served six and eight years respectively in the Senate.

(d) Includes one Senator who served eleven years in the House of Representatives.