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Part 6 - Historical information on the Australian Parliament - Number of women in Parliament - Senate

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Senate

As at commencement of new term on 1 July following the election, date of term commencement, or from date of appointment under section 15 of the Constitution.

ALP

LIB

NP

DLP

From

F/Party

% F

F/Party

% F

F/Party

% F

F/Party

% F

21.8.1943

1/22

4.5

0/12

0/2

1.7.1947

1/33

3.0

1/2

50.0

0/1

22.2./1.7.1950

1/34

2.9

3/20

15.0

0/6

28.4.1951*

1/28

3.6

3/26

11.5

0/6

1.7.1953

1/29

3.4

3/26

11.5

0/5

11.10.1955

1/29

3.4

4/26

15.4

0/5

10.12.1955

1/29

3.4

3/25

12.0

1/6

16.7

1.7.1956

1/28

3.6

3/24

12.5

1/6

16.7

0/2

1.7.1959

1/26

3.8

3/25

12.0

1/7

14.3

0/2

1.7.1962

1/28

3.6

4/24

16.7

0/6

0/1

1.7.1965

1/27

3.7

3/23

13.0

0/7

0/2

1.7.1968

0/27

3/21

14.3

0/7

0/4

11.6.1971

0/27

2/21

9.5

0/7

0/4

1.7.1971

0/26

2/21

9.5

0/5

0/5

18.5.1974*

2/29

6.9

2/23

8.7

0/6

13.12.1975*

3/27

11.1

3/27

11.1

0/8

14.12.1977

3/27

11.1

3/27

11.1

0/8

1.7.1978

3/26

11.5

3/29

10.3

0/6

15.10.1980

4/26

15.4

3/29

10.3

0/6

12.3.1981

4/26

15.4

3/29

10.3

1/6

16.7

5.5.1981

4/26

15.4

4/29

13.8

1/6

16.7

1.7.1981

4/27

14.8

4/28

14.3

1/3

33.3

5.3.1983*

7/30

23.3

4/24

16.7

1/4

25.0

22.11.1984

7/30

23.3

3/24

12.5

1/4

25.0

1.12.1984

7/35

20.0

5/28

17.9

1/6

16.7

1.7.1985

6/34

17.6

5/28

17.9

1/5

20.0

13.3.1986

6/34

17.6

6/28

21.4

1/5

20.0

26.8.1986

6/34

17.6

6/28

21.4

1/5

20.0

11.2.1987

7/34

20.6

6/28

21.4

1/5

20.0

11.7.1987*

5/32

15.6

7/27

25.9

1/7

14.3

16.2.1988

4/32

12.5

7/27

25.9

1/7

14.3

21.7.1988

4/32

12.5

7/27

25.9

1/7

14.3

4.4.1990

4/32

12.5

7/27

25.9

1/7

14.3

1.7.1990

5/32

15.6

7/29

24.1

1/5

20.0

29.8.1991

5/32

15.6

7/29

24.1

1/5

20.0

12.3.1992

5/32

15.6

7/29

24.1

1/5

20.0

31.7.1992

5/32

15.6

7/29

24.1

1/5

20.0

1.7.1993

4/30

13.3

7/30

23.3

0/6

24.8.1993

5/30

16.7

7/30

23.3

0/6

8.3.1994

6/30

20.0

6/30

20.0

0/6

3.5.1995

6/30

20.0

6/30

20.0

0/6

29.11.1995

6/30

20.0

6/30

20.0

0/6

8.3.1996

7/30

23.3

6/30

20.0

0/6

1.7.1996

9/29

31.0

8/31

25.8

0/6

9.4.1997

9/28

32.1

9/31

29.0

0/6

13.5.1997

9/28

32.1

10/31

32.3

0/6

30.10.1997

9/28

32.1

10/31

32.3

0/6

16.6.1998

10/28

35.7

10/31

32.3

0/6

14.10.1998

9/28

32.1

10/31

32.3

0/6

1.7.1999

9/29

31.0

9/31

29.0

0/4

12.2.2002

9/28

32.1

8/31

25.8

0/4

1.7.2002

11/28

39.3

8/31

25.8

0/4

26.7.2002

11/28

39.3

8/31

25.8

0/4

18.2.2003

11/28

39.3

7/31

22.6

0/4

5.5.2005

11/28

39.3

8/31

25.8

0/4

1.7.2005

13/28

46.4

8/33

24.2

1/6

16.6

3.2.2006

13/28

46.4

8/34

23.5

1/4

25.0

19.4.2007

13/28

46.4

9/34

26.5

1/4

25.0

3.5.2007

13/28

46.4

8/34

23.5

1/4

25.0

8.5.2008

14/28

50.0

8/34

23.5

1/4

25.0

1.7.2008

14/32

43.8

9/32

28.1

1/4

25.0









AD

GREENS

Others (IND etc)

No.

%

From

F/Party

% F

F/Party

% F

F/Party

% F

Size

female

female

21.8.1943

36

1

2.8

1.7.1947

36

2

5.6

22.2/1.7.1950

60

4

6.7

28.4.1951*

60

4

6.7

1.7.1953

60

4

6.7

11.10.1955

60

5

8.3

10.12.1955

60

5

8.3

1.7.1956

60

5

8.3

1.7.1959

60

5

8.3

1.7.1962

0/1

60

5

8.3

1.7.1965

0/1

60

4

6.7

1.7.1968

0/1

60

3

5.0

11.6.1971

0/1

60

2

3.3

1.7.1971

0/3

60

2

3.3

18.5.1974*

0/2

60

4

6.7

13.12.1975*

0/2

64

6

9.4

14.12.1977

1/1

100.0

0/1

64

7

10.9

1.7.1978

0/2

0/1

64

6

9.4

15.10.1980

0/2

0/1

64

7

10.9

12.3.1981

0/2

0/1

64

8

12.5

5.5.1981

0/2

0/1

64

9

14.1

1.7.1981

1/5

20.0

0/1

64

10

15.6

5.3.1983*

1/5

20.0

0/1

64

13

20.3

22.11.1984

1/5

20.0

0/1

64

12

18.8

1.12.1984

1/6

16.7

0/1

76

14

18.4

1.7.1985

1/7

14.3

1/2

50.0

76

14

18.4

13.3.1986

1/7

14.3

1/2

50.0

76

15

19.7

26.8.1986

2/7

28.6

1/2

50.0

76

16

21.1

11.2.1987

2/7

28.6

1/2

50.0

76

17

22.4

11.7.1987*

3/7

42.9

1/3

33.3

76

17

22.4

16.2.1988

3/7

42.9

1/3

33.3

76

16

21.1

21.7.1988

3/7

42.9

2/3

66.7

76

17

22.4

4.4.1990

3/7

42.9

2/3

66.7

76

17

22.4

1.7.1990

4/8

50.0

1/1

100.0

0/1

76

18

23.7

29.8.1991

5/8

62.5

1/1

100.0

0/1

76

19

25.0

12.3.1992

5/8

62.5

1/1

100.0

0/1

76

19

25.0

31.7.1992

4/7

57.1

1/1

100.0

1/2

50.0

76

19

25.0

1.7.1993

3/7

42.9

2/2

100.0

0/1

76

16

21.1

24.8.1993

3/7

42.9

2/2

100.0

0/1

76

17

22.4

8.3.1994

3/7

42.9

2/2

100.0

0/1

76

17

22.4

3.5.1995

3/7

42.9

2/2

100.0

0/1

76

17

22.4

29.11.1995

4/7

57.1

2/2

100.0

0/1

76

18

23.7

8.3.1996

4/7

57.1

2/2

100.0

0/1

76

19

25.0

1.7.1996

5/7

71.4

1/2

50.0

0/1

76

23

30.3

9.4.1997

5/7

71.4

1/2

50.0

0/2

76

24

31.6

13.5.1997

5/7

71.4

1/2

50.0

0/2

76

25

32.9

30.10.1997

4/7

57.1

1/2

50.0

0/2

76

24

31.6

16.6.1998

4/7

57.1

1/2

50.0

0/2

76

25

32.9

14.10.1998

4/7

57.1

1/2

50.0

0/2

76

24

31.6

1.7.1999

4/9

44.4

0/1

0/2

76

22

28.9

12.2.2002

4/9

44.4

0/1

0/3

76

21

27.6

1.7.2002

3/8

37.5

1/2

50.0

0/3

76

23

30.3

26.7.2002

2/7

28.6

1/2

50.0

1/3

33.3

76

23

30.3

18.2.2003

2/7

28.6

1/2

50.0

1/3

33.3

76

22

28.9

5.5.2005

2/7

28.6

1/2

50.0

1/3

33.3

76

23

30.3

1.7.2005

2/4

50.0

3/4

75.0

0/1

76

27

35.5

3.2.2006

2/4

50.0

3/4

75.0

0/1

76

27

35.5

19.4.2007

2/4

50.0

3/4

75.0

0/1

76

28

36.8

3.5.2007

2/4

50.0

3/4

75.0

0/1

76

27

35.5

8.5.2008

2/4

50.0

3/4

75.0

0/1

76

28

36.8

1.7.2008

3/5

60.0

0/1

76

27

35.5





Notes: Term commencement and relevant election dates in bold, section 15 dates in unbolded type.

LIB includes UAP. NP includes CP, NCP and NPA. CLP figures included either in Liberal or NCP totals.

Variations in party affiliations which did not affect the number of women are not included.

* Indicates simultaneous dissolution.