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

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House of Representatives

ALP

LIB

NP

IND

Total

No.

%

From

F/Party

% F

F/Party

% F

F/Party

% F

F/Party

% F

MPs

female

female

21.8.1943

0/49

1/12

8.3

0/12

0/2

75

1

1.3

28.9.1946

0/43

1/17

5.9

0/12

1/3

33.3

75

2

2.7

10.12.1949

0/48

1/55

1.8

0/19

0/1

123

1

0.8

28.4.1951*

0/54

0/52

0/17

123

29.5.1954

0/59

0/47

0/17

123

10.12.1955

0/49

0/57

0/18

124

22.11.1958

0/47

0/58

0/19

124

9.12.1961

0/62

0/45

0/17

124

30.11.1963

0/52

0/52

0/20

124

26.11.1966

0/41

1/61

1.6

0/21

0/1

124

1

0.8

25.10.1969

0/59

0/46

0/20

125

2.12.1972

0/67

0/38

0/20

125

18.5.1974*

1/66

1.5

0/40

0/21

127

1

0.8

13.12.1975*

0/36

0/68

0/23

127

10.12.1977

0/38

0/67

0/19

124

18.10.1980

3/51

5.9

0/54

0/20

125

3

2.4

5.3.1983*

6/75

8.0

0/33

0/17

125

6

4.8

1.12.1984

7/82

8.5

1/45

2.2

0/21

148

8

5.4

11.7.1987*

8/86

9.3

1/43

2.3

0/19

148

9

6.1

24.3.1990

7/78

9.0

3/55

5.5

0/14

0/1

148

10

6.8

13.3.1993

9/80

11.3

4/49

8.2

0/16

0/2

147

13

8.8

12.3.1994

10/80

12.5

4/49

8.2

0/16

0/2

147

14

9.5

26.3.1994

10/80

12.5

5/49

10.2

0/16

0/2

147

15

10.2

25.3.1995

9/79

11.4

5/50

10.0

0/16

0/2

147

14

9.5

2.3.1996

4/49

8.2

17/76

22.4

1/18

5.6

1/5

20.0

148

23

15.5

3.10.1998

16/67

23.9

15/64

23.4

2/16

12.5

0/1

148

33

22.3

12.8.2000

17/66

25.7

15/64

23.4

2/16

12.5

0/2

148

34

23.0

17.3.2001

18/67

26.9

15/63

23.8

2/16

12.5

0/2

148

35

23.6

10.11.2001

20/65

30.8

16/68

23.5

2/14

14.3

0/3

150

38

25.3

9.10.2004

20/60

33.3

15/75

20.0

2/12

16.7

0/3

150

37

24.7

24.11.2007

27/83

32.5

12/55

21.8

1/10

10.0

0/2

150

40

26.7





Notes: LIB includes UAP. NP includes CP, NCP and NPA. In 1975, 1977 and 1980 NP total includes CLP.

Dates in bold indicate election date, unbolded dates indicate by-elections.

* Indicates simultaneous dissolution.

Variations in party numbers caused by by-elections or defections which did not affect the number of women are not included, therefore the numbers and percentages are at the dates specified.