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

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Number of women in Parliament

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

AD

GREENS

Others (IND etc)

No.

female

%

female

From

F/Party

% F

F/Party

% F

F/Party

% F

Size

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

ALP

LIB

NP

DLP

From

F/Party

% F

F/Party

% F

F/Party

% F

F/Party

% F

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

1.7.2011

14/31

45.2

8/28

28.6

2/6

33.3

0/1

AD

GREENS

Others (IND etc)

No.

female

%

female

From

F/Party

% F

F/Party

% F

F/Party

% F

Size

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

1.7.2011

6/9

66.7

0/1

76

30

39.5

House of Representatives

ALP

LIB

NP/CLP

Other

Total

MPs

No.

female

%

female

From

F/Party

% F

F/Party

% F

F/Party

% F

F/Party

% F

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

5.12.2009

27/83

32.5

13/55

23.6

1/9

11.1

0/3

150

41

27.3

21.8.2010

23/49

31.9

13/47

21.7

1/12

8.3

0/6

150

37

24.7