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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

CLP

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

1.7.1959

1/26

3.8

3/25

12.0

1/7

14.3

1.7.1962

1/28

3.6

4/24

16.7

0/6

1.7.1965

1/27

3.7

3/23

13.0

0/7

1.7.1968

0/27

3/21

14.3

0/7

11.6.1971

0/27

2/21

9.5

0/7

1.7.1971

0/26

2/21

9.5

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

0/7

0/1

14.12.1977

3/27

11.1

3/27

11.1

0/7

0/1

1.7.1978

3/26

11.5

3/29

10.3

0/5

0/1

15.10.1980

4/26

15.4

3/28

10.7

0/6

0/1

12.3.1981

4/26

15.4

3/28

10.7

1/6

16.7

0/1

5.5.1981

4/26

15.4

4/28

14.2

1/6

16.7

0/1

1.7.1981

4/27

14.8

4/27

14.8

1/3

33.3

0/1

5.3.1983*

7/30

23.3

4/23

17.4

1/4

25.0

0/1

22.11.1984

7/30

23.3

3/23

13.0

1/4

25.0

0/1

1.12.1984

7/35

20.0

5/27

18.5

1/6

16.7

0/1

1.7.1985

6/34

17.6

5/27

18.5

1/5

20.0

0/1

13.3.1986

6/34

17.6

6/27

22.2

1/5

20.0

0/1

26.8.1986

6/34

17.6

6/27

22.2

1/5

20.0

0/1

11.2.1987

7/34

20.6

6/27

22.2

1/5

20.0

0/1

11.7.1987*

5/32

15.6

7/27

25.9

1/6

16.7

0/1

16.2.1988

4/32

12.5

7/27

25.9

1/6

16.7

0/1

21.7.1988

4/32

12.5

7/27

25.9

1/6

16.7

0/1

4.4.1990

4/32

12.5

7/27

25.9

1/6

16.7

0/1

1.7.1990

5/32

15.6

7/29

24.1

1/4

25.0

0/1

29.8.1991

5/32

15.6

7/29

24.1

1/4

25.0

0/1

12.3.1992

5/32

15.6

7/29

24.1

1/4

25.0

0/1

31.7.1992

5/32

15.6

7/29

24.1

1/4

25.0

0/1

1.7.1993

4/30

13.3

7/30

23.3

0/5

0/1

24.8.1993

5/30

16.7

7/30

23.3

0/5

0/1

8.3.1994

6/30

20.0

6/30

20.0

0/5

0/1

3.5.1995

6/30

20.0

6/30

20.0

0/5

0/1

29.11.1995

6/30

20.0

6/30

20.0

0/5

0/1

8.3.1996

7/30

23.3

6/30

20.0

0/5

0/1

1.7.1996

9/29

31.0

8/31

25.8

0/5

0/1

9.4.1997

9/28

32.1

9/31

29.0

0/5

0/1

13.5.1997

9/28

32.1

10/31

32.3

0/5

0/1

30.10.1997

9/28

32.1

10/31

32.3

0/5

0/1

16.6.1998

10/28

35.7

10/31

32.3

0/5

0/1

14.10.1998

9/28

32.1

10/31

32.3

0/5

0/1

1.7.1999

9/29

31.0

9/31

29.0

0/3

0/1

12.2.2002

9/28

32.1

8/31

25.8

0/3

0/1

1.7.2002

11/28

39.3

8/31

25.8

0/3

0/1

26.7.2002

11/28

39.3

8/31

25.8

0/3

0/1

18.2.2003

11/28

39.3

7/31

22.6

0/3

0/1

5.5.2005

11/28

39.3

8/31

25.8

0/3

0/1

1.7.2005

13/28

46.4

8/33

24.2

1/5

20.0

0/1

3.2.2006

13/28

46.4

8/34

23.5

1/4

25.0

0/1

19.4.2007

13/28

46.4

9/34

26.5

1/4

25.0

0/1

3.5.2007

13/28

46.4

8/34

23.5

1/4

25.0

0/1

8.5.2008

14/28

50.0

8/34

23.5

1/4

25.0

0/1

1.7.2008

14/32

43.8

9/32

28.1

1/4

25.0

0/1

1.7.2011

14/31

45.2

8/28

28.6

2/5

40.0

0/1

13.10.2011

14/31

45.2

7/28

25.0

2/5

40.0

0/1

2.5.2012

14/31

45.2

6/28

21.4

2/5

40.0

0/1

20.6.2012

15/31

48.4

6/28

21.4

2/5

40.0

0/1

15.5.2013

16/31

51.6

6/28

21.4

2/5

40.0

0/1

13.11.2013

17/31

54.8

6/28

21.4

2/5

40.0

0/1

1.7.2014

14/25

56.0

5/27

18.5

2/5

40.0

0/1

2.7.2016*

14/26

53.8

6/24

25.0

2/5

40.0

0/1

25.10.2016

15/26

57.7

6/24

25.0

2/5

40.0

0/1

Notes: Term commencement and relevant election dates in bold, section 15 dates in unbolded type. LIB includes UAP. NP includes CP, NCP and NPA.

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

* Indicates simultaneous dissolution.

AD

GREENS

PUP

NXT

PHON

Others

(IND etc)

Female

From

F/Party

% F

F/Party

% F

F/Party

% F

F/Party

% F

F/Party

% F

F/Party

% F

Size

No

%

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

0/2

60

5

8.3

1.7.1959

0/2

60

5

8.3

1.7.1962

0/2

60

5

8.3

1.7.1965

0/3

60

4

6.7

1.7.1968

0/5

60

3

5.0

11.6.1971

0/5

60

2

3.3

1.7.1971

0/8

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

0/1

0/2

76

21

27.6

1.7.2002

3/8

37.5

1/2

50.0

0/1

0/2

76

23

30.3

26.7.2002

2/7

28.6

1/2

50.0

0/1

1/2

50.0

76

23

30.3

18.2.2003

2/7

28.6

1/2

50.0

0/1

1/2

50.0

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

0/2

76

27

35.5

3.2.2006

2/4

50.0

3/4

75.0

0/2

76

27

35.5

19.4.2007

2/4

50.0

3/4

75.0

0/2

76

28

36.8

3.5.2007

2/4

50.0

3/4

75.0

0/2

76

27

35.5

8.5.2008

2/4

50.0

3/4

75.0

0/2

76

28

36.8

1.7.2008

3/5

60.0

0/2

76

27

35.5

1.7.2011

6/9

66.7

0/2

76

30

39.5

13.10.2011

6/9

66.7

0/2

76

29

38.1

2.5.2012

6/9

66.7

0/2

76

28

36.8

20.6.2012

6/9

66.7

0/2

76

29

38.1

15.5.2013

6/9

66.7

0/2

76

30

39.5

13.11.2013

6/9

66.7

0/1

76

31

40.8

1.7.2014

7/10

70.0

1/3

33.3

0/5

76

29

38.2

2.7.2016

5/9

55.6

1/3

33.3

1/4

25.0

1/4

25.0

76

30

39.5

25.10.2016

5/9

55.6

1/3

33.3

1/4

25.0

1/4

25.0

76

30

39.5

19.4.2017

5/9

55.6

1/3

33.3

1/4

25.0

2/4

50.0

76

32

42.1

Notes: Term commencement and relevant election dates in bold, section 15 dates in unbolded type. LIB includes UAP. NP includes CP, NCP and NPA.

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

* Indicates simultaneous dissolution.

House of Representatives

ALP

LIB

NP

CLP

Other

Total

Female

From

F/Party

% F

F/Party

% F

F/Party

% F

F/Party

% F

F/Party

% F

MPs

No

%

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

0/22

0/1

127

10.12.1977

0/38

0/67

0/18

0/1

124

18.10.1980

3/51

5.9

0/54

0/19

0/1

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

1/44

2.2

0/21

0/1

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

17/75

22.7

1/18

5.6

0/1

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

2/13

15.4

0/1

0/3

150

38

25.3

9.10.2004

20/60

33.3

15/74

20.3

2/12

16.7

0/1

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

23/72

31.9

13/60

21.7

0/11

1/1

100.0

0/6

150

37

24.7

7.9.2013

20/55

36.4

16/74

21.6

1/15

6.7

1/1

100.0

1/5

20.0

150

39

26.0

8.2.2014

21/55

38.2

16/74

21.6

1/15

6.7

1/1

100.0

1/5

20.0

150

40

26.7

2.7.2016*

28/69

40.6

12/60

20.0

1/16

6.3

2/5

40.0

150

43

28.7

Notes: LIB includes UAP. NP includes CP, NCP and NPA

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

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.

* Indicates simultaneous dissolution.