Global data on women's political participation

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Proportion of elected seats held by women in deliberative bodies of local government (%) (SDG indicator 5.5.1b)
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Proportion of elected seats held by women (%)
50 and higher
40 to 49.9
30 to 39.9
20 to 29.9
10 to 19.9
0 to 9.9
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Country/Region name Reporting year Election year Number of elected women Number of elected men Number of elected women and men Proportion of elected seats held by women (%) (SDG indicator 5.5.1b) Geographical area National data source Compiler details
Central Asia and Southern Asia 2019 1434649 2037067 3471716 41.32 SDG Region Administrative data based on most recent election results (2018) at the level of deliberative bodies of local self-government (Gengeshes). Compiled by UNECE Statistical Division and UN Women
Eastern Asia and South-eastern Asia 2019 238723 701559 940282 25.39 SDG Region Administrative data. Information on all local government tiers refers to 2018, except for Bangkok (2010) and Pattaya (2019). Compiled by UN Women in collaboration with ESCAP Statistics Division
Latin America and the Caribbean 2019 36820 112567 149387 24.65 SDG Region Administrative data based on most recent election results (2015). Compiled by ECLAC Division for Gender Affairs and UN Women
Northern America and Europe 2019 394104 723977 1118081 35.25 SDG Region Based on public sector database maintained by Oscar Research Ltd, as at 6th of January, 2020. Compiled by UNECE Statistical Division and UN Women
Oceania 2019 2525 5369 7894 31.99 SDG Region Indicator not applicable / No elected deliberative bodies of local government. Compiled by UN Women in collaboration with ESCAP Statistics Division
Sub-Saharan Africa 2019 45246 105206 150452 30.07 SDG Region Administrative data based on most recent elections (2016) and sub-sequent by-elections provided by the Electoral Management Body of the country. Compiled by UNECA African Centre for Statistics and UN Women
Western Asia and Northern Africa 2019 28222 132261 160483 17.59 SDG Region Indicator not applicable / No elected deliberative bodies of local government. Compiled by ESCWA Statistics Division and UN Women
World 2019 2180289 3818006 5998295 36.35 World Administrative data based on most recent elections (2016) and sub-sequent by-elections provided by the Electoral Management Body of the country. Compiled by UNECA African Centre for Statistics and UN Women
Central Asia and Southern Asia 2020 1435303 2043977 3479280 41.25 SDG Region Administrative data based on most recent election results (2018) at the level of deliberative bodies of local self-government (Gengeshes). Compiled by UNECE Statistical Division and UN Women
Eastern Asia and South-eastern Asia 2020 237135 688127 925262 25.63 SDG Region Administrative data. Compiled by UN Women
Latin America and the Caribbean 2020 39778 119721 159499 24.94 SDG Region Administrative data based on most recent election results (2020) Compiled by ECLAC Division for Gender Affairs and UN Women
Northern America and Europe 2020 382726 706144 1088870 35.15 SDG Region Based on public sector database maintained by Oscar Research Ltd, as at 6th of January, 2020. Compiled by UNECE Statistical Division and UN Women
Oceania 2020 2593 5420 8013 32.36 SDG Region Indicator not applicable / No elected deliberative bodies of local government. Compiled by UN Women in collaboration with ESCAP Statistics Division
Sub-Saharan Africa 2020 48309 114363 162672 29.70 SDG Region Administrative data based on most recent elections (2016) and sub-sequent by-elections provided by the Electoral Management Body of the country. Compiled by UNECA African Centre for Statistics and UN Women
Western Asia and Northern Africa 2020 28105 131847 159952 17.57 SDG Region Indicator not applicable / No elected deliberative bodies of local government. Compiled by ESCWA Statistics Division and UN Women
World 2020 2173949 3809599 5983548 36.33 World Administrative data based on most recent elections (2016) and sub-sequent by-elections provided by the Electoral Management Body of the country. Compiled by UNECA African Centre for Statistics and UN Women
Afghanistan 2019 59 298 357 16.53 Country/Area Administrative data. Compiled by UN Women
Albania 2019 2019 706 913 1,619 43.61 Country/Area Administrative data based on most recent election results at municipal level (2019). Compiled by UNECE Statistical Division and UN Women
Algeria 2019 2017 4,728 22,152 26,880 17.59 Country/Area Administrative data based on 2017 data election results Compiled by UNECA African Centre for Statistics and UN Women
Andorra 2019 2019 33 47 80 41.25 Country/Area Administrative data based on most recent local elections results (2019). Compiled by UNECE Statistical Division and UN Women
Antigua and Barbuda 2019 2019 6 3 9 66.67 Country/Area Administrative data based on most recent election results (2019). Compiled by ECLAC Division for Gender Affairs and UN Women
Armenia 2019 2019 376 3,811 4,187 8.98 Country/Area Administrative data. Compiled by UNECE Statistical Division and UN Women
Austria 2019 2019 9,180 30,569 39,749 23.09 Country/Area Data as of April 2019 obtained by NSS from Local Government Association. Compiled by UNECE Statistical Division and UN Women
Belize 2019 2019 430 959 1,389 30.96 Country/Area Administrative data based on most recent election results (2019). Compiled by ECLAC Division for Gender Affairs and UN Women
Botswana 2019 2019 73 417 490 14.90 Country/Area Administrative data based on most recent election results (2019). Compiled by UNECA African Centre for Statistics and UN Women
Bulgaria 2019 2019 1,394 3,740 5,134 27.15 Country/Area Administrative data based on most recent election results (2019). Compiled by UNECE Statistical Division and UN Women
Cambodia 2019 2019 2,655 13,031 15,686 16.93 Country/Area Administrative data based on most recent election results (2017-2019). Compiled by UN Women
Colombia 2019 2019 2,230 10,231 12,461 17.90 Country/Area Administrative data based on most recent election results (2019). Compiled by ECLAC Division for Gender Affairs and UN Women
Cuba 2019 2018 5,076 8,703 13,779 36.84 Country/Area Administrative data based on most recent election results (2017-2018). Compiled by ECLAC Division for Gender Affairs and UN Women
Cyprus 2019 2016 541 2,848 3,389 15.96 Country/Area Administrative data based on most recent election results (2016). Compiled by UNECE Statistical Division and UN Women
Czechia 2019 2019 17,333 44,559 61,892 28.01 Country/Area Administrative data based on most recent election results at the level of regions (2016), municipalities (2019) and city districts (2018). Compiled by UNECE Statistical Division and UN Women
Ecuador 2019 2019 1,534 4,111 5,645 27.17 Country/Area Administrative data based on most recent election results (2019). Compiled by ECLAC Division for Gender Affairs and UN Women
Eswatini 2019 2018 56 338 394 14.21 Country/Area Administrative data based on most recent local election results (2018). Compiled by UNECA African Centre for Statistics and UN Women
Germany 2019 2019 6,312 16,597 22,909 27.55 Country/Area Administrative data based on most recent election results. Data do not cover the federal states Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein ( gender of elected officials not fully recorded there). Compiled by UNECE Statistical Division and UN Women
Ghana 2019 2019 234 5,924 6,158 3.80 Country/Area Administrative data based on most recent election results (2019). Compiled by UNECA African Centre for Statistics and UN Women
Grenada 2019 N N N N Country/Area Indicator not applicable / No elected deliberative bodies of local government. Compiled by ECLAC Division for Gender Affairs and UN Women
Guatemala 2019 2019 428 3,313 3,741 11.44 Country/Area Administrative data based on most recent election results (2019). Compiled by ECLAC Division for Gender Affairs and UN Women
Honduras 2019 2018 674 1,742 2,416 27.90 Country/Area Administrative data based on most recent local elections (2018). Compiled by ECLAC Division for Gender Affairs and UN Women
Hungary 2019 2019 6,206 14,132 20,338 30.51 Country/Area Administrative data based on most recent election results (2019) provided by the Electoral Management Body of the country. Compiled by UNECE Statistical Division and UN Women
Iceland 2019 2018 236 266 502 47.01 Country/Area Administrative data based on most recent election results (2018). Compiled by UNECE Statistical Division and UN Women
Ireland 2019 2019 227 722 949 23.92 Country/Area Administrative data based on most recent election results (2019). Compiled by UNECE Statistical Division and UN Women
Israel 2019 2018 647 3,129 3,776 17.13 Country/Area Administrative data based on most recent election results (2018). Compiled by UNECE Statistical Division and UN Women
Italy 2019 2019 29,739 63,843 93,582 31.78 Country/Area Administrative data on municipalities from the Ministry of Interior. Compiled by UNECE Statistical Division and UN Women
Jamaica 2019 2016 42 187 229 18.34 Country/Area Administrative data Compiled by ECLAC Division for Gender Affairs and UN Women
Japan 2019 4,640 27,790 32,430 14.31 Country/Area Administrative data as of 31st December 2019 Compiled by UN Women
Kazakhstan 2019 697 2,446 3,143 22.18 Country/Area Administrative data. Compiled by UNECE Statistical Division and UN Women
Lesotho 2019 2017 650 1,016 1,666 39.02 Country/Area Administrative data based on most recent election results (2017). Compiled by UNECA African Centre for Statistics and UN Women
Liechtenstein 2019 2019 45 70 115 39.13 Country/Area Administrative data based on most recent election results (2019) Compiled by UNECE Statistical Division and UN Women
Lithuania 2019 2019 441 1,061 1,502 29.36 Country/Area Administrative data based on most recent election results (2019). Compiled by UNECE Statistical Division and UN Women
Luxembourg 2019 2017 283 844 1,127 25.11 Country/Area Administrative data based on most recent elections results (2017). Compiled by UNECE Statistical Division and UN Women
Malawi 2019 2019 67 393 460 14.57 Country/Area Administrative data based on most recent election results (2019). Compiled by UNECA African Centre for Statistics and UN Women
Malta 2019 2019 122 342 464 26.29 Country/Area Administrative data. Compiled by UNECE Statistical Division and UN Women
Marshall Islands 2019 2019 50 264 314 15.92 Country/Area Administrative data based on most recent election results (2019). Compiled by UN Women
Mexico 2019 2018 10,129 12,367 22,496 45.03 Country/Area Data based on census of local governments (31 December 2018). Compiled by ECLAC Division for Gender Affairs and UN Women
Micronesia (Federated States of) 2019 2019 9 599 608 1.48 Country/Area Administrative data based on most recent election results (2016-2019). Compiled by UN Women
Netherlands 2019 2019 2,921 6,268 9,189 31.79 Country/Area Administrative data. Compiled by UNECE Statistical Division and UN Women
New Zealand 2019 2019 415 638 1,053 39.41 Country/Area Administrative data based on most recent election results (2019). Compiled by UN Women
Norway 2019 2019 4,048 5,863 9,911 40.84 Country/Area Administrative data based on most recent election results (2019). Compiled by UNECE Statistical Division and UN Women
Panama 2019 2019 62 626 688 9.01 Country/Area Administrative data based on most recent election results (2019). Compiled by ECLAC Division for Gender Affairs and UN Women
Philippines 2019 2019 114,072 278,252 392,324 29.08 Country/Area Administrative data based on most recent election results at the level of Sangguniang Panlalawigan (2019), Sangguniang Bayan (2019), Sangguniang Panlungsod (2019), and Sangguniang Barangay (2018). Compiled by UN Women
Poland 2019 14,000 32,663 46,663 30.00 Country/Area Data based on censuses/surveys. Compiled by UNECE Statistical Division and UN Women
Republic of Moldova 2019 2019 4,123 7,457 11,580 35.60 Country/Area Administrative data based on most recent election results (2019). Data exclude the territory of Transnistria and municipality of Bender. Compiled by UNECE Statistical Division and UN Women
Rwanda 2019 2016 390 504 894 43.62 Country/Area Administrative data based on most recent election results (2016). Compiled by UNECA African Centre for Statistics and UN Women
Seychelles 2019 N N N N Country/Area Indicator not applicable / No elected deliberative bodies of local government. Compiled by UNECA African Centre for Statistics and UN Women
Slovakia 2019 2018 5,480 15,668 21,148 25.91 Country/Area Administrative data based on most recent election results (2018). Compiled by UNECE Statistical Division and UN Women
Spain 2019 2019 25,724 41,107 66,831 38.49 Country/Area Administrative data based on most recent election results at the level of municipalities (2019) and provinces (2017). Data exclude 13 municipal councillors with no information by sex. Compiled by UNECE Statistical Division and UN Women
Sri Lanka 2019 2018 552 4,515 5,067 10.89 Country/Area Administrative data based on most recent elections (2018). Compiled by UN Women
State of Palestine 2019 2019 761 2,831 3,592 21.19 Country/Area Administrative data based on most recent election results (2017, 2018 and 2019) for local councils in West Bank. Compiled by ESCWA Statistics Division and UN Women
Sudan 2019 N N N N Country/Area Indicator not applicable / No elected deliberative bodies of local government. Compiled by UNECA African Centre for Statistics and UN Women
Sweden 2019 2018 6,303 8,072 14,375 43.85 Country/Area Administrative data based on most recent election results (2018). Compiled by UNECE Statistical Division and UN Women
Switzerland 2019 2018 1,635 3,468 5,103 32.04 Country/Area Data based on census/survey data provided to the NSO by the Union of Swiss Cities. Compiled by UNECE Statistical Division and UN Women
Tonga 2019 N N N N Country/Area Indicator not applicable / No elected deliberative bodies of local government. Compiled by UN Women
Turkey 2019 2019 2,373 21,033 23,406 10.14 Country/Area Administrative data based on most recent election results (2019) at the level of metropolitan municipalities, municipalities and provinces. Compiled by UNECE Statistical Division and UN Women
Turkmenistan 2019 2018 1,294 4,606 5,900 21.93 Country/Area Administrative data based on most recent election results (2018) at the level of deliberative bodies of local self-government (Gengeshes). Compiled by UNECE Statistical Division and UN Women
Tuvalu 2019 5 43 48 10.42 Country/Area Administrative data. Compiled by UN Women
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland 2019 2019 6,941 13,323 20,264 34.25 Country/Area Based on public sector database maintained by Oscar Research Ltd, as at 6th of January, 2020. Compiled by UNECE Statistical Division and UN Women
Zambia 2019 2016 116 1,508 1,624 7.14 Country/Area Administrative data based on most recent elections (2016) and sub-sequent by-elections provided by the Electoral Management Body of the country. Compiled by UNECA African Centre for Statistics and UN Women
Albania 2017 2017 589 1,006 1,595 36.93 Country/Area Administrative data based on most recent election results at municipal level (2015) and post-election replacements. Compiled by UNECE Statistical Division and UN Women
Czechia 2017 2016 16,994 45,802 62,796 27.06 Country/Area Administrative data based on most recent election results at the level of regions (2016), municipalities (2014) and city districts (2014). Compiled by UNECE Statistical Division and UN Women
Estonia 2017 2017 495 1,234 1,729 28.63 Country/Area Administrative data. Compiled by UNECE Statistical Division and UN Women
Japan 2017 4,211 28,504 32,715 12.87 Country/Area Administrative data as of 31st December 2017 Compiled by UN Women in collaboration with ESCAP Statistics Division
Malta 2017 2015 100 356 456 21.93 Country/Area Administrative data. Compiled by UNECE Statistical Division and UN Women
Mexico 2017 2016 8,514 14,227 22,741 37.44 Country/Area Data based on census of local governments (December 2016). Compiled by ECLAC Division for Gender Affairs and UN Women
Montenegro 2017 2017 218 567 785 27.77 Country/Area Data on municipal councillors provided by NSO based on information from local government association. Municipality Tuzi not covered. Compiled by UNECE Statistical Division and UN Women
Poland 2017 12,576 34,131 46,707 26.93 Country/Area Data based on censuses/surveys. Compiled by UNECE Statistical Division and UN Women
State of Palestine 2017 2017 751 2,792 3,543 21.20 Country/Area Administrative data based on most recent election results (2017) for local councils in West Bank. Compiled by ESCWA Statistics Division and UN Women
Suriname 2017 2017 42 76 118 35.59 Country/Area Administrative data. Compiled by ECLAC Division for Gender Affairs and UN Women
Switzerland 2017 2017 1,598 3,508 5,106 31.30 Country/Area Data based on most recent municipal elections (2017) provided by NSO based on Union of Swiss cities information. Compiled by UNECE Statistical Division and UN Women
American Samoa 2018 N N N N Country/Area Indicator not applicable / No elected deliberative bodies of local government. Compiled by UN Women in collaboration with ESCAP Statistics Division
Andorra 2018 2015 29 52 81 35.80 Country/Area Administrative data based on most recent local elections results (2015). Compiled by UNECE Statistical Division and UN Women
Armenia 2018 2018 379 3,813 4,192 9.04 Country/Area Administrative data. Compiled by UNECE Statistical Division and UN Women
Australia 2018 2018 1,679 3,271 4,950 33.92 Country/Area Data based on most recent election results (2016 to 2018) obtained by NSS from Local Government Associations. Compiled by UN Women in collaboration with ESCAP Statistics Division
Azerbaijan 2018 2014 5,236 9,724 14,960 35.00 Country/Area Administrative data based on most recent local elections (2014). Compiled by UNECE Statistical Division and UN Women
Bahrain 2018 2018 4 26 30 13.33 Country/Area Administrative data based on most recent local election results (2018). Compiled by ESCWA Statistics Division and UN Women
Bangladesh 2018 2018 15,086 44,751 59,837 25.21 Country/Area Administrative data based on most recent local election results at the level of City corporations (2018), Paurashava/Municipalities (2017), Zilla Parishad/District Councils (2017), Upazila Parishad/Sub-district Councils (2014), and Union Parishad (2016). Compiled by UN Women in collaboration with ESCAP Statistics Division
Barbados 2018 N N N N Country/Area Indicator not applicable / No elected deliberative bodies of local government. Compiled by ECLAC Division for Gender Affairs and UN Women
Belarus 2018 2018 8,729 9,381 18,110 48.20 Country/Area Administrative data based on most recent election results (2018). Compiled by UNECE Statistical Division and UN Women
Belgium 2018 2018 5,344 8,347 13,691 39.03 Country/Area Data based on most recent election results (2018) from the Institute for the Equality of Women and Men. Compiled by UNECE Statistical Division and UN Women
Benin 2018 2015 66 1,354 1,420 4.65 Country/Area Administrative data based on most recent election results (2015). Compiled by UNECA African Centre for Statistics and UN Women
Bhutan 2018 2016 202 1,700 1,902 10.62 Country/Area Administrative data based on most recent election results (2016). Compiled by UN Women in collaboration with ESCAP Statistics Division
Bolivia (Plurinational State of) 2018 2015 1,117 1,096 2,213 50.47 Country/Area Administrative data based on most recent election results (2015). Compiled by ECLAC Division for Gender Affairs and UN Women
Bosnia and Herzegovina 2018 2016 578 2,532 3,110 18.59 Country/Area Administrative data based on most recent election results (2016). Compiled by UNECE Statistical Division and UN Women
Botswana 2018 2014 64 441 505 12.67 Country/Area Administrative data based on most recent election results (2014). Compiled by UNECA African Centre for Statistics and UN Women
Brazil 2018 2016 7,811 50,017 57,828 13.51 Country/Area Administrative data based on most recent election results (2016). Compiled by ECLAC Division for Gender Affairs and UN Women
Brunei Darussalam 2018 N N N N Country/Area Indicator not applicable / No elected deliberative bodies of local government. Compiled by UN Women in collaboration with ESCAP Statistics Division
Bulgaria 2018 2015 1,345 3,836 5,181 25.96 Country/Area Administrative data based on most recent election results (2015). Compiled by UNECE Statistical Division and UN Women
Burkina Faso 2018 2016 2,359 16,243 18,602 12.68 Country/Area Administrative data based on most recent election results (2016) at municipal level. Compiled by UNECA African Centre for Statistics and UN Women
Burundi 2018 2015 651 1,234 1,885 34.54 Country/Area Administrative data based on most recent election results (2015) at commune level. Compiled by UNECA African Centre for Statistics and UN Women
Cabo Verde 2018 2016 97 245 342 28.36 Country/Area Administrative data based on most recent election results (2016). Compiled by UNECA African Centre for Statistics and UN Women
Cambodia 2018 2017 2,397 12,499 14,896 16.09 Country/Area Administrative data based on most recent election results (2014-2017). Compiled by UN Women in collaboration with ESCAP Statistics Division
Cameroon 2018 2013 326 961 1,287 25.33 Country/Area Administrative data based on most recent election results (2013) at commune level only. Compiled by UNECA African Centre for Statistics and UN Women
Canada 2018 2015 6,140 16,943 23,083 26.60 Country/Area Data based on most recent election results (2015) at municipal level obtained by NSO from Local Government Associations. Compiled by UNECE Statistical Division and UN Women
Chile 2018 2017 667 2,196 2,863 23.30 Country/Area Administrative data based on most recent election results at regional level (2017) and municipal level (2016). Compiled by ECLAC Division for Gender Affairs and UN Women
China, Macao Special Administrative Region 2018 2017 6 20 26 23.08 Country/Area Administrative data based on most recent election results (2017). Compiled by UN Women in collaboration with ESCAP Statistics Division
Colombia 2018 2015 2,196 10,276 12,472 17.61 Country/Area Administrative data based on most recent election results (2015). Compiled by ECLAC Division for Gender Affairs and UN Women
Comoros 2018 2015 279 716 995 28.04 Country/Area Administrative data based on most recent election results (2015). Compiled by UNECA African Centre for Statistics and UN Women
Costa Rica 2018 2016 461 549 1,010 45.64 Country/Area Administrative data based on most recent election results (2016). Compiled by ECLAC Division for Gender Affairs and UN Women
Côte d'Ivoire 2018 2018 1,147 6,525 7,672 14.95 Country/Area Administrative data based on most recent election results (2018). Compiled by UNECA African Centre for Statistics and UN Women
Croatia 2018 2017 2,637 7,355 9,992 26.39 Country/Area Administrative data based on most recent election results (2017). Compiled by UNECE Statistical Division and UN Women
Cyprus 2018 2016 541 2,848 3,389 15.96 Country/Area Administrative data based on most recent election results (2016). Compiled by UNECE Statistical Division and UN Women
Czechia 2018 2018 17,470 45,097 62,567 27.92 Country/Area Administrative data based on most recent election results at the level of regions (2016), municipalities (2018) and city districts (2018). Compiled by UNECE Statistical Division and UN Women
Denmark 2018 2017 879 1,758 2,637 33.33 Country/Area Administrative data based on most recent election results (2017). Compiled by UNECE Statistical Division and UN Women
Djibouti 2018 2017 56 138 194 28.87 Country/Area Administrative data based on most recent election results (2017). Compiled by UNECA African Centre for Statistics and UN Women
Dominican Republic 2018 2016 534 1,350 1,884 28.34 Country/Area Administrative data based on most recent election results (2016). Compiled by ECLAC Division for Gender Affairs and UN Women
Ecuador 2018 2014 1,444 4,184 5,628 25.66 Country/Area Administrative data based on most recent election results (2014). Compiled by ECLAC Division for Gender Affairs and UN Women
El Salvador 2018 2018 971 2,025 2,996 32.41 Country/Area Administrative data based on most recent election results (2018). Compiled by ECLAC Division for Gender Affairs and UN Women
Equatorial Guinea 2018 2017 163 444 607 26.85 Country/Area Administrative data based on most recent local elections (2017) provided by Ministry of Interior and Local Cooperation. Compiled by UNECA African Centre for Statistics and UN Women
Finland 2018 2017 3,514 5,485 8,999 39.05 Country/Area Administrative data based on most recent election results (2017). Compiled by UNECE Statistical Division and UN Women
France 2018 2015 213,196 314,483 527,679 40.40 Country/Area Administrative data based on most recent election results at the level of communes (2014), departments (2015) and regions (2015). Data also cover the territories of Guadeloupe, Martinique, Guyane, La Réunion and Mayotte. Compiled by UNECE Statistical Division and UN Women
Georgia 2018 2017 277 1,781 2,058 13.46 Country/Area Administrative data based on most recent election results (2017). Compiled by UNECE Statistical Division and UN Women
Germany 2018 2017 6,478 17,508 23,986 27.01 Country/Area Administrative data based on most recent election results (around year 2017). Compiled by UNECE Statistical Division and UN Women
Ghana 2018 2015 276 5,654 5,930 4.65 Country/Area Administrative data based on most recent election results (2015). Data cover 99 per cent of the 216 local councils in the country. Compiled by UNECA African Centre for Statistics and UN Women
Guam 2018 2016 4 22 26 15.38 Country/Area Administrative data based on most recent election results (2016). Compiled by UN Women in collaboration with ESCAP Statistics Division
Guatemala 2018 2015 394 3,328 3,722 10.59 Country/Area Administrative data based on most recent election results (2015). Compiled by ECLAC Division for Gender Affairs and UN Women
Guinea 2018 2018 1,082 5,737 6,819 15.87 Country/Area Administrative data based on most recent local elections (2018). Partial data for 139 out of 342 local government units at commune level. Compiled by UNECA African Centre for Statistics and UN Women
Guyana 2018 2018 458 725 1,183 38.72 Country/Area Administrative data based on most recent election results (2018) Compiled by ECLAC Division for Gender Affairs and UN Women
Hungary 2018 2014 5,794 14,539 20,333 28.50 Country/Area Administrative data based on most recent election results (2014) provided by the Electoral Management Body of the country. Compiled by UNECE Statistical Division and UN Women
Iceland 2018 2018 236 266 502 47.01 Country/Area Administrative data based on most recent election results (2018). Compiled by UNECE Statistical Division and UN Women
India 2018 2017 1,375,914 1,724,890 3,100,804 44.37 Country/Area Administrative data based on most recent election results at the level of Gram Panchayat, Panchayat Samait, and Zila Parishad (2013-2017). Partial data corresponding to rural areas only . Compiled by UN Women in collaboration with ESCAP Statistics Division
Indonesia 2018 2017 2,802 16,698 19,500 14.37 Country/Area Administrative data based on most recent election results (2017). Compiled by UN Women in collaboration with ESCAP Statistics Division
Iran (Islamic Republic of) 2018 2017 4,024 121,859 125,883 3.20 Country/Area Administrative data based on most recent election results at city and village levels (2017). Compiled by UN Women in collaboration with ESCAP Statistics Division
Iraq 2018 2013 112 324 436 25.69 Country/Area Administrative data based on most recent election results at governorate level (2013). Compiled by ESCWA Statistics Division and UN Women
Ireland 2018 2014 191 758 949 20.13 Country/Area Administrative data based on most recent election results (2014). Compiled by UNECE Statistical Division and UN Women
Israel 2018 2018 647 3,129 3,776 17.13 Country/Area Administrative data based on most recent election results (2018). Compiled by UNECE Statistical Division and UN Women
Italy 2018 2018 30,983 71,064 102,047 30.36 Country/Area Administrative data on municipalities from the Ministry of Interior. Compiled by UNECE Statistical Division and UN Women
Jamaica 2018 2016 42 186 228 18.42 Country/Area Administrative data based on most recent election results (2016). Compiled by ECLAC Division for Gender Affairs and UN Women
Japan 2018 4,259 28,189 32,448 13.13 Country/Area Administrative data as of 31st December 2018 Compiled by UN Women
Jordan 2018 2017 1,058 2,264 3,322 31.85 Country/Area Administrative data based on most recent election results (2017). Compiled by ESCWA Statistics Division and UN Women
Kazakhstan 2018 2018 740 2,595 3,335 22.19 Country/Area Administrative data. Compiled by UNECE Statistical Division and UN Women
Kenya 2018 2017 746 1,478 2,224 33.54 Country/Area Administrative data based on most recent election results (2017). Compiled by UNECA African Centre for Statistics and UN Women
Kuwait 2018 N N N N Country/Area Indicator not applicable / No elected deliberative bodies of local government. Compiled by ESCWA Statistics Division and UN Women
Lao People's Democratic Republic 2018 2016 116 244 360 32.22 Country/Area Administrative data based on most recent election results (2016). Compiled by UN Women in collaboration with ESCAP Statistics Division
Latvia 2018 2017 549 1,065 1,614 34.01 Country/Area Administrative data based on most recent election results (2017). Compiled by UNECE Statistical Division and UN Women
Lebanon 2018 2016 597 14,435 15,032 3.97 Country/Area Administrative data based on most recent local elections (2016) provided by the Ministry of Interior. Compiled by ESCWA Statistics Division and UN Women
Liberia 2018 N N N N Country/Area Indicator not applicable / No elected deliberative bodies of local government. Compiled by UNECA African Centre for Statistics and UN Women
Liechtenstein 2018 2015 19 96 115 16.52 Country/Area Administrative data based on most recent election results (2015). Compiled by UNECE Statistical Division and UN Women
Lithuania 2018 2015 363 1,110 1,473 24.64 Country/Area Administrative data based on most recent election results (2015). Compiled by UNECE Statistical Division and UN Women
Luxembourg 2018 2017 283 844 1,127 25.11 Country/Area Administrative data based on most recent elections results (2017). Compiled by UNECE Statistical Division and UN Women
Malawi 2018 2014 56 398 454 12.33 Country/Area Administrative data based on most recent election results (2014). Compiled by UNECA African Centre for Statistics and UN Women
Maldives 2018 2017 40 613 653 6.13 Country/Area Administrative data based on most recent election results (2017). Compiled by UN Women in collaboration with ESCAP Statistics Division
Mali 2018 2016 2,874 8,506 11,380 25.25 Country/Area Administrative data based on most recent election results at the levels of communes (2016), regions (2009), and the city of Bamako (2009). Data on regions and Bamako based on information obtained by NSO from local government associations. Compiled by UNECA African Centre for Statistics and UN Women
Malta 2018 2015 100 354 454 22.03 Country/Area Administrative data. Compiled by UNECE Statistical Division and UN Women
Marshall Islands 2018 2015 53 258 311 17.04 Country/Area Administrative data based on most recent election results (2015). Compiled by UN Women in collaboration with ESCAP Statistics Division
Mauritania 2018 2018 1,285 2,811 4,096 31.37 Country/Area Administrative data based on most recent election results (2018). Compiled by ESCWA Statistics Division and UN Women
Mauritius 2018 2016 338 952 1,290 26.20 Country/Area Administrative data based on most recent election results at the level of villages (2012) and municipalities (2015). Compiled by UNECA African Centre for Statistics and UN Women
Mongolia 2018 2016 2,159 5,931 8,090 26.69 Country/Area Administrative data based on most recent election results (2016). Compiled by UN Women in collaboration with ESCAP Statistics Division
Morocco 2018 2015 6,825 25,879 32,704 20.87 Country/Area Administrative data based on most recent election results (2015). Compiled by ESCWA Statistics Division and UN Women
Myanmar 2018 N N N N Country/Area Indicator not applicable / No elected deliberative bodies of local government. Compiled by UN Women in collaboration with ESCAP Statistics Division
Namibia 2018 2015 170 207 377 45.09 Country/Area Administrative data based on most recent election results (2015). Compiled by UNECA African Centre for Statistics and UN Women
Nepal 2018 2017 14,352 20,689 35,041 40.96 Country/Area Administrative data based on most recent election results (2017). Compiled by UN Women in collaboration with ESCAP Statistics Division
Netherlands 2018 2018 2,735 6,853 9,588 28.53 Country/Area Administrative data. Compiled by UNECE Statistical Division and UN Women
New Caledonia 2018 2014 345 408 753 45.82 Country/Area Administrative data based on most recent election results (2014). Compiled by UN Women in collaboration with ESCAP Statistics Division
New Zealand 2018 2016 370 703 1,073 34.48 Country/Area Administrative data based on most recent election results (2016). Compiled by UN Women in collaboration with ESCAP Statistics Division
Nigeria 2018 2015 740 6,828 7,568 9.78 Country/Area Administrative data based on most recent election results (2015). Partial data covering selected states. Compiled by UNECA African Centre for Statistics and UN Women
Northern Mariana Islands 2018 2018 6 9 15 40.00 Country/Area Administrative data based on most recent election results (2018). Compiled by UN Women in collaboration with ESCAP Statistics Division
Norway 2018 2015 4,464 6,877 11,341 39.36 Country/Area Administrative data based on most recent election results (2015). Compiled by UNECE Statistical Division and UN Women
Oman 2018 2016 7 195 202 3.47 Country/Area Administrative data based on most recent election results (2016). Compiled by ESCWA Statistics Division and UN Women
Pakistan 2018 2015 22,429 110,700 133,129 16.85 Country/Area Administrative data based on most recent election results (2013-2015, depending on the area of the country). Compiled by UN Women in collaboration with ESCAP Statistics Division
Panama 2018 2014 68 587 655 10.38 Country/Area Administrative data based on most recent election results (2014). Compiled by ECLAC Division for Gender Affairs and UN Women
Paraguay 2018 2018 601 2,285 2,886 20.82 Country/Area Administrative data based on most recent election results at the level of municipalities (2015) and departments (2018). Compiled by ECLAC Division for Gender Affairs and UN Women
Peru 2018 2018 3,276 9,240 12,516 26.17 Country/Area Administrative data based on most recent election results (2018). Compiled by ECLAC Division for Gender Affairs and UN Women
Philippines 2018 2018 113,799 278,519 392,318 29.01 Country/Area Administrative data based on most recent election results at the level of Sangguniang Panlalawigan (2016), Sangguniang Bayan (2016), Sangguniang Panlungsod (2016), and Sangguniang Barangay (2018). Compiled by UN Women in collaboration with ESCAP Statistics Division
Poland 2018 13,859 32,651 46,510 29.80 Country/Area Data based on censuses/surveys. Compiled by UNECE Statistical Division and UN Women
Qatar 2018 N N N N Country/Area Indicator not applicable / No elected deliberative bodies of local government. Compiled by ESCWA Statistics Division and UN Women
Republic of Korea 2018 2018 1,060 2,690 3,750 28.27 Country/Area Administrative data based on most recent election results (2018). The 5 members of elected educational councils are excluded, as per the methodology of the indicator. Compiled by UN Women in collaboration with ESCAP Statistics Division
Republic of Moldova 2018 2015 3,380 8,300 11,680 28.94 Country/Area Administrative data based on most recent election results (2015). Data exclude the territory of Transnistria and municipality of Bender. Compiled by UNECE Statistical Division and UN Women
Romania 2018 2016 5,216 36,495 41,711 12.51 Country/Area Administrative data based on most recent election results (2016). Compiled by UNECE Statistical Division and UN Women
Saint Kitts and Nevis 2018 N N N N Country/Area Indicator not applicable / No elected deliberative bodies of local government. Compiled by ECLAC Division for Gender Affairs and UN Women
Saint Lucia 2018 N N N N Country/Area Indicator not applicable / No elected deliberative bodies of local government. Compiled by ECLAC Division for Gender Affairs and UN Women
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 2018 N N N N Country/Area Indicator not applicable / No elected deliberative bodies of local government. Compiled by ECLAC Division for Gender Affairs and UN Women
Samoa 2018 N N N N Country/Area Indicator not applicable / No elected deliberative bodies of local government. Compiled by UN Women in collaboration with ESCAP Statistics Division
San Marino 2018 N N N N Country/Area Indicator not applicable / No elected deliberative bodies of local government. Compiled by UNECE Statistical Division and UN Women
Saudi Arabia 2018 2015 38 3,118 3,156 1.20 Country/Area Administrative data. Compiled by ESCWA Statistics Division and UN Women
Senegal 2018 2014 12,864 14,186 27,050 47.56 Country/Area Data based on most recent election results (2014) obtained by NSO from Local Government Associations. Compiled by UNECA African Centre for Statistics and UN Women
Serbia 2018 2016 2,038 4,492 6,530 31.21 Country/Area Administrative data based on most recent election results (up to 2016). Compiled by UNECE Statistical Division and UN Women
Sierra Leone 2018 2018 93 418 511 18.20 Country/Area Administrative data based on most recent election results (2018). Compiled by UNECA African Centre for Statistics and UN Women
Singapore 2018 N N N N Country/Area Indicator not applicable / No elected deliberative bodies of local government. Compiled by UN Women in collaboration with ESCAP Statistics Division
Slovakia 2018 2018 5,480 15,668 21,148 25.91 Country/Area Administrative data based on most recent election results (2018). Compiled by UNECE Statistical Division and UN Women
Slovenia 2018 2018 1,139 2,246 3,385 33.65 Country/Area Administrative data collected by Ministry of Public Administration, reflecting 2018 local elections results. Compiled by UNECE Statistical Division and UN Women
Somalia 2018 N N N N Country/Area Indicator not applicable / No elected deliberative bodies of local government. Compiled by UNECA African Centre for Statistics and UN Women
South Africa 2018 2016 3,790 5,516 9,306 40.73 Country/Area Data based on most recent election results (2016). Compiled by UNECA African Centre for Statistics and UN Women
Spain 2018 2017 25,552 50,080 75,632 33.78 Country/Area Administrative data based on most recent election results at the level of municipalities (2015) and provinces (2017). Compiled by UNECE Statistical Division and UN Women
State of Palestine 2018 2018 757 2,815 3,572 21.19 Country/Area Administrative data based on most recent election results (2017 and 2018) for local councils in West Bank. Compiled by ESCWA Statistics Division and UN Women
Sweden 2018 2018 6,302 8,072 14,374 43.84 Country/Area Administrative data based on most recent election results (2018). Compiled by UNECE Statistical Division and UN Women
Switzerland 2018 2017 1,631 3,477 5,108 31.93 Country/Area Data based on census/survey data provided to the NSO by the Union of Swiss Cities. Compiled by UNECE Statistical Division and UN Women
Syrian Arab Republic 2018 2018 1,145 14,996 16,141 7.09 Country/Area Administrative data based on most recent election results at municipal level (2018). Compiled by ESCWA Statistics Division and UN Women
Thailand 2018 2018 24,998 119,042 144,040 17.35 Country/Area Administrative data. Information on all local government tiers refers to 2018, except for Bangkok (2010) and Pattaya (2019). Compiled by UN Women in collaboration with ESCAP Statistics Division
Timor-Leste 2018 2016 106 2,578 2,684 3.95 Country/Area Administrative data based on 2016 election results provided by the Ministry of State Administration. Compiled by UN Women in collaboration with ESCAP Statistics Division
Togo 2018 N N N N Country/Area Indicator not applicable / No elected deliberative bodies of local government. Compiled by UNECA African Centre for Statistics and UN Women
Tunisia 2018 2018 3,497 3,715 7,212 48.49 Country/Area Administrative data based on most recent election results at municipal level (2018). Compiled by ESCWA Statistics Division and UN Women
Turkey 2018 2014 2,307 20,883 23,190 9.95 Country/Area Administrative data based on most recent election results (2014) at the level of metropolitan municipalities, municipalities and provinces. Compiled by UNECE Statistical Division and UN Women
Uganda 2018 2016 12,682 15,073 27,755 45.69 Country/Area Administrative data based on most recent election results (2016). Compiled by UNECA African Centre for Statistics and UN Women
United Arab Emirates 2018 N N N N Country/Area Indicator not applicable / No elected deliberative bodies of local government. Compiled by ESCWA Statistics Division and UN Women
United Republic of Tanzania 2018 2015 1,608 3,742 5,350 30.06 Country/Area Administrative data based on most recent election results (2015). Compiled by UNECA African Centre for Statistics and UN Women
Uruguay 2018 2015 271 766 1,037 26.13 Country/Area Administrative data based on most recent election results (2015). Compiled by ECLAC Division for Gender Affairs and UN Women
Vanuatu 2018 2018 12 115 127 9.45 Country/Area Administrative data based on most recent election results at the level of regions (2017) and municipalites (2015 to 2018). Compiled by UN Women in collaboration with ESCAP Statistics Division
Viet Nam 2018 2016 86,109 235,283 321,392 26.79 Country/Area Administrative data based on most recent election results (2016). Compiled by UN Women in collaboration with ESCAP Statistics Division
Zimbabwe 2018 2018 244 1,792 2,036 11.98 Country/Area Administrative data based on most recent election results (2018). Data cover only election results for contested seats (98% of all positions). Compiled by UNECA African Centre for Statistics and UN Women
Egypt 2018 N N N N Country/Area Indicator not applicable / No elected deliberative bodies of local government. Compiled by ESCWA Statistics Division and UN Women
Armenia 2020 2020 371 3,721 4,092 9.07 Country/Area Administrative data. Compiled by UNECE Statistical Division and UN Women
Austria 2020 2020 9,757 29,983 39,740 24.55 Country/Area Data obtained by NSS from Local Government Association. Compiled by UNECE Statistical Division and UN Women
Bangladesh 2020 2020 15,748 51,735 67,483 23.34 Country/Area Administrative data. Compiled by UN Women
Benin 2020 2020 64 1,751 1,815 3.53 Country/Area Administrative data based on most recent election results (2020). Compiled by UNECA African Centre for Statistics and UN Women
Bosnia and Herzegovina 2020 2020 623 2,556 3,179 19.60 Country/Area Administrative data based on most recent election results (2020). Compiled by UNECE Statistical Division and UN Women
Brazil 2020 2020 10,647 57,126 67,773 15.71 Country/Area Administrative data based on most recent election results (2020). Compiled by ECLAC Division for Gender Affairs and UN Women
Burundi 2020 2020 1,164 2,331 3,495 33.30 Country/Area Administrative data based on most recent election results (2020) at commune level. Compiled by UNECA African Centre for Statistics and UN Women
Cabo Verde 2020 2020 143 199 342 41.81 Country/Area Administrative data based on most recent election results (2020). Compiled by UNECA African Centre for Statistics and UN Women
Cameroon 2020 2020 2,829 8,697 11,526 24.54 Country/Area Administrative data based on most recent election results (2020) at regional and commune levels. Not comparable with previous data point, which referred to commune level only. Compiled by UNECA African Centre for Statistics and UN Women
Costa Rica 2020 2020 462 553 1,015 45.52 Country/Area Administrative data based on most recent election results (2020). Compiled by ECLAC Division for Gender Affairs and UN Women
Czechia 2020 2020 17,333 44,559 61,892 28.01 Country/Area Administrative data based on most recent election results at the level of regions (2020), municipalities (2020) and city districts (2018). Compiled by UNECE Statistical Division and UN Women
Dominican Republic 2020 2020 554 1,345 1,899 29.17 Country/Area Administrative data based on most recent election results (2020). Compiled by ECLAC Division for Gender Affairs and UN Women
France 2020 2020 199,754 299,396 499,150 40.02 Country/Area National directory of elected officials Compiled by UNECE Statistical Division and UN Women
Germany 2020 2020 6,662 16,343 23,005 28.96 Country/Area Administrative data based on most recent election results. Data do not cover the federal states Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein ( gender of elected officials not fully recorded there). Compiled by UNECE Statistical Division and UN Women
Iceland 2020 2018 236 266 502 47.01 Country/Area Administrative data based on most recent election results (2018). Compiled by UNECE Statistical Division and UN Women
Indonesia 2020 2020 3,168 16,965 20,133 15.74 Country/Area Administrative data based on most recent election results (2020). Compiled by UN Women
Iraq 2020 N N N N Country/Area No elected local deliberative bodies Compiled by ESCWA Statistics Division and UN Women
Israel 2020 2018 647 3,129 3,776 17.13 Country/Area Administrative data based on most recent election results (2018). Compiled by UNECE Statistical Division and UN Women
Italy 2020 2020 29,943 63,364 93,307 32.09 Country/Area Administrative data on municipalities from the Ministry of Interior. Compiled by UNECE Statistical Division and UN Women
Kazakhstan 2020 692 2,405 3,097 22.34 Country/Area Administrative data. Compiled by UNECE Statistical Division and UN Women
Latvia 2020 2017 549 1,065 1,614 34.01 Country/Area Administrative data based on most recent election results (2017). Compiled by UNECE Statistical Division and UN Women
Luxembourg 2020 2017 283 844 1,127 25.11 Country/Area Administrative data based on most recent elections results (2017). Compiled by UNECE Statistical Division and UN Women
Maldives 2020 2017 37 580 617 6.00 Country/Area Administrative data. Compiled by UN Women
Malta 2020 2019 122 342 464 26.29 Country/Area Administrative data from line ministry as at 17/12/2019 Compiled by UNECE Statistical Division and UN Women
Mauritius 2020 2020 315 975 1,290 24.42 Country/Area Administrative data based on most recent election results at the level of villages (2020) and municipalities (2015). Compiled by UNECA African Centre for Statistics and UN Women
Mongolia 2020 2020 2,223 5,945 8,168 27.22 Country/Area Administrative data based on most recent election results (2020). Compiled by UN Women
New Caledonia 2020 2020 411 459 870 47.24 Country/Area Administrative data based on most recent election results at the level of provinces (2019) and communes (2020). Compiled by UN Women
Philippines 2020 2019 114,072 278,252 392,324 29.08 Country/Area Administrative data based on most recent election results at the level of Sangguniang Panlalawigan (2019), Sangguniang Bayan (2019), Sangguniang Panlungsod (2019), and Sangguniang Barangay (2018). Compiled by UN Women
Romania 2020 2020 5,841 35,663 41,504 14.07 Country/Area Administrative data based on most recent election results (2020). Compiled by UNECE Statistical Division and UN Women
Serbia 2020 2020 2,299 3,875 6,174 37.24 Country/Area Administrative data based on most recent election results (up to 2020). Compiled by UNECE Statistical Division and UN Women
Slovakia 2020 2018 5,480 15,668 21,148 25.91 Country/Area Administrative data based on most recent election results (2018). Compiled by UNECE Statistical Division and UN Women
South Sudan 2020 N N N N Country/Area Indicator not applicable / No elected deliberative bodies of local government. Compiled by UNECA African Centre for Statistics and UN Women
Spain 2020 2020 25,726 41,105 66,831 38.49 Country/Area Administrative data based on most recent election results at the level of municipalities (2019) and provinces (2020). Data exclude 13 municipal councillors with no information by sex. Compiled by UNECE Statistical Division and UN Women
Suriname 2020 2020 39 79 118 33.05 Country/Area Administrative data based on most recent election results at the district council level (2020) Compiled by ECLAC Division for Gender Affairs and UN Women
Sweden 2020 2018 6,303 8,072 14,375 43.85 Country/Area Administrative data based on most recent election results (2018). Compiled by UNECE Statistical Division and UN Women
Thailand 2020 22,980 105,329 128,309 17.91 Country/Area Administrative data. Compiled by UN Women
Tuvalu 2020 2020 6 42 48 12.50 Country/Area Administrative data based on most recent local elections (2020) Compiled by UN Women
United Republic of Tanzania 2020 2020 1,634 3,692 5,326 30.68 Country/Area Administrative data based on most recent election results (2020). Compiled by UNECA African Centre for Statistics and UN Women
Uruguay 2020 2020 375 809 1,184 31.67 Country/Area Administrative data based on most recent election results (2020) Compiled by ECLAC Division for Gender Affairs and UN Women
Vanuatu 2020 2020 13 116 129 10.08 Country/Area Administrative data based on most recent election results at the level of regions and municipalites (2017 to 2020). Compiled by UN Women
Yemen 2020 N N N N Country/Area Indicator not applicable / No elected deliberative bodies of local government. Compiled by ESCWA Statistics Division and UN Women
Niger 2011 2011 599 3,192 3,791 15.80 Country/Area Administrative data based on election results (2011). Compiled by UNECA African Centre for Statistics and UN Women
Yemen 2006 2006 38 7,291 7,329 0.52 Country/Area Administrative data based on most recent election results (2006). Compiled by ESCWA Statistics Division and UN Women
*N Indicator not applicable, No elected deliberative bodies of local government

Last updated on: 17 May 2022