Elected seats held by women in deliberative bodies of local government, 1 January 2021

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Global and regional averages

Rank

World/ SDG regions

Reference year

SDG indicator 5.5.1b      

Number of elected women

Number of elected seats

Proportion of elected seats held by women (per cent)

 

World

2020

36.3

2,173,949

5,983,548

 

SDG regions

 

 

 

 

1

   Central Asia and Southern Asia

2020

41.3

1,435,303

3,479,280

2

   Europe and Northern America

2020

35.1

382,726

1,088,870

3

   Oceania

2020

32.4

2,593

8,013

4

   Sub-Saharan Africa

2020

29.7

48,309

162,672

5

   Eastern Asia and South-eastern Asia

2020

25.6

237,135

925,262

6

   Latin America and the Caribbean

2020

24.9

39,778

159,499

7

   Western Asia and Northern Africa

2020

17.6

28,105

159,952

 

Country ranking

Rank

Country/area name

Reference election year or equivalent

SDG indicator 5.5.1b

Number of elected women

Number of elected seats

Proportion of elected seats held by women (per cent)

 

 

 

50%  and higher

 

 

1

Antigua and Barbuda

2019

66.7

6

9

2

Bolivia (Plurinational State of)

2015

50.5

1,117

2,213

 

 

 

40 to 49.99%

 

 

3

Tunisia

2018

48.5

3,497

7,212

4

Belarus

2018

48.2

8,729

18,110

5

Senegal

2014

47.6

12,864

27,050

6

New Caledonia

2020

47.2

411

870

7

Iceland

2018

47.0

236

502

8

Uganda

2016

45.7

12,682

27,755

9

Costa Rica

2020

45.5

462

1,015

10

Namibia

2015

45.1

170

377

11

Mexico

2018

45.0

10,129

22,496

12

India

2017

44.4

1,375,914

3,100,804

13

Sweden

2018

43.8

6,303

14,375

14

Rwanda

2016

43.6

390

894

15

Albania

2019

43.6

706

1,619

16

Cabo Verde

2020

41.8

143

342

17

Andorra

2019

41.3

33

80

18

Nepal

2017

41.0

14,352

35,041

19

Norway

2019

40.8

4,048

9,911

20

South Africa

2016

40.7

3,790

9,306

21

France

2020

40.0

199,754

499,150

22

Northern Mariana Islands

2018

40.0

6

15

 

 

 

30 to 39.99%

 

 

23

New Zealand

2019

39.4

415

1,053

24

Liechtenstein

2019

39.1

45

115

25

Finland

2017

39.0

3,514

8,999

26

Belgium

2018

39.0

5,344

13,691

27

Lesotho

2017

39.0

650

1,666

28

Guyana

2018

38.7

458

1,183

29

Spain

2020

38.5

25,726

66,831

30

Serbia

2020

37.2

2,299

6,174

31

Cuba

2018

36.8

5,076

13,779

32

Republic of Moldova

2019

35.6

4,123

11,580

33

Azerbaijan

2014

35.0

5,236

14,960

34

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

2019

34.3

6,941

20,264

35

Latvia

2017

34.0

549

1,614

36

Australia

2018

33.9

1,679

4,950

37

Slovenia

2018

33.6

1,139

3,385

38

Kenya

2017

33.5

746

2,224

39

Denmark

2017

33.3

879

2,637

40

Burundi

2020

33.3

1,164

3,495

41

Suriname

2020

33.1

39

118

42

El Salvador

2018

32.4

971

2,996

43

Lao People's Democratic Republic

2016

32.2

116

360

44

Italy

2020

32.1

29,943

93,307

45

Switzerland

2018

32.0

1,635

5,103

46

Jordan

2017

31.8

1,058

3,322

47

Netherlands

2019

31.8

2,921

9,189

48

Uruguay

2020

31.7

375

1,184

49

Mauritania

2018

31.4

1,285

4,096

50

Belize

2019

31.0

430

1,389

51

United Republic of Tanzania

2020

30.7

1,634

5,326

52

Hungary

2019

30.5

6,206

20,338

53

Poland

2019

30.0

14,000

46,663

 

 

 

20 to 29.99%

 

 

54

Lithuania

2019

29.4

441

1,502

55

Dominican Republic

2020

29.2

554

1,899

56

Philippines

2019

29.1

114,072

392,324

57

Germany

2020

29.0

6,662

23,005

58

Djibouti

2017

28.9

56

194

59

Estonia

2017

28.6

495

1,729

60

Republic of Korea

2018

28.3

1,060

3,750

61

Comoros

2015

28.0

279

995

62

Czechia

2020

28.0

17,333

61,892

63

Honduras

2018

27.9

674

2,416

64

Montenegro

2017

27.8

218

785

65

Mongolia

2020

27.2

2,223

8,168

66

Ecuador

2019

27.2

1,534

5,645

67

Bulgaria

2019

27.2

1,394

5,134

68

Equatorial Guinea

2017

26.9

163

607

69

Viet Nam

2016

26.8

86,109

321,392

70

Canada

2015

26.6

6,140

23,083

71

Croatia

2017

26.4

2,637

9,992

72

Malta

2019

26.3

122

464

73

Peru

2018

26.2

3,276

12,516

74

Slovakia

2018

25.9

5,480

21,148

75

Mali

2016

25.3

2,874

11,380

76

Luxembourg

2017

25.1

283

1,127

77

Austria

2020

24.6

9,757

39,740

78

Cameroon

2020

24.5

2,829

11,526

79

Mauritius

2020

24.4

315

1,290

80

Ireland

2019

23.9

227

949

81

Bangladesh

2020

23.3

15,748

67,483

82

Chile

2017

23.3

667

2,863

83

China, Macao Special Administrative Region

2017

23.1

6

26

84

Kazakhstan

2020

22.3

692

3,097

85

Turkmenistan

2018

21.9

1,294

5,900

86

State of Palestine

2019

21.2

761

3,592

87

Morocco

2015

20.9

6,825

32,704

88

Paraguay

2018

20.8

601

2,886

 

 

 

10 to 19.99%

 

 

89

Bosnia and Herzegovina

2020

19.6

623

3,179

90

Jamaica

2016

18.3

42

229

91

Sierra Leone

2018

18.2

93

511

92

Thailand

2020

17.9

22,980

128,309

93

Colombia

2019

17.9

2,230

12,461

94

Algeria

2017

17.6

4,728

26,880

95

Israel

2018

17.1

647

3,776

96

Cambodia

2019

16.9

2,655

15,686

97

Pakistan

2015

16.8

22,429

133,129

98

Afghanistan

2019

16.5

59

357

99

Cyprus

2016

16.0

541

3,389

100

Marshall Islands

2019

15.9

50

314

101

Guinea

2018

15.9

1,082

6,819

102

Indonesia

2020

15.7

3,168

20,133

103

Brazil

2020

15.7

10,647

67,773

104

Guam

2016

15.4

4

26

105

Côte d'Ivoire

2018

15.0

1,147

7,672

106

Botswana

2019

14.9

73

490

107

Malawi

2019

14.6

67

460

108

Japan

2019

14.3

4,640

32,430

109

Eswatini

2018

14.2

56

394

110

Romania

2020

14.1

5,841

41,504

111

Georgia

2017

13.5

277

2,058

112

Bahrain

2018

13.3

4

30

113

Burkina Faso

2016

12.7

2,359

18,602

114

Tuvalu

2020

12.5

6

48

115

Zimbabwe

2018

12.0

244

2,036

116

Guatemala

2019

11.4

428

3,741

117

Sri Lanka

2018

10.9

552

5,067

118

Bhutan

2016

10.6

202

1,902

119

Turkey

2019

10.1

2,373

23,406

120

Vanuatu

2020

10.1

13

129

 

 

 

0 to 9.99%

 

 

121

Nigeria

2015

9.8

740

7,568

122

Armenia

2020

9.1

371

4,092

123

Panama

2019

9.0

62

688

124

Zambia

2016

7.1

116

1,624

125

Syrian Arab Republic

2018

7.1

1,145

16,141

126

Maldives

2017

6.0

37

617

127

Lebanon

2016

4.0

597

15,032

128

Timor-Leste

2016

3.9

106

2,684

129

Ghana

2019

3.8

234

6,158

130

Benin

2020

3.5

64

1,815

131

Oman

2016

3.5

7

202

132

Iran (Islamic Republic of)

2017

3.2

4,024

125,883

133

Micronesia (Federated States of)

2019

1.5

9

608

134

Saudi Arabia

2015

1.2

38

3,156

Source: Data compiled by UN Women in partnership with UN Regional Commissions.

Note: A number of countries/areas reported that there are no elected local deliberative bodies as of 1 January 2021. These countries/areas are: American Samoa, Barbados, Brunei Darussalam, Egypt, Grenada, Iraq, Kuwait, Liberia, Myanmar, Qatar, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Seychelles, Singapore, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Togo, Tonga, United Arab Emirates, Yemen.