Department of Family and Community Services

Current levels and trends

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This section outlines the current status of NSW women in the topic areas listed above and the direction of change over time, where time-series information is available. The latest available data is used in each case.

For some indicators, no new data is available since the publication of Women in NSW 2012. In this case, indicators are not repeated in the body of the chapter, but are listed in the box on the following page.

Indicator Women in NSW 2012 Source
Candidates for election NSW Government – candidates who were women in March 2011
Legislative Assembly: 30 percent
Legislative Council: 34 percent
Australian Government – candidates who were women in 2010
House of Representatives (NSW seats): 27 percent
Senate (NSW seats): 35 percent

Parliament of NSW website

 

Parliament of Australia website

Elected representatives NSW Legislative Council – elected representatives who were women in February 2013: 31 percent
Australian Government – elected representatives who were women in 2010
House of Representatives (NSW seats): 27 percent
Senate (NSW seats): 42 percent

Parliament of NSW website

 

Parliament of Australia website