European Database: Women in Decision-making

Women in the Local Councils in the Countries of the European Union

Local data are incomplete. Due to the huge differences in local level political decision-making
data provided are not always comparable.

Data of 1997
EU-Memberstates Seats Women Women in %
Sweden 11.006 4.533 41,2
Finland 12.482 3.932 31,5
Denmark 4.658 1.261 27,1
United Kingdom 23.325 6.164 26,4
Netherlands 11.072 2.475 22,4
Belgium 12.912 2.565 19,9
Italy 94.886 18.237 19,2
Germany* 177.193 30.973 17,5
Portugal 7.337 1.057 14,4
Austria** 7.508 929 12,4
Ireland 883 103 11,7
Luxembourg 1.105 114 10,3
France No data available
Greece No data available
Spain No data available
Total 364.367 72.343 19,9
* No data available for Saxony-Anhalt and Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
** Only data from Styria available


FCZB     Fact Sheets |  Start |  Index |  The Team |  Help |  Aims |  email    © 2000  [ European Commission, DG V ]