Women legislators and managers

Women Legislators and Managers
Last update: Dec 2007
Country or area
Algeria 2003
6
LFS
Anguilla 2001
52
PC
Antigua and Barbuda 2001
45
PC
Argentina 2006
23
LFS
Aruba 1997
33
LFS
Australia 2006
38
LFS
Austria 2006
29
LFS
Bahamas 2006
42
LFS
Bangladesh 2003
23
LFS
Barbados 2004
43
LFS
Belgium 2006
32
LFS
Belize 2005
41
LFS
Bolivia 2000
36
LFS
Botswana 2003
33
LFS
Brazil 2004
34
LFS
Brunei Darussalam 2001
26
PC
Bulgaria 2006
32
LFS
Cambodia 2001
14
LFS
Canada 2006
36
LFS
Cayman Islands 2004
51
LFS
Chile 2006 a
24
LFS
China 2005
17
OE
Colombia 2000 a
38
LFS
Costa Rica 2006
30
LFS
Croatia 2006
26
LFS
Cuba 2004 a
34
LFS
Cyprus 2006
16
LFS
Czech Republic 2006
29
LFS
Denmark 2006
25
LFS
Dominica 2001
48
PC
Dominican Republic 2005
32
LFS
Ecuador 2005
35
LFS
Egypt 2003
9
LFS
El Salvador 2006
29
LFS
Estonia 2006
34
LFS
Ethiopia 2005
20
LFS
Finland 2006
30
LFS
France 2005
37
LFS
Georgia 2005
26
LFS
Germany 2006
38
LFS
Greece 2006
27
LFS
Grenada 1998
49
LFS
Guyana 2002
25
PC
Honduras 2005 a
41
LFS
Hong Kong, China 2006
29
LFS
Hungary 2006
37
LFS
Iceland 2006
29
LFS
Indonesia 2006 a
15
LFS
Iran, Islamic Rep. of 2005
16
LFS
Ireland 2006
31
LFS
Israel 2006
29
LFS
Italy 2006
33
LFS
Japan 2006 a
10
LFS
Jersey 2001
30
PC
Kazakhstan 2004
38
LFS
Kiribati 2000
27
PC
Korea, Republic of 2006
8
LFS
Kyrgyzstan 2005
30
LFS
Latvia 2006
41
LFS
Lesotho 1999
52
HS
Lithuania 2006
40
LFS
Macau, China 2006
25
LFS
Macedonia, The former Yugoslav Rep. 2006
27
LFS
Madagascar 2005
22
LFS
Malaysia 2003
23
LFS
Maldives 2006
14
PC
Malta 2006
18
LFS
Marshall Islands 1999
19
PC
Mauritius 2006
15
LFS
Mexico 2006
27
LFS
Moldova, Republic of 2006
39
LFS
Mongolia 2005
50
OE
Morocco 2005
12
LFS
Namibia 2004
36
LFS
Nepal 1999
8
LFS
Netherlands 2005
26
LFS
Netherlands Antilles 2000
30
LFS
New Zealand 2006
40
LFS
Niue 2001
32
PC
Norway 2006
33
LFS
Oman 2000
9
LFS
Pakistan 2006
3
LFS
Panama 2006
45
LFS
Paraguay 1994 a
23
LFS
Peru 2006
28
LFS
Philippines 2006
58
LFS
Poland 2006
35
LFS
Portugal 2006
33
LFS
Puerto Rico 2006
41
LFS
Qatar 2004
8
PC
Romania 2006
30
LFS
Russian Federation 2005
39
LFS
Saint Helena 1998
44
PC
Saint Lucia 2004
52
LFS
San Marino 1999
18
OE
Saudi Arabia 2006
9
LFS
Serbia 2006
25
LFS
Singapore 2006
31
LFS
Slovakia 2006
28
LFS
Slovenia 2006
33
LFS
Spain 2006
32
LFS
Sri Lanka 2006
22
LFS
Sweden 2006
32
LFS
Switzerland 2006
31
LFS
Syrian Arab Republic 1991 a
3
LFS
Tanzania (Tanganyika) 2001
49
LFS
Tanzania, United Republic of 2001
49
LFS
Thailand 2006
29
LFS
Tonga 2003
27
LFS
Trinidad and Tobago 2005
44
LFS
Turkey 2006
8
LFS
Uganda 2003
50
LFS
Ukraine 2006
38
LFS
United Arab Emirates 2000
8
OE
United Kingdom 2005
35
LFS
United States 2006
42
LFS
Uruguay 2006
40
LFS
Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of 2002 a
27
LFS
Viet Nam 2004
22
LFS
West Bank and Gaza Strip 2006
12
LFS
Yemen, Republic of 1999
4
LFS
Zambia 2000
19
PC

Sources:

Calculated by the United Nations Statistics Division based on data published by the International Labour Office in Table 2C Total employment, by occupation, available from ILO LABORSTA website, http://laborsta.ilo.org/ (accessed Sep 2007).

HS Household survey.
LFS Labour force survey.
PC Population census.
OE Official estimate.

Footnotes:

a
ISCO-1968 classification.

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Technical notes:

The indicator refers to the number of women legislators and managers as a percentage of all workers in this occupational group. It provides an indication of the presence of women in decision-making positions.

The indicator is derived from statistics on the distribution of the employed population (in some cases of the economically active population) by occupation, collected mainly through labour force surveys. Where labour force surveys are not available, other household surveys and population censuses can also provide the requisite information.

The category “legislators and managers” refers to major group 1 of the 1988 revision of the International Standard Classification of Occupations (ISCO-88) and includes the following sub-groups: (a) legislators and senior officials; (b) corporate managers; and (c) general managers.

For those countries reporting employment statistics according to the earlier International Standard Classification of Occupations 1968 edition (ISCO-68), the category “administrative and managerial workers” includes the following sub-groups: (a) legislative officials and government administrators and (b) managers.

(Source: United Nations Statistics Division)