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Seats held by women in the Parliament
Catalonia Spain European Union-27
2020 44.4 .. ..
2019 44.4 41.9 32.1
2018 44.4 39.5 30.9
2017 44.4 38.8 30.0
2016 38.5 38.3 28.4
2015 38.5 39.9 28.2
2014 40.0 37.7 27.8
2013 40.0 37.2 27.3
2012 40.0 37.2 25.9
2011 43.0 28.7 23.9
2010 43.0 34.6 24.0
2009 35.5 33.8 24.0
2008 35.5 33.3 23.8
2007 35.5 31.7 23.0
2006 35.5 30.7 22.2
2005 31.8 31.0 21.9
2004 31.8 31.6 21.4
Units: Percentage.
Source Catalonia: Idescat and ICD (Gender Equality Index). Source Spain and European Union: Eurostat.
(..) Confidential data, low reliability or not available.
Seats held by women in the Government
Catalonia Spain European Union-27
2020 42.9 .. ..
2019 42.9 50.0 31.2
2018 42.9 51.2 31.1
2017 42.9 31.6 28.5
2016 35.3 25.7 27.6
2015 35.3 26.3 27.7
2014 20.0 34.2 27.7
2013 20.0 26.3 25.9
2012 20.0 26.3 25.2
2011 16.7 32.6 23.6
2010 16.7 35.7 25.0
2009 26.7 38.6 25.3
2008 26.7 43.9 23.6
2007 26.7 35.1 23.1
2006 26.7 50.0 22.2
2005 21.4 50.0 18.9
2004 21.4 43.8 19.7
Units: Percentage.
Source Catalonia: Idescat and ICD (Gender Equality Index). Source Spain and European Union: Eurostat.
(..) Confidential data, low reliability or not available.

Last update: February 26, 2021.

Methodological note

The indicator measures the proportion of women in national parliaments and national governments. The national parliament is the national legislative assembly and the indicator refers to both chambers (lower house and an upper house, where relevant). The count of members of a parliament includes the president/speaker/leader of the parliament.

The national government is the executive body with authority to govern a country or a state. Members of government include both senior ministers (having a seat in the cabinet or council of ministers, including the prime minister) and junior ministers (not having a seat in the cabinet). In some countries state-secretaries (or the national equivalent) are considered as junior ministers within the government (with no seat in the cabinet) but in other countries they are not considered as members of the government.