Parliamentary Demographics 2017

I’ve done an initial analysis of the  of the 52st New Zealand . This is based on provisional results.

Gender

  • 74 (-8) Males, 62% (-6%)
  • 46 (+7) Females, 38% (+6%)

A big increase in the number of female MPs, mainly due to Labour.

Ethnicity

  • 81 (-2) European, 68% (-1%)
  • 26 (nc) Maori, 22% (+1%)
  • 7 (nc) Pacific, 6% (nc)
  • 6 (+1) Asian, 5% (+1%)

Compared to their share of the adult population, Maori MPs are over represented by 9%, Pacific MPs are dead on, and Asian MPs under represented by 6%.

Age

  • 2 (nc) 20s, 2% (nc)
  • 23 (+3) 30s, 20% (+3%)
  • 38 (-7)  40s, 32% (-5%)
  • 43 (nc) 50s, 36% (nc)
  • 11 (+1) 60s, 9% (+1%)
  • 2 (+2) 70s, 12 (+2%)

Area

  • 39 (+3) Auckland, 33% (+3%)
  • 16 (-1) Wellington, 13% (-1%)
  • 10 (-4) Christchurch, 8% (-4%)
  • 24 (-1) Provincial Cities, 20% (-1%)
  • 31 (+2) Rural, 26% (+2%)

Islands

  • 93 (+2) North Island, 78% (+3%)
  • 27 (-2) South Island, 22% (-3%)

Sexuality

  • 113 (-1%) “Straight”, 94% (nc)
  • 3 Gay (-1%), 3% (nc)
  • 4 Lesbian (nc), 3% (nc)

Year Entered

  • Before 2000 10, 8%
  • 2000 – 2007 9, 8%
  • 2008 – 2014 67, 56%
  • 2015+ 34, 28%

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