The 52nd New Zealand Parliament Demographics

The 120 MPs of the 52nd New Zealand are listed above. The demographic analysis follows:

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

  • 79 (-4) European, 66% (-3%)
  • 27 (+1) Maori, 23% (+2%)
  • 7 (nc) Pacific, 6% (nc)
  • 7 (+2) Asian, 6% (+2%)

Compared to their share of the adult population, Maori MPs are over represented by 10%, Pacific MPs are dead on, and Asian MPs under represented by 5%.

Age

  • 2 (nc) 20s, 2% (nc)
  • 24 (+1) 30s, 20% (+3%)
  • 39 (-6)  40s, 33% (-4%)
  • 42 (-1) 50s, 35% (-1%)
  • 11 (+1) 60s, 9% (+1%)
  • 2 (+2) 70s, 12 (+2%)

Area

  • 40 (+4) Auckland, 33% (+3%)
  • 15 (-2) Wellington, 13% (-1%)
  • 10 (-4) Christchurch, 8% (-4%)
  • 25 (nc) Provincial Cities, 21% (nc)
  • 30 (-1) Rural, 25% (+1%)

Islands

  • 94 (+3) North Island, 78% (+3%)
  • 26 (-3) 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%

So only 16% of MPs entered Parliament before National took office in 2008.

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