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Central banks

Organisations covered:

  • A central bank is the entity responsible for overseeing the monetary system for a country (or group of member states). Central banks oversee monetary policy, and work towards specific goals such as currency stability, low inflation and full employment. Central banks also generally issue currency, function as the bank of the government, regulate the credit system, oversee commercial banks, manage exchange reserves and act as a lender of last resort.

Positions covered:

  • Governor
  • Deputy/Vice-governors
  • Members: Members of all key decision-making bodies. See mapping tablepdf(47 kB) for a list of decision-making bodies within central banks covered in each country.

Main sources of data:

  • Official websites

Periodicity of data collection:

Annual

The latest data and all existing historical data:

Data in Excel format excel8book(142 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 

Central banks (Governors)

 Deputy/Vice-governors
 GovernorWomen
(N)
Men
(N)
Women
(%)
Men
(%)
EU-281W 27M12402377
      
BelgiumM010100
BulgariaM123367
Czech RepublicM020100
DenmarkM020100
GermanyM101000
EstoniaM020100
IrelandM115050
GreeceM020100
SpainM010100
FranceM115050
CroatiaM010100
ItalyM00::
CyprusW00::
LatviaM101000
LithuaniaM115050
LuxembourgM020100
HungaryM030100
MaltaM020100
NetherlandsM00::
AustriaM010100
PolandM115050
PortugalM020100
RomaniaM030100
SloveniaM225050
SlovakiaM010100
FinlandM010100
SwedenM234060
United KingdomM132575
      
MontenegroM010100
former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, theM216733
SerbiaW216733
TurkeyM020100
      
IcelandM010100
Liechtenstein-----
NorwayM010100
      
All countries2W 32M16472575
- = not applicable, : = not available
Data collected between 01/08/2016-05/08/2016

Central banks (Members of key decision-making bodies)

 Members
 Women
(N)
Men
(N)
Women
(%)
Men
(%)
EU-28612422080
     
Belgium2161189
Bulgaria435743
Czech Republic070100
Denmark8202971
Germany142080
Estonia291882
Ireland493169
Greece0120100
Spain373070
France564555
Croatia080100
Italy4142278
Cyprus161486
Latvia392575
Lithuania142080
Luxembourg181189
Hungary181189
Malta3131981
Netherlands040100
Austria040100
Poland3151783
Portugal151783
Romania181189
Slovenia234060
Slovakia050100
Finland2101783
Sweden5122971
United Kingdom4132476
     
Montenegro060100
former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, the262575
Serbia373070
Turkey0100100
     
Iceland344357
Liechtenstein----
Norway8153565
     
All countries772902179
- = not applicable, : = not available
Data collected between 01/08/2016-05/08/2016