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Organisations covered :

  • Lowest level of administrative subdivision where representatives are elected - generally municipalities. In most countries all municipalities or their equivalents are covered. The exception is in countries where there are two systems depending on the size of the municipality (Turkey, Cyprus, Portugal), in which case only the larger system is covered. See mapping tablepdf(80 kB) for a list of organisations covered in each country

Positions covered :

  • Mayor or other leader of the municipal council and members of the municipal council or its equivalent. Note that the names of the positions covered vary between countries. See mapping tablepdf(80 kB) for a list of positions covered in each country.

Main sources of data :

  • National ministries (e.g. ministry of interior or similar)
  • National statistical offices
  • Direct contacts.

Periodicity of data collection :

Biennial (every two years)

The latest data and all existing historical data :

Data in Excel format excel8book(40 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 

Local level politics

Mayor or leader Members
Women
(N)
Men
(N)
Women
(%)
Men
(%)
Women
(N)
Men
(N)
Women
(%)
Men
(%)
EU-28 9,479 59,653 14 86 286,620 622,959 32 68
Belgium 75 514 13 87 4,656 8,416 36 64
Bulgaria 29 235 11 89 1,326 3,855 26 74
Czech Republic 2 22 8 92 16,386 45,792 26 74
Denmark 17 81 17 83 785 1,683 32 68
Germany 36 399 8 92 6,326 17,952 26 74
Estonia 24 203 11 89 893 2,183 29 71
Ireland 26 88 23 77 325 1,302 20 80
Greece 8 317 2 98 1,506 7,630 16 84
Spain 1,354 6,724 17 83 20,668 38,468 35 65
France 5,277 31,369 14 86 181,796 337,621 35 65
Croatia 39 516 7 93 1,335 6,122 18 82
Italy 871 6,708 11 89 20,248 77,135 21 79
Cyprus 0 39 0 100 84 388 18 82
Latvia 29 90 24 76 502 1,116 31 69
Lithuania 6 54 10 90 342 1,184 22 78
Luxembourg 11 95 10 90 249 872 22 78
Hungary 34 285 11 89 611 2,428 20 80
Malta 6 62 9 91 96 357 21 79
The Netherlands 76 286 21 79 2,445 6,730 27 73
Austria 123 2,231 5 95 : : : :
Poland 222 2,257 9 91 9,582 29,967 24 76
Portugal 23 285 7 93 484 1,221 28 72
Romania 136 3,050 4 96 : : : :
Slovenia 10 198 5 95 730 2,593 22 78
Slovakia 652 2,257 22 78 : : : :
Finland 53 267 17 83 3,503 6,171 36 64
Sweden 89 200 31 69 5,582 7,387 43 57
United Kingdom 251 821 23 77 6,160 14,386 30 70
Macedonia, the former Yugoslav Republic of 4 77 5 95 : : : :
Turkey 26 2,921 1 99 1,474 31,001 5 95
Republic of Serbia 6 160 4 96 1,892 4,720 29 71
Iceland 26 50 34 66 204 308 40 60
Liechtenstein 0 11 0 100 29 77 27 73
Norway 96 333 22 78 4,115 6,670 38 62
All countries 9,637 63,205 13 87 294,334 665,735 31 69
- = not applicable , : = not available
Data collected between 15/03/2013-03/07/2013