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Source: UNECE Statistical Database, compiled from national official sources by UNECE Statistical Division and UN Women.

Definition: Indicator 5.5.1(b) measures the proportion of positions held by women in local government.It is expressed as a percentage of elected positions held by women in legislative/ deliberative bodies of localgovernment. Read more about this on the UNECE Statistical Glossary.

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Country: Albania

2019: Administrative data based on most recent election results at municipal level (2019).
2017: Administrative data based on most recent election results at municipal level (2015) and post-election replacements.

Country: Andorra

- Reference period (2019): Administrative data based on most recent local election results (2019).
- Reference period (2015-2018): Administrative data based on 2015 local election results.

Country: Armenia

2018: Administrative data. Data coverage include regional and community level, including Yerevan city.

Country: Austria

2019: Data as of April 2019 obtained by NSS from Local Government Association.

Country: Azerbaijan

2018: Administrative data based on most recent election results (2014).

Country: Belarus

2018: Administrative data based on most recent election results (2018).

Country: Belgium

2018: Administrative data based on most recent election results (2018) from the Istitute for the Equality of Women and Men.

Country: Bosnia and Herzegovina

2018: Administrative data based on most recent election results (2016).

Country: Bulgaria

2019: Administrative data based on most recent election results (2019).
2018: Administrative data based on most recent election results (2015).

Country: Canada

2018: Data based on most recent election results (2015) at municipal level obtained by NSO from Local Government Associations.

Country: Croatia

2018: Administrative data based on most recent election results (2017).

Country: Czechia

2018: Administrative data based on most recent election results at the level of regions (2016), municipalities (2018) and city districts (2018).

Country: Denmark

2018: Administrative data based on most recent election results (2017)

Country: Estonia

Administrative data

Country: Finland

2018: Administrative data based on most recent election results (2017).

Country: France

- Reference period (2020): Administrative data based on annual census. (RNEĀ : repertoire national des elus).
- Reference period (2018): Administrative data based on most recent election results at the level of communes (2014), departments (2015) and regions (2015). Data cover Metropolitan France and the territories of Guadeloupe, Martinique, Guyane, La Reunion and Mayotte.

Country: Georgia

2018: Administrative data based on most recent election results (2017).

Country: Germany

- Reference period (2020): Administrative data based on most recent election results. Data do not cover the federal states Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein, as the gender of the elected officials was not (fully) recorded there.
- Reference period (2019): Administrative data based on most recent election results. Data do not cover the Land Schleswig-Holstein.
- Reference period (2018): Administrative data based on most recent election results (around year 2017).

Country: Hungary

2019: Administrative data based on most recent election results (2019) provided by the Electoral Management Body of the country.
2018: Administrative data based on most recent election results (2014), provided by the Electoral Management Body of the country.

Country: Iceland

2018: Administrative data based on most recent election results (2018).

Country: Ireland

2019: Administrative data based on most recent election results (2019).
2018: Administrative data based on most recent election results (2014).

Country: Israel

2018: Administrative data based on most recent election results (2018).

Country: Italy

From on 2018 onwards: Administrative data on municipalities provided by the Ministry of Interior.

Country: Kazakhstan

2018: Administrative data.

Country: Latvia

2018: Administrative data based on most recent election results (2017)

Country: Liechtenstein

2019: Administrative data based on most recent election results (2019).

Country: Lithuania

2019: Administrative data based on most recent election results (2019).
2018: Administrative data based on most recent election results (2015).

Country: Luxembourg

2018: Administrative data based on most recent local election (2017).

Country: Malta

2017: Administrative data

Country: Montenegro

2017: Data on municipal councillors provided by NSO based on information from local government association. Municipality Tuzi not covered.

Country: Netherlands

2018 onwards: Administrative data

Country: Norway

2019: Administrative data based on most recent election results (2019).
2018: Administrative data based on most recent election results (2015).

Country: Poland

Data based on censuses/surveys.

Country: Republic of Moldova

2019: Administrative data based on most recent election results (2019). Data exclude the territory of Transnistria and municipality of Bender.
2018: Administrative data based on most recent election results (2015). Data exclude the territory of Transnistria and municipality of Bender.

Country: Romania

2018: Administrative data based on most recent election results (2016).

Country: San Marino

Indicator not applicable / No elected deliberative bodies of local government.

Country: Serbia

2018: Administrative data based on most recent election results (up to 2016)

Country: Slovakia

2018: Administrative data based on most recent election results (2018).

Country: Slovenia

2018: Administrative data collected by Ministry of Public Administration, reflecting 2018 local elections results.

Country: Spain

2018: Administrative data based on most recent election results at the level of municipalities (2015) and provinces (2017).

Country: Sweden

2018: Administrative data based on most recent election results (2018).

Country: Switzerland

- Reference period (2000 onwards): Data provided by NSO based on information from the Union of Swiss cities.
- Municipal level: Reference date from 2009 onwards: 1 August.
- For years 2000 and 2004, reference date is: 1 June.
- Before 2015, only municipalities with more than 10,000 inhabitants were included in the statistics. Since 2015, all statistical cities are integrated (according to the territorial typology of the Swiss Federal Statistical Office).

Country: Turkey

2019: Administrative data based on most recent election results (2019) at the level of metropolitan municipalities, municipalities and provinces.
2018: Administrative data based on most recent election results (2014) at the level of metropolitan municipalities, municipalities and provinces.

Country: Turkmenistan

2018 onwards: Administrative data based on most recent election results (2018) at the level of deliberative bodies of local self-government (Gengeshes).

Country: United Kingdom

2019: Based on public sector database maintained by Oscar Research Ltd, as at 6th of January, 2020.