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Statistical news from Statistics Sweden

2016-03-23 9:30 AM Nr 2016:62

Survey of elected representatives in municipalities and county councils 2015:

Elected representatives are older and fewer in number

Elected representatives in municipalities and county councils are getting older, at the same time as the number of elected representatives has decreased.

The proportions of women, young persons and foreign born persons are underrepresented among politicians, compared to the population. This pattern is even clearer for heavier representative positions.


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Statistics Sweden, Unit for democracy statistics
Box 24 300
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Anna Malmborg
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