Most nominees are men above 40
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Municipal and county council election, candidates2011

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Most nominees are men above 40

For this year’s municipal election, 42 per cent of the nominees are women. This proportion of female nominees is the same as for the last local election in 2007. Men above 40 still dominate the electoral lists. Twenty-six per cent are in the age group 18 to 39.

Municipal and county council election 2011. Members of the local councils elected 2007 and candidates at municipal and council election 2011

In total, 59 505 nominees are candidates in this municipal election. The majority of these are men; 58 per cent. The youngest age groups; 18-29 and 30-39 have the largest proportion of women. Here, approximately as many women as men are on the electoral lists. The majority of the candidates are men above 40 years of age. In total, this group consists of 44 per cent of the candidates, and approximately 17 per cent in this group are above 60. The Socialist Left Party is the only party where women have the majority of the list nominees, with 53 per cent of the candidates. The Labour Party (48 per cent), the Christian Democratic Party and the Party Red (45 per cent) follow. While the Progress Party and the Conservative Party have the lowest, at 29 and 36 per cent respectively.

In the county council election there are a majority of men on all electoral lists in all of the counties. We find the largest proportion of women on the lists in Sogn og Fjordane and Finnmark at 471 per cent. Buskerud1 has the lowest with 39 per cent.

Of the parties in Parliament, the Christian Democratic Party has the highest share of list nominees aged 60 and above, while the number of young nominees (18-29) is approximately the same for all the parties (about 10 per cent).

2100 list nominees have an immigrant background

In total, 2 100 of the list nominees have an immigrant background. This portion has increased from the election in 2007 where 2.8 per cent of the nominees had an immigrant background, to this year’s election where the proportion is 3.5 per cent. The three largest groups come from Sweden, Denmark and Germany. Twenty-two per cent of the nominees with an immigrant background come from these countries. Among candidates with a background from countries in Asia, Africa or Latin America, the largest groups come from Iran (115), Iraq (70), Pakistan (64) and Somalia (59).

The gender distribution among nominees with an immigrant background is more even than for all candidates as a whole - 51 per cent men and 49 per cent women. However, there are major differences in this distribution depending on which country background the nominee has.

Fewer candidates than in 2007

In this year’s election, 3 300 fewer list nominees are candidates in the municipal election compared to the election four years ago. The Labour Party has the highest number of nominees (10 100), while the Conservative Party (9 000) exceeds the Centre Party (8 400) as the party with the second highest number of nominees.

Highest number of nominees in Nordland

Nordland county has most nominees, with 9 per cent of all list nominees. This is naturally due to the large number of municipalities in Nordland. Apart from Oslo, Aust-Agder has the lowest number of nominees.

Large portion high level education nominees

About 40 per cent of the list nominees have higher education. In the population as a whole (16 years of age and older), 28 per cent have higher education. More than 50 per cent of the nominees from the Christian Democratic Party, the Liberal Party and the Socialist Left Party have higher education. The Socialist Left Party has the highest portion with 66 per cent, while the Progress Party has the lowest with 14 per cent.

Centre Party list has highest proportion of employed nominees

Eighty-four per cent of the list nominees are employed. The Centre Party has the highest proportion with 89 per cent, while the Progress Party has the lowest with 79 per cent.

1  Corrected 01 July 2011 kl. 15:30