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Seminar: Statistics and democracy

Statistics and democracy

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Seminar: Statistics and democracy

  1. 1. Statistics and democracy Richard Öhrvall Statistics Sweden
  2. 2. Source: SCB, election statistics, 1872
  3. 3. Source: SCB, General elections 1994, part 1
  4. 4. Statistics Sweden’s Election statistics map
  5. 5. Voter turnout in elections to the Riksdag 1911-2010 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 1910 1920 1930 1940 1950 1960 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010 91,8% Women entitled to vote Percent Year +2,6
  6. 6. 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 1910 1920 1930 1940 1950 1960 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010 Men Women Voter turnout in elections to the Riksdag 1911-2010, by sex Percent Year
  7. 7. 50 55 60 65 70 75 80 85 90 95 100 1985 1990 1995 2000 2005 2010 Post secondary Primary and lower secondary Upper secondary Voter turnout in elections to the Riksdag, 18-74 years, by educational attainment, 1988-2010 Percent Year
  8. 8. 50 55 60 65 70 75 80 85 90 95 100 15 20 25 30 35 40 45 50 55 60 65 70 75 80 85 90 Women Men Voter turnout in elections to the Riksdag 2010, by sex and age Percent Age
  9. 9. 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 1970 1976 1982 1988 1994 2002 2010 County Councils The Riksdag Municipals Percentage of women, elected to the Riksdag, County Councils and Municipal Councils, 1970-2010 Percent Year
  10. 10. Percentage of women, by political position, within municipalities, 2007 and 2011 Percent 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 45 50 Substitute Member Vice chair Chair 2007 2011
  11. 11. Today: 5 trends
  12. 12. 1. Statistics is gaining popularity and new ways to gain knowledge
  13. 13. 2. New tools
  14. 14. 3. Better access to data
  15. 15. 4. Increasing nonresponse and new ways to collect data
  16. 16. 5. Easier to share information
  17. 17. Reports, analyses Tables, databases Microdata Data Users
  18. 18. The national statistical office can play a more active role in the public debate… …but are we ready and willing to play that role?
  19. 19. Statistics and democracy Richard Öhrvall Statistics Sweden

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