South Australia's Strategic Plan is comprised of 100 targets. These targets are specific and measurable and enable us to measure our progress towards achieving the Plan's visions and goals.

Each target is reported on through this section of the website. Data has been updated as at December 2017.


29. Elections:

Increase the percentage of women nominating to stand in local, state and federal government elections in South Australia to 50% by 2014

Key Measure




Explanatory Comments


During the 2010 local government elections, 28.41% of nominees who nominated to stand as a candidate were women.  The percentage of women who nominated to stand during the 2014 local government elections increased only marginally to 28.56%.


Electoral Commission SA has estimated that 33% of candidates for the House of Assembly and Legislative Council during the 2014 state election were women. This represents an increase from the baseline of 2010 in which 30.3% of candidates were women.


During the 2016 Federal election, 30.1% of South Australian candidates for the House of Representatives and Senate were women. This represents an increase from the 2013 election in which 27.3% of candidates were women.

Lead Agency

Office for Women

Supplementary data

Women in Parliament