IAU member statistics

Here we present a snapshot of the gender distribution of IAU membership for adhering countries with over 30 members for the years in which an IAU General Assembly was held. For the current gender statistics of all adhering member countries, see the IAU’s Geographical Distribution of Individual Members.

Country 2015 2012 2009 2006 2003
Argentina 138
(39.13%)
132
(36.36%)
110
(36.36%)
105
(36.2%)
101
(35.6%)
Australia 282
(15.79%)
256
(15.23%)
229
(13.10%)
211
(10.0%)
195
(8.2%)
Austria 63
(20.63%)
51
(19.61%)
35
(11.43%)
35
(11.4%)
32
(9.4%)
Belgium 138
(18.12%)
112
(15.18%)
105
(13.33%)
97
(12.4%)
101
(11.9%)
Brazil 183
(20.22%)
172
(22.67%)
149
(21.48%)
143
(20.3%)
125
(17.6%)
Bulgaria 59
(32.20%)
53
(26.42%)
47
(21.28%)
49
(28.6%)
46
(32.6%)
Canada 270
(13.70%)
240
(12.5%)
230
(10.43%)
195
(9.7%)
201
(6.5%)
Chile 114
(17.54%)
76
(17.11%)
67
(13.43%)
57
(8.8%)
46
(8.7%)
China (Nanjing) 616
(12.99%)
410
(15.37%)
305
(12.46%)
291
(12.0%)
368
(9.2%)
China (Taipei) 65
(15.38%)
54
(7.41%)
38
(5.26%)
30
(10.0%)
N/A
Czech Republic 108
(11.11%)
90
(13.33%)
78
(11.45%)
75
(8.0%)
75
(8.0%)
Denmark 79
(11.39%)
69
(14.49%)
61
(9.84%)
57
(12.3%)
52
(7.7%)
Egypt 42
(14.29%)
54
(11.11%)
56
(10.71%)
57
(10.5%)
N/A
Finland 72
(15.28%)
63
(15.87%)
62
(14.52%)
53
(13.2%)
50
(14.0%)
France 762
(25.92%)
688
(24.27%)
642
(24.14%)
625
(25.9%)
643
(26.3%)
Germany 632
(10.76%)
514
(9.14%)
495
(8.28%)
484
(6.8%)
455
(5.7%)
Greece 110
(15.45%)
106
(16.04%)
102
(13.73%)
104
(12.5%)
N/A
Hungary 57
(22.81%)
45
(20%)
47
(21.28%)
44
(20.5%)
45
(17.8%)
India 260
(7.69%)
220
(7.73%)
214
(7.01%)
221
(5.9%)
237
(5.1%)
Ireland 46
(21.74%)
43
(20.93%)
41
(14.63%)
35
(14.3%)
34
(17.6%)
Israel 90
(11.11%)
70
(7.14%)
65
(4.62%)
63
(4.8%)
48
(2.1%)
Italy 605
(25.45%)
554
(24.74%)
511
(22.5%)
445
(20.9%)
437
(19.9%)
Japan 664
(6.93%)
586
(5.80%)
546
(5.13%)
502
(4.0%)
471
(3.2%)
Korea 136
(11.76%)
110
(10.00%)
98
(10.20%)
67
(6.0%)
66
(6.1%)
Mexico 125
(16.80%)
109
(16.51%)
97
(17.53%)
90
(16.7%)
90
(17.8%)
Netherlands 219
(11.42%)
205
(11.71%)
187
(9.09%)
177
(9.0%)
172
(9.9%)
New Zealand 37
(13.51%)
N/A N/A N/A N/A
Norway 38
(15.79%)
31
(12.9%)
N/A N/A N/A
Poland 155
(15.48%)
144
(14.58%)
140
(11.43%)
126
(10.3%)
121
(10.7%)
Portugal 43
(20.93%)
N/A 39
(20.51%)
35
(22.9%)
N/A
Romania 31
(32.26%)
32
(34.38%)
33
(36.36%)
37
(37.8%)
38
(39.5%)
Russian Fed 400
(18.75%)
353
(16.43%)
346
(16.7%)6
365
(18.1%)
349
(18.3%)
Serbia 39
(23.08%)
N/A N/A N/A N/A
Slovakia 42
(9.52%)
37
(5.41%)
N/A 32
(12.5%)
N/A
South Africa 94
(20.21%)
66
(13.64%)
61
(11.48%)
56
(10.7%)
55
(7.3%)
Spain 348
(20.69%)
308
(18.51%)
257
(18.29%)
243
(18.5%)
218
(17%)
Sweden 123
(13.01%)
110
(13.64%)
106
(13.21%)
106
(13.2%)
100
(12%)
Switzerland 131
(12.21%)
78
(11.54%)
72
(6.94%)
90
(6.7%)
80
(2.5%)
Turkey 61
(22.95%)
40
(17.5%)
31
(9.68%)
50
(12.0%)
52
(1.5%)
Ukraine 181
(29.28%)
186
(26.88%)
169
(24.26%)
160
(19.4%)
151
(17.9%)
United Kingdom 653
(13.02%)
483
(12.63%)
653
(11.33%)
573
(10.0%)
561
(10.0%)
USA 2568
(13.55%)
2533
(12.48%)
2455
(11.16%)
2419
(10.5%)
2300
(9.7%)
TOTAL 11291
(15.91%)
9903
(15.04%)
9417
(13.57%)
7832
(12.9%)
8594
(12.1%)