Friday, July 2, 2010

Number of GC delegates by age & gender

According to the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, only 2 percent of the delegates representing the Adventist Church at the General Conference Session are under 30 years old. Only about 16 percent of the delegates are women.

According to the GC Session website:

"The Constitution states that at least 50 percent of delegates shall be laypersons, pastors, teachers, and nonadministrative employees, of both genders and representing a range of age groups and nationalities."

Number of delegates by age:
Under 30 years old: 43
30-39 years old: 226
40-49 years old: 580
50-59 years old: 800
60-69 years old: 321
Over 70 years old: 38

Number of delegates by gender:
Male: 1701
Female: 322

These statistics are based on the number of delegates who have registered their age and have registered their gender.

Sources: General Conference, Center for Youth Evangelism

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