How many Australian prime ministers have you lived through?

Angus Kidman 18 July 2016

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Find out with our handy prime ministerial count-off.

Being prime minister in Australia has looked like a revolving door in recent years. The occupant of the top job has changed six times in the last decade (John Howard, Kevin Rudd, Julia Gillard, Rudd again, Tony Abbott and Malcolm Turnbull). But it wasn't always like that.

Borrowing an idea from the excellent UK Diamond Geezer blog, the chart below shows how many prime ministers you have lived through, based on your age.

Prime ministers who served more than one term (like Kevin Rudd, Robert Menzies or Alfred Deakin) get counted separately for each time in the role.

AgeBirthday between# of PMsWho they were
Under 115/9/2015-now1Turnbull
1-218/09/2013-14/09/20152Turnbull, Abbott
2-327/06/2013-17/09/20133Turnbull, Abbott, Rudd
3-624/06/2010-26/06/20134Turnbull, Abbott, Rudd, Gillard
6-803/12/2007-23/06/20105Turnbull, Abbott, Rudd, Gillard, Rudd
8-2011/03/1996-02/12/20076Turnbull, Abbott, Rudd, Gillard, Rudd, Howard
20-2420/12/1991-10/03/19967Turnbull, Abbott, Rudd, Gillard, Rudd, Howard, Keating
24-3311/03/1983-19/12/19918Turnbull, Abbott, Rudd, Gillard, Rudd, Howard, Keating, Hawke
33-4011/11/1975-10/03/19839Turnbull, Abbott, Rudd, Gillard, Rudd, Howard, Keating, Hawke, Fraser
40-4305/12/1972-10/11/197510Turnbull, Abbott, Rudd, Gillard, Rudd, Howard, Keating, Hawke, Fraser, Whitlam
43-4510/03/1971-04/12/197211Turnbull, Abbott, Rudd, Gillard, Rudd, Howard, Keating, Hawke, Fraser, Whitlam, McMahon
45-4810/01/1968-09/03/197112Turnbull, Abbott, Rudd, Gillard, Rudd, Howard, Keating, Hawke, Fraser, Whitlam, McMahon, Gorton
48-4819/12/1967-09/01/196813Turnbull, Abbott, Rudd, Gillard, Rudd, Howard, Keating, Hawke, Fraser, Whitlam, McMahon, Gorton, McEwen
48-5026/01/1966-18/12/196714Turnbull, Abbott, Rudd, Gillard, Rudd, Howard, Keating, Hawke, Fraser, Whitlam, McMahon, Gorton, McEwen, Holt
50-6619/12/1949-25/01/196615Turnbull, Abbott, Rudd, Gillard, Rudd, Howard, Keating, Hawke, Fraser, Whitlam, McMahon, Gorton, McEwen, Holt, Menzies
66-7113/07/1945-18/12/194916Turnbull, Abbott, Rudd, Gillard, Rudd, Howard, Keating, Hawke, Fraser, Whitlam, McMahon, Gorton, McEwen, Holt, Menzies, Chifley
71-7106/07/1945-12/07/194517Turnbull, Abbott, Rudd, Gillard, Rudd, Howard, Keating, Hawke, Fraser, Whitlam, McMahon, Gorton, McEwen, Holt, Menzies, Chifley, Forde
71-7407/10/1941-04/07/194518Turnbull, Abbott, Rudd, Gillard, Rudd, Howard, Keating, Hawke, Fraser, Whitlam, McMahon, Gorton, McEwen, Holt, Menzies, Chifley, Forde, Curtin
74-7428/08/1941-06/10/194119Turnbull, Abbott, Rudd, Gillard, Rudd, Howard, Keating, Hawke, Fraser, Whitlam, McMahon, Gorton, McEwen, Holt, Menzies, Chifley, Forde, Curtin, Fadden
74-7726/04/1939-27/08/194120Turnbull, Abbott, Rudd, Gillard, Rudd, Howard, Keating, Hawke, Fraser, Whitlam, McMahon, Gorton, McEwen, Holt, Menzies, Chifley, Forde, Curtin, Fadden, Menzies
77-7707/04/1939-25/04/193921Turnbull, Abbott, Rudd, Gillard, Rudd, Howard, Keating, Hawke, Fraser, Whitlam, McMahon, Gorton, McEwen, Holt, Menzies, Chifley, Forde, Curtin, Fadden, Menzies, Page
77-8406/01/1932-06/04/193922Turnbull, Abbott, Rudd, Gillard, Rudd, Howard, Keating, Hawke, Fraser, Whitlam, McMahon, Gorton, McEwen, Holt, Menzies, Chifley, Forde, Curtin, Fadden, Menzies, Page, Lyons
84-8622/10/1929-05/01/193223Turnbull, Abbott, Rudd, Gillard, Rudd, Howard, Keating, Hawke, Fraser, Whitlam, McMahon, Gorton, McEwen, Holt, Menzies, Chifley, Forde, Curtin, Fadden, Menzies, Page, Lyons, Scullin
86-9309/02/1923-21/10/192924Turnbull, Abbott, Rudd, Gillard, Rudd, Howard, Keating, Hawke, Fraser, Whitlam, McMahon, Gorton, McEwen, Holt, Menzies, Chifley, Forde, Curtin, Fadden, Menzies, Page, Lyons, Scullin, Bruce
93-10027/10/1915-08/02/192325Turnbull, Abbott, Rudd, Gillard, Rudd, Howard, Keating, Hawke, Fraser, Whitlam, McMahon, Gorton, McEwen, Holt, Menzies, Chifley, Forde, Curtin, Fadden, Menzies, Page, Lyons, Scullin, Bruce, Hughes
100-10117/09/1914-26/10/191526Turnbull, Abbott, Rudd, Gillard, Rudd, Howard, Keating, Hawke, Fraser, Whitlam, McMahon, Gorton, McEwen, Holt, Menzies, Chifley, Forde, Curtin, Fadden, Menzies, Page, Lyons, Scullin, Bruce, Hughes, Fisher
101-10324/06/1913-16/09/191427Turnbull, Abbott, Rudd, Gillard, Rudd, Howard, Keating, Hawke, Fraser, Whitlam, McMahon, Gorton, McEwen, Holt, Menzies, Chifley, Forde, Curtin, Fadden, Menzies, Page, Lyons, Scullin, Bruce, Hughes, Fisher, Cook
103-10629/04/1910-23/06/191328Turnbull, Abbott, Rudd, Gillard, Rudd, Howard, Keating, Hawke, Fraser, Whitlam, McMahon, Gorton, McEwen, Holt, Menzies, Chifley, Forde, Curtin, Fadden, Menzies, Page, Lyons, Scullin, Bruce, Hughes, Fisher, Cook, Fisher
106-10702/06/1909-28/04/191029Turnbull, Abbott, Rudd, Gillard, Rudd, Howard, Keating, Hawke, Fraser, Whitlam, McMahon, Gorton, McEwen, Holt, Menzies, Chifley, Forde, Curtin, Fadden, Menzies, Page, Lyons, Scullin, Bruce, Hughes, Fisher, Cook, Fisher, Deakin
107-10713/11/1908-01/06/190930Turnbull, Abbott, Rudd, Gillard, Rudd, Howard, Keating, Hawke, Fraser, Whitlam, McMahon, Gorton, McEwen, Holt, Menzies, Chifley, Forde, Curtin, Fadden, Menzies, Page, Lyons, Scullin, Bruce, Hughes, Fisher, Cook, Fisher, Deakin, Fisher
107-11105/07/1905-12/11/190831Turnbull, Abbott, Rudd, Gillard, Rudd, Howard, Keating, Hawke, Fraser, Whitlam, McMahon, Gorton, McEwen, Holt, Menzies, Chifley, Forde, Curtin, Fadden, Menzies, Page, Lyons, Scullin, Bruce, Hughes, Fisher, Cook, Fisher, Deakin, Fisher, Deakin
111-11118/08/1904-04/07/190532Turnbull, Abbott, Rudd, Gillard, Rudd, Howard, Keating, Hawke, Fraser, Whitlam, McMahon, Gorton, McEwen, Holt, Menzies, Chifley, Forde, Curtin, Fadden, Menzies, Page, Lyons, Scullin, Bruce, Hughes, Fisher, Cook, Fisher, Deakin, Fisher, Deakin, Reid
111-11227/04/1904-17/08/190433Turnbull, Abbott, Rudd, Gillard, Rudd, Howard, Keating, Hawke, Fraser, Whitlam, McMahon, Gorton, McEwen, Holt, Menzies, Chifley, Forde, Curtin, Fadden, Menzies, Page, Lyons, Scullin, Bruce, Hughes, Fisher, Cook, Fisher, Deakin, Fisher, Deakin, Reid, Watson
112-11224/09/1903-26/04/190434Turnbull, Abbott, Rudd, Gillard, Rudd, Howard, Keating, Hawke, Fraser, Whitlam, McMahon, Gorton, McEwen, Holt, Menzies, Chifley, Forde, Curtin, Fadden, Menzies, Page, Lyons, Scullin, Bruce, Hughes, Fisher, Cook, Fisher, Deakin, Fisher, Deakin, Reid, Watson, Deakin
112-11601/01/1901-23/09/190335Turnbull, Abbott, Rudd, Gillard, Rudd, Howard, Keating, Hawke, Fraser, Whitlam, McMahon, Gorton, McEwen, Holt, Menzies, Chifley, Forde, Curtin, Fadden, Menzies, Page, Lyons, Scullin, Bruce, Hughes, Fisher, Cook, Fisher, Deakin, Fisher, Deakin, Reid, Watson, Deakin, Barton

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