How many Australian prime ministers have you lived through?

Angus Kidman 18 July 2016 NEWS

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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.

Age Birthday between # of PMs Who they were
Under 1 15/9/2015-now 1 Turnbull
1-2 18/09/2013-14/09/2015 2 Turnbull, Abbott
2-3 27/06/2013-17/09/2013 3 Turnbull, Abbott, Rudd
3-6 24/06/2010-26/06/2013 4 Turnbull, Abbott, Rudd, Gillard
6-8 03/12/2007-23/06/2010 5 Turnbull, Abbott, Rudd, Gillard, Rudd
8-20 11/03/1996-02/12/2007 6 Turnbull, Abbott, Rudd, Gillard, Rudd, Howard
20-24 20/12/1991-10/03/1996 7 Turnbull, Abbott, Rudd, Gillard, Rudd, Howard, Keating
24-33 11/03/1983-19/12/1991 8 Turnbull, Abbott, Rudd, Gillard, Rudd, Howard, Keating, Hawke
33-40 11/11/1975-10/03/1983 9 Turnbull, Abbott, Rudd, Gillard, Rudd, Howard, Keating, Hawke, Fraser
40-43 05/12/1972-10/11/1975 10 Turnbull, Abbott, Rudd, Gillard, Rudd, Howard, Keating, Hawke, Fraser, Whitlam
43-45 10/03/1971-04/12/1972 11 Turnbull, Abbott, Rudd, Gillard, Rudd, Howard, Keating, Hawke, Fraser, Whitlam, McMahon
45-48 10/01/1968-09/03/1971 12 Turnbull, Abbott, Rudd, Gillard, Rudd, Howard, Keating, Hawke, Fraser, Whitlam, McMahon, Gorton
48-48 19/12/1967-09/01/1968 13 Turnbull, Abbott, Rudd, Gillard, Rudd, Howard, Keating, Hawke, Fraser, Whitlam, McMahon, Gorton, McEwen
48-50 26/01/1966-18/12/1967 14 Turnbull, Abbott, Rudd, Gillard, Rudd, Howard, Keating, Hawke, Fraser, Whitlam, McMahon, Gorton, McEwen, Holt
50-66 19/12/1949-25/01/1966 15 Turnbull, Abbott, Rudd, Gillard, Rudd, Howard, Keating, Hawke, Fraser, Whitlam, McMahon, Gorton, McEwen, Holt, Menzies
66-71 13/07/1945-18/12/1949 16 Turnbull, Abbott, Rudd, Gillard, Rudd, Howard, Keating, Hawke, Fraser, Whitlam, McMahon, Gorton, McEwen, Holt, Menzies, Chifley
71-71 06/07/1945-12/07/1945 17 Turnbull, Abbott, Rudd, Gillard, Rudd, Howard, Keating, Hawke, Fraser, Whitlam, McMahon, Gorton, McEwen, Holt, Menzies, Chifley, Forde
71-74 07/10/1941-04/07/1945 18 Turnbull, Abbott, Rudd, Gillard, Rudd, Howard, Keating, Hawke, Fraser, Whitlam, McMahon, Gorton, McEwen, Holt, Menzies, Chifley, Forde, Curtin
74-74 28/08/1941-06/10/1941 19 Turnbull, Abbott, Rudd, Gillard, Rudd, Howard, Keating, Hawke, Fraser, Whitlam, McMahon, Gorton, McEwen, Holt, Menzies, Chifley, Forde, Curtin, Fadden
74-77 26/04/1939-27/08/1941 20 Turnbull, Abbott, Rudd, Gillard, Rudd, Howard, Keating, Hawke, Fraser, Whitlam, McMahon, Gorton, McEwen, Holt, Menzies, Chifley, Forde, Curtin, Fadden, Menzies
77-77 07/04/1939-25/04/1939 21 Turnbull, Abbott, Rudd, Gillard, Rudd, Howard, Keating, Hawke, Fraser, Whitlam, McMahon, Gorton, McEwen, Holt, Menzies, Chifley, Forde, Curtin, Fadden, Menzies, Page
77-84 06/01/1932-06/04/1939 22 Turnbull, Abbott, Rudd, Gillard, Rudd, Howard, Keating, Hawke, Fraser, Whitlam, McMahon, Gorton, McEwen, Holt, Menzies, Chifley, Forde, Curtin, Fadden, Menzies, Page, Lyons
84-86 22/10/1929-05/01/1932 23 Turnbull, Abbott, Rudd, Gillard, Rudd, Howard, Keating, Hawke, Fraser, Whitlam, McMahon, Gorton, McEwen, Holt, Menzies, Chifley, Forde, Curtin, Fadden, Menzies, Page, Lyons, Scullin
86-93 09/02/1923-21/10/1929 24 Turnbull, Abbott, Rudd, Gillard, Rudd, Howard, Keating, Hawke, Fraser, Whitlam, McMahon, Gorton, McEwen, Holt, Menzies, Chifley, Forde, Curtin, Fadden, Menzies, Page, Lyons, Scullin, Bruce
93-100 27/10/1915-08/02/1923 25 Turnbull, Abbott, Rudd, Gillard, Rudd, Howard, Keating, Hawke, Fraser, Whitlam, McMahon, Gorton, McEwen, Holt, Menzies, Chifley, Forde, Curtin, Fadden, Menzies, Page, Lyons, Scullin, Bruce, Hughes
100-101 17/09/1914-26/10/1915 26 Turnbull, 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
101-103 24/06/1913-16/09/1914 27 Turnbull, 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
103-106 29/04/1910-23/06/1913 28 Turnbull, 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
106-107 02/06/1909-28/04/1910 29 Turnbull, 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
107-107 13/11/1908-01/06/1909 30 Turnbull, 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
107-111 05/07/1905-12/11/1908 31 Turnbull, 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
111-111 18/08/1904-04/07/1905 32 Turnbull, 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
111-112 27/04/1904-17/08/1904 33 Turnbull, 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
112-112 24/09/1903-26/04/1904 34 Turnbull, 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
112-116 01/01/1901-23/09/1903 35 Turnbull, 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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