Proportionate representation is defined such that the number of citizens in an area must be proportionate to the number of representatives for the same area. It is sometimes called Local Representation. It is one of many [[types of representation]] which can be considered in a [[Representative Government]].

The degree of [[Proportionate Representation]] for each region is defined by the difference between the percent of seats obtained and the percent of the population (not voters) in that region. In a similar manner to [[Proportional Representation]] there is no agreeagreed upon metric for combining these differences. However, since most systems have [[Balanced representation]] in that districts are defined by having equal population the exact calculation of [[Proportionate Representation]]. What is more common is the granularity of the [[Regional System]], or the number or seats per region. [[Single member]] systems have the maximum possible granularity of Proportionate Representation if the population is divided evenly by population.