Detailed results: Senate 1928–1953

1928

 

NSW

Vic

Qld

SA

WA

Tas

Aust

Enrolled

1 335 660

1 006 463

 465 423

 319 584

 203 146

 114 490

3 444 766

Votes

ALP

 604 272

 427 079

 147 351

 134 731

 75 735

 33 250

1 422 418

NAT

 330 837

 344 206

 238 293

 107 635

 64 225

 56 209

1 141 405

CP

 200 089

 86 729

. .

 17 154

 20 946

. .

 324 918

Others

. .

. .

 11 226

 5 866

. .

. .

 17 092

Formal

1 135 198

 858 014

 396 870

 265 386

 160 906

 89 459

2 905 833

Informal

 109 720

 95 463

 38 428

 35 793

 22 569

 16 694

 318 667

Total

1 244 918

 953 477

 435 298

 301 179

 183 475

 106 153

3 224 500

Per cent

ALP

53.2

49.8

37.1

50.8

47.1

37.2

49.0

NAT

29.1

40.1

60.0

40.6

39.9

62.8

39.3

CP

17.6

10.1

. .

6.5

13.0

. .

11.2

Others

. .

. .

2.8

2.2

. .

. .

0.6

Formal

91.2

90.0

91.2

88.1

87.7

84.3

90.1

Informal

8.8

10.0

8.8

11.9

12.3

15.7

9.9

Total

93.2

94.7

93.5

94.2

90.3

92.7

93.6

Senators elected

ALP

3

1

. .

3

. .

. .

7

NAT

. .

1

4

. .

2

3

10

CP

. .

1

. .

. .

1

. .

2

Total

3

3

4

3

3

3

19

 

1931

 

NSW

Vic

Qld

SA

WA

Tas

Aust

Enrolled

1 433 152

1 050 024

 495 855

 329 389

 220 669

 120 865

3 649 954

Votes

Federal Labor

 186 674

 315 122

 214 476

 94 448

 79 537

 26 961

 917 218

UAP-CP

 651 427

. .

 202 902

. .

 91 412

 73 349

1 019 090

UAP

. .

 541 099

. .

 177 422

. .

. .

 718 521

NSW (Lang) Labor

 379 870

. .

. .

. .

. .

. .

 379 870

Communist

 10 291

 6 542

 9 942

. .

 2 668

. .

 29 443

Others

 5 635

 52 346

. .

 4 226

 8 974

. .

 71 181

Formal

1 233 897

 915 109

 427 320

 276 096

 182 591

 100 310

3 135 323

Informal

 127 794

 90 201

 40 203

 39 674

 18 947

 16 161

 332 980

Total

1 361 691

1 005 310

 467 523

 315 770

 201 538

 116 471

3 468 303

Per cent

Federal Labor

15.1

34.4

50.2

34.2

43.6

26.9

29.3

UAP-CP

52.8

. .

47.5

. .

50.1

73.1

32.5

UAP

. .

59.1

. .

64.3

. .

. .

22.9

NSW (Lang) Labor

30.8

. .

. .

. .

. .

. .

12.1

Communist

0.8

0.8

2.3

. .

1.5

. .

0.9

Others

0.5

5.7

. .

1.5

4.9

. .

2.3

Formal

90.6

91.0

91.4

87.4

90.6

86.1

90.4

Informal

9.4

9.0

8.6

12.6

9.4

13.9

9.6

Total

95.0

95.7

94.3

95.9

91.3

96.4

95.0

Senators elected

Federal Labor

. .

. .

3

. .

. .

. .

3

UAP

2

3

. .

2

2

3

12

CP

1

. .

. .

1

1

. .

3

Total

3

3

3

3

3

3

18

 

1934

 

NSW

Vic

Qld

SA

WA

Tas

Aust

Enrolled

1 531 429

1 104 445

 547 421

 349 010

 241 103

 129 269

3 902 677

Votes

Federal Labor

 87 207

 388 576

 215 486

 128 085

 60 063

 43 734

 923 151

UAP-CP

. .

 367 586

 232 137

. .

. .

. .

 599 723

UAP

 412 251

. .

. .

. .

. .

 48 521

 460 772

CP

 270 787

. .

. .

. .

 29 539

 5 407

 305 733

LCL

. .

. .

. .

 150 311

. .

. .

 150 311

Australian Country

. .

 164 550

. .

. .

. .

. .

 164 550

Nationalist

. .

. .

. .

. .

 68 339

. .

 68 339

NSW (Lang) Labor

 432 876

. .

 2 169

. .

. .

. .

 435 045

Social Credit

 48 698

. .

 21 050

. .

 21 848

. .

 91 596

Communist

 21 881

 27 309

 15 955

. .

 2 703

786

 68 634

Others

. .

. .

 2 480

 4 872

 7 455

 5 170

 19 977

Formal

1 273 700

 948 021

 489 277

 283 268

 189 947

 103 618

3 287 831

Informal

 193 612

 102 267

 28 601

 48 243

 27 841

 20 183

 420 747

Total

1 467 312

1 050 288

 517 878

 331 511

 217 788

 123 801

3 708 578

Per cent

Federal Labor

6.9

41.0

44.0

45.2

31.6

42.2

28.1

UAP-CP

. .

38.8

47.4

. .

. .

. .

18.2

UAP

32.4

. .

. .

. .

. .

46.8

14.0

CP

21.3

. .

. .

. .

15.6

5.2

9.3

LCL

. .

. .

. .

53.1

. .

. .

4.6

Australian Country

. .

17.4

. .

. .

. .

. .

5.0

Nationalist

. .

. .

. .

. .

36.0

. .

2.1

NSW (Lang) Labor

34.0

. .

0.4

. .

. .

. .

13.2

Social Credit

3.8

. .

4.3

. .

11.5

. .

2.8

Communist

1.7

2.9

3.3

. .

1.4

0.8

2.1

Others

. .

. .

0.5

1.7

3.9

5.0

0.6

Formal

86.8

90.3

94.5

85.4

87.2

83.7

88.7

Informal

13.2

9.7

5.5

14.6

12.8

16.3

11.4

Total

95.8

95.1

94.6

95.0

90.3

95.8

95.0

Senators elected

UAP

2

2

2

3

2

3

14

CP

1

1

1

. .

1

. .

4

Total

3

3

3

3

3

3

18

 

1937

 

NSW

Vic

Qld

SA

WA

Tas

Aust

Enrolled

1 596 342

1 148 562

 583 321

 362 565

 255 212

 134 036

4 080 038

Votes

ALP

 711 728

 473 664

 230 713

 120 142

 103 300

 59 625

1 699 172

UAP-CP

 675 614

. .

 239 060

. .

 90 573

 52 796

1 058 043

UAP

. .

 389 294

. .

 123 071

. .

. .

 512 365

Victorian Country

. .

 66 481

. .

. .

. .

. .

 66 481

Social Credit

. .

. .

 49 801

. .

. .

. .

 49 801

Others

 18 646

 26 612

. .

 60 382

 13 128

. .

 118 768

Formal

1 405 988

 956 051

 519 574

 303 595

 207 001

 112 421

3 504 630

Informal

 136 841

 147 833

 38 502

 47 157

 30 116

 16 258

 416 707

Total

1 542 829

1 103 884

 558 076

 350 752

 237 117

 128 679

3 921 337

Per cent

ALP

50.6

49.5

44.4

39.6

49.9

53.0

48.5

UAP-CP

48.1

. .

46.0

. .

43.8

47.0

30.2

UAP

. .

40.7

. .

40.5

. .

. .

14.6

Victorian Country

. .

7.0

. .

. .

. .

. .

1.9

Social Credit

. .

. .

9.6

. .

. .

. .

1.4

Others

1.3

2.8

. .

19.9

6.3

. .

3.4

Formal

91.1

86.6

93.1

86.6

87.3

87.4

89.4

Informal

8.9

13.4

6.9

13.4

12.7

12.6

10.6

Total

96.7

96.1

95.7

96.7

92.9

96.0

96.1

Senators elected

ALP

4

3

3

. .

3

3

16

UAP

. .

. .

. .

3

. .

. .

3

Total

4

3

3

3

3

3

19

 

1940

 

NSW

Vic

Qld

SA

WA

Tas

Aust

Enrolled

1 667 056

1 190 566

 602 684

 375 203

 265 855

 137 982

4 239 346

Votes

ALP

 412 989

 440 380

 236 218

 140 642

 83 676

 49 167

1 363 072

UAP-CP

 604 460

 568 172

 288 495

. .

 126 414

 61 700

1 649 241

UAP

. .

. .

. .

 181 897

. .

. .

 181 897

Non-Communist Labor

 274 861

. .

. .

. .

. .

. .

 274 861

NSW Labor

 70 091

. .

. .

. .

. .

. .

 70 091

Aust. Defence Movement

 9 536

. .

. .

. .

. .

. .

 9 536

Tax Reform

. .

 5 192

. .

. .

. .

. .

 5 192

West Australian

. .

. .

. .

. .

 7 167

. .

 7 167

Others

 20 997

 23 575

 11 318

 7 018

 6 000

 2 852

 71 760

Formal

1 392 934

1 037 319

 536 031

 329 557

 223 257

 113 719

3 632 817

Informal

 183 015

 101 107

 29 883

 29 443

 23 471

 17 067

 383 986

Total

1 575 949

1 138 426

 565 914

 359 000

 246 728

 130 786

4 016 803

Per cent

ALP

29.7

42.5

44.1

42.7

37.5

43.2

37.5

UAP-CP

43.4

54.8

53.8

. .

56.6

54.3

45.4

UAP

. .

. .

. .

55.2

. .

. .

5.0

Non-Communist Labor

19.7

. .

. .

. .

. .

. .

7.6

NSW Labor

5.0

. .

. .

. .

. .

. .

1.9

Aust. Defence Movement

0.7

. .

. .

. .

. .

. .

0.3

Tax Reform

. .

0.5

. .

. .

. .

. .

0.1

West Australian

. .

. .

. .

. .

3.2

. .

0.2

Others

1.5

2.3

2.1

2.1

2.7

2.5

2.0

Formal

88.4

91.1

94.7

91.8

90.5

87.0

90.4

Informal

11.6

8.9

5.3

8.2

9.5

13.1

9.6

Total

94.5

95.6

93.9

95.7

92.8

94.8

94.8

Senators elected

ALP

3

. .

. .

. .

. .

. .

3

UAP

. .

3

2

3

2

3

13

CP

. .

1

1

. .

1

. .

3

Total

3

4

3

3

3

3

19

 

1943

 

NSW

Vic

Qld

SA

WA

Tas

Aust

Enrolled

1 741 406

1 275 790

 632 250

 398 467

 275 312

 143 412

4 466 637

Votes

ALP

 813 527

 585 374

 322 908

 209 177

 139 208

 68 970

2 139 164

UAP-CP

 489 892

 506 018

. .

. .

. .

 51 315

1 047 225

Country-National

. .

. .

 184 181

. .

. .

. .

 184 181

LCL

. .

. .

. .

 148 419

. .

. .

 148 419

Nationalist-Country

. .

. .

. .

 101 738

. .

 101 738

Qld Country Party

. .

. .

 37 350

. .

. .

. .

 37 350

Christian New Order

 101 247

. .

. .

. .

. .

. .

 101 247

One Parliament for Aust.

 29 700

. .

. .

. .

. .

. .

 29 700

Monetary Reform

. .

 19 041

. .

. .

. .

. .

 19 041

Others

 44 911

 13 950

 10 326

. .

 5 918

. .

 75 105

Formal

1 479 277

1 124 383

 554 765

 357 596

 246 864

 120 285

3 883 170

Informal

 201 052

 105 152

 43 489

 28 564

 21 397

 18 831

 418 485

Total

1 680 329

1 229 535

 598 254

 386 160

 268 261

 139 116

4 301 655

Per cent

ALP

55.0

52.1

58.2

58.5

56.4

57.3

55.1

UAP-CP

33.1

45.0

. .

. .

. .

42.7

27.0

Country-National

. .

. .

33.2

. .

. .

. .

4.7

LCL

. .

. .

. .

41.5

. .

. .

3.8

Nationalist-Country

. .

. .

. .

. .

41.2

. .

2.6

Qld Country Party

. .

. .

6.7

. .

. .

. .

1.0

Christian New Order

6.8

. .

. .

. .

. .

. .

2.6

One Parliament for Aust.

2.0

. .

. .

. .

. .

. .

0.8

Monetary Reform

. .

1.7

. .

. .

. .

. .

0.5

Others

3.0

1.2

1.9

. .

2.4

. .

1.9

Formal

88.0

91.4

92.7

92.6

92.0

86.5

90.3

Informal

12.0

8.6

7.3

7.4

8.0

13.5

9.7

Total

96.5

96.4

94.6

96.9

97.4

97.0

96.3

Senators elected

ALP

3

3

3

3

4

3

19

Total

3

3

3

3

4

3

19

 

1946

 

NSW

Vic

Qld

SA

WA

Tas

Aust

Enrolled

1 858 749

1 345 537

 660 316

 420 361

 300 337

 154 553

4 739 853

Votes

ALP

 827 788

 648 050

 243 358

 206 668

 142 485

 64 923

2 133 272

LP

. .

. .

. .

. .

 111 331

 57 042

 168 373

LP-CP

 639 686

 520 858

 289 843

. .

. .

. .

1 450 387

LCL

. .

. .

. .

 156 262

. .

. .

 156 262

Protestant Peoples'

 123 541

. .

. .

. .

. .

. .

 123 541

Service Party of Australia

 18 182

. .

 37 724

. .

. .

. .

 55 906

Others

. .

. .

. .

. .

 3 784

 5 801

 9 585

Formal

1 609 197

1 168 908

 570 925

 362 930

 257 600

 127 766

4 097 326

Informal

 147 953

 92 466

 41 245

 36 371

 21 466

 17 114

 356 615

Total

1 757 150

1 261 374

 612 170

 399 301

 279 066

 144 880

4 453 941

Per cent

ALP

51.4

55.4

42.6

56.9

55.3

50.8

52.1

LP

. .

. .

. .

. .

43.2

44.6

4.1

LP-CP

39.8

44.6

50.8

. .

. .

. .

35.4

LCL

. .

. .

. .

43.1

. .

. .

3.8

Protestant Peoples'

7.7

. .

. .

. .

. .

. .

3.0

Service Party of Australia

1.1

. .

6.6

. .

. .

. .

1.4

Others

. .

. .

. .

. .

1.5

4.5

0.2

Formal

91.6

92.7

93.3

90.9

92.3

88.2

92.0

Informal

8.4

7.3

6.7

9.1

7.7

11.8

8.0

Total

94.5

93.8

92.7

95.0

92.9

93.7

94.0

Senators elected

ALP

3

4

. .

3

3

3

16

LP

. .

. .

2

. .

. .

. .

2

CP

. .

. .

1

. .

. .

. .

1

Total

3

4

3

3

3

3

19

 

1949

 

NSW

Vic

Qld

SA

 WA

Tas

Aust

 

Enrolled

 1 916 746

 1 369 821

 697 029

 434 320

 315 771

 161 540

 4 895 227

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Votes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 ALP

713 122

 533 380

 270 068

 176 795

 125 067

 63 524

 1 881 956

 LP/CP (a)

 841 367

 574 623

 322 490

 169 654

 133 369

 71 944

 2 113 447

 Others

 71 507

 65 250

 19 188

 25 105

 12 835

 3 237

 197 122

 

 Formal

 1 625 996

 1 173 253

 611 746

 371 554

 271 271

 138 705

 4 192 525

 Informal

 222 576

 140 541

 46 861

 48 883

 30 058

 16 356

 505 275

 Total

1 848 572

 1 313 794

 658 607

 420 437

 301 329

 155 061

 4 697 800

 

Per cent

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 ALP

43.9

 45.5

 44.1

 47.6

 46.1

 45.8

 44.9

 LP/CP (a)

 51.7

 49.0

 52.7

 45.7

 49.2

 51.9

 50.4

 Others

 4.4

 5.6

 3.1

 6.8

 4.7

 2.3

 4.7

 

 Formal

 88.0

 89.3

 92.9

 88.4

 90.0

 89.5

 89.2

 Informal

 12.0

 10.7

 7.1

 11.6

 10.0

 10.5

 10.8

 Total

96.4

 95.9

 94.5

 96.8

 95.4

 96.0

 96.0

 

Senators elected

 ALP

 3

 3

 3

 4

 3

 3

 19

 LP (a)

 3

 3

 3

 3

 3

 4

 19

 CP (a)

 1

 1

 1

 . .

 1

 . .

 4

 

 Total

 7

 7

 7

 7

 7

 7

 42

(a) Includes LCP in Victoria, LCL in South Australia and Western Australia and CDL in Western Australia.

1951

 

NSW

Vic

Qld

SA

 WA

Tas

Aust

 

Enrolled

 1 941 327

 1 388 116

 710 518

 440 454

 318 260

 164 000

 4 962 675

Votes

 ALP

 760 388

 622 891

 259 070

 199 544

 121 268

 66 590

 2 029 751

 LP/CP (a)

813 842

 594 282

 366 760

 200 016

 150 747

 73 040

 2 198 687

 Others

 143 280

 24 279

 19 227

 3 241

 5 194

 578

 195 799

 

 Formal

 1 717 510

 1 241 452

 645 057

 402 801

 277 209

 140 108

 4 424 237

 Informal

 146 729

 90 887

 31 793

 24 792

 27 117

 18 360

 339 678

 Total

 1 864 239

 1 332 339

 676 850

 427 593

 304 326

 158 568

 4 763 915

 

Per cent

 ALP

 44.3

 50.2

 40.2

 49.5

 43.7

 47.5

 45.9

 LP/CP (a)

47.4

 47.9

 56.9

 49.7

 54.4

 52.1

 49.7

 Others

 8.3

 1.9

 3.0

 0.8

 1.9

 0.4

 4.4

 

 Formal

 92.1

 93.2

 95.3

 94.2

 91.1

 88.4

 92.9

 Informal

 7.9

 6.8

 4.7

 5.8

 8.9

 11.6

 7.1

 Total

 96.0

 96.0

 95.3

 97.1

 95.6

 96.7

 96.0

 

Senators elected

 ALP

 5

 5

 4

 5

 4

 5

 28

 LP (a)

 4

 4

 4

 5

 4

 5

 26

 CP (a)

 1

 1

 2

 . .

 2

 . .

 6

 

 Total

 10

 10

 10

 10

 10

 10

 60

(a) Includes LCP in Victoria, LCL in South Australia and Western Australia and CDL in Western Australia.

1953

 

NSW

Vic

Qld

SA

 WA

Tas

Aust

 

Enrolled

 1 979 594

 1 411 511

 725 464

 453 496

 329 192

 168 496

 5 067 753

Votes

 ALP

 948 920

 644 123

 299 268

 219 628

 141 416

 70 613

 2 323 968

 LP/CP (a)

 752 267

 563 265

 322 214

 189 105

 139 804

 73 283

 2 039 938

 Others

 98 103

 57 564

 47 637

 7 553

 6 917

 9 909

 227 683

 

 Formal

 1 799 290

 1 264 952

 669 119

 416 286

 288 137

 153 805

 4 591 589

 Informal

 74 231

 75 159

 18 110

 21 297

 22 322

 8 256

 219 375

 Total

 1 873 521

 1 340 111

 687 229

 437 583

 310 459

 162 061

 4 810 964

 

Per cent

 ALP

 52.7

 50.9

 44.7

 52.8

 49.1

 45.9

 50.6

 LP/CP (a)

 41.8

 44.5

 48.1

 45.4

 48.5

 47.6

 44.4

 Others

 5.5

 4.6

 7.1

 1.8

 2.4

 6.4

 5.0

 

 Formal

 96.0

 94.4

 97.4

 95.1

 92.8

 94.9

 95.4

 Informal

 4.0

 5.6

 2.6

 4.9

 7.2

 5.1

 4.6

 Total

 94.6

 94.9

 94.7

 96.5

 94.3

 96.2

 94.9

 

Senators elected (b)

 ALP

 3

 3

 2

 3

 3

 3

 17

 LP (a)

 2

 2

 2

 2

 2

 3

 13

 CP (a)

 . .

 . .

 1

 . .

 1

 . .

 2

 

 Total

 5

 5

 5

 5

 6

 6

 32

(a) Includes LCP in Victoria, LCL in South Australia and Western Australia and CDL in Western Australia.
(b) Casual vacancies to be filled in Western Australia and Tasmania.

 

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