How do federal and state electorates overlap?

2 June 2011

Paul Nelson
Statistics and Mapping Section

Contents

Introduction

Table 1 – Electoral district by electoral division

Table 2 – Electoral division by electoral district


Introduction

This note provides a concordance linking Commonwealth electoral divisions and State electoral districts based on the population figures from the 2006 Census of Population and Housing. The Commonwealth and State electorates used in this note are the current boundaries as at March 2011. This note is an update of an earlier background note that was released in May 2008 for the 2007 electoral division boundaries.

Members of Parliament are often interested in issues and data that span federal and state jurisdictions and this concordance gives Members information on how federal and state electoral boundaries overlap.

The information was generated by reprocessing 2006 Census data for the total population in each Census Collection District (CCD). Each CCD was coded to a federal and a state electorate of best fit.  These CCD level data were then aggregated to derive two separate versions of a concordance linking federal and state electoral boundaries.

The first version of the concordance, contained in Table 1, shows the percentage of the population of a state electoral district that lies within each corresponding federal electoral division. This allows users to convert data at the state electoral district level into data for federal electoral divisions. The data are sorted by state and then by the name of the state electoral district.

The second version of the concordance, contained in Table 2, shows the percentage of the population of a federal electoral division that lies within each corresponding state electoral district. This allows users to convert data at the federal electoral division level into data for state electoral districts. The data are sorted by state and then by the name of the federal electoral division.

 

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