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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