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Statistics and Mapping Section
8 September 2014
- this paper provides a comprehensive set of statistical tables regarding the 2013 Federal election held on Saturday 7 September 2013 and the half-Senate re-election in Western Australia held on Saturday 5 April 2014
- the tables contain: national, state and regional summaries; electoral division details; two-party preferred figures; and party strengths in the respective houses of the Parliament
- there are also three appendices which summarise: the classifications of each electoral division that are used in the paper; figures for House of Representatives and Senate elections held from 1901; and summary results for the 2013 voided half-Senate election in Western Australia.
Table 1: House of Representatives: National summary
Table 2: House of Representatives: State summary
Table 3: House of Representatives: Regional summary
Table 4: House of Representatives: Party status summary
Table 5: House of Representatives: Socio-economic status summary
Table 6a: House of Representatives: Electoral division summary (number)
Table 6b: House of Representatives: Electoral division summary (per cent)
Table 7: House of Representatives: Electoral division detail
Table 8: House of Representatives: Two-party preferred vote: State summary
Table 9: House of Representatives: Two-party preferred vote: Regional summary
Table 10: House of Representatives: Two-party preferred vote: Party status summary
Table 11: House of Representatives: Two-party preferred vote: Socio-economic status summary
Table 12: House of Representatives: Two-party preferred vote: Electoral division summary
Table 13: House of Representatives: Electoral pendulum
Table 14: House of Representatives: Electoral divisions ranked by two-party preferred swing to LP/NP
Table 15: Senate: National summary
Table 16: Senate: State summary
Table 17: Senate: Composition from 1 July 2014
Table 18: Senate: Candidate details - New South Wales
Table 18: Senate: Candidate details - Victoria
Table 18: Senate: Candidate details - Queensland
Table 18: Senate: Candidate details - Western Australia
Table 18: Senate: Candidate details - South Australia
Table 18: Senate: Candidate details - Tasmania
Table 18: Senate: Candidate details - Austratlian Capital Territory and Northern Territory
Table 19: Comparison of House of Representatives and Senate votes by division
Appendix 1: Electoral division classification
Appendix 2a: House of Representatives: Elections 1901–2013
Appendix 2b: Senate: Elections 1901–2013
Appendix 3a: Western Australia: Voided Senate Election 2013: Summary
Appendix 3b: Western Australia: Voided Senate Election 2013: Candidate details
This paper contains the results of the House of Representatives election held on 7 September 2013 and the half-Senate elections held on 7 September 2013 (all states and territories except Western Australia) and 5 April 2014 (Western Australia). There are summary tables for both the House of Representatives (Table 1) and the Senate (Table 15) together with details for each House of Representatives electoral division (Table 7).
The regional and party status classifications used in the paper are the same as those used by the Australian Electoral Commission. Party status and safeness of seats are determined by the two-party preferred vote at the 2010 election adjusted for the effects of the 2010 redistribution in Victoria and the 2011 redistribution in South Australia.
The ‘safeness’ of an electoral division (see Appendix 1) is determined by the size of the swing required for the division to be lost by the party holding the division. A marginal division requires a swing of less than six per cent, a fairly safe division requires a swing of six per cent to ten per cent and a safe division requires a swing of over ten per cent.
In all tables, first preference votes are expressed as a percentage of formal votes, formal and informal votes are expressed as a percentage of total votes, and total votes are expressed as a percentage of electors enrolled. In the detailed electoral division tables the swing percentages for the candidates will not necessarily sum to zero because of the different range of candidates at the 2013 election compared with the 2010 election.
To complete the 2013 election, party and candidate results for the voided half-Senate election in Western Australia have been included at the end of the paper in Appendices 3(a) and 3(b).
Summary results of all Federal elections from 1901 are shown in Appendices 2(a) and 2(b) but more detailed information can be found in S Barber and S Johnson, Federal election results 1901–2014, Research paper, 17 July 2014, Parliamentary Library, Canberra, 2014–15.
The numbers in this paper are derived from Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) data which have been provided to the Parliamentary Library by the AEC.
Symbols and abbreviations
||Australian Fishing and Lifestyle Party
||Australia First Party
||Animal Justice Party
||Australian Labor Party
||Australian Motoring Enthusiast Party
||Australian Protectionist Party
||Shooters and Fishers Party
||Australian Sex Party
||Building Australia Party
||Bank Reform Party (changed name to Mutual Party in 2014 Senate re-election in WA)
||Bullet Train For Australia
||Christian Democratic Party (Fred Nile Group)
||Citizens Electoral Council of Australia
||Country Liberals (NT)
||Democratic Labour Party (DLP)
||Drug Law Reform Australia
||Family First Party
||Australia's First Nations Political Party
||Help End Marijuana Prohibition (HEMP) Party
||Katter's Australian Party
||Liberal Democratic Party
|Liberal National Party of Queensland
||Non-Custodial Parents Party (Equal Parenting)
||Outdoor Recreation Party (Stop The Greens)
||Pirate Party Australia
||Palmer United Party
|Republican Party of Australia
||Rise Up Australia Party
||Stop CSG Party
||Socialist Equality Party
||Smokers Rights Party
||Senator Online (Internet Voting Bills/Issues)
||Secular Party of Australia
||Australian Stable Population Party
||Australian Sports Party
||No Carbon Tax Climate Sceptics (changed name to Freedom and Prosperity Party in 2014 Senate re-election in WA)
||Uniting Australia Party
||Australian Voice Party
||Voluntary Euthanasia Party
||The Wikileaks Party
||Nick Xenophon Group
|Also (from Appendix 2)
||One Nation (Pauline Hanson's One Nation before 2007 election)
||United Australia Party
||nil or rounded to zero
||sitting member for division
||party holding division (where sitting member did not stand) or notionally holding division (where redistribution of division notionally changed previous election outcome)
. Due to the closeness of the 2013 results for the final two seats in the WA Senate election a recount was carried out. However, prior to the recount, 1370 votes were lost and the recount produced a different result for the final two seats. The Court of Disputed Returns voided the WA outcome and a new Senate election was held in WA in 2014.
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