Federal Election Results 1949-1998


Research Paper 8 1998-99

Federal Election Results 1949-1998

Gerard Newman
Statistics Group
9 February 1999

Contents

Introduction

Major Issues

Detailed Results : House of Representatives

Detailed Results : Senate

State Summary: House of Representatives Elections 1949-1998

State Summary: Senate Elections 1949-1998

House of Representatives Elections 1949-1998 - Two Party Preferred Vote

Senate Elections 1949-1998 - Senate Composition after Election

Introduction

This Paper contains a summary of Federal Elections held from 1949 to 1998. Details are provided for each House of Representatives and Senate election together with tables summarising the results in each State and Territory. A brief comment on each election is provided in the Main Features section of the paper.

Tables showing detailed results for each House of Representatives and Senate election contain figures for electors enrolled, number and percentage of votes received by party, and seats won by party, for each State and Territory. Votes received by party are expressed as a percentage of formal votes, while formal and informal votes are expressed as a percentage of total votes and total votes are expressed as a percentage of electors enrolled.

Election Dates

10 December 1949

28 April 1951, Simultaneous dissolution

9 May 1953, Senate

29 May 1954, House of Representatives

10 December 1955

22 November 1958

9 December 1961

30 November 1963, House of Representatives

5 December 1964, Senate

26 November 1966, House of Representatives

25 November 1967, Senate

25 October 1969, House of Representatives

21 November 1970, Senate

2 December 1972, House of Representatives

18 May 1974, Simultaneous dissolution

13 December 1975, Simultaneous dissolution

10 December 1977

18 October 1980

5 March 1983, Simultaneous dissolution

1 December 1984

11 July 1987, Simultaneous dissolution

24 March 1990

13 March 1993

2 March 1996

3 October 1998

Sources

A number of published sources have been used in the compilation of this Paper.These include:

C. A. Hughes & A. D. Graham, A Handbook of Australian Government and Politics 1890-1964, Australian National University Press, Canberra, 1968.

C. A. Hughes, A Handbook of Australian Government and Politics 1965-1974, Australian National University Press, Canberra, 1977.

M. Mackerras, Australian General Elections, Angus and Robertson, Sydney, 1972.

M. Mackerras, Elections 1980, Angus and Robertson, Sydney, 1980.

Australasian Political Studies Association, Australian Two-Party-Preferred Votes 1949-1982, APSA, Canberra, 1982.

Australian Electoral Commission, Election Statistics (various issues), AustralianGovernment Publishing Service, Canberra.

Department of the Parliamentary Library, Parliamentary Handbook of the Commonwealth of Australia (various editions), AGPS, Canberra.

Party Abbreviations

ACL Australian Labor Party (Anti-Communist)

AFI Australians Against Further Immigration

AP Australia Party

ALP Australian Labor Party

ASP Australian Shooters Party

CDL Country and Democratic League

CDP Christian Democratic Party

CLP Country Liberal Party

CP Country Party

CTA Call to Australia

DEM Australian Democrats

DLP Democratic Labor Party

GRN Green parties

HAR Senator Brian Harradine Group

LCL Liberal and Country League

LCP Liberal and Country Party

LNP Liberal/National Party

LM Liberal Movement

LP Liberal Party

NA National Alliance

NCP National Country Party

NDP Nuclear Disarmament Party

NP National Party

OTH Other parties

PHON Pauline Hanson's One Nation Party

QLP Queensland Labor Party

Major Issues

During the period 1949 to 1998 there have been 21 general elections for the House of Representatives and 20 Senate elections.The average length of time between House of Representatives elections during the period was 2 years 4 months.

Of the House of Representatives elections the Liberal National Party Coalition have won 14 and the Australian Labor Party seven.Up to the 1998 election the Liberal National Party Coalition had held government for 32 years compared to the time in government of the Australian Labor Party of just 16 years. The period was characterised by relatively long terms in government by either party with only four changes of government during the 48 years (1972, 1975, 1983 and 1996).

Simultaneous dissolutions of both houses were obtained five times during the period resulting in full Senate elections being held in 1951, 1974, 1975, 1983 and 1987. Separate half-Senate elections were held in 1953, 1964, 1967 and 1970. The increasing tendency for simultaneous dissolutions to occur during the latter part of the period and the decreasing tendency for separate half-Senate elections to be held is in part a consequence of the rise in importance of minor parties and independents in the Senate and the subsequent lack of a government majority in the Senate.

During the period under consideration, the government of the day has only had control in the Senate from 1951 to 1955, 1958 to 1961 and 1975 to 1980. On each occasion the Liberal National/Country Party Coalition was in government. The ALP has not controlled the Senate whilst in government during the period.

 

Highlights

Highest first preference vote in House of Representatives:

ALP 1954 (50.1%)

LP 1975 (41.8%)

NP 1987 (11.5%)

Lowest first preference vote in House of Representatives:

ALP 1996 (38.8%)

LP 1972 (32.0%)

NP 1998 (5.3%)

Largest number of seats in House of Representatives:

ALP 1987 (86)

LP 1996 (76)

NP 1975 (23)

IND 1996 (5)

Won government with less than 50% of the two-party preferred vote:

LP/NP 1954 (49.3%)

LP/NP 1961 (49.5%)

LP/NP 1969 (49.8%)

ALP 1990 (49.9%)

LP/NP 1998 (49.0%)

Highest two-party preferred vote in House of Representatives:

ALP 1983 (53.2%)

LP/NP 1966 (56.9%)

Largest two-party preferred swing:

ALP 1969 (7.1%)

LP/NP 1975 (7.4%)

Highest vote in the Senate:

ALP 1953 (50.6%)

LP/NP 1975 (51.7%)

DLP 1970 (11.1%)

DEM 1990 (12.6%)

Lowest vote in the Senate:

ALP 1996 (36.2%)

LP/NP 1998 (37.7%)

DEM 1993 (5.3%)

 

Notes on Individual Elections

1949

The 1949 election saw Menzies lead the Liberal Party, in close cooperation with the Country Party, to victory. The House of Representatives had been enlarged from 74 to 121 members (123 including members from NT and ACT) and the Senate from 36 to 60. A new method of electing Senators was introduced for the 1949 election which resulted in a more equitable distribution of seats. The previous method tended to produce a 'winner-take-all' result. The number of Senators elected in 1949 (seven from each State) included 12 supernumerary Senators to bring the Senate up to its full compliment of 60 members. With the expanded Parliament a normal half-Senate election would involve the election of five Senators from each State. However, as a transitional arrangement, an additional two Senators from each State were elected at this election.

1951

The 1951 election occurred after Menzies secured a simultaneous dissolution resulting from the ALP controlled Senate refusing the Government's banking legislation. The 1951 election saw the ALP lose control of the Senate.

1953

The 1953 separate half-Senate election was held as a consequence of the 1951 simultaneous dissolution and the Constitutional provision (Section 13) backdating the terms of Senators elected at asimultaneous dissolution election, to the preceding 1 July.

1954

Although the Liberal Country Party Coalition Government was returned at the 1954 election there was a 1.4% swing to the ALP, giving the ALP a majority of the estimated two party preferred vote (50.7%). The ALP received 50.1% of the first preference vote, the only election in the post-war period where any party has achieved more than 50% of the first preference vote.

1955

The 1955 election saw the first electoral consequences of the split in the ALP. Anti-communist Labor (ACL) candidates stood against ALP candidates in Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania. The effects of the ACL were most notably in Victoria where the ALP vote in the House of Representatives fell by 13.2% to 37.1%. In the Senate, one ACL candidate was elected from Victoria where the ALP vote fell by 15.9% to 35.0%.

1958

The full effects of the split in the ALP were felt in the 1958 election with the DLP standing candidates in all States. The DLP polled more votes than the Country Party and its preferences helped the Liberal Country Party Coalition achieve a post-war record majority in the House of Representatives (32 seats). A DLP Senator was elected from Tasmania giving the DLP two Senators. The Coalition Government retained control of the Senate.

1961

The Liberal Country Coalition Government came close to defeat in the 1961 election held after the 1960-61 'credit squeeze'. The ALP actually had equal numbers to the Coalition on the floor of the House of Representatives after the election, but two of its number were members from the Northern Territory and the Australian Capital Territory who had restricted voting rights in the chamber at the time. The Coalition Government lost effective control of the Senate, requiring support of either the DLP or Independent Senators for an affirmative majority. The 1961 election was only one of five occasions in the post-war period where the party winning government has not received more than 50% of the two party preferred vote. The Liberal Country Party Coalition received an estimated 49.5% of the two party preferred vote.

1963

The 1963 election was held following the early dissolution of the House of Representatives. The Liberal Country Coalition Government was returned with an increased majority. The Country Party vote was higher than the DLP vote for the first time since 1955.

 

1964

The 1964 separate half-Senate election was held as only the House of Representatives was dissolved in 1963 and it was three years after the preceding Senate election.

1966

The 1966 election resulted in a landslide victory for the Liberal Country Party Coalition Government with a majority of 40 in the House of Representatives. The number of Liberal Party members elected was a post-war record high while the number of ALP members elected was a post-war record low. The estimated two party preferred vote received by the Liberal Country Party, 56.9%, is the highest in the post-war period. The 1966 election saw the first election of an independent member to the House of Representatives (S. Benson, Batman, Vic) since 1949.

1967

The continuing success of minor parties and independent candidates at the 1967 separate half-Senate election increased the number of third party and independent Senators to five, a post-war record number.

1969

The ALP made substantial gains in the 1969 election to recover ground lost in the 1966 election. The Liberal Country Party Coalition Government majority in the House of Representatives was reduced from 40 to 7. The estimated two party preferred swing to the ALP (7.1%) is the highest recorded swing to the ALP in the post-war period. The Coalition Government was returned with less than 50% of the estimate two party preferred vote (49.8%).

1970

The election of five minor party and independent Senators at the 1970 separate half-Senate elections raised their number to eight, a post-war record. The continuing success of minor parties and independents at the 'by-election atmosphere' of separate half-Senate elections convinced the two major parties of their futility and the 1970 election was the last separate half-Senate election held.

1972

Australia experienced its first change of Federal Government in 23 years with the defeat of the Liberal Country Party Coalition Government by the ALP at the 1972 House of Representatives election. The estimated ALP two party preferred vote, 52.7%, was the highest recorded since the war. However, the incoming ALP government faced a hostile Senate, reflecting Senate election results in 1967 and 1970.

1974

The 1974 simultaneous dissolution election synchronised elections for the House of Representatives and the Senate for the first time since 1961. The 1974 election saw the demise of the DLP as a political power in the Senate. The DLP lost all five Senate positions it held going into the election and has not seriously threatened to win a Senate seat since. Even with the lower quota requirements of a full Senate election, minor parties and independents could only win two seats.

1975

Following the dismissal of the Whitlam ALP Government a simultaneous dissolution was granted. The resultant 1975 election saw the worst result for the ALP since the war. The ALP received only 44.3% of the estimated two party preferred vote, a swing against the ALP of 7.4%, and won 36 seats in the House of Representatives. Both the Liberal Party, 68 seats, and the National Country Party, 23 seats, achieved their highest level of representation in the House of Representatives. The ALP returned only one member from each of Queensland and Western Australia. In the Senate the incoming Liberal National Country Party Coalition Government became the first government since before the 1961 election to have a majority. Senators were elected from the Northern Territory and the Australian Capital Territory for the first time.

1977

The ALP failed to recover substantial ground in the 1977 House of Representatives election. The ALP's strength in the House of Representatives increased from 36 to 38 in a slightly reduced chamber, from 127 to 124 members, and the ALP share of the estimated two party preferred vote increased slightly to 45.4%. The Australian Democrats fielded candidates for the first time and achieved immediate success in the Senate with the election of two Senators.

1980

The ALP made substantial gains at the 1980 election but the Liberal National Country Party Coalition remained firmly in control of the House of Representatives with a majority of 23 seats. For the first time since the war the ALP won a majority of House of Representatives seats from Victoria. In the Senate, further increases in the Australian Democrats strength meant that the Government lost control of the Senate. No Government has since had a majority in the Senate. National Country Party strength in the Senate fell to three, the lowest since the war.

1983

The 1983 election was a triumph for the ALP with the defeat of the Fraser Government and a record result. The ALP achieved its best result since the war in the House of Representatives with 75 members elected and two party preferred vote of 53.2%, the highest recorded by the party since the war. Tasmania was the only State to hold against the ALP tide: all five seats being won by the Liberal Party. In the Senate, Australian Democrat candidates were elected from all States, except Tasmania where the independent Senator (B. Harradine) was re-elected.

1984

The 1984 elections were held for an enlarged House of Representatives, increased from 125 to 148, and Senate, increased from 64 to 76. A supernumerary Senator was elected from each State to bring the size of the Senate up to its full compliment of members. In terms of members elected, all major parties gained from the enlarged House of Representatives with the Liberal Party recording the largest gain of 12 members from 33 to 45. The 1984 Senate election was the first conducted under the group ticket or 'above-the-line' system. Under this system voters have a choice of voting above the line on a ballot paper by simply placing a '1' in the party box of their choice or numbering each candidate below the line. The effect of this change was to greatly reduce the incidence of informal votes in the Senate, reduced from 9.9% in 1983 to 4.7% in 1984. However, the resultant confusion in voting methodologies had the perverse consequence of increasing the informal vote in the House of Representatives, increased from 2.1% in 1983 to 6.8% in 1984.

1987

The 1987 election saw the two party preferred vote for the ALP decline by 1.0% to 50.8%, but the number of seats won by the ALP in the House of Representatives increase by four to 86. The highest representation of the ALP ever. In the Senate, the lower quotas occasioned by the simultaneous dissolution resulted in a new record of ten minor party and independent Senators being elected. The 1987 Senate election saw the first candidates standing on the 'green' or environment platform.

1990

The 1990 election was only the fifth occasion since the war when a party was elected to government with less than 50% of the two party preferred vote. The ALP received 49.9% of the two party preferred vote yet won 78 or 52.7% of the seats in the House of Representatives. The National Party were the big losers in this election with a net loss of five seats, giving them their lowest number of seats, 14, in the House of Representatives since 1949. For the first time since 1966 an independent member (E. Mack, North Sydney, NSW) was elected to the House of Representatives. In the Senate, minor parties and independents maintained their position, and the first 'green' Senator was elected (J. Vallentine, WA). Senator Vallentine had been first elected at the 1984 election as a NDP candidate.

1993

The re-election of the ALP government, with an increased majority from 8 to 13, at the 1993 election was the first occasion since 1966 that an incumbent government achieved a positive two party preferred swing (1.5% to ALP). The election was notable for the election of two independents to the House of Representatives (E. Mack, North Sydney, NSW; P. Cleary, Wills, Vic), the lowest National Party vote recorded (7.2%) since the war, and the decline in the vote for the Australian Democrats. In the House of Representatives the Democrat vote declined from 11.3% at the 1990 election to 3.8%, while in the Senate the Democrat vote went from 12.6% to 5.3%. The decline in votes for the Australian Democrats meant that only two Democrat Senators were elected, the smallest number since the party's first election in 1977. However, minor parties and independent strength in the Senate was maintained with the success of a second 'green' Senator (D. Margetts, WA) and the re-election of the independent Senator (B. Harradine) from Tasmania.

1996

The Liberal National Party Coalition was returned to government after 13 years in opposition at the 1996 election. The Liberal Party won 76 seats in the House of Representatives, their largest ever level of representation, while the National Party won 18 seats. The Australian Labor Party performed poorly in Queensland, South Australia and Western Australia, retaining only 7 of the 52 seats in those States, winning a total overall of 49 seats. The recent success of independents continued with five independents being elected, the largest number in the post-war period. The Coalition received 53.6% of the two party preferred vote (a swing of 5.0%), the highest vote since 1977 and the largest swing since 1975. In the Senate, minor parties continued to hold the balance of power, despite a strong result by the Coalition. The Coalition won 20 of the 40 Senate places up for election. The Democrats improved on their 1993 result and returned five Senators while one green Senator (B. Brown) was elected.

1998

Despite receiving less than 50% of the two-party preferred vote the Liberal National Party Coalition was returned at the 1998 election with a comfortable majority. The success of Pauline Hanson's One Nation Party in appealing to conservative voters resulted in the lowest first preference vote (33.9%) for the Liberal Party since 1972 and the lowest first preference vote for the National Party (5.3%) during the post-war period. In two-party preferred vote terms support for the Coalition fell by 4.6% to 49.0%, only the fifth time in the post-war period that a government was elected with less than 50% of the vote. Of the five independent members elected at the 1996 election only one (P. Andren, Calare, NSW) retained his seat. In the Senate, minor parties continue to hold the balance of power. The Australian Democrats won four seats to bring their number to nine Senators, their highest ever level of representation in the Senate. In Queensland, One Nation candidate, Mrs H. Hill was elected, while in Tasmania the independent, Senator B. Harradine, was re-elected.

 

DETAILED RESULTS : HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES ELECTION 1949

NSW

VIC

Qld

SA

WA

Tas

NT

ACT

Aust

Enrolled

1 916 746

1 369 821

697 029

434 320

315 771

161 540

6 586

11 841

4 913 654

Votes

ALP

849 033

604 793

255 036

204 277

133 701

70 248

2 303

4 823

2 124 214

LP(a)

672 175

535 214

203 178

200 215

122 264

80 748

. .

2 510

1 816 304

CP(b)

199 550

106 190

160 203

. .

34 406

. .

. .

. .

500 349

Others

89 894

45 967

26 600

6 565

4 153

. .

2 893

3 841

179 913

Formal

1 810 652

1 292 164

645 017

411 057

294 524

150 996

5 196

11 174

4 620 780

Informal

37 920

21 630

13 590

9 380

6 805

4 065

122

68

93 580

Total

1 848 572

1 313 794

658 607

420 437

301 329

155 061

5 318

11 242

4 714 360

Percent

ALP

46.9

46.8

39.5

49.7

45.4

46.5

44.3

43.2

46.0

LP(a)

37.1

41.4

31.5

48.7

41.5

53.5

. .

22.5

39.3

CP(b)

11.0

8.2

24.8

. .

11.7

. .

. .

. .

10.8

Others

5.0

3.6

4.1

1.6

1.4

. .

55.7

34.4

3.9

Formal

97.9

98.4

97.9

97.8

97.7

97.4

97.7

99.4

98.0

Informal

2.1

1.6

2.1

2.2

2.3

2.6

2.3

0.6

2.0

Total

96.4

95.9

94.5

96.8

95.4

96.0

80.7

94.9

95.9

Seats Won

ALP

23

13

3

4

3

1

1

. .

48

LP(a)

16

17

9

6

3

4

. .

. .

55

CP(b)

8

3

6

. .

2

. .

. .

. .

19

Others

. .

. .

. .

. .

. .

. .

. .

1

1

Total

47

33

18

10

8

5

1

1

123

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

(b) Includes CDL in Western Australia.

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES ELECTION 1951

NSW

VIC

Qld

SA

WA

Tas

NT

ACT

Aust

Enrolled

1 941 327

1 388 116

710 518

440 454

318 260

164 000

6 516

12 774

4 981 965

Votes

ALP

898 883

644 153

257 099

184 044

116 573

74 088

3 213

5 905

2 183 958

LP(a)

713 300

571 398

193 559

188 429

108 599

79 514

. .

2 287

1 857 086

CP(b)

184 831

67 831

149 118

. .

41 933

. .

1 085

. .

444 798

Others

32 287

27 547

27 202

3 699

1 812

. .

717

3 638

96 902

Formal

1 829 301

1 310 929

626 978

376 172

268 917

153 602

5 015

11 830

4 582 744

Informal

34 938

21 410

12 355

7 910

6 928

4 966

95

69

88 671

Total

1 864 239

1 332 339

639 333

384 0872

275 845

158 568

5 110

11 899

4 671 415

Percent

ALP

49.1

49.1

41.0

48.9

43.3

48.2

64.1

49.9

47.7

LP(a)

39.0

43.6

30.9

50.1

40.4

51.8

. .

19.3

40.5

CP(b)

10.1

5.2

23.8

. .

15.6

. .

21.6

. .

9.7

Others

1.8

2.1

4.3

1.0

0.7

. .

14.3

30.8

2.1

Formal

98.1

98.4

98.1

97.9

97.5

96.9

98.1

99.4

98.1

Informal

1.9

1.6

1.9

2.1

2.5

3.1

1.9

0.6

1.9

Total

96.0

96.0

90.0

87.2

86.7

96.7

78.4

93.2

93.8

Seats Won

ALP

24

15

4

5

3

1

1

1

54

LP(a)

16

15

9

5

3

4

. .

. .

52

CP(b)

7

3

5

. .

2

. .

. .

. .

17

Total

47

33

18

10

8

5

1

1

123

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

(b) Includes CDL in Western Australia.

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES ELECTION 1954

NSW

VIC

Qld

SA

WA

Tas

NT

ACT

Aust

Enrolled

1 985 267

1 415 392

733 054

455 872

334 353

172 530

6 869

14 920

5 118 257

Votes

ALP

923 469

636 911

295 424

192 446

150 197

81 651

4 021

8 762

2 292 881

LP(a)

619 643

572 233

223 406

150 708

108 575

82 243

. .

4 799

1 761 607

CP(b)

146 417

43 390

152 408

. .

45 956

. .

1 163

. .

389 334

Others

75 939

13 701

24 598

5 888

11 399

688

. .

405

132 616

Formal

1 765 468

1 266 235

695 834

349 042

316 127

164 582

5 184

13 966

4 576 438

Informal

23 629

14 897

7 787

8 812

5 561

1 597

115

108

62 506

Total

1 789 097

1 281 132

703 621

357 854

321 688

166 179

5 299

14 074

4 638 944

Percent

ALP

52.3

50.3

42.5

55.1

47.5

49.6

77.6

62.7

50.1

LP(a)

35.1

45.2

32.1

43.2

34.3

50.0

. .

34.4

38.5

CP(b)

8.3

3.4

21.9

. .

14.5

. .

22.4

. .

8.5

Others

4.3

1.1

3.5

1.7

3.6

0.4

. .

2.9

2.9

Formal

98.7

98.8

98.9

97.5

98.3

99.0

97.8

99.2

98.7

Informal

1.3

1.2

1.1

2.5

1.7

1.0

2.2

0.8

1.3

Total

90.1

90.5

96.0

78.5

96.2

96.3

77.1

94.3

90.6

Seats Won

ALP

25

15

5

6

4

2

1

1

59

LP(a)

15

15

8

4

2

3

. .

. .

47

CP(b)

7

3

5

. .

2

. .

. .

. .

17

Total

47

33

18

10

8

5

1

1

123

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

(b) Includes CDL in Western Australia.

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES ELECTION 1955

NSW

VIC

Qld

SA

WA

Tas

NT(a)

ACT

Aust

Enrolled

1 996 381

1 444 035

752 645

462 747

343 013

173 622

6 476

16 181

5 195 100

Votes

ALP

836 592

493 509

258 994

208 310

91 151

73 273

. .

9 588

1 971 417

LP(b)

652 167

549 985

196 214

197 060

72 385

78 674

. .

5 263

1 751 748

CP(c)

145 567

72 877

129 001

. .

. .

. .

. .

. .

347 445

ACL

. .

209 678

. .

11 225

. .

6 180

. .

. .

227 083

Others

53 576

3 280

28 577

10 182

12 075

2 003

. .

. .

112 693

Formal

1 687 902

1 329 329

615 786

426 777

175 611

160 130

. .

14 851

4 410 386

Informal

48 946

36 054

13 719

18 050

6 431

7 039

. .

126

130 365

Total

1 736 848

1 365 383

629 505

444 827

182 042

167 169

. .

14 977

4 540 751

Percent

ALP

49.6

37.1

42.1

48.8

51.9

45.8

. .

64.6

44.7

LP(b)

38.6

41.4

31.9

46.2

41.2

49.1

. .

35.4

39.7

CP(c)

8.6

5.5

20.9

. .

. .

. .

. .

. .

7.9

ACL

. .

15.8

. .

2.6

. .

3.9

.

. .

5.1

Others

3.2

0.2

4.6

2.4

6.9

1.3

. .

. .

2.6

Formal

97.2

97.4

97.8

95.9

96.5

95.8

. .

99.2

97.1

Informal

2.8

2.6

2.2

4.1

3.5

4.2

. .

0.8

2.9

Total

87.0

94.6

83.6

96.1

53.1

96.3

. .

92.6

87.4

Seats Won

ALP

21

10

5

6

3

2

1

1

49

LP(b)

17

20

8

5

4

3

. .

. .

57

CP(c)

8

3

5

. .

2

. .

. .

. .

18

Total

46

33

18

11

9

5

1

1

124

(a) ALP Candidate elected unopposed.

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

(c) Includes CDL in Western Australia. Two candidates elected unopposed.

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES ELECTION 1958

NSW

VIC

Qld

SA

WA

Tas

NT

ACT

Aust

Enrolled

2 064 304

1 504 910

784 354

490 930

361 409

178 717

7 678

20 563

5 412 865

Votes

ALP

900 483

555 470

270 676

217 727

116 302

77 232

4 153

11 980

2 154 023

LP(a)

685 614

531 404

224 449

205 810

138 467

73 436

. .

4 383

1 863 563

CP(b)

183 187

103 735

140 093

. .

38 305

. .

. .

. .

465 320

DLP(c)

106 805

207 247

80 035

27 703

34 944

12 989

. .

. .

469 723

Others

33 992

7 533

7 158

6 973

4 475

1 249

1 469

2 534

65 383

Formal

1 910 081

1 405 389

722 411

458 213

332 493

164 906

5 622

18 897

5 018 012

Informal

55 041

35 114

22 532

15 619

12 304

7 005

221

251

148 088

Total

1 965 122

1 440 503

744 943

473 832

344 798

171 911

5 843

19 148

5 166 100

Percent

ALP

47.1

39.5

37.5

47.5

35.0

46.8

73.9

63.4

42.9

LP(a)

35.9

37.8

31.1

44.9

41.6

44.5

. .

23.2

37.1

CP(b)

9.6

7.4

19.4

. .

11.5

. .

. .

. .

9.3

DLP(c)

5.6

14.8

11.1

6.0

10.5

7.9

. .

. .

9.4

Others

1.8

0.5

1.0

1.5

1.3

0.8

26.1

13.4

1.3

Formal

97.2

97.6

97.0

96.7

96.4

95.9

96.2

98.7

97.1

Informal

2.8

2.4

3.0

3.3

3.6

4.1

3.8

1.3

2.9

Total

95.2

95.7

95.0

96.5

95.4

96.2

76.1

93.1

95.4

Seats Won

ALP

22

10

3

6

1

3

1

1

47

LP(a)

16

18

10

5

7

2

. .

. .

58

CP(b)

8

5

5

. .

1

. .

. .

. .

19

Total

46

33

18

11

9

5

1

1

124

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

(b) Includes CDL in Western Australia.

(c) Includes QLP in Queensland.

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES ELECTION 1961

NSW

VIC

Qld

SA

WA

Tas

NT

ACT

Aust

Enrolled

2 146 793

1 586 701

826 128

521 490

384 917

185 332

12 131

28 672

5 692 364

Votes

ALP

1 041 238

615 693

365 930

253 225

144 188

92 655

4 659

17 144

2 534 702

LP(a)

617 132

515 792

205 457

195 341

161 662

66 354

. .

9 263

1 771 001

CP(b)

187 444

111 637

126 316

. .

21 078

. .

. .

. .

446 475

DLP(c)

108 471

223 512

57 487

31 457

23 153

12 882

. .

. .

456 962

Others

39 356

13 816

6 291

5 660

2 806

. .

4 468

. .

72 397

Formal

1 993 641

1 480 450

761 481

485 683

352 887

171 891

9 127

26 377

5 281 537

Informal

49 536

34 558

21 195

15 629

11 720

5 679

343

351

139 011

Total

2 043 177

1 515 008

782 676

501 312

364 607

177 570

9 470

26 728

5 420 548

Percent

ALP

52.2

41.6

48.1

52.1

40.9

53.9

51.0

64.9

48.0

LP(a)

31.0

34.8

27.0

40.2

45.8

38.6

. .

35.1

33.5

CP(b)

9.4

7.5

16.6

. .

6.0

. .

. .

. .

8.5

DLP(c)

5.4

15.1

7.5

6.5

6.6

7.5

. .

. .

8.7

Others

2.0

0.9

0.8

1.2

0.8

. .

49.0

. .

1.4

Formal

97.6

97.7

97.3

96.9

96.8

96.8

96.4

98.7

97.4

Informal

2.4

2.3

2.7

3.1

3.2

3.2

3.6

1.3

2.6

Total

95.2

95.5

94.7

96.1

94.7

95.7

78.1

93.2

95.2

Seats Won

ALP

27

10

11

6

3

3

1

1

62

LP(a)

12

18

3

5

5

2

. .

. .

45

CP(b)

7

5

4

. .

1

. .

. .

. .

17

Total

46

33

18

11

9

5

1

1

124

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

(b) Includes CDL in Western Australia.

(c) Includes QLP in Queensland

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES ELECTION 1963

NSW

VIC

Qld

SA

WA

Tas

NT(a)

ACT

Aust

Enrolled

2 215 883

1 618 995

855 473

541 536

402 483

190 547

14 660

36 018

5 875 595

Votes

ALP

987 228

620 253

369 570

270 956

146 596

94 581

. .

17 984

2 507 168

LP(b)

766 688

600 306

228 197

183 490

178 651

73 491

. .

14 748

2 045 571

CP

203 444

116 790

145 610

. .

23 654

. .

. .

. .

489 498

DLP

91 646

190 254

50 421

46 507

16 997

11 591

. .

. .

407 416

Others

27 189

8 962

3 820

8 219

8 538

1 064

. .

. .

57 792

Formal

2 076 195

1 536 565

797 618

509 172

374 436

180 727

. .

32 732

5 507 445

Informal

34 826

22 771

18 130

13 963

9 277

2 293

. .

701

101 961

Total

2 111 021

1 559 336

815 748

523 135

383 713

183 020

. .

33 433

5 609 406

Percent

ALP

47.5

40.4

46.3

53.2

39.2

52.3

. .

54.9

45.5

LP(b)

36.9

39.1

28.6

36.0

47.7

40.7

. .

45.1

37.1

CP

9.8

7.6

18.3

. .

6.3

. .

. .

. .

8.9

DLP

4.4

12.4

6.3

9.1

4.5

6.4

. .

. .

7.4

Others

1.3

0.6

0.5

1.6

2.3

0.6

. .

. .

1.0

Formal

98.4

98.5

97.8

97.3

97.6

98.7

. .

97.9

98.2

Informal

1.6

1.5

2.2

2.7

2.4

1.3

. .

2.1

1.8

Total

95.3

96.3

95.4

96.6

95.3

96.0

. .

92.8

95.5

Seats Won

ALP

20

10

8

6

3

3

1

1

52

LP(b)

17

18

6

5

4

2

. .

. .

52

CP

9

5

4

. .

2

. .

. .

. .

20

Total

46

33

18

11

9

5

1

1

124

(a) ALP Candidate elected unopposed.

(b) Includes LCP in Victoria and LCL in South Australia.

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES ELECTION 1966

NSW

VIC

Qld

SA

WA

Tas

NT

ACT

Aust

Enrolled

2 308 775

1 702 864

900 492

585 465

433 097

197 666

17 395

48 127

6 193 881

Votes

ALP

862 631

548 743

354 674

222 828

168 257

96 246

6 734

22 721

2 282 834

LP(a)

862 407

622 708

253 663

296 923

160 894

78 684

. .

16 685

2 291 964

CP

226 355

130 468

165 358

. .

32 524

. .

7 221

. .

561 926

DLP

96 102

197 026

63 175

19 281

28 502

11 132

. .

2 193

417 411

Others

69 981

66 619

5 365

8 089

2 875

289

. .

2 396

155 614

Formal

2 117 476

1 565 564

842 235

547 121

393 052

186 351

13 955

43 995

5 709 749

Informal

69 340

60 779

15 595

16 220

16 518

2 849

500

777

182 578

Total

2 186 816

1 626 343

857 830

563 341

409 570

189 200

14 455

44 772

5 892 327

Percent

ALP

40.7

35.1

42.1

40.7

42.8

51.6

48.3

51.6

40.0

LP(a)

40.7

39.8

30.2

54.3

40.9

42.2

. .

37.9

40.1

CP

10.7

8.3

19.6

. .

8.3

. .

51.7

. .

9.8

DLP

4.5

12.6

7.5

3.5

7.3

6.0

. .

5.0

7.3

Others

3.3

4.3

0.6

1.5

0.7

0.2

. .

5.4

2.7

Formal

96.8

96.3

98.2

97.1

96.0

98.5

96.5

98.3

96.9

Informal

3.2

3.7

1.8

2.9

4.0

1.5

3.5

1.7

3.1

Total

94.7

95.5

95.3

96.2

94.6

95.7

83.1

93.0

95.1

Seats Won

ALP

17

8

6

3

3

3

. .

1

41

LP(a)

20

19

8

8

4

2

. .

. .

61

CP

9

5

4

. .

2

. .

1

. .

21

Others

. .

1

. .

. .

. .

. .

. .

. .

1

Total

46

33

18

11

9

5

1

1

124

(a) Includes LCL in South Australia.

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES ELECTION 1969

NSW

VIC

Qld

SA

WA

Tas

NT

ACT

Aust

Enrolled

2 438 667

1 809 549

953 564

624 626

484 128

211 220

21 186

63 293

6 606 233

Votes

ALP

1 074 916

689 515

430 403

303 419

222 709

105 556

5 204

39 070

2 870 792

LP(a)

760 612

626 474

245 159

245 287

160 473

72 490

. .

15 492

2 125 987

CP

220 539

113 958

152 041

. .

28 413

. .

8 281

. .

523 232

DLP

75 905

180 205

60 841

17 930

24 461

8 635

. .

. .

367 977

AP

25 590

13 473

1 550

4 637

4 676

1 069

. .

2 651

53 646

Others

96 626

44 249

2 592

7 884

4 355

12 672

3 629

477

172 484

Formal

2 254 188

1 667 874

892 586

579 157

445 087

200 422

17 114

57 690

6 114 118

Informal

53 811

56 724

11 463

20 562

11 699

3 538

613

1 083

159 493

Total

2 307 999

1 724 598

904 049

599 719

456 786

203 960

17 727

58 773

6 273 611

Percent

ALP

47.7

41.3

48.2

52.4

50.0

52.7

30.4

67.7

47.0

LP(a)

33.7

37.6

27.5

42.4

36.1

36.2

. .

26.9

34.8

CP

9.8

6.8

17.0

. .

6.4

. .

48.4

. .

8.6

DLP

3.4

10.8

6.8

3.1

5.5

4.3

. .

. .

6.0

AP

1.1

0.8

0.2

0.8

1.1

0.5

. .

4.6

0.9

Others

4.3

2.7

0.3

1.4

1.0

6.3

21.2

0.8

2.8

Formal

97.7

96.7

98.7

96.6

97.4

98.3

96.5

98.2

97.5

Informal

2.3

3.3

1.3

3.4

2.6

1.7

3.5

1.8

2.5

Total

94.6

95.3

94.8

96.0

94.4

96.6

83.7

92.9

95.0

Seats Won

ALP

22

11

7

8

6

4

. .

1

59

LP(a)

15

18

7

4

1

1

. .

. .

46

CP

8

5

4

. .

2

. .

1

. .

20

Total

45

34

18

12

9

5

1

1

125

(a) Includes LCL in South Australia.

 

 

 HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES ELECTION 1972

NSW

VIC

Qld

SA

WA

Tas

NT

ACT

Aust

Enrolled

2 581 069

1 929 354

1 022 022

671 081

537 240

219 644

29 929

83 591

7 073 930

Votes

ALP

1 252 047

854 201

449 620

317 646

226 398

123 814

9 676

40 147

3 273 549

LP(a)

722 937

606 273

242 752

259 341

193 060

73 166

. .

17 556

2 115 085

CP

235 132

134 158

187 057

13 991

40 831

. .

11 657

. .

622 826

DLP

84 322

150 824

53 319

23 052

22 054

10 086

. .

2 758

346 415

AP

80 662

38 743

15 741

6 418

5 618

1 076

1 129

10 529

159 916

Others

36 492

22 331

4 412

6 918

3 008

1 915

2 170

6 013

83 259

Formal

2 411 592

1 806 530

952 901

627 366

490 969

210 057

24 632

77 003

6 601 050

Informal

46 750

43 456

19 440

16 845

13 328

3 393

1 176

1 806

146 194

Total

2 458 342

1 849 986

972 341

644 211

504 297

213 450

25 808

78 809

6 747 244

Percent

ALP

51.9

47.3

47.2

50.6

46.1

58.9

39.3

52.1

49.6

LP(a)

30.0

33.6

25.5

41.3

39.3

34.8

. .

22.8

32.0

CP

9.8

7.4

19.6

2.2

8.3

. .

47.3

. .

9.4

DLP

3.5

8.3

5.6

3.7

4.5

4.8

. .

3.6

5.2

AP

3.3

2.1

1.7

1.0

1.1

0.5

4.6

13.7

2.4

Others

1.5

1.2

0.5

1.1

0.6

0.9

8.8

7.8

1.3

Formal

98.1

97.7

98.0

97.4

97.4

98.4

95.4

97.7

97.8

Informal

1.9

2.3

2.0

2.6

2.6

1.6

4.6

2.3

2.2

Total

95.2

95.9

95.1

96.0

93.9

97.2

86.2

94.3

95.4

Seats Won

ALP

28

14

8

7

4

5

. .

1

67

LP(a)

10

14

6

5

3

. .

. .

. .

38

CP

7

6

4

. .

2

. .

1

. .

20

Total

45

34

18

12

9

5

1

1

125

(a) Includes LCL in South Australia.

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES ELECTION 1974

NSW

VIC

Qld

SA

WA

Tas

NT

ACT

Aust

Enrolled

2 834 558

2 161 474

1 154 762

750 308

612 016

246 596

36 480

101 455

7 897 649

Votes

ALP

1 400 255

970 236

476 710

341 563

261 107

128 787

13 397

52 055

3 644 110

LP(a)

887 202

738 236

330 365

256 904

233 240

103 701

. .

33 320

2 582 968

CP(b)

282 169

151 707

255 659

28 903

60 325

. .

14 514

3 300

796 577

AP

77 507

50 025

18 808

14 267

7 016

423

. .

4 130

172 176

DLP

. .

104 974

. .

. .

. .

. .

. .

. .

104 974

LM

. .

. .

. .

57 817

. .

. .

. .

. .

57 817

Others

10 959

12 082

1 741

2 669

1 726

767

1 557

883

32 384

Formal

2 658 092

2 027 260

1 083 283

702 123

563 414

233 678

29 468

93 688

7 391 006

Informal

44 811

43 633

15 118

20 311

14 575

4 213

852

1 249

144 762

Total

2 702 903

2 070 893

1 098 401

722 434

577 989

237 891

30 320

94 937

7 535 768

Percent

ALP

52.7

47.9

44.0

48.6

46.3

55.1

45.5

55.6

49.3

LP(a)

33.4

36.4

30.5

36.6

41.4

44.4

. .

35.6

34.9

CP(b)

10.6

7.5

23.6

4.1

10.7

. .

49.3

3.5

10.8

AP

2.9

2.5

1.7

2.0

1.2

0.2

. .

4.4

2.3

DLP

. .

5.2

. .

. .

. .

. .

. .

. .

1.4

LM

. .

. .

. .

8.2

. .

. .

. .

. .

0.8

Others

0.4

0.6

0.2

0.4

0.3

0.3

5.3

0.9

0.4

Formal

98.3

97.9

98.6

97.2

97.5

98.2

97.2

98.7

98.1

Informal

1.7

2.1

1.4

2.8

2.5

1.8

2.8

1.3

1.9

Total

95.4

95.8

95.1

96.3

94.4

96.5

83.1

93.6

95.4

Seats Won

ALP

25

16

6

7

5

5

. .

2

66

LP(a)

11

12

7

5

5

. .

. .

. .

40

NP(b)

9

6

5

. .

. .

. .

1

. .

21

Total

45

34

18

12

10

5

1

2

127

(a) Includes LCL in South Australia.

(b) Includes NP in Queensland and NA in Western Australia.

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES ELECTION 1975

NSW

VIC

Qld

SA

WA

Tas

NT

ACT

Aust

Enrolled

2 961 698

2 234 858

1 206 231

789 004

658 419

255 402

40 885

115 916

8 262 413

Votes

ALP

1 260 335

882 842

439 405

316 006

244 404

105 324

12 944

51 744

3 313 004

LP

1 100 672

887 685

370 041

365 353

326 679

131 002

. .

50 727

3 232 159

NCP(a)

326 124

186 667

303 107

4 070

30 727

3 248

15 976

. .

869 919

AP

10 931

21 473

. .

525

. .

. .

701

. .

33 630

DLP

. .

101 750

. .

. .

. .

. .

. .

. .

101 750

LM

. .

. .

. .

45 968

. .

. .

. .

3 516

49 484

Others

74 058

17 280

21 041

9 246

7 240

2 550

. .

840

132 632

Formal

2 772 120

2 097 697

1 133 594

741 168

609 050

242 124

29 621

107 204

7 732 578

Informal

52 760

42 008

14 604

18 201

14 334

4 570

996

1 822

149 295

Total

2 824 880

2 139 705

1 148 198

759 369

623 384

246 694

30 617

109 026

7 881 873

Percent

ALP

45.5

42.1

38.8

42.6

40.1

43.5

43.7

48.3

42.8

LP

39.7

42.3

32.6

49.3

53.6

54.1

. .

47.3

41.8

NCP(a)

11.8

8.9

26.7

0.5

5.0

1.3

53.9

. .

11.3

AP

0.4

1.0

. .

0.1

. .

. .

2.4

. .

0.4

DLP

. .

4.9

. .

. .

. .

. .

. .

. .

1.3

LM

. .

. .

. .

6.2

. .

. .

. .

3.3

0.6

Others

2.7

0.8

1.9

1.2

1.2

1.1

. .

0.8

1.7

Formal

98.1

98.0

98.7

97.6

97.7

98.1

96.7

98.3

98.1

Informal

1.9

2.0

1.3

2.4

2.3

1.9

3.3

1.7

1.9

Total

95.4

95.7

95.2

96.2

94.7

96.6

74.9

94.1

95.4

Seats Won

ALP

17

10

1

6

1

. .

. .

1

36

LP

19

19

9

6

9

5

. .

1

68

NCP(a)

9

5

8

. .

. .

. .

1

. .

23

Total

45

34

18

12

10

5

1

2

127

(a) Includes CP in New South Wales, NP in Victoria, Queensland and Tasmania, and CLP in Northern Territory.

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES ELECTION 1977

NSW

VIC

Qld

SA

WA

Tas

NT

ACT

Aust

Enrolled

3 051 238

2 289 926

1 258 724

824 205

690 919

262 114

44 295

127 358

8 548 779

Votes

ALP

1 201 560

791 083

443 221

322 883

205 793

103 877

14 811

57 823

3 141 051

LP

1 018 257

842 545

326 135

340 383

307 699

134 687

. .

48 190

3 017 896

NCP(a)

320 051

120 032

305 275

6 065

25 559

. .

16 462

. .

793 444

DEM

239 808

250 943

77 169

85 578

70 590

8 255

2 478

8 544

743 365

DLP

. .

113 271

. .

. .

. .

. .

. .

. .

113 271

Others

54 109

9 652

23 863

2 299

22 383

. .

987

534

113 827

Formal

2 833 785

2 127 526

1 175 663

757 208

632 024

246 819

34 738

115 091

7 922 854

Informal

65 660

62 381

18 212

26 461

21 560

6 579

1 244

2 811

204 908

Total

2 899 445

2 189 907

1 193 875

783 669

653 584

253 398

35 982

117 902

8 127 762

Percent

ALP

42.4

37.2

37.7

42.6

32.6

42.1

42.6

50.2

39.6

LP

35.9

39.6

27.7

45.0

48.7

54.6

. .

41.9

38.1

NCP(a)

11.3

5.6

26.0

0.8

4.0

. .

47.4

. .

10.0

DEM

8.5

11.8

6.6

11.3

11.2

3.3

7.1

7.4

9.4

DLP

. .

5.3

. .

. .

. .

. .

. .

. .

1.4

Others

1.9

0.5

2.0

0.3

3.5

. .

2.8

0.5

1.4

Formal

97.7

97.2

98.5

96.6

96.7

97.4

96.5

97.6

97.5

Informal

2.3

2.8

1.5

3.4

3.3

2.6

3.5

2.4

2.5

Total

95.0

95.6

94.8

95.1

94.6

96.7

81.2

92.6

95.1

Seats Won

ALP

17

10

3

6

1

. .

. .

1

38

LP

18

20

9

5

9

5

. .

1

67

NCP(a)

8

3

7

. .

. .

. .

1

. .

19

Total

43

33

19

11

10

5

1

2

124

(a) Includes NP in Queensland and CLP in Northern Territory.

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES ELECTION 1980

NSW

VIC

Qld

SA

WA

Tas

NT

ACT

Aust

Enrolled

3 184 997

2 415 472

1 356 589

849 899

751 260

273 752

55 342

136 281

9 023 592

Votes

ALP

1 357 557

1 016 617

535 800

348 649

286 529

118 341

17 426

68 916

3 749 565

LP

1 044 190

874 395

342 153

348 981

317 636

133 141

. .

48 016

3 108 512

NCP(a)

307 400

109 506

273 637

10 937

15 837

. .

18 805

. .

736 122

DEM

166 143

183 212

66 502

68 857

48 076

3 722

2 509

7 001

546 032

DLP

. .

25 456

. .

. .

. .

. .

. .

. .

25 456

Others

53 164

24 670

34 609

6 780

13 328

1 310

4 432

1 577

139 870

Formal

2 928 454

2 233 856

1 252 701

784 204

681 136

256 524

43 172

125 510

8 305 557

Informal

70 742

61 920

22 513

22 491

18 821

6 965

2 231

2 752

208 435

Total

2 999 196

2 295 776

1 275 214

806 695

699 957

263 489

45 403

128 262

8 513 992

Percent

ALP

46.4

45.5

42.8

44.5

42.0

46.1

40.4

54.9

45.1

LP

35.7

39.1

27.3

44.5

46.6

51.9

. .

38.3

37.4

NCP(a)

10.5

4.9

21.8

1.4

2.3

. .

43.6

. .

8.9

DEM

5.7

8.2

5.3

8.8

7.1

1.5

5.8

5.6

6.6

DLP

. .

1.1

. .

. .

. .

. .

. .

. .

0.3

Others

1.8

1.1

2.8

0.9

2.0

0.5

10.3

1.3

1.7

Formal

97.6

97.3

98.2

97.2

97.3

97.4

95.1

97.9

97.6

Informal

2.4

2.7

1.8

2.8

2.7

2.6

4.9

2.1

2.4

Total

94.2

95.0

94.0

94.9

93.2

96.3

82.0

94.1

94.4

Seats Won

ALP

18

17

5

6

3

. .

. .

2

51

LP

16

13

7

5

8

5

. .

. .

54

NCP(a)

9

3

7

. .

. .

. .

1

. .

20

Total

43

33

19

11

11

5

1

2

125

(a) Includes NP in Victoria and Queensland and CLP in Northern Territory.

 

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES ELECTION 1983

NSW

VIC

Qld

SA

WA

Tas

NT

ACT

Aust

Enrolled

3 247 827

2 495 392

1 472 462

880 455

798 973

282 230

57 320

137 405

9 372 064

Votes

ALP

1 512 012

1 182 118

621 146

393 971

378 545

106 647

20 764

82 189

4 297 392

LP

951 810

869 542

328 530

342 821

304 677

145 393

. .

41 213

2 983 986

NP(a)

330 657

114 065

319 647

8 762

5 999

. .

20 479

. .

799 609

DEM

144 633

133 183

62 637

56 510

29 273

9 458

1 571

. .

437 265

DLP

. .

17 318

. .

. .

. .

. .

. .

. .

17 318

Others

77 470

13 139

14 429

12 255

10 136

3 270

1 779

5 229

149 293

Formal

3 016 582

2 340 951

1 346 389

814 319

728 630

264 768

44 593

128 631

8 684 863

Informal

66 473

52 780

17 790

22 380

14 685

6 232

2 070

2 902

185 312

Total

3 083 055

2 393 731

1 364 179

836 699

743 315

271 000

46 663

131 533

8 870 175

Percent

ALP

50.1

50.5

46.1

48.4

52.0

40.3

46.6

63.9

49.5

LP

31.6

37.1

24.4

42.1

41.8

54.9

. .

32.0

34.4

NP(a)

11.0

4.9

23.7

1.1

0.8

. .

45.9

. .

9.2

DEM

4.8

5.7

4.7

6.9

4.0

3.6

3.5

. .

5.0

DLP

. .

0.7

. .

. .

. .

. .

. .

. .

0.2

Others

2.6

0.6

1.1

1.5

1.4

1.2

4.0

4.1

1.7

Formal

97.8

97.8

98.7

97.3

98.0

97.7

95.6

97.8

97.9

Informal

2.2

2.2

1.3

2.7

2.0

2.3

4.4

2.2

2.1

Total

94.9

95.9

92.6

95.0

93.0

96.0

81.4

95.7

94.6

Seats Won

ALP

24

23

10

7

8

. .

1

2

75

LP

11

7

3

4

3

5

. .

. .

33

NP

8

3

6

. .

. .

. .

. .

. .

17

Total

43

33

19

11

11

5

1

2

125

(a) Includes NCP in Western Australia and CLP in Northern Territory.

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES ELECTION 1984

NSW

VIC

Qld

SA

WA

Tas

NT

ACT

Aust

Enrolled

3 424 032

2 614 383

1 555 600

906 278

859 623

290 028

68 857

150 416

9 869 217

Votes

ALP

1 458 856

1 117 874

605 804

367 915

359 810

113 094

25 140

71 637

4 120 130

LP(a)

990 464

842 423

263 518

337 253

341 500

133 173

27 335

43 225

2 978 891

NP

318 458

145 435

435 832

11 609

9 817

. .

. .

. .

921 151

DEM

178 806

115 172

66 243

61 822

27 598

10 432

1 906

10 225

472 204

DLP

. .

49 121

. .

. .

. .

. .

. .

. .

49 121

Others

76 518

14 508

3 635

6 311

7 949

3 747

1 581

9 206

123 455

Formal

3 023 102

2 284 533

1 375 032

784 910

746 674

260 446

55 962

134 293

8 664 952

Informal

198 648

202 740

67 586

74 719

59 799

16 864

2 909

7 204

630 469

Total

3 221 750

2 487 273

1 442 618

859 629

806 473

277 310

58 871

141 497

9 295 421

Percent

ALP

48.3

48.9

44.1

46.9

48.2

43.4

44.9

53.3

47.5

LP(a)

32.8

36.9

19.2

43.0

45.7

51.1

48.8

32.2

34.4

NP

10.5

6.4

31.7

1.5

1.3

. .

. .

. .

10.6

DEM

5.9

5.0

4.8

7.9

3.7

4.0

3.4

7.6

5.4

DLP

. .

2.2

. .

. .

. .

. .

. .

. .

0.6

Others

2.5

0.6

0.3

0.8

1.1

1.4

2.8

6.9

1.4

Formal

93.8

91.8

95.3

91.3

92.6

93.9

95.1

94.9

93.2

Informal

6.2

8.2

4.7

8.7

7.4

6.1

4.9

5.1

6.8

Total

94.1

95.0

92.7

94.9

93.8

95.6

85.5

94.1

94.2

Seats Won

ALP

29

25

9

8

9

. .

. .

2

82

LP(a)

12

11

7

5

4

5

1

. .

45

NP

10

3

8

. .

. .

. .

. .

. .

21

Total

51

39

24

13

13

5

1

2

148

(a) Includes CLP in Northern Territory.

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES ELECTION 1987

(a) Includes CLP in Northern Territory.

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES ELECTION 1990

NSW

VIC

Qld

SA

WA

Tas

NT

ACT

Aust

Enrolled

3 555 060

2 698 034

1 707 161

942 880

906 677

300 763

79 921

162 717

10 353 213

Votes

ALP

1 438 985

1 139 337

683 640

367 045

377 493

118 077

28 195

79 791

4 232 563

LP(a)

1 059 597

922 680

319 607

350 218

332 266

140 217

21 668

44 806

3 191 059

NP

375 443

154 088

438 627

30 928

54 871

. .

10 273

. .

1 064 230

DEM

201 924

163 160

74 215

64 163

27 302

16 371

. .

10 124

557 259

DLP

. .

3 334

. .

. .

. .

. .

. .

. .

3 334

Others

109 971

44 361

4 402

11 528

3 112

. .

. .

13 267

186 641

Formal

3 185 920

2 426 960

1 520 491

823 882

795 044

274 665

60 136

147 988

9 235 086

Informal

152 696

134 415

53 622

60 536

55 776

14 297

3 684

5 328

480 354

Total

3 338 616

2 561 375

1 574 113

884 418

850 820

288 962

63 820

153 316

9 715 440

Percent

ALP

45.1

46.9

45.0

44.6

47.5

43.0

46.9

53.9

45.8

LP(a)

33.3

38.0

21.0

42.5

41.8

51.1

36.0

30.3

34.6

NP

11.8

6.3

28.8

3.8

6.9

. .

17.1

. .

11.5

DEM

6.3

6.7

4.9

7.8

3.4

6.0

. .

6.8

6.0

DLP

. .

0.1

. .

. .

. .

. .

. .

. .

. .

Others

3.5

1.8

0.3

1.4

0.4

. .

. .

9.0

2.0

Formal

95.4

94.8

96.6

93.2

93.4

95.1

94.2

96.5

95.1

Informal

4.6

5.2

3.4

6.8

6.6

4.9

5.8

3.5

4.9

Total

93.9

94.9

92.2

93.8

93.8

96.1

79.9

94.2

93.8

Seats Won

ALP

28

24

13

8

9

1

1

2

86

LP

13

12

5

5

4

4

. .

. .

43

NP

10

3

6

. .

. .

. .

. .

. .

19

Total

51

39

24

13

13

5

1

2

148

NSW

VIC

Qld

SA

WA

Tas

NT

ACT

Aust

Enrolled

3 630 844

2 782 157

1 804 833

966 431

982 900

310 076

78 994

172 200

10 728 435

Votes

ALP

1 380 780

951 674

695 291

339 218

316 186

115 053

34 106

71 830

3 904 138

LP(a)

975 083

1 018 740

476 560

381 172

392 870

140 722

27 668

55 755

3 468 570

NP

377 687

154 069

280 120

. .

21 681

. .

. .

. .

833 557

DEM

342 540

319 149

193 817

135 546

75 197

24 876

. .

23 091

1 114 216

GRN

50 685

. .

10 054

1 878

67 164

6 367

. .

6 069

142 217

CTA

21 646

52 554

. .

22 297

. .

. .

. .

. .

96 497

DLP

. .

2 564

. .

. .

. .

. .

. .

. .

2 564

Others

206 250

68 380

15 755

13 643

21 601

2 486

6 483

3 317

337 915

Formal

3 354 671

2 267 130

1 671 597

893 754

894 699

298 504

68 257

160 062

9 899 674

Informal

108 134

94 334

38 065

34 143

34 418

9 774

2 387

4 871

326 126

Total

3 462 805

2 661 464

1 709 662

972 897

929 117

299 278

70 644

164 933

10 225 800

Percent

ALP

41.2

37.1

41.6

38.0

35.3

39.7

50.0

44.9

39.4

LP(a)

29.1

39.7

28.5

42.6

43.9

48.6

40.5

34.8

35.0

NP

11.2

6.0

16.8

. .

2.4

. .

. .

. .

8.4

DEM

10.2

12.4

11.6

15.2

8.4

8.6

. .

14.4

11.3

GRN

1.5

. .

0.6

0.2

7.5

2.2

. .

3.8

1.4

CTA

0.6

2.0

. .

2.5

. .

. .

. .

. .

1.0

DLP

. .

0.1

. .

. .

. .

. .

. .

. .

. .

Others

6.1

2.7

0.9

1.5

2.4

0.8

9.5

2.1

3.4

Formal

96.9

96.5

97.8

96.3

96.3

96.7

96.6

97.0

96.8

Informal

3.1

3.5

2.2

3.7

3.7

3.3

3.4

3.0

3.2

Total

95.4

95.7

94.7

96.0

94.5

96.5

89.4

95.8

95.3

Seats Won

ALP

30

14

15

7

8

1

1

2

78

LP

12

21

6

6

6

4

. .

. .

55

NP

8

3

3

. .

. .

. .

. .

. .

14

Others

1

. .

. .

. .

. .

. .

. .

. .

1

Total

51

38

24

13

14

5

1

2

148

(a) Includes CLP in Northern Territory.

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES ELECTION 1993

NSW

VIC

Qld

SA

WA

Tas

NT

ACT

Aust

Enrolled

3 814 932

2 932 640

1 971 729

1 014 400

1 038 968

327 919

91 563

192 487

11 384 638

Votes

ALP

1 714 512

1 273 974

739 862

358 707

381 143

143 621

43 578

95 993

4 751 390

LP(a)

1 127 291

1 102 965

571 226

421 687

474 743

129 132

35 207

61 535

3 923 786

NP

346 191

137 470

269 152

2 878

2 345

. .

. .

. .

758 036

DEM

99 817

101 185

74 278

71 981

31 791

7 653

. .

10 355

397 060

GRN

50 052

3 317

58 502

1 496

55 907

24 319

. .

3 109

196 702

CTA

21 764

13 289

. .

8 134

5 409

871

. .

. .

49 467

Others

188 851

110 615

114 304

58 792

17 255

1 544

. .

8 977

500 338

Formal

3 548 478

2 742 815

1 827 324

923 675

968 593

307 140

78 785

179 969

10 576 779

Informal

113 664

79 811

49 135

39 088

24 992

8 634

2 518

6 240

324 082

Total

3 662 142

2 822 626

1 876 459

962 763

993 585

315 774

81 303

186 209

10 900 861

Percent

ALP

48.3

46.4

40.5

38.8

39.4

46.8

55.3

53.3

44.9

LP(a)

31.8

40.2

31.3

45.7

49.0

42.0

44.7

34.2

37.1

NP

9.8

5.0

14.7

0.3

0.2

. .

. .

. .

7.2

DEM

2.8

3.7

4.1

7.8

3.3

2.5

. .

5.8

3.8

GRN

1.4

0.1

3.2

0.2

5.8

7.9

. .

1.7

1.9

CTA

0.6

0.5

. .

0.9

0.6

0.3

. .

. .

0.5

Others

5.3

4.0

6.2

6.4

1.8

0.5

. .

5.0

4.7

Formal

96.9

97.2

97.4

95.9

97.5

97.3

96.9

96.6

97.0

Informal

3.1

2.8

2.6

4.1

2.5

2.7

3.1

3.4

3.0

Total

96.0

96.2

95.2

94.9

95.6

96.3

88.8

96.7

95.8

Seats Won

ALP

33

17

13

4

6

4

1

2

80

LP

8

17

7

8

8

1

. .

. .

49

NP

8

3

5

. .

. .

. .

. .

. .

16

Others

1

1

. .

. .

. .

. .

. .

. .

2

Total

50

38

25

12

14

5

1

2

147

(a) Includes CLP in Northern Territory.

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES ELECTION 1996

NSW

VIC

Qld

SA

WA

Tas

NT

ACT

Aust

Enrolled

3 955 782

2 972 758

2 091 384

1 001 006

1 088 483

329 271

98 800

203 170

11 740 654

Votes

ALP

1 453 542

1 190 404

639 510

320 678

347 583

137 607

36 994

91 447

4 217 765

LP(a)

1 229 423

1 106 556

757 621

460 246

440 647

138 087

38 302

78 109

4 248 991

NP

443 542

128 091

306 986

..

13 333

1 218

..

..

893 170

DEM

240 255

203 892

129 244

93 899

55 862

12 696

..

..

735 848

GRN

95 609

52 810

47 379

27 146

53 101

19 689

5 324

16 596

317 654

Others

211 838

91 568

47 430

18 750

90 430

1 274

4 423

4 711

470 424

Formal

3 674 209

2 773 321

1 928 170

920 719

1 000 956

310 571

85 043

190 863

10 883 852

Informal

138 157

83 615

50 605

39 172

32 616

7 472

2 985

5 543

360 165

Total

3 812 366

2 856 936

1 978 775

959 891

1 033 572

318 043

88 028

196 406

11 244 017

Percent

ALP

39.6

42.9

33.2

34.8

34.7

44.3

43.5

47.9

38.8

LP(a)

33.5

39.9

39.3

50.0

44.0

44.5

45.0

40.9

39.0

NP

12.1

4.6

15.9

..

1.3

0.4

..

..

8.2

DEM

6.5

7.4

6.7

10.2

5.6

4.1

..

..

6.8

GRN

2.6

1.9

2.5

2.9

5.3

6.3

6.3

8.7

2.9

Others

5.8

3.3

2.5

2.0

9.0

0.4

5.2

2.5

4.3

Formal

96.4

97.1

97.4

95.9

96.8

97.7

96.6

97.2

96.8

Informal

3.6

2.9

2.6

4.1

3.2

2.3

3.4

2.8

3.2

Total

96.4

96.1

94.6

95.9

95.0

96.6

89.1

96.7

95.6

Seats Won

ALP

20

16

2

2

3

3

..

3

49

LP

19

19

17

10

8

2

1

..

76

NP

10

2

6

..

..

..

..

..

18

Others

1

..

1

..

3

..

..

..

5

Total

50

37

26

12

14

5

1

3

148

 

(a) Includes votes for disendorsed Liberal Party candidate in Division of Oxley (Qld).

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES ELECTION 1998

NSW

Vic

Qld

SA

WA

Tas

NT

ACT

Aust

Enrolled

4 076 081

3 081 632

2 188 024

1 013 989

1 149 619

330 121

105 048

209 536

12154 050

Votes

ALP

1 489 021

1 261 289

719 743

319 267

377 545

150 384

38 469

98 588

4 454 306

LP(a)

1 131 545

1 053 990

615 153

389 382

397 836

117 377

36 014

59 424

3 800 721

NP

293 126

77 385

199 185

4 796

13 596

..

..

..

588 088

PHON

332 501

105 798

285 983

90 773

96 708

7 553

7 401

9 895

936 612

DEM

154 496

171 091

80 003

93 905

41 364

10 024

4 658

14 394

569 935

GRN

98 647

59 383

47 440

4 576

52 674

17 091

2 753

8 145

290 709

Others

211 808

113 745

45 868

23 292

63 052

5 048

1 642

4 237

468 692

Formal

3 711 144

2 842 681

1 993 375

925 991

1 042 775

307 477

90 937

194 683

11 109 063

Informal

154 859

103 524

68 659

44 074

45 509

9 819

3 951

5 743

436 138

Total

3 866 003

2 946 205

2 062 034

970 065

1 088 248

317 296

94 888

200 426

11 545 201

Per cent

ALP

40.1

44.4

36.1

34.5

36.2

48.9

42.3

50.6

40.1

LP(a)

30.5

37.1

30.9

42.1

38.2

38.2

39.6

30.5

34.2

NP

7.9

2.7

10.0

0.5

1.3

..

..

..

5.3

PHON

9.0

3.7

14.3

9.8

9.3

2.5

8.1

5.1

8.4

DEM

4.2

6.0

4.0

10.1

4.0

3.3

5.1

7.4

5.1

GRN

2.7

2.1

2.4

0.5

5.1

5.6

3.0

4.2

2.6

Others

5.7

4.0

2.3

2.5

6.0

1.6

1.8

2.2

4.2

Formal

96.0

96.5

96.7

95.5

95.8

96.9

95.8

97.1

96.2

Informal

4.0

3.5

3.3

4.5

4.2

3.1

4.2

2.9

3.8

Total

94.8

95.6

94.2

95.7

94.7

96.1

90.3

95.7

95.0

Seats Won

ALP

22

19

8

3

7

5

1

2

67

LP

18

16

14

9

7

..

..

..

64

NP

9

2

5

..

..

..

..

..

16

Ind

1

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

1

Total

50

37

27

12

14

5

1

2

148

(a) Includes CLP in Northern Territory.


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