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Parliament of South Australia, Assembly election

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General election for the Assembly South Australia 
Date of election (or first day of voting at elections held over more than one day) 5 April 1930

Government in office and parliamentary support before and after the election

Government in office at election

Premier in office at date of election. (check notes to see if change of Premier since previous election) Richard Layton Butler [jnr]
Premier's party affiliation Liberal Party 
Assembly support for government at election Coalition  
If coalition, coalition partner(s) Country Party  

Government in office after election

Premier in office after election. Lionel Laughton Hill
Premier's party affiliation Australian Labor Party
Assembly support for government after election Majority 
If coalition, coalition partner(s)  

Enrolment and voting

Total number of voters on the roll 325,244 
Number of Assembly seats 46 
Number of uncontested seats
If uncontested seats, number of voters on the roll in uncontested seats 13,001 
Number of voters on the roll in contested seats 312,243 
Total ballots cast (may differ from number of votes in multiple voting systems) 222,819 
Turnout (rate of voting in contested seats) 71.36% 
Total valid votes 210,104 
Rate of informal (invalid) voting 5.71%
Informal (invalid) ballots in multiple voting system Not applicable
Electoral system Universal franchise at 21 years, multimember districts, contingent voting (see notes) 


South Australia, Assembly votes and seats won

Election held on 5 April 1930
Criteria for the inclusion of parties in this table are set out in the Glossary under 'listed party'

Party Name First preference vote n First preference vote share % Change from previous election % Seats won n Uncontested seats held n Seat share %
Australian Labor Party 102,194  48.64  +0.65     30  65.22 
Liberal Party 74,930  35.66  *     13  28.26 
Country Party 14,555  6.93  *     4.35 
Independent Labor 5,944  2.83  *        
Independents 4,876  2.32  -2.14        
Independent Protestant Labor Party 4,132  1.97  -0.11        
Single Tax Party 2,777  1.32  *     2.17 
Votes for other than listed parties 696  0.33  +0.33          
Totals 210,104  100.00    46  100.00 

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* Party did not contest previous election or did not meet criteria for listing, or contested previous election under a different party name.


Colin A Hughes and B D Graham, A Handbook of Australian Government and Politics 1890-1964, (Canberra: Australian National University Press, 1968, SBN 708102700).