Election held on 5 March 1983
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 by ticket n||Seats won by ticket %||Seats won by party n||Seats won by party %||Seats held by party n||Seats held by party %|
|Australian Labor Party||3,637,316||45.49||+3.24||30||46.88||30||46.88||30||46.88|
|Liberal Party - National Party (joint ticket)||1,861,618||23.28||*||8||12.50|
|Country Liberal Party (NT)||21,406||0.27||+0.02||1||1.56||1||1.56|
|Votes for other than listed parties||203,967||2.55||-1.34|
* Party did not contest previous election or did not meet criteria for listing, or contested previous election under a different party name.
In the table above, see the Glossary distinctions between Seats won by ticket and Seats won by party, and between Seats won by party and Seats held by party.
In the national summary for the Senate for this election, the votes cast for the National Country Party include the votes for the National Party of Western Australia and seats held by the Liberal Party include the seat won by Country Liberal Party in the Northern Territory.
Colin A Hughes, A Handbook of Australian Government and Politics 1975-1984, Rushcutters Bay, NSW: Australian National University Press, 1986 (ISBN 008033038X); Gerard Newman, Federal Election Results 1949-2001, Canberra: Commonwealth Parliament, Department of the Parliamentary Library, Information and Research Services, Research Paper 9 2001-02, 2002 (ISSN 13287478).
For a general survey of this election, see: Howard R Penniman (editor), Australia at the Polls: The National Elections of 1980 and 1983, Washington, DC: American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, 1983 (084473506X).