ID 0598

Commonwealth Parliament, House of Representatives election in Victoria

(for more information on this election see national summary for the House of Representatives)

Election of 10 November 2001


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House of Representatives enrolment and voting in Victoria

Total number of voters on the roll
3,234,874
Number of House of Representatives seats in this state/territory
37
Number of uncontested seats
0
If uncontested seats, number of voters on the roll in uncontested seats
Number of voters on the roll in contested seats
3,234,874
Total ballots cast (may differ from number of votes in multiple voting systems)
3,077,590
Turnout (rate of voting in contested seats)
95.14%
Total valid votes
2,955,015
Rate of informal (invalid) voting
3.98%
Informal (invalid) ballots in multiple voting system
Not applicable
Electoral system
Adult franchise at 18 years (from 1974); single member districts, preferential voting (AV); compulsory preferences; compulsory voting


House of Representatives votes and seats won in Victoria

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Election held on 10 November 2001
Criteria for the inclusion of parties in this table are set out in the Glossary under 'listed party'

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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  1,230,764  41.65  -2.72  20  54.05 
Liberal Party   1,154,493  39.07  +1.99  15  40.54 
Australian Democrats  184,564  6.25  +0.23     
Australian Greens  174,396  5.90  +3.81     
National Party  91,048  3.08  +0.36  5.41 
Independents  60,797  2.06  +0.71     
Pauline Hanson's One Nation Party  37,812  1.28  -2.44     
Votes for other than listed parties 21,141 0.72 -1.94       
Totals 2,955,015  100.00    37  100.00 


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Notes

The vote shown for Independents in Victoria at this election is the sum of votes cast for all candidates registered as Independents (26) and candidates who ran for office without any registered party name (12). There were 38 such candidates.

Sources

Australian Electoral Commission, Election 2001: Election Results, CD-ROM, Canberra, 2002 (ISBN 0642501815); Scott Bennett, Gerard Newman and Andrew Kopras, Commonwealth Election 2001, Canberra: Commonwealth Parliament, Department of the Parliamentary Library, Information Research Services, Research Paper No. 11 2001–02, 2002 (ISSN 13287478).

For a general review of this election, see John Warhurst and Marian Simms (editors), 2001: The Centenary Election, St Lucia, Qld: University of Queensland Press, 2002 (ISBN 070223303X); David Solomon (editor), Howard's Race: Winning the Unwinnable Election, Pymble, NSW: HarperCollins, 2002 (ISBN 073227373 0).