ID 1632

Commonwealth Parliament, House of Representatives election in Western Australia

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

Election of 2 July 2016

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House of Representatives enrolment and voting in Western Australia

Total number of voters on the roll
Number of House of Representatives seats in this state/territory
Number of uncontested seats
If uncontested seats, number of voters on the roll in uncontested seats
Number of voters on the roll in contested seats
Total ballots cast (may differ from number of votes in multiple voting systems)
Turnout (rate of voting in contested seats)
Total valid votes
Rate of informal (invalid) voting
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 Western Australia

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Election held on 2 July 2016
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 %
Liberal Party  611,605  45.70  -1.61  11  68.75 
Australian Labor Party  434,318  32.45  +3.69  31.25 
Australian Greens  161,443  12.06  +2.32     
National Party  40,160  3.00  -0.90     
Australian Christians  34,197  2.56  +0.53     
Rise Up Australia Party  20,859  1.56     
Independents  17,381  1.30     
Votes for other than listed parties 18,374 1.37 -0.64       
Totals 1,338,337  100.00    16  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.


Australian Christians: This party was committed to Christian principles and pro-family and pro-life policies. It contested the Western Australian Legislative Assembly elections in March 2013, and had some organizational links with the Christian Democratic Party which fielded candidates at the previous WA Assembly election in 2008. It ran candidates at the 2013 federal election and at this House of Representatives election in 2016.

Rise Up Australia Party: This party was founded in 2011 by Daniel Nalliah, who was opposed to multiculturalism. Its general orientation was nationalist and conservative; its candidates had contested several state and federal elections since its founding.

Independents: The vote shown for Independents at this election is the sum of first preference votes cast for 4 candidates registered as Independents in Western Australia. No Independent candidate was elected at this election (2016) from Western Australia.

Other parties: The Australian Electoral Commission listed 7 registered party groupings for this House of Representatdives election in Western Australia whose votes are not separately listed in the table above. None of these parties gained 1 percent of the first preference votes at this election, had a candidate elected or met any of the other criteria for listing in this database for the state summary for this House of Representatives election in Western Australia (see listed party). For details of the votes won by these parties, see the reference in 'Sources', below. Note that some of these parties may have qualified for listing in other state summaries for this election.


Voting figures were taken from the Australian Electoral Commission website 'First preference votes by party', online: here [accessed 22 June 2017]