ID 0109

Commonwealth Parliament, House of Representatives election in New South Wales

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

Election of 10 December 1949


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House of Representatives enrolment and voting in New South Wales

Total number of voters on the roll
1,916,746
Number of House of Representatives seats in this state/territory
47
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
1,916,746
Total ballots cast (may differ from number of votes in multiple voting systems)
1,848,572
Turnout (rate of voting in contested seats)
96.44%
Total valid votes
1,810,652
Rate of informal (invalid) voting
2.05%
Informal (invalid) ballots in multiple voting system
Not applicable
Electoral system
Adult franchise at 21 years; single member districts; preferential voting (AV); compulsory preferences; compulsory voting


House of Representatives votes and seats won in New South Wales

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Election held on 10 December 1949
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  849,033  46.89  -4.48  23  48.94 
Liberal Party  672,175  37.12  +7.25  16  34.04 
Country Party  199,550  11.02  0.00  17.02 
Independents  37,821  2.09  +1.40     
Lang Labor Party  31,436  1.74  -2.30     
Votes for other than listed parties 20,637 1.14 -1.87       
Totals 1,810,652  100.00    47  100.00 


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Sources

Colin A Hughes and B D Graham, A Handbook of Australian Government and Politics 1890-1964, Canberra; Australian National University Press, 1968 (SBN 708102700); 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 1328 7478).