ID 0122

Commonwealth Parliament, House of Representatives election in Victoria

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

Election of 29 May 1954


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House of Representatives enrolment and voting in Victoria

Total number of voters on the roll
1,415,392
Number of House of Representatives seats in this state/territory
33
Number of uncontested seats
2
If uncontested seats, number of voters on the roll in uncontested seats
79,367
Number of voters on the roll in contested seats
1,336,025
Total ballots cast (may differ from number of votes in multiple voting systems)
1,281,132
Turnout (rate of voting in contested seats)
95.89%
Total valid votes
1,266,235
Rate of informal (invalid) voting
1.16%
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 Victoria

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Election held on 29 May 1954
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  636,911  50.30  +1.16  15  45.45 
Liberal Party   572,233  45.19  +1.60  15  45.45 
Country Party  43,390  3.43  -1.75  9.09 
Votes for other than listed parties 13,701 1.08 +0.15       
Totals 1,266,235  100.00    33  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).