ID 0139

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 9 December 1961


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House of Representatives enrolment and voting in New South Wales

Total number of voters on the roll
2,146,793
Number of House of Representatives seats in this state/territory
46
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
2,146,793
Total ballots cast (may differ from number of votes in multiple voting systems)
2,043,177
Turnout (rate of voting in contested seats)
95.17%
Total valid votes
1,993,641
Rate of informal (invalid) voting
2.42%
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 9 December 1961
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  1,041,238  52.23  +5.08  27  58.70 
Liberal Party  617,132  30.96  -4.94  12  26.09 
Country Party  187,444  9.40  -0.19  15.22 
Democratic Labor Party  108,471  5.44  -0.15     
Votes for other than listed parties 39,356 1.97 +0.19       
Totals 1,993,641  100.00    46  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).