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Commonwealth Parliament, House of Representatives election in South Australia

(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 South Australia

Total number of voters on the roll
521,490
Number of House of Representatives seats in this state/territory
11
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
521,490
Total ballots cast (may differ from number of votes in multiple voting systems)
501,312
Turnout (rate of voting in contested seats)
96.13%
Total valid votes
485,683
Rate of informal (invalid) voting
3.12%
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 South Australia

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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  253,225  52.14  +4.62  54.55 
Liberal Party  195,341  40.22  -4.70  45.45 
Democratic Labor Party  31,457  6.48  +0.43     
Votes for other than listed parties 5,660 1.17 -0.36       
Totals 485,683  100.00    11  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).