ID 0149

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 30 November 1963


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House of Representatives enrolment and voting in Western Australia

Total number of voters on the roll
402,483
Number of House of Representatives seats in this state/territory
9
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
402,483
Total ballots cast (may differ from number of votes in multiple voting systems)
383,713
Turnout (rate of voting in contested seats)
95.34%
Total valid votes
374,436
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 Western Australia

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Election held on 30 November 1963
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  178,651  47.71  +1.90  44.44 
Australian Labor Party  146,596  39.15  -1.71  33.33 
Country Party  23,654  6.32  +0.34  22.22 
Democratic Labor Party  16,997  4.54  -2.02     
Votes for other than listed parties 8,538 2.28 +1.49       
Totals 374,436  100.00    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).