ID 0163

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 2 December 1972


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House of Representatives enrolment and voting in New South Wales

Total number of voters on the roll
2,581,069
Number of House of Representatives seats in this state/territory
45
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
2,581,069
Total ballots cast (may differ from number of votes in multiple voting systems)
2,458,342
Turnout (rate of voting in contested seats)
95.25%
Total valid votes
2,411,592
Rate of informal (invalid) voting
1.9%
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 2 December 1972
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  1,252,047  51.92  +4.23  28  62.22 
Liberal Party  722,937  29.98  -3.76  10  22.22 
Country Party  235,132  9.75  -0.03  15.56 
Democratic Labor Party  84,322  3.50  +0.13     
Australia Party  80,662  3.34  +2.21     
Independents  27,091  1.12  -1.88     
Votes for other than listed parties 9,401 0.39 -0.90       
Totals 2,411,592  100.00    45  100.00 


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Sources

Colin A Hughes, A Handbook of Australian Government and Politics 1965-1974, Canberra: Australian National University Press, 1977 (ISBN 0708113400); 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 13287478).