ID 0164

Commonwealth Parliament, House of Representatives election in Victoria

(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 Victoria

Total number of voters on the roll
1,929,354
Number of House of Representatives seats in this state/territory
34
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
1,929,354
Total ballots cast (may differ from number of votes in multiple voting systems)
1,849,986
Turnout (rate of voting in contested seats)
95.89%
Total valid votes
1,806,530
Rate of informal (invalid) voting
2.35%
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 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  854,201  47.28  +5.94  14  41.18 
Liberal Party   606,273  33.56  -4.00  14  41.18 
Democratic Labor Party  150,824  8.35  -2.46     
Country Party  134,158  7.43  +0.59  17.65 
Australia Party  38,743  2.14     
Independents  15,930  0.88  -1.75     
Votes for other than listed parties 6,401 0.35 -0.48       
Totals 1,806,530  100.00    34  100.00 


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* Party did not contest previous election or did not meet criteria for listing, or contested previous election under a different party name.

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).