Election held on 10 December 1977
Criteria for the inclusion of parties in this table are set out in the Glossary under 'listed party'
|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||791,083||37.18||-4.90||10||0||30.30|
|Democratic Labor Party||113,271||5.32||+0.47||0|
|Votes for other than listed parties||9,652||0.45||-0.37|
* Party did not contest previous election or did not meet criteria for listing, or contested previous election under a different party name.
Colin A Hughes, A Handbook of Australian Government and Politics 1975-1984, Rushcutters Bay, NSW: Australian National University Press, 1986 (ISBN 008033038X); 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).
For a general survey of this election, see Howard R Penniman (editor), The Australian National Elections of 1977, Washington, DC: American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, 1979 (ISBN 0844733571).