ID 0210

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 1 December 1984


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House of Representatives enrolment and voting in South Australia

Total number of voters on the roll
906,278
Number of House of Representatives seats in this state/territory
13
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
906,278
Total ballots cast (may differ from number of votes in multiple voting systems)
859,629
Turnout (rate of voting in contested seats)
94.85%
Total valid votes
784,910
Rate of informal (invalid) voting
8.69%
Informal (invalid) ballots in multiple voting system
Not applicable
Electoral system
Adult franchise at 18 years (from 1974); 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 1 December 1984
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  367,915  46.87  -1.51  61.54 
Liberal Party  337,253  42.97  +0.87  38.46 
Australian Democrats  61,822  7.88  +0.94     
National Party   11,609  1.48     
Votes for other than listed parties 6,311 0.80 -1.78       
Totals 784,910  100.00    13  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

Australian Electoral Commission, Election Statistics 1984 House of Representatives Full Distribution of Preferences, Canberra: Australian Government Publishing Service, 1985, ISBN (0644041455): 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).