ID 0211

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 1 December 1984


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House of Representatives enrolment and voting in Western Australia

Total number of voters on the roll
858,763
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
858,763
Total ballots cast (may differ from number of votes in multiple voting systems)
806,473
Turnout (rate of voting in contested seats)
93.91%
Total valid votes
746,674
Rate of informal (invalid) voting
7.41%
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 Western 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  359,810  48.19  -3.76  69.23 
Liberal Party  341,500  45.74  +3.92  30.77 
Australian Democrats  27,598  3.70  -0.32     
National Party  9,817  1.31  +0.49     
Votes for other than listed parties 7,949 1.06 -0.33       
Totals 746,674  100.00    13  100.00 


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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).