ID 0242

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 2 March 1996


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House of Representatives enrolment and voting in South Australia

Total number of voters on the roll
1,001,006
Number of House of Representatives seats in this state/territory
12
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
1,001,006
Total ballots cast (may differ from number of votes in multiple voting systems)
959,891
Turnout (rate of voting in contested seats)
95.89%
Total valid votes
920,719
Rate of informal (invalid) voting
4.08%
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 2 March 1996
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 %
Liberal Party  460,246  49.99  +4.33  10  83.33 
Australian Labor Party  320,678  34.83  -4.01  16.67 
Australian Democrats  93,899  10.20  +2.41     
Greens  27,146  2.95  +2.79     
Independents  9,660  1.05  -3.64     
Votes for other than listed parties 9,090 0.99 -1.88       
Totals 920,719  100.00    12  100.00 


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Notes

The vote shown for Independents at this election in South Australia is the sum of votes cast for all candidates registered as Independents (11) and those candidates who ran for office without any registered party name (3). There were 14 such candidates.

Sources

Australian Electoral Commission, Electoral Statistics 1993, 1996, 1998, CD-ROM, Canberra,1999; Colin A Hughes, A Handbook of Australian Government and Politics 1985-1999, Sydney: Federation Press, 2002 (ISBN 1862874344); 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 review of this election, see: Clive Bean, Marian Simms, Scott Bennett and John Warhurst (editors), The Politics of Retribution: The 1996 Federal Election, St Leonards, NSW: Allen & Unwin, 1997 (ISBN 1 86448 386 5).