Election held on 24 March 1984
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||1,465,957||48.75||-6.97||58||0||58.59|
|Independent Country Party||25,227||0.84||*||1||1.01|
|Votes for other than listed parties||6,657||0.22||+0.22|
* Party did not contest previous election or did not meet criteria for listing, or contested previous election under a different party name.
National Party: The National Country Party changed its name to the National Party in 1982; see Turner, p. 231 (see 'References', below).
Independent Country Party: Some members of the National Party caucus were uncomfortable with dropping the word 'Country' from the Party's name. Bruce Duncan withdrew from the Party and ran successfully as the Independent Country Party candidate for Lismore; Turner, pp. 231, 244 (see 'References', below).
Independents: The number of Independent and unlisted minor parties candidates increased to 44 at this election, 39 of whom were Independents; see Turner, pp. 241-243 (see 'References', below).
References: For a comprehensive survey of this election and the preceding period, see Ken Turner, '1984', in Michael Hogan and David Clune (editors), The People's Choice: Electoral Politics in 20th Century New South Wales, vol. 3 (1968-1999), pp. 215-249, (Sydney: Parliament of New South Wales and University of Sydney, 2001, ISBN 0909907412); note also Green (see 'Sources', below).
Antony Green, NSW Elections 1984 to 1991: A Comparative Analysis, p. 5, (Sydney: New South Wales Parliamentary Library, Current Issues: Background Paper, 1994, ISSN 0817-3796; ISBN 0724095632); Colin A Hughes, A Handbook of Australian Government and Politics 1975-1984, pp. 189-196, (Rushcutters Bay, NSW: Australian National University Press, 1986, ISBN 008033038X); New South Wales, Parliament, The New South Wales Parliamentary Record: Legislative Council and Legislative Assembly, 1824-1999, vol. VI, pp. 7-15, (Sydney: Parliament of New South Wales, 1999).
There are some inconsistencies in the reporting of the voting figures for this election in the published sources above; the results listed by Antony Green have been used by this database. See also, Electoral Commissioner for New South Wales, General Election for Legislative Assembly: Statistical Returns, (Sydney: New South Wales, State Electoral Office, ISSN 0157-5902).