ID 0411

Parliament of South Australia, House of Assembly election

Election of 11 October 1997


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General election for the House of Assembly
South Australia
Date of election (or first day of voting at elections held over more than one day)
11 October 1997

Government in office and parliamentary support before and after the election

Government in office at election

Premier in office at date of election. (check notes to see if change of Premier since previous election)
Premier's party affiliation
Liberal Party
House of Assembly support for government at election
Majority
If coalition, coalition partner(s)

Government in office after election

Premier in office after election.
Premier's party affiliation
Liberal Party
House of Assembly support for government after election
Minority
If coalition, coalition partner(s)

Enrolment and voting

Total number of voters on the roll
1,010,753
Number of Assembly seats
47
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
1,010,753
Total ballots cast (may differ from number of votes in multiple voting systems)
927,344
Turnout (rate of voting in contested seats)
91.75%
Total valid votes
889,914
Rate of informal (invalid) voting
4.04%
Informal (invalid) ballots in multiple voting system
Not applicable
Electoral system
Universal franchise (at 18 years from 1973), single member districts, preferential voting (AV), compulsory preferences, compulsory voting


South Australia, House of Assembly votes and seats won

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Election held on 11 October 1997
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  359,509  40.40  -12.41  23  48.94 
Australian Labor Party  312,929  35.16  +4.79  21  44.68 
Australian Democrats  146,347  16.45  +7.35     
Independents  27,870  3.13  +0.01  2.13 
National Party  15,488  1.74  2.13 
Independent Liberal  6,970  0.78  2.13 
Votes for other than listed parties 20,801 2.34 -0.47       
Totals 889,914  100.00    47  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.

Notes

Premier in office at election: Olsen replaced Brown as premier on 28 November 1996

Sources

South Australia State Electoral Office, Statistical Returns General Elections 11 October 1997, Adelaide: 1998; Colin A Hughes, A Handbook of Australian Government and Politics 1985-1999, Sydney: Federation Press, 2002 (ISBN 1862874344).



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