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Commonwealth Parliament, House of Representatives election

Election of 9 October 2004

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House of Representatives votes and seats won, national summary

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Election held on 9 October 2004
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  4,741,458  40.47  +3.40  74  49.33 
Australian Labor Party  4,409,117  37.64  -0.20  60  40.00 
Australian Greens  841,734  7.19  +2.23     
National Party  690,275  5.89  +0.28  12  8.00 
Independents  292,036  2.49  -0.41  2.00 
Family First  235,315  2.01     
Australian Democrats  144,832  1.24  -4.17     
Pauline Hanson's One Nation Party  139,956  1.19  -3.15     
Country Liberal Party (NT)  39,855  0.34  +0.02  0.67 
Votes for other than listed parties 180,554 1.54 -0.01       
Totals 11,715,132  100.00    150  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.


One Nation and Pauline Hanson's One Nation Party: The party label Pauline Hanson's One Nation Party was changed to One Nation in most states for this House of Representatives election. A single party name (Pauline Hanson's One Nation Party) has been maintained in this database for this election to permit comparison over time and between states.

Independents and non-affiliated: The vote shown for Independents at this election is the sum of votes cast for all candidates registered as Independents (296,086 votes) and those candidates who ran for office without any registered party name (5,830 votes).

Votes for other than listed parties: Seventeen parties did not meet any of the criteria to be listed parties in the national summary for this House of Representatives election, although some met the criteria for listing in state and territory summaries for this election. For details of the vote shares of these parties, see the Australian Electoral Commission website ('Sources', below).

Reference: Commentary on, and analysis of this election can be found in Marian Simms and John Warhurst (editors), Mortgage Nation: The 2004 Australian Election, (Perth: API Network, 2005, ISBN 1920845186).


Australian Electoral Commission website, House of Representatives, 'First Preference Votes by Party': [accessed 15 December 2005].