ID 0405

Parliament of South Australia, House of Assembly election

Election of 17 September 1977


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South Australia, House of Assembly votes and seats won

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Election held on 17 September 1977
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  383,831  51.64  +5.31  27  57.45 
Liberal Party  306,356  41.21  +9.68  17  36.17 
Australian Democrats  25,855  3.48  2.13 
National Country Party  11,855  1.59  2.13 
Unendorsed Liberals  10,793  1.45  2.13 
Independents  2,914  0.39  -0.51     
Votes for other than listed parties 1,730 0.23 +0.03       
Totals 743,334  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.

Sources

Colin A Hughes, A Handbook of Australian Government and Politics 1975-1984, Rushcutters Bay, NSW: Australian National University Press, 1986 (ISBN 0 08 033038 X).

There are small discrepancies in calculating the total valid vote given by Hughes (1986), and differences between these figures and those given by Jaensch (1986).