Election held on 17 September 1977
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||383,831||51.64||+5.31||27||0||57.45|
|National Country Party||11,855||1.59||*||1||0||2.13|
|Votes for other than listed parties||1,730||0.23||+0.03|
* Party did not contest previous election or did not meet criteria for listing, or contested previous election under a different party name.
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).