Electoral Pocketbook 2011 - 4 Election results

Updated: 17 June 2011

4.4 Senate results

Seats won by party
(Elected 21 August 2010 federal election; terms expire on 30 June 2017)
  ALP LP NP GRN CLP IND DLP TOTAL
NSW 2 2 1 1 - - - 6
Vic. 2 1 1 1 - - 1 6
Qld 2 3 - 1 - - - 6
WA 2 3 - 1 - - - 6
SA 2 3 - 1 - - - 6
Tas. 3 2 - 1 - - - 6
ACT* 1 1 - - - - - 2
NT* 1 - - - 1 - - 2
TOTAL 15 15 2 6 1 - 1 40
FULL SENATE 31 30 3 9 1 1 1 76

* Terms expire on the day before the next general election of the House of Representatives

Summary of first preference votes by group

The tables which follow show the number of votes cast for parties and other candidates by state, territory and nationally.

Votes obtained by each party are expressed as a percentage of the total formal vote for the state or territory. The numbers of formal and informal ballot papers are expressed as percentages of the total number of votes cast for that state or territory. This latter total (or the turnout) is expressed as a percentage of the state or territory enrolment shown at the top of each table.

The enrolment figures shown in these tables give the number of electors entitled to vote in the 21 August 2010 federal election. These figures comprise close of rolls enrolment figures with subsequent adjustments such as in the case of the death of an elector or the reinstatement of an eligible elector previously removed from the roll in error.

The percentage column expresses each party's votes as a percentage of the total formal first preference votes, the number of formal and informal votes as a percentage of the total votes, and the number of total votes as a percentage of enrolment.

The state or territory 'quota' is shown on the top right-hand corner of each Senate table.

Senate results – National Summary
  2007
Enrolment: 13 646 539
2010
Enrolment: 14 086 869
Party Votes % Votes %
ALP 5 101 200 40.30 4 469 734 35.13
LNP 3 883 479 30.68 2 724 940 21.42
GRN 1 144 751 9.04 1 667 315 13.11
LP 1 110 366 8.77 1 092 601 8.59
LNQ - - 1 015 062 7.98
FFP 204 788 1.62 267 493 2.10
ASXP - - 259 583 2.04
LDP 16 942 0.13 230 191 1.81
ASP 38 216 0.30 214 119 1.68
DLP 115 966 0.92 134 987 1.06
OTHER 1 041 097 8.23 646 208 5.08
FORMAL 12 656 805 97.45 12 722 233 96.25
INFORMAL 331 009 2.55 495 160 3.75
TOTAL 12 987 814 95.17 13 217 393 93.83

Senate results – State and Territory

New South Wales
  2007
Enrolment: 4 496 208
Quota: 599 034
2010
Enrolment: 4 610 795
Quota: 593 218
Party Votes % Quota Votes % Quota
LNP 1 649 014 39.33 2.75 1 617 418 38.95 2.73
ALP 1 764 040 42.07 2.94 1 517 382 36.54 2.56
GRN 353 286 8.43 0.59 443 913 10.69 0.75
ASP - - - 96 638 2.33 0.16
LDP 7 772 0.19 0.01 95 752 2.31 0.16
CDP 82 560 1.97 0.14 80 376 1.94 0.14
ASXP - - - 73 553 1.77 0.12
FFP 25 321 0.60 0.04 39 123 0.94 0.07
DLP 52 977 1.26 0.09 30 939 0.75 0.05
DEM 37 193 0.89 0.06 28 398 0.68 0.05
OTH 221 071 5.26 0.38 129 032 3.10 0.22
FORMAL 4 193 234 97.76   4 152 524 95.83  
INFORMAL 96 210 2.24   180 743 4.17  
TOTAL 4 289 444 95.40   4 333 267 93.98  
Victoria
  2007
Enrolment: 3 441 822
Quota: 454 625
2010
Enrolment: 3 561 873
Quota: 459 822
Party Votes % Quota Votes % Quota
ALP 1 327 076 41.70 2.92 1 215 213 37.75 2.64
LNP 1 257 149 39.50 2.77 1 107 522 34.41 2.41
GRN 320 759 10.08 0.71 471 317 14.64 1.03
FFP 80 100 2.52 0.18 85 058 2.64 0.19
DLP 32 930 1.03 0.07 75 145 2.33 0.16
ASXP 0 0.00 0.00 72 899 2.26 0.16
LDP 3 044 0.10 0.01 59 116 1.84 0.13
ASP 21 398 0.67 0.05 44 639 1.39 0.10
DEM 52 596 1.65 0.12 15 858 0.49 0.03
CDP 7 100 0.22 0.02 12 330 0.38 0.03
OTH 80 217 2.53 0.15 59 654 1.87 0.13
FORMAL 3 182 369 96.72   3 218 751 96.06  
INFORMAL 107 850 3.28   131 919 3.94  
TOTAL 3 290 219 95.60   3 350 670 94.07  
Queensland
  2007
Enrolment: 2 612 504
Quota: 345 559
2010
Enrolment: 2 719 360
Quota: 350 074
Party Votes % Quota Votes % Quota
LNQ - - - 1 015 062 41.42 2.90
ALP 948 145 39.20 2.74 720 182 29.39 2.06
GRN 177 063 7.32 0.51 312 804 12.76 0.89
FFP 53 249 2.20 0.15 83 786 3.42 0.24
ASXP - - - 63 586 2.59 0.18
LDP 3 890 0.16 0.01 55 222 2.25 0.16
AFLP 19 131 0.79 0.06 48 547 1.98 0.14
ASP 12 845 0.53 0.04 42 669 1.74 0.12
ON 4 174 0.17 0.01 22 353 0.91 0.06
DEM 45 584 1.88 0.13 19 019 0.78 0.05
OTH 1 154 826 47.75 3.35 67 281 2.76 0.19
FORMAL 2 418 907 7.66   2 450 511 96.50  
INFORMAL 57 912 2.34   88 761 3.50  
TOTAL 2 476 819 94.81   2 539 272 93.38  
Western Australia
  2007
Enrolment: 1 313 201
Quota: 171 822
2010
Enrolment: 1 362 534
Quota: 176 318
Party Votes % Quota Votes % Quota
LP 555 868 46.22 3.24 530 583 42.99 3.01
ALP 433 046 36.00 2.52 366 580 29.70 2.08
GRN 111 813 9.30 0.65 172 327 13.96 0.98
NP 17 365 1.44 0.10 42 334 3.43 0.24
ASXP - - - 27 795 2.25 0.16
CDP 21 179 1.76 0.12 22 206 1.80 0.13
LDP 591 0.05 0.00 14 517 1.18 0.08
FFP 10 341 0.86 0.06 14 254 1.15 0.08
DLP 11 390 0.95 0.07 9 346 0.76 0.05
ON 11 623 0.97 0.07 7 610 0.62 0.04
OTHER 29 534 2.45 0.17 26 667 2.16 0.15
FORMAL 1 202 750 97.58   1 234 219 96.82  
INFORMAL 29 797 2.42   40 490 3.18  
TOTAL 1 232 547 93.86   1 274 709 93.55  
South Australia
  2007
Enrolment: 1 076 220
Quota: 143 830
2010
Enrolment: 1 104 698
Quota: 144 226
Party Votes % Quota Votes % Quota
ALP 358 615 35.62 2.49 386 577 38.29 2.68
LP 355 237 35.28 2.47 376 532 37.30 2.61
GRN 65 322 6.49 0.45 134 287 13.30 0.93
FFP 29 114 2.89 0.20 41 227 4.08 0.29
ASXP - - - 16 820 1.67 0.12
ASP 3 973 0.39 0.03 11 425 1.13 0.08
DEM 8 908 0.88 0.06 6 975 0.69 0.05
DLP 9 343 0.93 0.06 6 811 0.67 0.05
LDP 798 0.08 0.01 5 584 0.55 0.04
ON 6 178 0.61 0.04 5 159 0.51 0.04
OTH 169 321 16.83 1.19 18 181 1.81 0.13
FORMAL 1 006 809 97.62   1 009 578 96.88  
INFORMAL 24 511 2.38   32 493 3.12  
TOTAL 1 031 320 95.83   1 042 071 94.33  
Tasmania
  2007
Enrolment: 349 753
Quota: 46 693
2010
Enrolment: 358 609
Quota: 47 242
Party Votes % Quota Votes % Quota
ALP 131 055 40.10 2.81 136 908 41.40 2.90
LP 122 203 37.39 2.62 109 023 32.97 2.31
GRN 59 254 18.13 1.27 67 016 20.27 1.42
ASP - - - 6 649 2.01 0.14
FFP 6 663 2.04 0.14 4 045 1.22 0.09
OTH 7 671 2.34 0.16 7 050 2.13 0.15
FORMAL 326 846 97.37   330 691 96.77  
INFORMAL 8 830 2.63   11 047 3.23  
TOTAL 335 676 95.98   341 738 95.30  
Australian Capital Territory
  2007
Enrolment: 238 786
Quota: 75 108
2010
Enrolment: 247 941
Quota: 76 425
Party Votes % Quota Votes % Quota
ALP 92 018 40.84 1.23 93 639 40.84 1.23
LP 77 058 34.20 1.03 76 463 33.35 1.00
GRN 48 384 21.47 0.64 52 546 22.92 0.69
DEM 4 141 1.84 0.06 4 057 1.77 0.05
OTHER 3 720 1.65 0.04 2 567 1.12 0.03
FORMAL 225 321 98.30   229 272 97.45  
INFORMAL 3 905 1.70   5 999 2.55  
TOTAL 229 226 96.00   235 271 94.89  
Northern Territory
  2007
Enrolment: 118 045
Quota: 33 524
2010
Enrolment: 121 059
Quota: 32 230
Party Votes % Quota Votes % Quota
CLP 40 253 40.03 1.20 39 268 40.61 1.22
ALP 47 205 46.94 1.41 33 253 34.39 1.03
GRN 8 870 8.82 0.26 13 105 13.55 0.41
ASXP - - - 4 930 5.10 0.15
ASP - - - 4 640 4.80 0.14
OTHER 4 241 4.21 0.13 1 491 1.55 0.05
FORMAL 100 569 98.06   96 687 96.31  
INFORMAL 1 994 1.94   3 708 3.69  
TOTAL 102 563 86.88   100 395 82.93