Analysis of Informal Voting, House of Representatives, 2010 Federal Election: Appendix F (NSW divisions)

Updated: 30 May 2013

New South Wales

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B

Banks

(Demographic rating: Inner Metropolitan)

Key statistics
  No. % Swing from 2007 (%)
Enrolled 98 742
Turnout 91 534 92.70 -1.78
Informal votes 7 665 8.37 2.61
Type of vote cast
  Formal votes (no.) Informal votes (no.) Total votes (no.) % informal
Ordinary (a) 71 334 6 829 78 163 8.74
Absent 4 565 468 5 033 9.30
Postal 4 706 177 4 883 3.62
Pre-poll 2 921 148 3 069 4.82
Provisional 343 43 386 11.14
Total 83 869 7 665 91 534 8.37

(a) Comprises 72 208 votes cast at 41 static polling places, 5 765 votes cast at two pre-poll centres, and 190 votes cast through a Special Hospital Team.

Informal votes by category
Category No. %
Totally blank 1 968 25.7
Incomplete numbering – Number '1' only 2 979 38.9
Incomplete numbering – Other 97 1.3
Ticks and crosses 1 119 14.6
Other symbols 42 0.5
Non-sequential numbering 382 5.0
Scribbles, slogans and other protest vote marks 941 12.3
Illegible numbering 35 0.5
Voter identified 21 0.3
Other 81 1.1
Total 7 665 100.0
Polling places with highest and lowest informality (a)
  Polling Place Informal votes (no.) Total votes (no.) % informal
Highest % informal Punchbowl (Banks) 246 1 315 18.71
Lowest % informal Blakehurst South 67 1 488 4.50

(a) Excludes polling places with less than 100 total ordinary votes recorded.

Barton

(Demographic rating: Inner Metropolitan)

Key statistics
  No. % Swing from 2007 (%)
Enrolled 95 231
Turnout 87 255 91.62 -3.43
Informal votes 8 572 9.82 3.25
Type of vote cast
  Formal votes (no.) Informal votes (no.) Total votes (no.) % informal
Ordinary (a) 66 534 7 702 74 236 10.38
Absent 3 935 380 4 315 8.81
Postal 4 248 187 4 435 4.22
Pre-poll 3 616 245 3 861 6.35
Provisional 350 58 408 14.22
Total 78 683 8 572 87 255 9.82

(a) Comprises 70 989 votes cast at 48 static polling places, 3 001 votes cast at two pre-poll centres, and 246 votes cast through four Special Hospital Teams.

Informal votes by category
Category No. %
Totally blank 1 902 22.2
Incomplete numbering – Number '1' only 3 666 42.8
Incomplete numbering – Other 0 0.0
Ticks and crosses 1 422 16.6
Other symbols 21 0.2
Non-sequential numbering 231 2.7
Scribbles, slogans and other protest vote marks 1 265 14.8
Illegible numbering 2 0.0
Voter identified 1 0.0
Other 62 0.7
Total 8 572 100.0
Polling places with highest and lowest informality (a)
  Polling Place Informal votes (no.) Total votes (no.) % informal
Highest % informal Arncliffe 203 1 211 16.76
Lowest % informal Sans Souci North 16 336 4.76

(a) Excludes polling places with less than 100 total ordinary votes recorded.

Bennelong

(Demographic rating: Inner Metropolitan)

Key statistics
  No. % Swing from 2007 (%)
Enrolled 98 915
Turnout 92 504 93.52 -1.48
Informal votes 6 820 7.37 1.15
Type of vote cast
  Formal votes (no.) Informal votes (no.) Total votes (no.) % informal
Ordinary (a) 72 008 6 027 78 035 7.72
Absent 3 811 347 4 158 8.35
Postal 5 975 223 6 198 3.60
Pre-poll 3 655 198 3 853 5.14
Provisional 235 25 260 9.62
Total 85 684 6 820 92 504 7.37

(a) Comprises 73 726 votes cast at 47 static polling places, 3 827 votes cast at two pre-poll centres, and 482 votes cast through two Special Hospital Teams.

Informal votes by category
Category No. %
Totally blank 1 378 20.2
Incomplete numbering – Number '1' only 1 723 25.3
Incomplete numbering – Other 631 9.3
Ticks and crosses 455 6.7
Other symbols 25 0.4
Non-sequential numbering 1 878 27.5
Scribbles, slogans and other protest vote marks 600 8.8
Illegible numbering 35 0.5
Voter identified 1 0.0
Other 94 1.4
Total 6 820 100.0
Polling places with highest and lowest informality (a)
  Polling Place Informal votes (no.) Total votes (no.) % informal
Highest % informal Ryde 224 1 540 14.55
Lowest % informal Wicks 11 336 3.27

(a) Excludes polling places with less than 100 total ordinary votes recorded.

Berowra

(Demographic rating: Outer Metropolitan)

Key statistics
  No. % Swing from 2007 (%)
Enrolled 95 124
Turnout 89 847 94.45 -0.90
Informal votes 4 123 4.59 -0.09
Type of vote cast
  Formal votes (no.) Informal votes (no.) Total votes (no.) % informal
Ordinary (a) 72 872 3 588 76 460 4.69
Absent 5 103 294 5 397 5.45
Postal 3 914 104 4 018 2.59
Pre-poll 3 649 129 3 778 3.41
Provisional 186 8 194 4.12
Total 85 724 4 123 89 847 4.59

(a) Comprises 71 875 votes cast at 45 static polling places, 4 407 votes cast at three pre-poll centres, and 178 votes cast through a Special Hospital Team.

Informal votes by category
Category No. %
Totally blank 1 076 26.1
Incomplete numbering – Number '1' only 1 375 33.3
Incomplete numbering – Other 185 4.5
Ticks and crosses 529 12.8
Other symbols 5 0.1
Non-sequential numbering 305 7.4
Scribbles, slogans and other protest vote marks 582 14.1
Illegible numbering 21 0.5
Voter identified 2 0.0
Other 43 1.0
Total 4 123 100.0
Polling places with highest and lowest informality (a)
  Polling Place Informal votes (no.) Total votes (no.) % informal
Highest % informal Thornleigh (Berowra) 34 441 7.71
Lowest % informal Hillside Central 9 402 2.24

(a) Excludes polling places with less than 100 total ordinary votes recorded.

Blaxland

(Demographic rating: Inner Metropolitan)

Key statistics
  No. % Swing from 2007 (%)
Enrolled 95 362
Turnout 85 911 90.09 -2.66
Informal votes 12 081 14.06 5.17
Type of vote cast
  Formal votes (no.) Informal votes (no.) Total votes (no.) % informal
Ordinary (a) 61 798 10 750 72 548 14.82
Absent 4 780 790 5 570 14.18
Postal 3 731 177 3 908 4.53
Pre-poll 3 095 268 3 363 7.97
Provisional 426 96 522 18.39
Total 73 830 12 081 85 911 14.06

(a) Comprises 69 774 votes cast at 41 static polling places, 2 623 votes cast at two pre-poll centres, and 151 votes cast through two Special Hospital Teams.

Informal votes by category
Category No. %
Totally blank 3 370 27.9
Incomplete numbering – Number '1' only 3 573 29.6
Incomplete numbering – Other 629 5.2
Ticks and crosses 1 454 12.0
Other symbols 132 1.1
Non-sequential numbering 1 495 12.4
Scribbles, slogans and other protest vote marks 1 174 9.7
Illegible numbering 104 0.9
Voter identified 10 0.1
Other 140 1.2
Total 12 081 100.0
Polling places with highest and lowest informality (a)
  Polling Place Informal votes (no.) Total votes (no.) % informal
Highest % informal Blaxcell (Blaxland) 628 2 744 22.89
Lowest % informal Divisional Office (PREPOLL) 34 704 4.83

(a) Excludes polling places with less than 100 total ordinary votes recorded.

Bradfield

(Demographic rating: Inner Metropolitan)

Key statistics
  No. % Swing from 2007 (%)
Enrolled 97 255
Turnout 90 838 93.40 -0.65
Informal votes 3 722 4.10 0.13
Type of vote cast
  Formal votes (no.) Informal votes (no.) Total votes (no.) % informal
Ordinary (a) 72 462 3 133 75 595 4.14
Absent 4 549 243 4 792 5.07
Postal 4 988 110 5 098 2.16
Pre-poll 4 915 224 5 139 4.36
Provisional 202 12 214 5.61
Total 87 116 3 722 90 838 4.10

(a) Comprises 70 543 votes cast at 44 static polling places, 3 997 votes cast at three pre-poll centres, and 1 055 votes cast through three Special Hospital Teams.

Informal votes by category
Category No. %
Totally blank 862 23.2
Incomplete numbering – Number '1' only 1 333 35.8
Incomplete numbering – Other 0 0.0
Ticks and crosses 720 19.3
Other symbols 11 0.3
Non-sequential numbering 49 1.3
Scribbles, slogans and other protest vote marks 692 18.6
Illegible numbering 9 0.2
Voter identified 1 0.0
Other 45 1.2
Total 3 722 100.0
Polling places with highest and lowest informality (a)
  Polling Place Informal votes (no.) Total votes (no.) % informal
Highest % informal Hornsby (Bradfield) 33 422 7.82
Lowest % informal Special Hospital Team 1 3 374 0.80

(a) Excludes polling places with less than 100 total ordinary votes recorded.

C

Calare

(Demographic rating: Rural)

Key statistics
  No. % Swing from 2007 (%)
Enrolled 98 463
Turnout 93 873 95.34 -1.08
Informal votes 4 631 4.93 1.31
Type of vote cast
  Formal votes (no.) Informal votes (no.) Total votes (no.) % informal
Ordinary (a) 80 594 4 277 84 871 5.04
Absent 3 362 195 3 557 5.48
Postal 2 791 58 2 849 2.04
Pre-poll 2 311 89 2 400 3.71
Provisional 184 12 196 6.12
Total 89 242 4 631 93 873 4.93

(a) Comprises 71 524 votes cast at 97 static polling places, 12 174 votes cast at five pre-poll centres, and 633 votes cast through seven Special Hospital Teams.

Informal votes by category
Category No. %
Totally blank 1 544 33.3
Incomplete numbering – Number '1' only 997 21.5
Incomplete numbering – Other 122 2.6
Ticks and crosses 460 9.9
Other symbols 5 0.1
Non-sequential numbering 747 16.1
Scribbles, slogans and other protest vote marks 665 14.4
Illegible numbering 16 0.3
Voter identified 0 0.0
Other 75 1.6
Total 4 631 100.0
Polling places with highest and lowest informality (a)
  Polling Place Informal votes (no.) Total votes (no.) % informal
Highest % informal Tweed Mills 75 836 8.97
Lowest % informal O'Connell 4 331 1.21

(a) Excludes polling places with less than 100 total ordinary votes recorded.

Charlton

(Demographic rating: Provincial)

Key statistics
  No. % Swing from 2007 (%)
Enrolled 94 474
Turnout 89 256 94.48 -1.52
Informal votes 6 176 6.92 2.25
Type of vote cast
  Formal votes (no.) Informal votes (no.) Total votes (no.) % informal
Ordinary (a) 70 577 5 588 76 165 7.34
Absent 4 164 295 4 459 6.62
Postal 4 639 132 4 771 2.77
Pre-poll 3 531 143 3 674 3.89
Provisional 169 18 187 9.63
Total 83 080 6 176 89 256 6.92

(a) Comprises 71 588 votes cast at 56 static polling places, 4 181 votes cast at three pre-poll centres, and 396 votes cast through three Special Hospital Teams.

Informal votes by category
Category No. %
Totally blank 2 084 33.7
Incomplete numbering – Number '1' only 1 952 31.6
Incomplete numbering – Other 98 1.6
Ticks and crosses 630 10.2
Other symbols 17 0.3
Non-sequential numbering 424 6.9
Scribbles, slogans and other protest vote marks 850 13.8
Illegible numbering 34 0.6
Voter identified 22 0.4
Other 65 1.1
Total 6 176 100.0
Polling places with highest and lowest informality (a)
  Polling Place Informal votes (no.) Total votes (no.) % informal
Highest % informal Argenton 117 857 13.65
Lowest % informal Martinsville 2 145 1.38

(a) Excludes polling places with less than 100 total ordinary votes recorded.

Chifley

(Demographic rating: Outer Metropolitan)

Key statistics
  No. % Swing from 2007 (%)
Enrolled 97 605
Turnout 90 468 92.69 -0.98
Informal votes 10 097 11.16 3.25
Type of vote cast
  Formal votes (no.) Informal votes (no.) Total votes (no.) % informal
Ordinary (a) 70 253 9 193 79 446 11.57
Absent 5 119 646 5 765 11.21
Postal 3 178 95 3 273 2.90
Pre-poll 1 554 128 1 682 7.61
Provisional 267 35 302 11.59
Total 80 371 10 097 90 468 11.16

(a) Comprises 72 038 votes cast at 38 static polling places, 7 302 votes cast at three pre-poll centres, and 106 votes cast through a Special Hospital Team.

Informal votes by category
Category No. %
Totally blank 2 922 28.9
Incomplete numbering – Number '1' only 3 171 31.4
Incomplete numbering – Other 441 4.4
Ticks and crosses 1 460 14.5
Other symbols 91 0.9
Non-sequential numbering 1 264 12.5
Scribbles, slogans and other protest vote marks 671 6.6
Illegible numbering 20 0.2
Voter identified 7 0.1
Other 50 0.5
Total 10 097 100.0
Polling places with highest and lowest informality (a)
  Polling Place Informal votes (no.) Total votes (no.) % informal
Highest % informal Special Hospital Team 1 18 106 16.98
Lowest % informal Rooty Hill East 27 428 6.31

(a) Excludes polling places with less than 100 total ordinary votes recorded.

Cook

(Demographic rating: Inner Metropolitan)

Key statistics
  No. % Swing from 2007 (%)
Enrolled 100 733
Turnout 95 116 94.42 -2.01
Informal votes 5 528 5.81 2.00
Type of vote cast
  Formal votes (no.) Informal votes (no.) Total votes (no.) % informal
Ordinary (a) 78 663 5 076 83 739 6.06
Absent 3 897 226 4 123 5.48
Postal 3 887 115 4 002 2.87
Pre-poll 2 872 91 2 963 3.07
Provisional 269 20 289 6.92
Total 89 588 5 528 95 116 5.81

(a) Comprises 76 773 votes cast at 43 static polling places, 6 661 votes cast at three pre-poll centres, and 305 votes cast through two Special Hospital Teams.

Informal votes by category
Category No. %
Totally blank 1 436 26.0
Incomplete numbering – Number '1' only 1 888 34.2
Incomplete numbering – Other 193 3.5
Ticks and crosses 727 13.2
Other symbols 37 0.7
Non-sequential numbering 696 12.6
Scribbles, slogans and other protest vote marks 493 8.9
Illegible numbering 0 0.0
Voter identified 0 0.0
Other 58 1.0
Total 5 528 100.0
Polling places with highest and lowest informality (a)
  Polling Place Informal votes (no.) Total votes (no.) % informal
Highest % informal Kurnell 152 1 305 11.65
Lowest % informal Caravan Head 20 698 2.87

(a) Excludes polling places with less than 100 total ordinary votes recorded.

Cowper

(Demographic rating: Rural)

Key statistics
  No. % Swing from 2007 (%)
Enrolled 94 654
Turnout 89 025 94.05 -1.03
Informal votes 3 857 4.33 0.36
Type of vote cast
  Formal votes (no.) Informal votes (no.) Total votes (no.) % informal
Ordinary (a) 74 551 3 466 78 017 4.44
Absent 3 228 161 3 389 4.75
Postal 4 178 68 4 246 1.60
Pre-poll 2 966 152 3 118 4.87
Provisional 245 10 255 3.92
Total 85 168 3 857 89 025 4.33

(a) Comprises 69 385 votes cast at 73 static polling places, 8 147 votes cast at five pre-poll centres, and 485 votes cast through four Special Hospital Teams.

Informal votes by category
Category No. %
Totally blank 1 058 27.4
Incomplete numbering – Number '1' only 1 237 32.1
Incomplete numbering – Other 96 2.5
Ticks and crosses 579 15.0
Other symbols 1 0.0
Non-sequential numbering 351 9.1
Scribbles, slogans and other protest vote marks 458 11.9
Illegible numbering 11 0.3
Voter identified 1 0.0
Other 65 1.7
Total 3 857 100.0
Polling places with highest and lowest informality (a)
  Polling Place Informal votes (no.) Total votes (no.) % informal
Highest % informal South Grafton (Cowper) 21 249 8.43
Lowest % informal Bostobrick 1 106 0.94

(a) Excludes polling places with less than 100 total ordinary votes recorded.

Cunningham

(Demographic rating: Provincial)

Key statistics
  No. % Swing from 2007 (%)
Enrolled 100 643
Turnout 94 373 93.77 -2.36
Informal votes 5 359 5.68 1.77
Type of vote cast
  Formal votes (no.) Informal votes (no.) Total votes (no.) % informal
Ordinary (a) 77 421 4 911 82 332 5.96
Absent 3 986 248 4 234 5.86
Postal 4 765 114 4 879 2.34
Pre-poll 2 703 80 2 783 2.87
Provisional 139 6 145 4.14
Total 89 014 5 359 94 373 5.68

(a) Comprises 74 420 votes cast at 52 static polling places, 7 644 votes cast at two pre-poll centres, and 268 votes cast through three Special Hospital Teams.

Informal votes by category
Category No. %
Totally blank 1 392 26.0
Incomplete numbering – Number '1' only 1 717 32.0
Incomplete numbering – Other 104 1.9
Ticks and crosses 873 16.3
Other symbols 50 0.9
Non-sequential numbering 495 9.2
Scribbles, slogans and other protest vote marks 610 11.4
Illegible numbering 83 1.5
Voter identified 4 0.1
Other 31 0.6
Total 5 359 100.0
Polling places with highest and lowest informality (a)
  Polling Place Informal votes (no.) Total votes (no.) % informal
Highest % informal Waterfall 28 293 9.56
Lowest % informal Towradgi East 9 368 2.45

(a) Excludes polling places with less than 100 total ordinary votes recorded.

D

Dobell

(Demographic rating: Provincial)

Key statistics
  No. % Swing from 2007 (%)
Enrolled 93 646
Turnout 88 047 94.02 -0.82
Informal votes 5 333 6.06 1.74
Type of vote cast
  Formal votes (no.) Informal votes (no.) Total votes (no.) % informal
Ordinary (a) 71 693 4 731 76 424 6.19
Absent 4 319 366 4 685 7.81
Postal 4 640 152 4 792 3.17
Pre-poll 1 809 65 1 874 3.47
Provisional 253 19 272 6.99
Total 82 714 5 333 88 047 6.06

(a) Comprises 67 584 votes cast at 54 static polling places, 8 358 votes cast at five pre-poll centres, and 482 votes cast through four Special Hospital Teams.

Informal votes by category
Category No. %
Totally blank 1 577 29.6
Incomplete numbering – Number '1' only 1 679 31.5
Incomplete numbering – Other 98 1.8
Ticks and crosses 782 14.7
Other symbols 2 0.0
Non-sequential numbering 318 6.0
Scribbles, slogans and other protest vote marks 780 14.6
Illegible numbering 32 0.6
Voter identified 0 0.0
Other 65 1.2
Total 5 333 100.0
Polling places with highest and lowest informality (a)
  Polling Place Informal votes (no.) Total votes (no.) % informal
Highest % informal Kulnara 34 246 13.82
Lowest % informal Jilliby 19 595 3.19

(a) Excludes polling places with less than 100 total ordinary votes recorded.

E

Eden-Monaro

(Demographic rating: Rural)

Key statistics
  No. % Swing from 2007 (%)
Enrolled 96 465
Turnout 91 053 94.39 -1.51
Informal votes 5 690 6.25 2.52
Type of vote cast
  Formal votes (no.) Informal votes (no.) Total votes (no.) % informal
Ordinary (a) 73 636 5 233 78 869 6.64
Absent 2 302 161 2 463 6.54
Postal 5 231 140 5 371 2.61
Pre-poll 4 030 145 4 175 3.47
Provisional 164 11 175 6.29
Total 85 363 5 690 91 053 6.25

(a) Comprises 65 269 votes cast at 69 static polling places, 13 181 votes cast at 10 pre-poll centres, and 419 votes cast through four Special Hospital Teams.

Informal votes by category
Category No. %
Totally blank 1 567 27.5
Incomplete numbering – Number '1' only 1 467 25.8
Incomplete numbering – Other 270 4.7
Ticks and crosses 530 9.3
Other symbols 13 0.2
Non-sequential numbering 883 15.5
Scribbles, slogans and other protest vote marks 799 14.0
Illegible numbering 36 0.6
Voter identified 6 0.1
Other 119 2.1
Total 5 690 100.0
Polling places with highest and lowest informality (a)
  Polling Place Informal votes (no.) Total votes (no.) % informal
Highest % informal Moruya 329 3 205 10.27
Lowest % informal Tanja 2 141 1.42

(a) Excludes polling places with less than 100 total ordinary votes recorded.

F

Farrer

(Demographic rating: Rural)

Key statistics
  No. % Swing from 2007 (%)
Enrolled 94 026
Turnout 88 558 94.18 -2.06
Informal votes 5 611 6.34 2.51
Type of vote cast
  Formal votes (no.) Informal votes (no.) Total votes (no.) % informal
Ordinary (a) 71 412 5 227 76 639 6.82
Absent 1 463 84 1 547 5.43
Postal 5 017 107 5 124 2.09
Pre-poll 4 901 185 5 086 3.64
Provisional 154 8 162 4.94
Total 82 947 5 611 88 558 6.34

(a) Comprises 68 040 votes cast at 90 static polling places, 8 154 votes cast at five pre-poll centres, and 372 votes cast through six Special Hospital Teams and 73 votes cast through a Remote Mobile Team.

Informal votes by category
Category No. %
Totally blank 1 921 34.2
Incomplete numbering – Number '1' only 1 285 22.9
Incomplete numbering – Other 243 4.3
Ticks and crosses 582 10.4
Other symbols 18 0.3
Non-sequential numbering 738 13.2
Scribbles, slogans and other protest vote marks 765 13.6
Illegible numbering 27 0.5
Voter identified 3 0.1
Other 29 0.5
Total 5 611 100.0
Polling places with highest and lowest informality (a)
  Polling Place Informal votes (no.) Total votes (no.) % informal
Highest % informal Alma 197 1 570 12.55
Lowest % informal Burrumbuttock 5 231 2.16

(a) Excludes polling places with less than 100 total ordinary votes recorded.

Fowler

(Demographic rating: Outer Metropolitan)

Key statistics
  No. % Swing from 2007 (%)
Enrolled 95 564
Turnout 88 196 92.29 -1.05
Informal votes 11 314 12.83 4.35
Type of vote cast
  Formal votes (no.) Informal votes (no.) Total votes (no.) % informal
Ordinary (a) 67 526 10 424 77 950 13.37
Absent 4 460 528 4 988 10.59
Postal 2 988 137 3 125 4.38
Pre-poll 1 498 155 1 653 9.38
Provisional 410 70 480 14.58
Total 76 882 11 314 88 196 12.83

(a) Comprises 71 482 votes cast at 35 static polling places, 6 455 votes cast at three pre-poll centres, and 13 votes cast through a Special Hospital Team.

Informal votes by category
Category No. %
Totally blank 2 770 24.5
Incomplete numbering – Number '1' only 4 163 36.8
Incomplete numbering – Other 133 1.2
Ticks and crosses 2 361 20.9
Other symbols 30 0.3
Non-sequential numbering 462 4.1
Scribbles, slogans and other protest vote marks 1 200 10.6
Illegible numbering 0 0.0
Voter identified 2 0.0
Other 193 1.7
Total 11 314 100.0
Polling places with highest and lowest informality (a)
  Polling Place Informal votes (no.) Total votes (no.) % informal
Highest % informal Liverpool (Fowler) 83 444 18.69
Lowest % informal Fairfield FOWLER PPVC 216 2 537 8.51

(a) Excludes polling places with less than 100 total ordinary votes recorded.

G

Gilmore

(Demographic rating: Rural)

Key statistics
  No. % Swing from 2007 (%)
Enrolled 96 340
Turnout 91 157 94.62 -1.19
Informal votes 4 658 5.11 0.87
Type of vote cast
  Formal votes (no.) Informal votes (no.) Total votes (no.) % informal
Ordinary (a) 75 477 4 188 79 665 5.26
Absent 3 424 205 3 629 5.65
Postal 4 564 130 4 694 2.77
Pre-poll 2 899 123 3 022 4.07
Provisional 135 12 147 8.16
Total 86 499 4 658 91 157 5.11

(a) Comprises 62 412 votes cast at 57 static polling places, 16 739 votes cast at three pre-poll centres, and 514 votes cast through four Special Hospital Teams.

Informal votes by category
Category No. %
Totally blank 1 235 26.5
Incomplete numbering – Number '1' only 1 391 29.9
Incomplete numbering – Other 172 3.7
Ticks and crosses 565 12.1
Other symbols 9 0.2
Non-sequential numbering 587 12.6
Scribbles, slogans and other protest vote marks 639 13.7
Illegible numbering 30 0.6
Voter identified 0 0.0
Other 30 0.6
Total 4 658 100.0
Polling places with highest and lowest informality (a)
  Polling Place Informal votes (no.) Total votes (no.) % informal
Highest % informal Barrack Heights 100 1 043 9.59
Lowest % informal Special Hospital Team 4 2 110 1.82

(a) Excludes polling places with less than 100 total ordinary votes recorded.

Grayndler

(Demographic rating: Inner Metropolitan)

Key statistics
  No. % Swing from 2007 (%)
Enrolled 98 112
Turnout 89 583 91.31 -3.00
Informal votes 6 344 7.08 1.10
Type of vote cast
  Formal votes (no.) Informal votes (no.) Total votes (no.) % informal
Ordinary (a) 69 735 5 588 75 323 7.42
Absent 6 127 453 6 580 6.88
Postal 3 311 135 3 446 3.92
Pre-poll 3 669 135 3 804 3.55
Provisional 397 33 430 7.67
Total 83 239 6 344 89 583 7.08

(a) Comprises 70 467 votes cast at 48 static polling places, 4 467 votes cast at three pre-poll centres, and 389 votes cast through three Special Hospital Teams.

Informal votes by category
Category No. %
Totally blank 1 370 21.6
Incomplete numbering – Number '1' only 2 165 34.1
Incomplete numbering – Other 253 4.0
Ticks and crosses 1 025 16.2
Other symbols 31 0.5
Non-sequential numbering 689 10.9
Scribbles, slogans and other protest vote marks 581 9.2
Illegible numbering 41 0.6
Voter identified 1 0.0
Other 188 3.0
Total 6 344 100.0
Polling places with highest and lowest informality (a)
  Polling Place Informal votes (no.) Total votes (no.) % informal
Highest % informal Canterbury North 199 1 575 12.63
Lowest % informal Camperdown 13 565 2.30

(a) Excludes polling places with less than 100 total ordinary votes recorded.

Greenway

(Demographic rating: Outer Metropolitan)

Key statistics
  No. % Swing from 2007 (%)
Enrolled 93 837
Turnout 88 383 94.19 0.09
Informal votes 9 075 10.27 4.09
Type of vote cast
  Formal votes (no.) Informal votes (no.) Total votes (no.) % informal
Ordinary (a) 68 266 8 116 76 382 10.63
Absent 4 446 521 4 967 10.49
Postal 3 962 221 4 183 5.28
Pre-poll 2 275 174 2 449 7.10
Provisional 359 43 402 10.70
Total 79 308 9 075 88 383 10.27

(a) Comprises 72 798 votes cast at 44 static polling places, 3 527 votes cast at two pre-poll centres, and 57 votes cast through a Special Hospital Team.

Informal votes by category
Category No. %
Totally blank 2 312 25.5
Incomplete numbering – Number '1' only 2 173 23.9
Incomplete numbering – Other 698 7.7
Ticks and crosses 783 8.6
Other symbols 100 1.1
Non-sequential numbering 2 106 23.2
Scribbles, slogans and other protest vote marks 730 8.0
Illegible numbering 49 0.5
Voter identified 6 0.1
Other 118 1.3
Total 9 075 100.0
Polling places with highest and lowest informality (a)
  Polling Place Informal votes (no.) Total votes (no.) % informal
Highest % informal Blacktown South (Greenway) 204 1 172 17.41
Lowest % informal Quakers Hill West 12 188 6.38

(a) Excludes polling places with less than 100 total ordinary votes recorded.

H

Hughes

(Demographic rating: Outer Metropolitan)

Key statistics
  No. % Swing from 2007 (%)
Enrolled 97 998
Turnout 92 327 94.21 -1.84
Informal votes 6 020 6.52 2.08
Type of vote cast
  Formal votes (no.) Informal votes (no.) Total votes (no.) % informal
Ordinary (a) 73 449 5 316 78 765 6.75
Absent 4 720 390 5 110 7.63
Postal 3 852 114 3 966 2.87
Pre-poll 4 056 188 4 244 4.43
Provisional 230 12 242 4.96
Total 86 307 6 020 92 327 6.52

(a) Comprises 75 149 votes cast at 43 static polling places, 3 558 votes cast at three pre-poll centres, and 58 votes cast through a Special Hospital Team.

Informal votes by category
Category No. %
Totally blank 1 725 28.7
Incomplete numbering – Number '1' only 1 765 29.3
Incomplete numbering – Other 309 5.1
Ticks and crosses 766 12.7
Other symbols 29 0.5
Non-sequential numbering 364 6.0
Scribbles, slogans and other protest vote marks 832 13.8
Illegible numbering 22 0.4
Voter identified 0 0.0
Other 208 3.5
Total 6 020 100.0
Polling places with highest and lowest informality (a)
  Polling Place Informal votes (no.) Total votes (no.) % informal
Highest % informal Liverpool North 154 757 20.34
Lowest % informal Engadine East 24 792 3.03

(a) Excludes polling places with less than 100 total ordinary votes recorded.

Hume

(Demographic rating: Rural)

Key statistics
  No. % Swing from 2007 (%)
Enrolled 97 719
Turnout 92 780 94.95 -0.85
Informal votes 4 764 5.13 1.56
Type of vote cast
  Formal votes (no.) Informal votes (no.) Total votes (no.) % informal
Ordinary (a) 74 938 4 212 79 150 5.32
Absent 4 433 275 4 708 5.84
Postal 3 825 99 3 924 2.52
Pre-poll 4 631 165 4 796 3.44
Provisional 189 13 202 6.44
Total 88 016 4 764 92 780 5.13

(a) Comprises 69 667 votes cast at 93 static polling places, 8 930 votes cast at six pre-poll centres, and 553 votes cast through six Special Hospital Teams.

Informal votes by category
Category No. %
Totally blank 1 634 34.3
Incomplete numbering – Number '1' only 1 077 22.6
Incomplete numbering – Other 166 3.5
Ticks and crosses 426 8.9
Other symbols 61 1.3
Non-sequential numbering 661 13.9
Scribbles, slogans and other protest vote marks 692 14.5
Illegible numbering 11 0.2
Voter identified 0 0.0
Other 36 0.8
Total 4 764 100.0
Polling places with highest and lowest informality (a)
  Polling Place Informal votes (no.) Total votes (no.) % informal
Highest % informal Hill Top 128 1 373 9.32
Lowest % informal Monteagle 1 129 0.78

(a) Excludes polling places with less than 100 total ordinary votes recorded.

Hunter

(Demographic rating: Rural)

Key statistics
  No. % Swing from 2007 (%)
Enrolled 91 523
Turnout 86 697 94.73 -1.23
Informal votes 5 383 6.21 1.94
Type of vote cast
  Formal votes (no.) Informal votes (no.) Total votes (no.) % informal
Ordinary (a) 72 813 5 007 77 820 6.43
Absent 3 472 230 3 702 6.21
Postal 3 189 90 3 279 2.74
Pre-poll 1 629 48 1 677 2.86
Provisional 211 8 219 3.65
Total 81 314 5 383 86 697 6.21

(a) Comprises 65 326 votes cast at 77 static polling places, 12 065 votes cast at six pre-poll centres, and 429 votes cast through four Special Hospital Teams.

Informal votes by category
Category No. %
Totally blank 1 795 33.3
Incomplete numbering – Number '1' only 1 658 30.8
Incomplete numbering – Other 98 1.8
Ticks and crosses 649 12.1
Other symbols 2 0.0
Non-sequential numbering 307 5.7
Scribbles, slogans and other protest vote marks 811 15.1
Illegible numbering 60 1.1
Voter identified 3 0.1
Other 0 0.0
Total 5 383 100.0
Polling places with highest and lowest informality (a)
  Polling Place Informal votes (no.) Total votes (no.) % informal
Highest % informal Weston 205 1 832 11.19
Lowest % informal Glendon Brook 2 145 1.38

(a) Excludes polling places with less than 100 total ordinary votes recorded.

K

Kingsford Smith

(Demographic rating: Inner Metropolitan)

Key statistics
  No. % Swing from 2007 (%)
Enrolled 97 730
Turnout 89 309 91.38 -2.89
Informal votes 7 280 8.15 2.84
Type of vote cast
  Formal votes (no.) Informal votes (no.) Total votes (no.) % informal
Ordinary (a) 70 250 6 620 76 870 8.61
Absent 3 960 298 4 258 7.00
Postal 4 001 174 4 175 4.17
Pre-poll 3 567 163 3 730 4.37
Provisional 251 25 276 9.06
Total 82 029 7 280 89 309 8.15

(a) Comprises 67 986 votes cast at 47 static polling places, 8 766 votes cast at five pre-poll centres, and 118 votes cast through two Special Hospital Teams.

Informal votes by category
Category No. %
Totally blank 1 589 21.8
Incomplete numbering – Number '1' only 2 713 37.3
Incomplete numbering – Other 0 0.0
Ticks and crosses 978 13.4
Other symbols 0 0.0
Non-sequential numbering 1 016 14.0
Scribbles, slogans and other protest vote marks 953 13.1
Illegible numbering 0 0.0
Voter identified 0 0.0
Other 31 0.4
Total 7 280 100.0
Polling places with highest and lowest informality (a)
  Polling Place Informal votes (no.) Total votes (no.) % informal
Highest % informal Eastlakes East 299 2 091 14.30
Lowest % informal Divisional Office (PREPOLL) 16 440 3.64

(a) Excludes polling places with less than 100 total ordinary votes recorded.

L

Lindsay

(Demographic rating: Inner Metropolitan)

Key statistics
  No. % Swing from 2007 (%)
Enrolled 95 975
Turnout 90 629 94.43 -1.45
Informal votes 7 402 8.17 2.65
Type of vote cast
  Formal votes (no.) Informal votes (no.) Total votes (no.) % informal
Ordinary (a) 73 386 6 731 80 117 8.40
Absent 3 616 346 3 962 8.73
Postal 4 056 195 4 251 4.59
Pre-poll 1 908 105 2 013 5.22
Provisional 261 25 286 8.74
Total 83 227 7 402 90 629 8.17

(a) Comprises 74 886 votes cast at 38 static polling places, 5 196 votes cast at two pre-poll centres, and 35 votes cast through a Special Hospital Team.

Informal votes by category
Category No. %
Totally blank 1 981 26.8
Incomplete numbering – Number '1' only 2 418 32.7
Incomplete numbering – Other 242 3.3
Ticks and crosses 949 12.8
Other symbols 4 0.1
Non-sequential numbering 934 12.6
Scribbles, slogans and other protest vote marks 736 9.9
Illegible numbering 17 0.2
Voter identified 5 0.1
Other 116 1.6
Total 7 402 100.0
Polling places with highest and lowest informality (a)
  Polling Place Informal votes (no.) Total votes (no.) % informal
Highest % informal St Marys South 352 2 725 12.92
Lowest % informal Divisional Office (PREPOLL) 18 584 3.08

(a) Excludes polling places with less than 100 total ordinary votes recorded.

Lyne

(Demographic rating: Rural)

Key statistics
  No. % Swing from 2007 (%)
Enrolled 92 535
Turnout 88 261 95.38 -0.21
Informal votes 3 294 3.73 -1.30
Type of vote cast
  Formal votes (no.) Informal votes (no.) Total votes (no.) % informal
Ordinary (a) 74 288 2 977 77 265 3.85
Absent 3 851 172 4 023 4.28
Postal 4 053 66 4 119 1.60
Pre-poll 2 682 73 2 755 2.65
Provisional 93 6 99 6.06
Total 84 967 3 294 88 261 3.73

(a) Comprises 67 160 votes cast at 72 static polling places, 9 498 votes cast at three pre-poll centres, and 607 votes cast through three Special Hospital Teams.

Informal votes by category
Category No. %
Totally blank 939 28.5
Incomplete numbering – Number '1' only 1 065 32.3
Incomplete numbering – Other 77 2.3
Ticks and crosses 391 11.9
Other symbols 32 1.0
Non-sequential numbering 282 8.6
Scribbles, slogans and other protest vote marks 449 13.6
Illegible numbering 30 0.9
Voter identified 1 0.0
Other 28 0.9
Total 3 294 100.0
Polling places with highest and lowest informality (a)
  Polling Place Informal votes (no.) Total votes (no.) % informal
Highest % informal Kundabung 22 266 8.27
Lowest % informal Divisional Office (PREPOLL) 2 275 0.73

(a) Excludes polling places with less than 100 total ordinary votes recorded.

M

Macarthur

(Demographic rating: Outer Metropolitan)

Key statistics
  No. % Swing from 2007 (%)
Enrolled 90 040
Turnout 85 102 94.52 -0.44
Informal votes 6 899 8.11 2.54
Type of vote cast
  Formal votes (no.) Informal votes (no.) Total votes (no.) % informal
Ordinary (a) 69 091 6 268 75 359 8.32
Absent 3 750 402 4 152 9.68
Postal 3 346 125 3 471 3.60
Pre-poll 1 716 82 1 798 4.56
Provisional 300 22 322 6.83
Total 78 203 6 899 85 102 8.11

(a) Comprises 69 769 votes cast at 48 static polling places and 5 590 votes cast at three pre-poll centres.

Informal votes by category
Category No. %
Totally blank 1 959 28.4
Incomplete numbering – Number '1' only 1 982 28.7
Incomplete numbering – Other 282 4.1
Ticks and crosses 868 12.6
Other symbols 51 0.7
Non-sequential numbering 856 12.4
Scribbles, slogans and other protest vote marks 849 12.3
Illegible numbering 8 0.1
Voter identified 0 0.0
Other 44 0.6
Total 6 899 100.0
Polling places with highest and lowest informality (a)
  Polling Place Informal votes (no.) Total votes (no.) % informal
Highest % informal Airds North 89 614 14.50
Lowest % informal Divisional Office (PREPOLL) 9 299 3.01

(a) Excludes polling places with less than 100 total ordinary votes recorded.

Mackellar

(Demographic rating: Outer Metropolitan)

Key statistics
  No. % Swing from 2007 (%)
Enrolled 98 520
Turnout 91 880 93.26 -2.02
Informal votes 4 780 5.20 0.53
Type of vote cast
  Formal votes (no.) Informal votes (no.) Total votes (no.) % informal
Ordinary (a) 74 648 4 199 78 847 5.33
Absent 4 699 281 4 980 5.64
Postal 3 750 127 3 877 3.28
Pre-poll 3 841 164 4 005 4.09
Provisional 162 9 171 5.26
Total 87 100 4 780 91 880 5.20

(a) Comprises 73 507 votes cast at 38 static polling places, 5 113 votes cast at two pre-poll centres, and 227 votes cast through two Special Hospital Teams.

Informal votes by category
Category No. %
Totally blank 1 140 23.8
Incomplete numbering – Number '1' only 1 793 37.5
Incomplete numbering – Other 0 0.0
Ticks and crosses 1 074 22.5
Other symbols 13 0.3
Non-sequential numbering 83 1.7
Scribbles, slogans and other protest vote marks 623 13.0
Illegible numbering 8 0.2
Voter identified 0 0.0
Other 46 1.0
Total 4 780 100.0
Polling places with highest and lowest informality (a)
  Polling Place Informal votes (no.) Total votes (no.) % informal
Highest % informal Narraweena 347 3 485 9.96
Lowest % informal Mona Vale Hospital 12 634 1.89

(a) Excludes polling places with less than 100 total ordinary votes recorded.

Macquarie

(Demographic rating: Provincial)

Key statistics
  No. % Swing from 2007 (%)
Enrolled 97 536
Turnout 92 472 94.81 -1.10
Informal votes 5 067 5.48 1.83
Type of vote cast
  Formal votes (no.) Informal votes (no.) Total votes (no.) % informal
Ordinary (a) 76 357 4 517 80 874 5.59
Absent 4 016 314 4 330 7.25
Postal 4 395 124 4 519 2.74
Pre-poll 2 389 96 2 485 3.86
Provisional 248 16 264 6.06
Total 87 405 5 067 92 472 5.48

(a) Comprises 72 038 votes cast at 57 static polling places, 8 799 votes cast at four pre-poll centres, and 37 votes cast through a Special Hospital Team.

Informal votes by category
Category No. %
Totally blank 1 667 32.9
Incomplete numbering – Number '1' only 1 204 23.8
Incomplete numbering – Other 291 5.7
Ticks and crosses 334 6.6
Other symbols 8 0.2
Non-sequential numbering 748 14.8
Scribbles, slogans and other protest vote marks 742 14.6
Illegible numbering 9 0.2
Voter identified 1 0.0
Other 63 1.2
Total 5 067 100.0
Polling places with highest and lowest informality (a)
  Polling Place Informal votes (no.) Total votes (no.) % informal
Highest % informal McGraths Hill 130 1 153 11.27
Lowest % informal Valley Heights 23 880 2.61

(a) Excludes polling places with less than 100 total ordinary votes recorded.

McMahon

(Demographic rating: Outer Metropolitan)

Key statistics
  No. % Swing from 2007 (%)
Enrolled 96 061
Turnout 89 570 93.24 -0.29
Informal votes 9 710 10.84 3.24
Type of vote cast
  Formal votes (no.) Informal votes (no.) Total votes (no.) % informal
Ordinary (a) 69 263 8 800 78 063 11.27
Absent 4 391 535 4 926 10.86
Postal 3 375 160 3 535 4.53
Pre-poll 2 462 165 2 627 6.28
Provisional 369 50 419 11.93
Total 79 860 9 710 89 570 10.84

(a) Comprises 72 331 votes cast at 36 static polling places, 5 654 votes cast at two pre-poll centres, and 78 votes cast through a Special Hospital Team.

Informal votes by category
Category No. %
Totally blank 2 402 24.7
Incomplete numbering – Number '1' only 3 311 34.1
Incomplete numbering – Other 141 1.5
Ticks and crosses 2 182 22.5
Other symbols 18 0.2
Non-sequential numbering 450 4.6
Scribbles, slogans and other protest vote marks 1 086 11.2
Illegible numbering 10 0.1
Voter identified 0 0.0
Other 110 1.1
Total 9 710 100.0
Polling places with highest and lowest informality (a)
  Polling Place Informal votes (no.) Total votes (no.) % informal
Highest % informal Fairfield 229 1 057 21.67
Lowest % informal Greystanes South 117 1 591 7.35

(a) Excludes polling places with less than 100 total ordinary votes recorded.

Mitchell

(Demographic rating: Outer Metropolitan)

Key statistics
  No. % Swing from 2007 (%)
Enrolled 93 573
Turnout 88 681 94.77 -0.20
Informal votes 4 952 5.58 1.51
Type of vote cast
  Formal votes (no.) Informal votes (no.) Total votes (no.) % informal
Ordinary (a) 73 009 4 397 77 406 5.68
Absent 4 167 296 4 463 6.63
Postal 3 762 126 3 888 3.24
Pre-poll 2 599 117 2 716 4.31
Provisional 192 16 208 7.69
Total 83 729 4 952 88 681 5.58

(a) Comprises 72 505 votes cast at 40 static polling places, 4 884 votes cast at two pre-poll centres, and 17 votes cast through a Special Hospital Team.

Informal votes by category
Category No. %
Totally blank 1 184 23.9
Incomplete numbering – Number '1' only 1 991 40.2
Incomplete numbering – Other 89 1.8
Ticks and crosses 858 17.3
Other symbols 24 0.5
Non-sequential numbering 265 5.4
Scribbles, slogans and other protest vote marks 501 10.1
Illegible numbering 1 0.0
Voter identified 1 0.0
Other 38 0.8
Total 4 952 100.0
Polling places with highest and lowest informality (a)
  Polling Place Informal votes (no.) Total votes (no.) % informal
Highest % informal Kellyville 358 4 147 8.63
Lowest % informal Divisional Office (PREPOLL) 12 492 2.44

(a) Excludes polling places with less than 100 total ordinary votes recorded.

N

New England

(Demographic rating: Rural)

Key statistics
  No. % Swing from 2007 (%)
Enrolled 99 616
Turnout 94 519 94.88 -1.22
Informal votes 3 347 3.54 0.57
Type of vote cast
  Formal votes (no.) Informal votes (no.) Total votes (no.) % informal
Ordinary (a) 80 958 3 033 83 991 3.61
Absent 3 401 182 3 583 5.08
Postal 3 992 58 4 050 1.43
Pre-poll 2 673 65 2 738 2.37
Provisional 148 9 157 5.73
Total 91 172 3 347 94 519 3.54

(a) Comprises 71 897 votes cast at 101 static polling places, 11 584 votes cast at five pre-poll centres, and 510 votes cast through five Special Hospital Teams.

Informal votes by category
Category No. %
Totally blank 890 26.6
Incomplete numbering – Number '1' only 1 031 30.8
Incomplete numbering – Other 131 3.9
Ticks and crosses 448 13.4
Other symbols 46 1.4
Non-sequential numbering 395 11.8
Scribbles, slogans and other protest vote marks 337 10.1
Illegible numbering 13 0.4
Voter identified 0 0.0
Other 56 1.7
Total 3 347 100.0
Polling places with highest and lowest informality (a)
  Polling Place Informal votes (no.) Total votes (no.) % informal
Highest % informal Sunnyside 22 217 10.14
Lowest % informal Loomberah 0 168 0.00
Nowendoc 0 102 0.00

(a) Excludes polling places with less than 100 total ordinary votes recorded.

Newcastle

(Demographic rating: Provincial)

Key statistics
  No. % Swing from 2007 (%)
Enrolled 92 855
Turnout 86 912 93.60 -1.65
Informal votes 4 948 5.69 1.26
Type of vote cast
  Formal votes (no.) Informal votes (no.) Total votes (no.) % informal
Ordinary (a) 69 660 4 366 74 026 5.90
Absent 4 637 320 4 957 6.46
Postal 4 622 120 4 742 2.53
Pre-poll 2 815 127 2 942 4.32
Provisional 230 15 245 6.12
Total 81 964 4 948 86 912 5.69

(a) Comprises 69 936 votes cast at 54 static polling places, 3 917 votes cast at two pre-poll centres, and 173 votes cast through two Special Hospital Teams.

Informal votes by category
Category No. %
Totally blank 1 634 33.0
Incomplete numbering – Number '1' only 1 376 27.8
Incomplete numbering – Other 148 3.0
Ticks and crosses 488 9.9
Other symbols 4 0.1
Non-sequential numbering 499 10.1
Scribbles, slogans and other protest vote marks 741 15.0
Illegible numbering 8 0.2
Voter identified 2 0.0
Other 48 1.0
Total 4 948 100.0
Polling places with highest and lowest informality (a)
  Polling Place Informal votes (no.) Total votes (no.) % informal
Highest % informal Beaumont Park 117 793 14.75
Lowest % informal Divisional Office (PREPOLL) 55 1 903 2.89

(a) Excludes polling places with less than 100 total ordinary votes recorded.

North Sydney

(Demographic rating: Inner Metropolitan)

Key statistics
  No. % Swing from 2007 (%)
Enrolled 97 578
Turnout 89 695 91.92 -2.29
Informal votes 3 986 4.44 0.72
Type of vote cast
  Formal votes (no.) Informal votes (no.) Total votes (no.) % informal
Ordinary (a) 71 701 3 516 75 217 4.67
Absent 5 014 222 5 236 4.24
Postal 4 385 99 4 484 2.21
Pre-poll 4 337 137 4 474 3.06
Provisional 272 12 284 4.23
Total 85 709 3 986 89 695 4.44

(a) Comprises 68 498 votes cast at 44 static polling places, 6 121 votes cast at three pre-poll centres, and 598 votes cast through three Special Hospital Teams.

Informal votes by category
Category No. %
Totally blank 879 22.1
Incomplete numbering – Number '1' only 1 581 39.7
Incomplete numbering – Other 95 2.4
Ticks and crosses 619 15.5
Other symbols 6 0.2
Non-sequential numbering 164 4.1
Scribbles, slogans and other protest vote marks 589 14.8
Illegible numbering 11 0.3
Voter identified 0 0.0
Other 42 1.1
Total 3 986 100.0
Polling places with highest and lowest informality (a)
  Polling Place Informal votes (no.) Total votes (no.) % informal
Highest % informal Special Hospital Team 1 28 325 8.62
Lowest % informal Sydney (North Sydney) 3 169 1.78

(a) Excludes polling places with less than 100 total ordinary votes recorded.

P

Page

(Demographic rating: Rural)

Key statistics
  No. % Swing from 2007 (%)
Enrolled 94 336
Turnout 89 302 94.66 -1.43
Informal votes 3 918 4.39 0.09
Type of vote cast
  Formal votes (no.) Informal votes (no.) Total votes (no.) % informal
Ordinary (a) 74 453 3 564 78 017 4.57
Absent 2 571 134 2 705 4.95
Postal 5 354 100 5 454 1.83
Pre-poll 2 794 107 2 901 3.69
Provisional 212 13 225 5.78
Total 85 384 3 918 89 302 4.39

(a) Comprises 69 887 votes cast at 79 static polling places, 7 653 votes cast at five pre-poll centres, and 477 votes cast through four Special Hospital Teams.

Informal votes by category
Category No. %
Totally blank 1 174 30.0
Incomplete numbering – Number '1' only 1 211 30.9
Incomplete numbering – Other 130 3.3
Ticks and crosses 460 11.7
Other symbols 26 0.7
Non-sequential numbering 238 6.1
Scribbles, slogans and other protest vote marks 613 15.6
Illegible numbering 38 1.0
Voter identified 0 0.0
Other 28 0.7
Total 3 918 100.0
Polling places with highest and lowest informality (a)
  Polling Place Informal votes (no.) Total votes (no.) % informal
Highest % informal Woodenbong 31 304 10.20
Lowest % informal Gundurimba South 1 130 0.77

(a) Excludes polling places with less than 100 total ordinary votes recorded.

Parkes

(Demographic rating: Rural)

Key statistics
  No. % Swing from 2007 (%)
Enrolled 100 170
Turnout 94 480 94.32 -2.20
Informal votes 4 745 5.02 0.94
Type of vote cast
  Formal votes (no.) Informal votes (no.) Total votes (no.) % informal
Ordinary (a) 77 325 4 357 81 682 5.33
Absent 4 727 209 4 936 4.23
Postal 4 687 76 4 763 1.60
Pre-poll 2 802 90 2 892 3.11
Provisional 194 13 207 6.28
Total 89 735 4 745 94 480 5.02

(a) Comprises 70 688 votes cast at 115 static polling places, 10 536 votes cast at eight pre-poll centres, 443 votes cast through eight Special Hospital Teams and 15 votes cast through a Remote Mobile Team.

Informal votes by category
Category No. %
Totally blank 1 759 37.1
Incomplete numbering – Number '1' only 1 176 24.8
Incomplete numbering – Other 69 1.5
Ticks and crosses 738 15.6
Other symbols 101 2.1
Non-sequential numbering 422 8.9
Scribbles, slogans and other protest vote marks 411 8.7
Illegible numbering 35 0.7
Voter identified 16 0.3
Other 18 0.4
Total 4 745 100.0
Polling places with highest and lowest informality (a)
  Polling Place Informal votes (no.) Total votes (no.) % informal
Highest % informal Ulan 24 201 11.94
Lowest % informal Boomi 0 120 0.00
Gravesend 0 136 0.00
Bourke PPVC 0 199 0.00

(a) Excludes polling places with less than 100 total ordinary votes recorded.

Parramatta

(Demographic rating: Inner Metropolitan)

Key statistics
  No. % Swing from 2007 (%)
Enrolled 93 999
Turnout 85 735 91.21 -1.38
Informal votes 7 418 8.65 2.03
Type of vote cast
  Formal votes (no.) Informal votes (no.) Total votes (no.) % informal
Ordinary (a) 64 266 6 378 70 644 9.03
Absent 5 478 602 6 080 9.90
Postal 4 995 230 5 225 4.40
Pre-poll 3 107 167 3 274 5.10
Provisional 471 41 512 8.01
Total 78 317 7 418 85 735 8.65

(a) Comprises 67 158 votes cast at 45 static polling places, 3 332 votes cast at two pre-poll centres, and 443 votes cast through three Special Hospital Teams.

Informal votes by category
Category No. %
Totally blank 1 802 24.3
Incomplete numbering – Number '1' only 2 339 31.5
Incomplete numbering – Other 460 6.2
Ticks and crosses 1 096 14.8
Other symbols 38 0.5
Non-sequential numbering 799 10.8
Scribbles, slogans and other protest vote marks 702 9.5
Illegible numbering 10 0.1
Voter identified 1 0.0
Other 171 2.3
Total 7 418 100.0
Polling places with highest and lowest informality (a)
  Polling Place Informal votes (no.) Total votes (no.) % informal
Highest % informal Granville East (Parramatta) 173 1 060 16.32
Lowest % informal North Rocks (Parramatta) 97 1 822 5.32

(a) Excludes polling places with less than 100 total ordinary votes recorded.

Paterson

(Demographic rating: Rural)

Key statistics
  No. % Swing from 2007 (%)
Enrolled 92 140
Turnout 87 310 94.76 -0.97
Informal votes 4 924 5.64 2.04
Type of vote cast
  Formal votes (no.) Informal votes (no.) Total votes (no.) % informal
Ordinary (a) 71 221 4 434 75 655 5.86
Absent 4 090 270 4 360 6.19
Postal 4 626 141 4 767 2.96
Pre-poll 2 327 72 2 399 3.00
Provisional 122 7 129 5.43
Total 82 386 4 924 87 310 5.64

(a) Comprises 65 319 votes cast at 71 static polling places, 9 972 votes cast at five pre-poll centres, and 364 votes cast through three Special Hospital Teams.

Informal votes by category
Category No. %
Totally blank 1 313 26.7
Incomplete numbering – Number '1' only 1 349 27.4
Incomplete numbering – Other 196 4.0
Ticks and crosses 535 10.9
Other symbols 41 0.8
Non-sequential numbering 848 17.2
Scribbles, slogans and other protest vote marks 539 10.9
Illegible numbering 66 1.3
Voter identified 4 0.1
Other 33 0.7
Total 4 924 100.0
Polling places with highest and lowest informality (a)
  Polling Place Informal votes (no.) Total votes (no.) % informal
Highest % informal Eastville 59 506 11.66
Lowest % informal Special Hospital Team 3 1 119 0.84

(a) Excludes polling places with less than 100 total ordinary votes recorded.

R

Reid

(Demographic rating: Inner Metropolitan)

Key statistics
  No. % Swing from 2007 (%)
Enrolled 95 878
Turnout 87 308 91.06 -2.08
Informal votes 7 680 8.80 3.22
Type of vote cast
  Formal votes (no.) Informal votes (no.) Total votes (no.) % informal
Ordinary (a) 67 240 6 908 74 148 9.32
Absent 4 618 394 5 012 7.86
Postal 4 186 192 4 378 4.39
Pre-poll 3 295 161 3 456 4.66
Provisional 289 25 314 7.96
Total 79 628 7 680 87 308 8.80

(a) Comprises 69 633 votes cast at 42 static polling places, 4 353 votes cast at five pre-poll centres, and 162 votes cast through three Special Hospital Teams.

Informal votes by category
Category No. %
Totally blank 1 846 24.0
Incomplete numbering – Number '1' only 3 047 39.7
Incomplete numbering – Other 232 3.0
Ticks and crosses 1 084 14.1
Other symbols 79 1.0
Non-sequential numbering 426 5.5
Scribbles, slogans and other protest vote marks 841 11.0
Illegible numbering 16 0.2
Voter identified 0 0.0
Other 109 1.4
Total 7 680 100.0
Polling places with highest and lowest informality (a)
  Polling Place Informal votes (no.) Total votes (no.) % informal
Highest % informal Auburn 529 2 459 21.51
Lowest % informal Homebush South 16 647 2.47

(a) Excludes polling places with less than 100 total ordinary votes recorded.

Richmond

(Demographic rating: Rural)

Key statistics
  No. % Swing from 2007 (%)
Enrolled 92 391
Turnout 85 587 92.64 -1.85
Informal votes 4 752 5.55 1.27
Type of vote cast
  Formal votes (no.) Informal votes (no.) Total votes (no.) % informal
Ordinary (a) 69 181 4 272 73 453 5.82
Absent 2 535 145 2 680 5.41
Postal 5 002 158 5 160 3.06
Pre-poll 3 958 163 4 121 3.96
Provisional 159 14 173 8.09
Total 80 835 4 752 85 587 5.55

(a) Comprises 63 034 votes cast at 66 static polling places, 9 985 votes cast at four pre-poll centres, and 434 votes cast through three Special Hospital Teams.

Informal votes by category
Category No. %
Totally blank 1 347 28.3
Incomplete numbering – Number '1' only 1 073 22.6
Incomplete numbering – Other 237 5.0
Ticks and crosses 318 6.7
Other symbols 20 0.4
Non-sequential numbering 885 18.6
Scribbles, slogans and other protest vote marks 719 15.1
Illegible numbering 47 1.0
Voter identified 2 0.0
Other 104 2.2
Total 4 752 100.0
Polling places with highest and lowest informality (a)
  Polling Place Informal votes (no.) Total votes (no.) % informal
Highest % informal Main Arm Upper 16 140 11.43
Lowest % informal Coorabell 2 187 1.07

(a) Excludes polling places with less than 100 total ordinary votes recorded.

Riverina

(Demographic rating: Rural)

Key statistics
  No. % Swing from 2007 (%)
Enrolled 98 584
Turnout 93 367 94.71 -1.04
Informal votes 5 378 5.76 1.87
Type of vote cast
  Formal votes (no.) Informal votes (no.) Total votes (no.) % informal
Ordinary (a) 77 509 4 990 82 499 6.05
Absent 2 799 165 2 964 5.57
Postal 4 396 87 4 483 1.94
Pre-poll 3 038 119 3 157 3.77
Provisional 247 17 264 6.44
Total 87 989 5 378 93 367 5.76

(a) Comprises 72 985 votes cast at 101 static polling places, 9 001 votes cast at eight pre-poll centres, and 513 votes cast through six Special Hospital Teams.

Informal votes by category
Category No. %
Totally blank 1 633 30.4
Incomplete numbering – Number '1' only 1 205 22.4
Incomplete numbering – Other 387 7.2
Ticks and crosses 418 7.8
Other symbols 5 0.1
Non-sequential numbering 841 15.6
Scribbles, slogans and other protest vote marks 804 14.9
Illegible numbering 57 1.1
Voter identified 0 0.0
Other 28 0.5
Total 5 378 100.0
Polling places with highest and lowest informality (a)
  Polling Place Informal votes (no.) Total votes (no.) % informal
Highest % informal Gundagai South 59 393 15.01
Lowest % informal Euberta 1 123 0.81

(a) Excludes polling places with less than 100 total ordinary votes recorded.

Robertson

(Demographic rating: Provincial)

Key statistics
  No. % Swing from 2007 (%)
Enrolled 96 588
Turnout 91 136 94.36 -1.75
Informal votes 5 795 6.36 2.92
Type of vote cast
  Formal votes (no.) Informal votes (no.) Total votes (no.) % informal
Ordinary (a) 73 110 5 110 78 220 6.53
Absent 4 543 379 4 922 7.70
Postal 5 275 193 5 468 3.53
Pre-poll 2 194 102 2 296 4.44
Provisional 219 11 230 4.78
Total 85 341 5 795 91 136 6.36

(a) Comprises 68 529 votes cast at 47 static polling places, 9 183 votes cast at three pre-poll centres, and 508 votes cast through three Special Hospital Teams.

Informal votes by category
Category No. %
Totally blank 1 612 27.8
Incomplete numbering – Number '1' only 1 545 26.7
Incomplete numbering – Other 430 7.4
Ticks and crosses 361 6.2
Other symbols 36 0.6
Non-sequential numbering 1 012 17.5
Scribbles, slogans and other protest vote marks 674 11.6
Illegible numbering 56 1.0
Voter identified 1 0.0
Other 68 1.2
Total 5 795 100.0
Polling places with highest and lowest informality (a)
  Polling Place Informal votes (no.) Total votes (no.) % informal
Highest % informal Peats Ridge 30 263 11.41
Lowest % informal Special Hospital Team 1 3 102 2.94

(a) Excludes polling places with less than 100 total ordinary votes recorded.

S

Shortland

(Demographic rating: Provincial)

Key statistics
  No. % Swing from 2007 (%)
Enrolled 94 224
Turnout 89 384 94.86 -1.42
Informal votes 5 671 6.34 2.18
Type of vote cast
  Formal votes (no.) Informal votes (no.) Total votes (no.) % informal
Ordinary (a) 71 378 5 010 76 388 6.56
Absent 4 486 356 4 842 7.35
Postal 5 321 174 5 495 3.17
Pre-poll 2 315 116 2 431 4.77
Provisional 213 15 228 6.58
Total 83 713 5 671 89 384 6.34

(a) Comprises 71 841 votes cast at 46 static polling places, 4 515 votes cast at three pre-poll centres, and 32 votes cast through a Special Hospital Team.

Informal votes by category
Category No. %
Totally blank 1 567 27.6
Incomplete numbering – Number '1' only 2 036 35.9
Incomplete numbering – Other 111 2.0
Ticks and crosses 864 15.2
Other symbols 20 0.4
Non-sequential numbering 192 3.4
Scribbles, slogans and other protest vote marks 762 13.4
Illegible numbering 14 0.2
Voter identified 1 0.0
Other 104 1.8
Total 5 671 100.0
Polling places with highest and lowest informality (a)
  Polling Place Informal votes (no.) Total votes (no.) % informal
Highest % informal San Remo 218 2 043 10.67
Lowest % informal Divisional Office (PREPOLL) 22 809 2.72

(a) Excludes polling places with less than 100 total ordinary votes recorded.

Sydney

(Demographic rating: Inner Metropolitan)

Key statistics
  No. % Swing from 2007 (%)
Enrolled 95 286
Turnout 83 997 88.15 -3.66
Informal votes 4 620 5.50 1.32
Type of vote cast
  Formal votes (no.) Informal votes (no.) Total votes (no.) % informal
Ordinary (a) 61 769 3 770 65 539 5.75
Absent 7 441 461 7 902 5.83
Postal 4 054 135 4 189 3.22
Pre-poll 5 503 208 5 711 3.64
Provisional 610 46 656 7.01
Total 79 377 4 620 83 997 5.50

(a) Comprises 60 896 votes cast at 42 static polling places, 4 596 votes cast at three pre-poll centres, and 47 votes cast through a Special Hospital Team.

Informal votes by category
Category No. %
Totally blank 954 20.6
Incomplete numbering – Number '1' only 1 512 32.7
Incomplete numbering – Other 280 6.1
Ticks and crosses 745 16.1
Other symbols 42 0.9
Non-sequential numbering 571 12.4
Scribbles, slogans and other protest vote marks 393 8.5
Illegible numbering 4 0.1
Voter identified 2 0.0
Other 117 2.5
Total 4 620 100.0
Polling places with highest and lowest informality (a)
  Polling Place Informal votes (no.) Total votes (no.) % informal
Highest % informal Waterloo 156 1 166 13.38
Lowest % informal Darlington Central 17 695 2.45

(a) Excludes polling places with less than 100 total ordinary votes recorded.

T

Throsby

(Demographic rating: Provincial)

Key statistics
  No. % Swing from 2007 (%)
Enrolled 95 871
Turnout 89 768 93.63 -2.23
Informal votes 6 197 6.90 2.03
Type of vote cast
  Formal votes (no.) Informal votes (no.) Total votes (no.) % informal
Ordinary (a) 74 452 5 834 80 286 7.27
Absent 3 936 227 4 163 5.45
Postal 3 375 80 3 455 2.32
Pre-poll 1 620 48 1 668 2.88
Provisional 188 8 196 4.08
Total 83 571 6 197 89 768 6.90

(a) Comprises 70 354 votes cast at 49 static polling places, 9 627 votes cast at five pre-poll centres, and 305 votes cast through two Special Hospital Teams.

Informal votes by category
Category No. %
Totally blank 1 948 31.4
Incomplete numbering – Number '1' only 1 843 29.7
Incomplete numbering – Other 111 1.8
Ticks and crosses 837 13.5
Other symbols 28 0.5
Non-sequential numbering 451 7.3
Scribbles, slogans and other protest vote marks 944 15.2
Illegible numbering 5 0.1
Voter identified 1 0.0
Other 29 0.5
Total 6 197 100.0
Polling places with highest and lowest informality (a)
  Polling Place Informal votes (no.) Total votes (no.) % informal
Highest % informal Berkeley 294 2 146 13.70
Lowest % informal Kangaloon 1 118 0.85

(a) Excludes polling places with less than 100 total ordinary votes recorded.

W

Warringah

(Demographic rating: Inner Metropolitan)

Key statistics
  No. % Swing from 2007 (%)
Enrolled 96 708
Turnout 89 107 92.14 -2.69
Informal votes 4 135 4.64 1.20
Type of vote cast
  Formal votes (no.) Informal votes (no.) Total votes (no.) % informal
Ordinary (a) 71 108 3 530 74 638 4.73
Absent 5 346 343 5 689 6.03
Postal 4 180 95 4 275 2.22
Pre-poll 4 082 149 4 231 3.52
Provisional 256 18 274 6.57
Total 84 972 4 135 89 107 4.64

(a) Comprises 67 102 votes cast at 39 static polling places, 7 294 votes cast at three pre-poll centres, and 242 votes cast through four Special Hospital Teams.

Informal votes by category
Category No. %
Totally blank 894 21.6
Incomplete numbering – Number '1' only 1 694 41.0
Incomplete numbering – Other 135 3.3
Ticks and crosses 608 14.7
Other symbols 13 0.3
Non-sequential numbering 155 3.7
Scribbles, slogans and other protest vote marks 567 13.7
Illegible numbering 6 0.1
Voter identified 0 0.0
Other 62 1.5
Total 4 135 100.0
Polling places with highest and lowest informality (a)
  Polling Place Informal votes (no.) Total votes (no.) % informal
Highest % informal Brookvale 163 1 730 9.42
Lowest % informal Manly Hospital 9 435 2.07

(a) Excludes polling places with less than 100 total ordinary votes recorded.

Watson

(Demographic rating: Inner Metropolitan)

Key statistics
  No. % Swing from 2007 (%)
Enrolled 97 761
Turnout 88 022 90.04 -2.20
Informal votes 11 265 12.80 3.71
Type of vote cast
  Formal votes (no.) Informal votes (no.) Total votes (no.) % informal
Ordinary (a) 63 884 10 227 74 111 13.80
Absent 4 911 517 5 428 9.52
Postal 3 912 172 4 084 4.21
Pre-poll 3 551 239 3 790 6.31
Provisional 499 110 609 18.06
Total 76 757 11 265 88 022 12.80

(a) Comprises 71 038 votes cast at 43 static polling places, 3 022 votes cast at three pre-poll centres, and 51 votes cast through a Special Hospital Team.

Informal votes by category
Category No. %
Totally blank 2 956 26.2
Incomplete numbering – Number '1' only 4 346 38.6
Incomplete numbering – Other 156 1.4
Ticks and crosses 1 886 16.7
Other symbols 12 0.1
Non-sequential numbering 423 3.8
Scribbles, slogans and other protest vote marks 1 173 10.4
Illegible numbering 33 0.3
Voter identified 0 0.0
Other 280 2.5
Total 11 265 100.0
Polling places with highest and lowest informality (a)
  Polling Place Informal votes (no.) Total votes (no.) % informal
Highest % informal Lakemba North 417 1 994 20.91
Lowest % informal Enfield PPVC 96 1 790 5.36

(a) Excludes polling places with less than 100 total ordinary votes recorded.

Wentworth

(Demographic rating: Inner Metropolitan)

Key statistics
  No. % Swing from 2007 (%)
Enrolled 101 446
Turnout 90 761 89.47 -3.06
Informal votes 4 085 4.50 -0.40
Type of vote cast
  Formal votes (no.) Informal votes (no.) Total votes (no.) % informal
Ordinary (a) 69 267 3 378 72 645 4.65
Absent 5 120 310 5 430 5.71
Postal 5 398 173 5 571 3.11
Pre-poll 6 485 197 6 682 2.95
Provisional 406 27 433 6.24
Total 86 676 4 085 90 761 4.50

(a) Comprises 64 821 votes cast at 43 static polling places, 7 523 votes cast at two pre-poll centres, and 301 votes cast through three Special Hospital Teams.

Informal votes by category
Category No. %
Totally blank 778 19.0
Incomplete numbering – Number '1' only 1 281 31.4
Incomplete numbering – Other 190 4.7
Ticks and crosses 733 17.9
Other symbols 56 1.4
Non-sequential numbering 484 11.8
Scribbles, slogans and other protest vote marks 405 9.9
Illegible numbering 17 0.4
Voter identified 1 0.0
Other 140 3.4
Total 4 085 100.0
Polling places with highest and lowest informality (a)
  Polling Place Informal votes (no.) Total votes (no.) % informal
Highest % informal Woolloomooloo 100 1 189 8.41
Lowest % informal Vaucluse 23 875 2.63

(a) Excludes polling places with less than 100 total ordinary votes recorded.

Werriwa

(Demographic rating: Outer Metropolitan)

Key statistics
  No. % Swing from 2007 (%)
Enrolled 90 963
Turnout 84 006 92.35 -1.55
Informal votes 8 692 10.35 3.77
Type of vote cast
  Formal votes (no.) Informal votes (no.) Total votes (no.) % informal
Ordinary (a) 65 613 7 811 73 424 10.64
Absent 4 744 593 5 337 11.11
Postal 3 061 134 3 195 4.19
Pre-poll 1 553 110 1 663 6.61
Provisional 343 44 387 11.37
Total 75 314 8 692 84 006 10.35

(a) Comprises 68 437 votes cast at 39 static polling places, 4 885 votes cast at four pre-poll centres, and 102 votes cast through a Special Hospital Team.

Informal votes by category
Category No. %
Totally blank 2 431 28.0
Incomplete numbering – Number '1' only 2 910 33.5
Incomplete numbering – Other 0 0.0
Ticks and crosses 1 636 18.8
Other symbols 40 0.5
Non-sequential numbering 277 3.2
Scribbles, slogans and other protest vote marks 1 321 15.2
Illegible numbering 1 0.0
Voter identified 1 0.0
Other 75 0.9
Total 8 692 100.0
Polling places with highest and lowest informality (a)
  Polling Place Informal votes (no.) Total votes (no.) % informal
Highest % informal Liverpool West (Werriwa) 328 1 649 19.89
Lowest % informal Special Hospital Team 1 3 102 2.94

(a) Excludes polling places with less than 100 total ordinary votes recorded.