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

Updated: 30 May 2013

South Australia

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A

Adelaide

(Demographic rating: Inner Metropolitan)

Key statistics
  No. % Swing from 2007 (%)
Enrolled 98 519
Turnout 91 351 92.72 -1.87
Informal votes 4 394 4.81 1.70
Type of vote cast
  Formal votes (no.) Informal votes (no.) Total votes (no.) % informal
Ordinary (a) 69 755 3 668 73 423 5.00
Absent 6 404 384 6 788 5.66
Postal 6 822 197 7 019 2.81
Pre-poll 3 671 120 3 791 3.17
Provisional 305 25 330 7.58
Total 86 957 4 394 91 351 4.81

(a) Comprises 71 006 votes cast at 55 static polling places, 1 881 votes cast at three pre-poll centres, and 536 votes cast through six Special Hospital Teams.

Informal votes by category
Category No. %
Totally blank 1 136 25.9
Incomplete numbering – Number '1' only 1 021 23.2
Incomplete numbering – Other 161 3.7
Ticks and crosses 437 9.9
Other symbols 12 0.3
Non-sequential numbering 844 19.2
Scribbles, slogans and other protest vote marks 697 15.9
Illegible numbering 9 0.2
Voter identified 4 0.1
Other 73 1.7
Total 4 394 100.0
Polling places with highest and lowest informality (a)
  Polling Place Informal votes (no.) Total votes (no.) % informal
Highest % informal Croydon Park 177 1 649 10.73
Lowest % informal Rose Park 33 1 852 1.78

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

B

Barker

(Demographic rating: Rural)

Key statistics
  No. % Swing from 2007 (%)
Enrolled 104 845
Turnout 99 713 95.11 -0.86
Informal votes 5 443 5.46 1.61
Type of vote cast
  Formal votes (no.) Informal votes (no.) Total votes (no.) % informal
Ordinary (a) 80 328 4 912 85 240 5.76
Absent 4 807 235 5 042 4.66
Postal 5 906 148 6 054 2.44
Pre-poll 3 001 134 3 135 4.27
Provisional 228 14 242 5.79
Total 94 270 5 443 99 713 5.46

(a) Comprises 77 530 votes cast at 101 static polling places, 6 923 votes cast at 11 pre-poll centres, 717 votes cast through nine Special Hospital Teams, and 70 votes cast through a Remote Mobile Team.

Informal votes by category
Category No. %
Totally blank 2 008 36.9
Incomplete numbering – Number '1' only 1 071 19.7
Incomplete numbering – Other 60 1.1
Ticks and crosses 776 14.3
Other symbols 101 1.9
Non-sequential numbering 425 7.8
Scribbles, slogans and other protest vote marks 824 15.1
Illegible numbering 16 0.3
Voter identified 0 0.0
Other 162 3.0
Total 5 443 100.0
Polling places with highest and lowest informality (a)
  Polling Place Informal votes (no.) Total votes (no.) % informal
Highest % informal Wellington 22 167 13.17
Lowest % informal Jervois 0 124 0.00
Walker Flat 0 132 0.00
Willalooka 0 110 0.00

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

Boothby

(Demographic rating: Outer Metropolitan)

Key statistics
  No. % Swing from 2007 (%)
Enrolled 97 860
Turnout 89 507 91.46 -4.22
Informal votes 4 148 4.63 1.76
Type of vote cast
  Formal votes (no.) Informal votes (no.) Total votes (no.) % informal
Ordinary (a) 69 820 3 466 73 286 4.73
Absent 5 878 396 6 274 6.31
Postal 6 880 178 7 058 2.52
Pre-poll 2 525 83 2 608 3.18
Provisional 256 25 281 8.90
Total 85 359 4 148 89 507 4.63

(a) Comprises 71 713 votes cast at 43 static polling places, 973 votes cast at three pre-poll centres, and 600 votes cast through five Special Hospital Teams.

Informal votes by category
Category No. %
Totally blank 1 198 28.9
Incomplete numbering – Number '1' only 839 20.2
Incomplete numbering – Other 239 5.8
Ticks and crosses 254 6.1
Other symbols 8 0.2
Non-sequential numbering 778 18.8
Scribbles, slogans and other protest vote marks 682 16.4
Illegible numbering 59 1.4
Voter identified 2 0.0
Other 89 2.1
Total 4 148 100.0
Polling places with highest and lowest informality (a)
  Polling Place Informal votes (no.) Total votes (no.) % informal
Highest % informal Ascot Park South 78 825 9.45
Lowest % informal Hawthorn 8 407 1.97

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

G

Grey

(Demographic rating: Rural)

Key statistics
  No. % Swing from 2007 (%)
Enrolled 99 775
Turnout 93 489 93.70 -1.25
Informal votes 4 997 5.35 1.10
Type of vote cast
  Formal votes (no.) Informal votes (no.) Total votes (no.) % informal
Ordinary (a) 75 239 4 538 79 777 5.69
Absent 4 280 191 4 471 4.27
Postal 6 239 141 6 380 2.21
Pre-poll 2 568 119 2 687 4.43
Provisional 166 8 174 4.60
Total 88 492 4 997 93 489 5.35

(a) Comprises 65 194 votes cast at 59 static polling places, 7 087 votes cast at 8 pre-poll centres, and 445 votes cast through five Special Hospital Teams.

Informal votes by category
Category No. %
Totally blank 1 642 32.9
Incomplete numbering – Number '1' only 1 250 25.0
Incomplete numbering – Other 26 0.5
Ticks and crosses 981 19.6
Other symbols 46 0.9
Non-sequential numbering 344 6.9
Scribbles, slogans and other protest vote marks 699 14.0
Illegible numbering 2 0.0
Voter identified 0 0.0
Other 7 0.1
Total 4 997 100.0
Polling places with highest and lowest informality (a)
  Polling Place Informal votes (no.) Total votes (no.) % informal
Highest % informal Coober Pedy 81 823 9.84
Lowest % informal Special Hospital Team 4 1 108 0.93

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

H

Hindmarsh

(Demographic rating: Inner Metropolitan)

Key statistics
  No. % Swing from 2007 (%)
Enrolled 100 216
Turnout 94 092 93.89 -1.48
Informal votes 4 868 5.17 1.33
Type of vote cast
  Formal votes (no.) Informal votes (no.) Total votes (no.) % informal
Ordinary (a) 72 562 4 134 76 696 5.39
Absent 6 558 433 6 991 6.19
Postal 6 791 157 6 948 2.26
Pre-poll 3 068 116 3 184 3.64
Provisional 245 28 273 10.26
Total 89 224 4 868 94 092 5.17

(a) Comprises 73 313 votes cast at 46 static polling places, 2 884 votes cast at four pre-poll centres, and 499 votes cast through three Special Hospital Teams.

Informal votes by category
Category No. %
Totally blank 1 497 30.8
Incomplete numbering – Number '1' only 1 462 30.0
Incomplete numbering – Other 118 2.4
Ticks and crosses 541 11.1
Other symbols 14 0.3
Non-sequential numbering 369 7.6
Scribbles, slogans and other protest vote marks 789 16.2
Illegible numbering 14 0.3
Voter identified 1 0.0
Other 63 1.3
Total 4 868 100.0
Polling places with highest and lowest informality (a)
  Polling Place Informal votes (no.) Total votes (no.) % informal
Highest % informal Mile End (Hindmarsh) 52 656 7.93
Lowest % informal Divisional Office (PREPOLL) 1 163 0.61

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

M

Makin

(Demographic rating: Outer Metropolitan)

Key statistics
  No. % Swing from 2007 (%)
Enrolled 96 233
Turnout 90 765 94.32 -1.35
Informal votes 5 532 6.09 2.02
Type of vote cast
  Formal votes (no.) Informal votes (no.) Total votes (no.) % informal
Ordinary (a) 72 059 4 884 76 943 6.35
Absent 5 352 397 5 749 6.91
Postal 5 761 163 5 924 2.75
Pre-poll 1 892 72 1 964 3.67
Provisional 169 16 185 8.65
Total 85 233 5 532 90 765 6.09

(a) Comprises 73 239 votes cast at 38 static polling places, 3 472 votes cast at three pre-poll centres, 230 votes cast through two Special Hospital Teams and two votes cast through a Prison Mobile Team.

Informal votes by category
Category No. %
Totally blank 1 882 34.0
Incomplete numbering – Number '1' only 1 170 21.1
Incomplete numbering – Other 219 4.0
Ticks and crosses 539 9.7
Other symbols 21 0.4
Non-sequential numbering 712 12.9
Scribbles, slogans and other protest vote marks 919 16.6
Illegible numbering 22 0.4
Voter identified 2 0.0
Other 46 0.8
Total 5 532 100.0
Polling places with highest and lowest informality (a)
  Polling Place Informal votes (no.) Total votes (no.) % informal
Highest % informal Special Hospital Team 1 14 117 11.97
Lowest % informal Golden Grove 26 761 3.42

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

Mayo

(Demographic rating: Rural)

Key statistics
  No. % Swing from 2007 (%)
Enrolled 101 510
Turnout 96 317 94.88 -1.00
Informal votes 4 414 4.58 1.82
Type of vote cast
  Formal votes (no.) Informal votes (no.) Total votes (no.) % informal
Ordinary (a) 76 925 3 886 80 811 4.81
Absent 5 209 307 5 516 5.57
Postal 6 479 139 6 618 2.10
Pre-poll 3 154 75 3 229 2.32
Provisional 136 7 143 4.90
Total 91 903 4 414 96 317 4.58

(a) Comprises 74 861 votes cast at 80 static polling places, 5 547 votes cast at seven pre-poll centres, and 403 votes cast through four Special Hospital Teams.

Informal votes by category
Category No. %
Totally blank 1 621 36.7
Incomplete numbering – Number '1' only 890 20.2
Incomplete numbering – Other 149 3.4
Ticks and crosses 348 7.9
Other symbols 4 0.1
Non-sequential numbering 449 10.2
Scribbles, slogans and other protest vote marks 828 18.8
Illegible numbering 50 1.1
Voter identified 0 0.0
Other 75 1.7
Total 4 414 100.0
Polling places with highest and lowest informality (a)
  Polling Place Informal votes (no.) Total votes (no.) % informal
Highest % informal Special Hospital Team 1 14 106 13.21
Lowest % informal Adelaide MAYO PPVC 1 230 0.43

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

P

Port Adelaide

(Demographic rating: Inner Metropolitan)

Key statistics
  No. % Swing from 2007 (%)
Enrolled 104 280
Turnout 97 370 93.37 -1.50
Informal votes 6 991 7.08 2.22
Type of vote cast
  Formal votes (no.) Informal votes (no.) Total votes (no.) % informal
Ordinary (a) 76 546 6 221 82 767 7.52
Absent 5 866 462 6 328 7.30
Postal 5 449 176 5 625 3.13
Pre-poll 2 198 99 2 297 4.31
Provisional 320 33 353 9.35
Total 90 379 6 991 97 370 7.18

(a) Comprises 79 854 votes cast at 48 static polling places, 2 510 votes cast at three pre-poll centres, and 403 votes cast through six Special Hospital Teams.

Informal votes by category
Category No. %
Totally blank 2 102 30.1
Incomplete numbering – Number '1' only 1 871 26.8
Incomplete numbering – Other 69 1.0
Ticks and crosses 1 317 18.8
Other symbols 93 1.3
Non-sequential numbering 618 8.8
Scribbles, slogans and other protest vote marks 831 11.9
Illegible numbering 8 0.1
Voter identified 8 0.1
Other 74 1.1
Total 6 991 100.0
Polling places with highest and lowest informality (a)
  Polling Place Informal votes (no.) Total votes (no.) % informal
Highest % informal Virginia (Port Adelaide) 79 669 11.81
Lowest % informal Adelaide PORT ADELAIDE PPVC 7 327 2.14

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

S

Sturt

(Demographic rating: Inner Metropolitan)

Key statistics
  No. % Swing from 2007 (%)
Enrolled 99 023
Turnout 93 301 94.22 -1.36
Informal votes 5 016 5.38 1.92
Type of vote cast
  Formal votes (no.) Informal votes (no.) Total votes (no.) % informal
Ordinary (a) 72 382 4 415 76 797 5.75
Absent 6 118 352 6 470 5.44
Postal 7 164 156 7 320 2.13
Pre-poll 2 384 76 2 460 3.09
Provisional 237 17 254 6.69
Total 88 285 5 016 93 301 5.38

(a) Comprises 71 516 votes cast at 42 static polling places, 4 854 votes cast at four pre-poll centres, and 427 votes cast through three Special Hospital Teams.

Informal votes by category
Category No. %
Totally blank 1 293 25.8
Incomplete numbering – Number '1' only 1 198 23.9
Incomplete numbering – Other 153 3.1
Ticks and crosses 487 9.7
Other symbols 7 0.1
Non-sequential numbering 998 19.9
Scribbles, slogans and other protest vote marks 780 15.6
Illegible numbering 35 0.7
Voter identified 0 0.0
Other 65 1.3
Total 5 016 100.0
Polling places with highest and lowest informality (a)
  Polling Place Informal votes (no.) Total votes (no.) % informal
Highest % informal Newton 123 1 354 9.08
Lowest % informal Linden Park 35 1 634 2.14

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

W

Wakefield

(Demographic rating: Rural)

Key statistics
  No. % Swing from 2007 (%)
Enrolled 100 156
Turnout 93 850 93.70 -1.43
Informal votes 5 837 6.22 1.56
Type of vote cast
  Formal votes (no.) Informal votes (no.) Total votes (no.) % informal
Ordinary (a) 74 627 5 230 79 857 6.55
Absent 5 474 383 5 857 6.54
Postal 5 864 129 5 993 2.15
Pre-poll 1 666 59 1 725 3.42
Provisional 382 36 418 8.61
Total 88 013 5 837 93 850 6.22

(a) Comprises 76 962 votes cast at 59 static polling places, 2 412 votes cast at four pre-poll centres, and 483 votes cast through three Special Hospital Teams.

Informal votes by category
Category No. %
Totally blank 2 074 35.5
Incomplete numbering – Number '1' only 1 310 22.4
Incomplete numbering – Other 69 1.2
Ticks and crosses 860 14.7
Other symbols 74 1.3
Non-sequential numbering 368 6.3
Scribbles, slogans and other protest vote marks 1 005 17.2
Illegible numbering 11 0.2
Voter identified 5 0.1
Other 61 1.0
Total 5 837 100.0
Polling places with highest and lowest informality (a)
  Polling Place Informal votes (no.) Total votes (no.) % informal
Highest % informal Special Hospital Team 1 27 179 15.08
Lowest % informal Special Hospital Team 3 1 133 0.75

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