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

Updated: 30 May 2013

Western Australia

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B

Brand

(Demographic rating: Outer Metropolitan)

Key statistics
  No. % Swing from 2007 (%)
Enrolled 88 186
Turnout 82 332 93.36 0.09
Informal votes 4 304 5.23 1.36
Type of vote cast
  Formal votes (no.) Informal votes (no.) Total votes (no.) % informal
Ordinary (a) 66 926 3 799 70 725 5.37
Absent 4 872 308 5 180 5.95
Postal 3 484 85 3 569 2.38
Pre-poll 2 503 91 2 594 3.51
Provisional 243 21 264 7.95
Total 78 028 4 304 82 332 5.23

(a) Comprises 59 770 votes cast at 32 static polling places, 10 636 votes cast at three pre-poll centres, and 319 votes cast through two Special Hospital Teams.

Informal votes by category
Category No. %
Totally blank 1 600 37.2
Incomplete numbering – Number '1' only 736 17.1
Incomplete numbering – Other 50 1.2
Ticks and crosses 512 11.9
Other symbols 9 0.2
Non-sequential numbering 262 6.1
Scribbles, slogans and other protest vote marks 1 017 23.6
Illegible numbering 1 0.0
Voter identified 2 0.0
Other 115 2.7
Total 4 304 100.0
Polling places with highest and lowest informality (a)
  Polling Place Informal votes (no.) Total votes (no.) % informal
Highest % informal Special Hospital Team 2 16 106 15.09
Lowest % informal Special Hospital Team 1 5 213 2.35

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

C

Canning

(Demographic rating: Outer Metropolitan)

Key statistics
  No. % Swing from 2007 (%)
Enrolled 90 079
Turnout 83 916 93.16 0.04
Informal votes 3 795 4.52 1.07
Type of vote cast
  Formal votes (no.) Informal votes (no.) Total votes (no.) % informal
Ordinary (a) 65 462 3 153 68 615 4.60
Absent 6 776 373 7 149 5.22
Postal 4 818 144 4 962 2.90
Pre-poll 2 874 109 2 983 3.65
Provisional 191 16 207 7.73
Total 80 121 3 795 83 916 4.52

(a) Comprises 62 302 votes cast at 45 static polling places, 6 000 votes cast at three pre-poll centres, 310 votes cast through two Special Hospital Teams and three votes cast through a Prison Mobile Team.

Informal votes by category
Category No. %
Totally blank 1 335 35.2
Incomplete numbering – Number '1' only 874 23.0
Incomplete numbering – Other 79 2.1
Ticks and crosses 492 13.0
Other symbols 73 1.9
Non-sequential numbering 380 10.0
Scribbles, slogans and other protest vote marks 554 14.6
Illegible numbering 5 0.1
Voter identified 0 0.0
Other 3 0.1
Total 3 795 100.0
Polling places with highest and lowest informality (a)
  Polling Place Informal votes (no.) Total votes (no.) % informal
Highest % informal Westfield South 128 1 689 7.58
Lowest % informal Greenfields CANNING PPVC 85 3 779 2.25

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

Cowan

(Demographic rating: Outer Metropolitan)

Key statistics
  No. % Swing from 2007 (%)
Enrolled 89 536
Turnout 84 374 94.23 -0.36
Informal votes 4 320 5.12 0.96
Type of vote cast
  Formal votes (no.) Informal votes (no.) Total votes (no.) % informal
Ordinary (a) 66 367 3 732 70 099 5.32
Absent 5 827 344 6 171 5.57
Postal 4 203 138 4 341 3.18
Pre-poll 3 382 91 3 473 2.62
Provisional 275 15 290 5.17
Total 80 054 4 320 84 374 5.12

(a) Comprises 67 226 votes cast at 33 static polling places, 2 646 votes cast at a pre-poll centre, and 227 votes cast through a Special Hospital Team.

Informal votes by category
Category No. %
Totally blank 1 357 31.4
Incomplete numbering – Number '1' only 1 039 24.1
Incomplete numbering – Other 86 2.0
Ticks and crosses 629 14.6
Other symbols 38 0.9
Non-sequential numbering 212 4.9
Scribbles, slogans and other protest vote marks 870 20.1
Illegible numbering 16 0.4
Voter identified 2 0.0
Other 71 1.6
Total 4 320 100.0
Polling places with highest and lowest informality (a)
  Polling Place Informal votes (no.) Total votes (no.) % informal
Highest % informal Marangaroo East 176 2 016 8.73
Lowest % informal Divisional Office (PREPOLL) 70 2 646 2.65

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

Curtin

(Demographic rating: Inner Metropolitan)

Key statistics
  No. % Swing from 2007 (%)
Enrolled 90 430
Turnout 84 298 93.22 -0.66
Informal votes 2 471 2.93 0.97
Type of vote cast
  Formal votes (no.) Informal votes (no.) Total votes (no.) % informal
Ordinary (a) 66 394 2 029 68 423 2.97
Absent 5 728 191 5 919 3.23
Postal 4 351 107 4 458 2.40
Pre-poll 5 127 134 5 261 2.55
Provisional 227 10 237 4.22
Total 81 827 2 471 84 298 2.93

(a) Comprises 64 791 votes cast at 45 static polling places, 2 734 votes cast at a pre-poll centre, and 898 votes cast through eight Special Hospital Teams.

Informal votes by category
Category No. %
Totally blank 624 25.3
Incomplete numbering – Number '1' only 744 30.1
Incomplete numbering – Other 38 1.5
Ticks and crosses 411 16.6
Other symbols 16 0.6
Non-sequential numbering 106 4.3
Scribbles, slogans and other protest vote marks 532 21.5
Illegible numbering 0 0.0
Voter identified 0 0.0
Other 0 0.0
Total 2 471 100.0
Polling places with highest and lowest informality (a)
  Polling Place Informal votes (no.) Total votes (no.) % informal
Highest % informal Special Hospital Team 3 8 153 5.23
Lowest % informal Special Hospital Team 2 1 129 0.78

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

D

Durack

(Demographic rating: Rural)

Key statistics
  No. % Swing from 2007 (%)
Enrolled 85 811
Turnout 75 676 88.19 1.03
Informal votes 3 678 4.86 0.44
Type of vote cast
  Formal votes (no.) Informal votes (no.) Total votes (no.) % informal
Ordinary (a) 61 483 3 326 64 809 5.13
Absent 5 058 197 5 255 3.75
Postal 2 680 56 2 736 2.05
Pre-poll 2 463 83 2 546 3.26
Provisional 314 16 330 4.85
Total 71 998 3 678 75 676 4.86

(a) Comprises 57 693 votes cast at 107 static polling places, 5 066 votes cast at 15 pre-poll centres, 102 votes cast through three Special Hospital Teams, 1 081 votes cast through five Remote Mobile Teams and 147 votes cast through two Prison Mobile Teams.

Informal votes by category
Category No. %
Totally blank 979 26.6
Incomplete numbering – Number '1' only 719 19.5
Incomplete numbering – Other 148 4.0
Ticks and crosses 643 17.5
Other symbols 67 1.8
Non-sequential numbering 390 10.6
Scribbles, slogans and other protest vote marks 543 14.8
Illegible numbering 62 1.7
Voter identified 32 0.9
Other 95 2.6
Total 3 678 100.0
Polling places with highest and lowest informality (a)
  Polling Place Informal votes (no.) Total votes (no.) % informal
Highest % informal Nullagine 15 107 14.02
Lowest % informal Bencubbin 1 171 0.58

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

F

Forrest

(Demographic rating: Rural)

Key statistics
  No. % Swing from 2007 (%)
Enrolled 89 649
Turnout 84 444 94.19 -0.31
Informal votes 3 844 4.55 1.27
Type of vote cast
  Formal votes (no.) Informal votes (no.) Total votes (no.) % informal
Ordinary (a) 69 260 3 466 72 726 4.77
Absent 5 657 217 5 874 3.69
Postal 2 861 60 2 921 2.05
Pre-poll 2 672 88 2 760 3.19
Provisional 150 13 163 7.98
Total 80 600 3 844 84 444 4.55

(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 1 315 34.2
Incomplete numbering – Number '1' only 855 22.2
Incomplete numbering – Other 56 1.5
Ticks and crosses 419 10.9
Other symbols 4 0.1
Non-sequential numbering 332 8.6
Scribbles, slogans and other protest vote marks 808 21.0
Illegible numbering 9 0.2
Voter identified 0 0.0
Other 46 1.2
Total 3 844 100.0
Polling places with highest and lowest informality (a)
  Polling Place Informal votes (no.) Total votes (no.) % informal
Highest % informal Allanson 31 378 8.20
Lowest % informal Yoongarillup 2 295 0.68

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

Fremantle

(Demographic rating: Inner Metropolitan)

Key statistics
  No. % Swing from 2007 (%)
Enrolled 93 378
Turnout 87 060 93.23 -0.55
Informal votes 4 724 5.43 1.18
Type of vote cast
  Formal votes (no.) Informal votes (no.) Total votes (no.) % informal
Ordinary (a) 68 160 4 195 72 355 5.80
Absent 5 511 312 5 823 5.36
Postal 4 782 105 4 887 2.15
Pre-poll 3 661 101 3 762 2.68
Provisional 222 11 233 4.72
Total 82 336 4 724 87 060 5.43

(a) Comprises 68 049 votes cast at 39 static polling places, 3 999 votes cast at three pre-poll centres, and 307 votes cast through five Special Hospital Teams.

Informal votes by category
Category No. %
Totally blank 1 485 31.4
Incomplete numbering – Number '1' only 923 19.5
Incomplete numbering – Other 119 2.5
Ticks and crosses 590 12.5
Other symbols 67 1.4
Non-sequential numbering 676 14.3
Scribbles, slogans and other protest vote marks 718 15.2
Illegible numbering 75 1.6
Voter identified 3 0.1
Other 68 1.4
Total 4 724 100.0
Polling places with highest and lowest informality (a)
  Polling Place Informal votes (no.) Total votes (no.) % informal
Highest % informal Spearwood West 284 2 746 10.34
Lowest % informal Richmond 33 1 655 1.99

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

H

Hasluck

(Demographic rating: Provincial)

Key statistics
  No. % Swing from 2007 (%)
Enrolled 93 930
Turnout 87 423 93.07 -0.60
Informal votes 4 927 5.64 1.31
Type of vote cast
  Formal votes (no.) Informal votes (no.) Total votes (no.) % informal
Ordinary (a) 65 993 4 130 70 123 5.89
Absent 6 712 474 7 186 6.60
Postal 4 950 118 5 068 2.33
Pre-poll 4 564 184 4 748 3.88
Provisional 277 21 298 7.05
Total 82 496 4 927 87 423 5.64

(a) Comprises 67 055 votes cast at 36 static polling places, 2 712 votes cast at two pre-poll centres, and 356 votes cast through three Special Hospital Teams.

Informal votes by category
Category No. %
Totally blank 1 638 33.2
Incomplete numbering – Number '1' only 843 17.1
Incomplete numbering – Other 119 2.4
Ticks and crosses 397 8.1
Other symbols 27 0.5
Non-sequential numbering 603 12.2
Scribbles, slogans and other protest vote marks 1 085 22.0
Illegible numbering 38 0.8
Voter identified 1 0.0
Other 176 3.6
Total 4 927 100.0
Polling places with highest and lowest informality (a)
  Polling Place Informal votes (no.) Total votes (no.) % informal
Highest % informal Special Hospital Team 2 23 159 14.47
Lowest % informal Lesmurdie 56 2 319 2.41

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

M

Moore

(Demographic rating: Outer Metropolitan)

Key statistics
  No. % Swing from 2007 (%)
Enrolled 92 340
Turnout 85 937 93.07 -0.69
Informal votes 3 734 4.35 1.26
Type of vote cast
  Formal votes (no.) Informal votes (no.) Total votes (no.) % informal
Ordinary (a) 68 483 3 199 71 682 4.46
Absent 6 071 331 6 402 5.17
Postal 3 356 71 3 427 2.07
Pre-poll 4 082 115 4 197 2.74
Provisional 211 18 229 7.86
Total 82 203 3 734 85 937 4.35

(a) Comprises 67 801 votes cast at 32 static polling places, 3 663 votes cast at a pre-poll centre, and 218 votes cast through two Special Hospital Teams.

Informal votes by category
Category No. %
Totally blank 1 269 34.0
Incomplete numbering – Number '1' only 780 20.9
Incomplete numbering – Other 77 2.1
Ticks and crosses 536 14.4
Other symbols 192 5.1
Non-sequential numbering 216 5.8
Scribbles, slogans and other protest vote marks 615 16.5
Illegible numbering 1 0.0
Voter identified 1 0.0
Other 47 1.3
Total 3 734 100.0
Polling places with highest and lowest informality (a)
  Polling Place Informal votes (no.) Total votes (no.) % informal
Highest % informal Special Hospital Team 1 18 192 9.38
Lowest % informal Duncraig South 40 2 003 2.00

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

O

O'Connor

(Demographic rating: Rural)

Key statistics
  No. % Swing from 2007 (%)
Enrolled 92 902
Turnout 86 216 92.80 -0.25
Informal votes 4 632 5.37 1.11
Type of vote cast
  Formal votes (no.) Informal votes (no.) Total votes (no.) % informal
Ordinary (a) 68 101 4 145 72 246 5.74
Absent 6 945 325 7 270 4.47
Postal 3 358 63 3 421 1.84
Pre-poll 3 017 86 3 103 2.77
Provisional 163 13 176 7.39
Total 81 584 4 632 86 216 5.37

(a) Comprises 66 371 votes cast at 128 static polling places, 4 896 votes cast at 11 pre-poll centres, 456 votes cast through nine Special Hospital Teams, 481 votes cast through a Remote Mobile Team and 42 votes cast through two Prison Mobile Teams.

Informal votes by category
Category No. %
Totally blank 1 326 28.6
Incomplete numbering – Number '1' only 960 20.7
Incomplete numbering – Other 204 4.4
Ticks and crosses 453 9.8
Other symbols 60 1.3
Non-sequential numbering 1 012 21.8
Scribbles, slogans and other protest vote marks 541 11.7
Illegible numbering 35 0.8
Voter identified 2 0.0
Other 39 0.8
Total 4 632 100.0
Polling places with highest and lowest informality (a)
  Polling Place Informal votes (no.) Total votes (no.) % informal
Highest % informal Special Hospital Team 1 20 136 14.71
Lowest % informal Redmond 0 132 0.00

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

P

Pearce

(Demographic rating: Outer Metropolitan)

Key statistics
  No. % Swing from 2007 (%)
Enrolled 89 562
Turnout 83 403 93.12 -0.06
Informal votes 4 762 5.71 1.72
Type of vote cast
  Formal votes (no.) Informal votes (no.) Total votes (no.) % informal
Ordinary (a) 62 894 3 906 66 800 5.85
Absent 8 236 590 8 826 6.68
Postal 3 726 123 3 849 3.20
Pre-poll 3 528 122 3 650 3.34
Provisional 257 21 278 7.55
Total 78 641 4 762 83 403 5.71

(a) Comprises 62 341 votes cast at 53 static polling places, 4 235 votes cast at three pre-poll centres, 202 votes cast through three Special Hospital Teams and 22 votes cast through a Prison Mobile Team.

Informal votes by category
Category No. %
Totally blank 1 472 30.9
Incomplete numbering – Number '1' only 1 083 22.7
Incomplete numbering – Other 105 2.2
Ticks and crosses 390 8.2
Other symbols 12 0.3
Non-sequential numbering 540 11.3
Scribbles, slogans and other protest vote marks 968 20.3
Illegible numbering 51 1.1
Voter identified 0 0.0
Other 141 3.0
Total 4 762 100.0
Polling places with highest and lowest informality (a)
  Polling Place Informal votes (no.) Total votes (no.) % informal
Highest % informal Muchea 52 531 9.79
Lowest % informal Helena Valley (Pearce) 10 361 2.77

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

Perth

(Demographic rating: Inner Metropolitan)

Key statistics
  No. % Swing from 2007 (%)
Enrolled 91 907
Turnout 84 594 92.04 -1.15
Informal votes 4 400 5.20 0.61
Type of vote cast
  Formal votes (no.) Informal votes (no.) Total votes (no.) % informal
Ordinary (a) 64 906 3 769 68 675 5.49
Absent 6 574 377 6 951 5.42
Postal 4 209 102 4 311 2.37
Pre-poll 4 213 131 4 344 3.02
Provisional 292 21 313 6.71
Total 80 194 4 400 84 594 5.20

(a) Comprises 67 120 votes cast at 42 static polling places, 1 307 votes cast at three pre-poll centres, and 248 votes cast through three Special Hospital Teams.

Informal votes by category
Category No. %
Totally blank 1 389 31.6
Incomplete numbering – Number '1' only 963 21.9
Incomplete numbering – Other 138 3.1
Ticks and crosses 652 14.8
Other symbols 127 2.9
Non-sequential numbering 414 9.4
Scribbles, slogans and other protest vote marks 571 13.0
Illegible numbering 28 0.6
Voter identified 0 0.0
Other 118 2.7
Total 4 400 100.0
Polling places with highest and lowest informality (a)
  Polling Place Informal votes (no.) Total votes (no.) % informal
Highest % informal Special Hospital Team 2 14 106 13.21
Lowest % informal Special Hospital Team 1 2 105 1.90

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

S

Stirling

(Demographic rating: Inner Metropolitan)

Key statistics
  No. % Swing from 2007 (%)
Enrolled 91 775
Turnout 84 866 92.47 -1.13
Informal votes 4 259 5.02 0.11
Type of vote cast
  Formal votes (no.) Informal votes (no.) Total votes (no.) % informal
Ordinary (a) 66 099 3 682 69 781 5.28
Absent 6 225 337 6 562 5.14
Postal 5 141 126 5 267 2.39
Pre-poll 2 830 89 2 919 3.05
Provisional 312 25 337 7.42
Total 80 607 4 259 84 866 5.02

(a) Comprises 65 632 votes cast at 42 static polling places, 3 442 votes cast at a pre-poll centre, and 707 votes cast through two Special Hospital Teams.

Informal votes by category
Category No. %
Totally blank 1 575 37.0
Incomplete numbering – Number '1' only 1 573 36.9
Incomplete numbering – Other 90 2.1
Ticks and crosses 172 4.0
Other symbols 151 3.5
Non-sequential numbering 396 9.3
Scribbles, slogans and other protest vote marks 131 3.1
Illegible numbering 35 0.8
Voter identified 4 0.1
Other 132 3.1
Total 4 259 100.0
Polling places with highest and lowest informality (a)
  Polling Place Informal votes (no.) Total votes (no.) % informal
Highest % informal Mirrabooka East 115 1 015 11.33
Lowest % informal Doubleview (Stirling) 19 913 2.08

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

Swan

(Demographic rating: Inner Metropolitan)

Key statistics
  No. % Swing from 2007 (%)
Enrolled 90 817
Turnout 83 528 91.97 -1.03
Informal votes 4 089 4.90 0.36
Type of vote cast
  Formal votes (no.) Informal votes (no.) Total votes (no.) % informal
Ordinary (a) 65 038 3 507 68 545 5.12
Absent 6 134 346 6 480 5.34
Postal 5 027 118 5 145 2.29
Pre-poll 2 978 99 3 077 3.22
Provisional 262 19 281 6.76
Total 79 439 4 089 83 528 4.90

(a) Comprises 63 600 votes cast at 43 static polling places, 4 363 votes cast at nine pre-poll centres, and 582 votes cast through three Special Hospital Teams.

Informal votes by category
Category No. %
Totally blank 1 105 27.0
Incomplete numbering – Number '1' only 853 20.9
Incomplete numbering – Other 150 3.7
Ticks and crosses 417 10.2
Other symbols 29 0.7
Non-sequential numbering 617 15.1
Scribbles, slogans and other protest vote marks 786 19.2
Illegible numbering 16 0.4
Voter identified 5 0.1
Other 111 2.7
Total 4 089 100.0
Polling places with highest and lowest informality (a)
  Polling Place Informal votes (no.) Total votes (no.) % informal
Highest % informal Special Hospital Team 3 23 251 9.16
Lowest % informal Domestic Terminal 3 PPVC 4 284 1.41

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

T

Tangney

(Demographic rating: Rural)

Key statistics
  No. % Swing from 2007 (%)
Enrolled 92 232
Turnout 86 901 94.22 -0.86
Informal votes 3 028 3.48 0.83
Type of vote cast
  Formal votes (no.) Informal votes (no.) Total votes (no.) % informal
Ordinary (a) 70 158 2 540 72 698 3.49
Absent 5 580 266 5 846 4.55
Postal 3 850 90 3 940 2.28
Pre-poll 4 106 117 4 223 2.77
Provisional 179 15 194 7.73
Total 83 873 3 028 86 901 3.48

(a) Comprises 68 256 votes cast at 33 static polling places, 3 637 votes cast at a pre-poll centre, 802 votes cast through two Special Hospital Teams and three votes cast through a Prison Mobile Team.

Informal votes by category
Category No. %
Totally blank 879 29.0
Incomplete numbering – Number '1' only 841 27.8
Incomplete numbering – Other 59 1.9
Ticks and crosses 348 11.5
Other symbols 12 0.4
Non-sequential numbering 245 8.1
Scribbles, slogans and other protest vote marks 600 19.8
Illegible numbering 2 0.1
Voter identified 4 0.1
Other 38 1.3
Total 3 028 100.0
Polling places with highest and lowest informality (a)
  Polling Place Informal votes (no.) Total votes (no.) % informal
Highest % informal Parkwood (Tangney) 149 2 696 5.53
Lowest % informal Ardross 21 1 065 1.97

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