Australian Electoral Commission

House of Representatives - Two Party Preferred Results 1949 - Present

Updated: 28 January 2011

For each Federal election since 1949 the full distribution of preferences in each state has been expressed in terms of the ALP and the Coalition.

* indicates the Party/Parties which formed Government subsequent to the election.

NA: Figures not available

Two Party Preferred (ALP)
Election   NSW VIC QLD WA SA TAS ACT NT AUST
10.12.49   50.8 49.7 42.7 47.0 50.6 46.5 NA NA 49.0
28.4.51   50.5 50.7 43.5 45.6 51.8 47.4 NA NA 49.3
29.5.54   53.0 50.7 44.8 48.1 52.7 50.0 NA NA 50.7
10.12.55   49.5 40.8 43.9 43.5 49.0 47.5 NA NA 45.8
22.11.58   49.8 42.3 41.4 40.8 49.8 49.8 NA NA 45.9
9.12.61   54.8 44.5 50.7 43.5 54.2 56.0 NA NA 50.5
30.11.63   49.3 42.5 48.1 43.8 53.3 54.5 NA NA 47.4
26.11.66   43.9 39.3 44.3 45.7 42.4 53.9 55.8 NA 43.1
25.10.69   51.6 44.9 49.9 52.6 54.2 56.1 71.6 40.8 50.2
2.12.72 * 55.4 50.4 49.5 48.3 52.7 60.5 68.0 45.5 52.7
18.5.74 * 54.9 50.6 45.4 48.5 52.5 55.4 59.7 47.3 51.7
13.12.75   46.8 43.8 39.8 41.2 44.9 44.1 49.3 45.1 44.3
10.12.77   47.6 44.5 42.0 39.9 48.7 43.8 54.3 47.5 45.4
18.10.80   50.4 50.7 46.9 46.7 49.6 47.1 58.6 48.8 49.6
5.3.83 * 54.09 54.50 49.46 55.00 52.30 43.58 65.49 51.87 53.23
1.12.84 * 52.91 53.09 47.71 50.86 51.67 46.63 61.96 48.61 51.77
11.7.87 * 50.29 52.30 49.32 50.91 50.24 46.90 63.25 52.22 50.83
24.3.90 * 52.13 47.46 50.19 47.13 49.50 47.90 58.54 55.02 49.90
13.3.93 * 54.38 51.80 48.43 46.02 47.33 54.65 61.19 55.31 51.44
2.3.96   47.44 50.30 39.78 44.00 42.74 51.58 55.46 49.63 46.37
3.10.98   51.54 53.53 46.95 49.46 46.89 57.32 62.44 50.57 50.98
10.11.01   48.34 52.14 45.14 48.38 45.92 57.73 61.08 52.49 49.05
09.10.04   48.07 49.00 42.91 44.60 45.64 54.19 61.54 52.15 47.26
24.11.07   53.68 54.27 50.44 46.74 52.40 56.21 63.40 55.41 52.70

Two Party Preferred (Coalition)

* Liberal Party/Country Liberal Party (in Northern Territory)

* Country Party (until 1974)

* National Country Party (1975, 1977, 1980)

* National Party (1975 onwards)

Two Party Preferred (Coalition)
Election   NSW VIC QLD WA SA TAS ACT NT AUST
10.12.49 * 49.2 50.3 57.3 53.0 49.4 53.5 NA NA 51.0
28.4.51 * 49.5 49.3 56.5 54.4 48.2 52.6 NA NA 50.7
29.5.54 * 47.0 49.3 55.2 51.9 47.3 50.0 NA NA 49.3
10.12.55 * 50.5 59.2 56.1 56.5 51.0 52.5 NA NA 54.2
22.11.58 * 50.2 57.7 58.6 59.2 50.2 50.2 NA NA 54.1
9.12.61 * 45.2 55.5 49.3 56.5 45.8 44.0 NA NA 49.5
30.11.63 * 50.7 57.5 51.9 56.2 46.7 45.5 NA NA 52.6
26.11.66 * 56.1 60.7 55.7 54.3 57.6 46.1 44.2 NA 56.9
25.10.69 * 48.4 55.1 50.1 47.4 45.8 43.9 28.4 59.2 49.8
2.12.72   44.6 49.6 50.5 51.7 47.3 39.5 32.0 54.5 47.3
18.5.74   45.1 49.4 54.6 51.5 47.5 44.6 40.3 52.7 48.3
13.12.75 * 53.2 56.2 60.2 58.8 55.1 55.9 50.7 54.9 55.7
10.12.77 * 52.4 55.5 58.0 60.1 51.3 56.2 45.7 52.5 54.6
18.10.80 * 49.6 49.3 53.1 53.3 50.4 52.9 41.4 51.2 50.4
5.3.83   45.91 45.50 50.54 45.00 47.70 56.42 34.51 48.13 46.77
1.12.84   47.09 46.91 52.29 49.14 48.33 53.37 38.04 51.39 48.23
11.7.87   49.71 47.70 50.68 49.09 49.76 53.10 36.75 47.78 49.17
24.3.90   47.87 52.54 49.81 52.87 50.50 52.10 41.46 44.98 50.10
13.3.93   45.62 48.20 51.57 53.98 52.67 45.35 38.81 44.69 48.56
2.3.96 * 52.56 49.70 60.22 56.00 57.26 48.42 44.54 50.37 53.63
3.10.98 * 48.46 46.47 53.05 50.54 53.11 42.68 37.56 49.43 49.02
10.11.01 * 51.66 47.86 54.86 51.62 54.08 42.27 38.92 47.51 50.95
09.10.04 * 51.93 51.00 57.09 55.40 54.36 45.81 38.46 47.85 52.74
24.11.07   46.32 45.73 49.56 53.26 47.60 43.79 36.60 44.59 47.30

Prior to 1984 the AEC did not undertake a full distribution of preferences for statistical purposes. The stored ballot papers for the 1983 election were put through this process prior to their destruction. Therefore the figures from 1983 onwards show the actual result based on full distribution of preferences.

Source:

* (1949 to 1980) Federal Election Results 1949–1996, Department of the Parliamentary Library.

* (1983 onwards) Election Statistics, Australian Electoral Commission.