Australian Electoral Commission

1999 Referendums Reports and Statistics

Updated: 20 January 2011

Results by Vote Type – Preamble Question

National Summary
Enrolment 12 387 729
Vote type Result Yes % No % Formal % Informal % Total %
Ordinary No 3 839 608 39.27 5 937 679 60.73 9 777 287 98.98 100 386 1.02 9 877 673 83.82
Absent No 344 651 41.54 485 085 58.46 829 736 99.28 6 009 0.72 835 745 7.09
Postal No 118 596 32.04 251 602 67.96 370 198 99.36 2 379 0.64 372 577 3.16
Pre-Poll No 262 209 41.58 368 426 58.42 630 635 99.52 3 015 0.48 633 650 5.38
Provisional No 26 499 40.95 38 206 59.05 64 705 98.95 685 1.05 65 390 0.55
National Total No 4 591 563 39.34 7 080 998 60.66 11 672 561 99.05 112 474 0.95 11 785 035 95.10
New South Wales
Enrolment 4 146 653
Vote type Result Yes % No % Formal % Informal % Total %
Ordinary No 1 378 614 42.11 1 894 973 57.89 3 273 587 98.93 35 261 1.07 3 308 848 83.80
Absent No 117 328 44.78 144 703 55.22 262 031 99.29 1 862 0.71 263 893 6.68
Postal No 41 598 34.67 78 369 65.33 119 967 99.40 729 0.60 120 696 3.06
Pre-Poll No 100 035 43.18 131 661 56.82 231 696 99.54 1 081 0.46 232 777 5.90
Provisional No 9 803 44.44 12 254 55.56 22 057 99.05 211 0.95 22 268 0.56
NSW Total No 1 647 378 42.14 2 261 960 57.86 3 909 338 99.01 39 144 0.99 3 948 482 95.22
Victoria
Enrolment 3 164 843
Vote type Result Yes % No % Formal % Informal % Total %
Ordinary No 1 068 286 42.62 1 438 339 57.38 2 506 625 98.93 27 136 1.07 2 533 761 83.99
Absent No 97 425 45.09 118 641 54.91 216 066 99.24 1 665 0.76 217 731 7.22
Postal No 30 585 33.53 60 641 66.47 91 226 99.34 609 0.66 91 835 3.04
Pre-Poll No 65 668 41.13 94 007 58.87 159 675 99.52 777 0.48 160 452 5.32
Provisional No 6 080 47.56 6 703 52.44 12 783 98.81 154 1.19 12 937 0.43
Vic. Total No 1 268 044 42.46 1 718 331 57.54 2 986 375 98.99 30 341 1.01 3 016 716 95.32
Queensland
Enrolment 2 228 377
Vote type Result Yes % No % Formal % Informal % Total %
Ordinary No 562 080 32.50 1 167 463 67.50 1 729 543 99.20 14 002 0.80 1 743 545 82.69
Absent No 58 930 35.76 105 879 64.24 164 809 99.38 1 034 0.62 165 843 7.86
Postal No 23 220 27.21 62 127 72.79 85 347 99.34 571 0.66 85 918 4.07
Pre-Poll No 37 936 37.99 61 925 62.01 99 861 99.56 442 0.44 100 303 4.76
Provisional No 4 478 34.65 8 447 65.35 12 925 99.04 125 0.96 13 050 0.62
Qld Total No 686 644 32.81 1 405 841 67.19 2 092 485 99.23 16 174 0.77 2 108 659 94.63
Western Australia
Enrolment 1 176 311
Vote type Result Yes % No % Formal % Informal % Total %
Ordinary No 318 738 34.48 605 546 65.52 924 284 99.00 9 292 1.00 933 576 83.77
Absent No 33 869 35.42 61 761 64.58 95 630 99.29 680 0.71 96 310 8.64
Postal No 7 693 30.75 17 327 69.25 25 020 99.44 141 0.56 25 161 2.26
Pre-Poll No 20 057 40.06 30 005 59.94 50 062 99.55 224 0.45 50 286 4.51
Provisional No 3 120 34.58 5 903 65.42 9 023 98.91 99 1.09 9 122 0.82
WA Total No 383 477 34.73 720 542 65.27 1 104 019 99.06 10 436 0.94 1 114 455 94.74
South Australia
Enrolment 1 027 392
Vote type Result Yes % No % Formal % Informal % Total %
Ordinary No 317 254 38.03 517 050 61.97 834 304 98.90 9 245 1.10 843 549 85.51
Absent No 28 224 40.70 41 130 59.30 69 354 99.14 605 0.86 69 959 7.09
Postal No 9 563 30.76 21 524 69.24 31 087 99.29 223 0.71 31 310 3.17
Pre-Poll No 15 506 40.97 22 344 59.03 37 850 99.46 205 0.54 38 055 3.86
Provisional No 1 418 39.23 2 197 60.77 3 615 98.72 47 1.28 3 662 0.37
SA Total No 371 965 38.10 604 245 61.90 976 210 98.95 10 325 1.05 986 535 96.02
Tasmania
Enrolment 327 729
Vote type Result Yes % No % Formal % Informal % Total %
Ordinary No 95 189 35.26 174 799 64.74 269 988 98.88 3 048 1.12 273 036 86.50
Absent No 6 521 39.51 9 983 60.49 16 504 99.21 131 0.79 16 635 5.27
Postal No 3 045 30.42 6 965 69.58 10 010 99.42 58 0.58 10 068 3.19
Pre-Poll No 5 877 43.65 7 588 56.35 13 465 99.37 86 0.63 13 551 4.29
Provisional No 783 33.26 1 571 66.74 2 354 99.16 20 0.84 2 374 0.75
Tas. Total No 111 415 35.67 200 906 64.33 312 321 98.94 3 343 1.06 315 664 96.32
Australian Capital Territory
Enrolment 212 586
Vote type Result Yes % No % Formal % Informal % Total %
Ordinary No 69 167 43.16 91 092 56.84 160 259 99.10 1 463 0.90 161 722 79.82
Absent No 2 354 44.07 2 988 55.93 5 342 99.40 32 0.60 5 374 2.65
Postal No 2 130 40.63 3 112 59.37 5 242 99.32 36 0.68 5 278 2.60
Pre-Poll No 13 542 46.52 15 569 53.48 29 111 99.46 157 0.54 29 268 14.44
Provisional No 436 45.04 532 54.96 968 99.18 8 0.82 976 0.48
ACT Total No 87 629 43.61 113 293 56.39 200 922 99.16 1 696 0.84 202 618 95.31
Northern Territory
Enrolment 108 149
Vote type Result Yes % No % Formal % Informal % Total %
Ordinary No 30 280 38.48 48 417 61.52 78 697 98.82 939 1.18 79 636 86.65
Absent No 0 0.00 0 0.00 0 0.00 0 0.00 0 0.00
Postal No 762 33.14 1 537 66.86 2 299 99.48 12 0.52 2 311 2.51
Pre-Poll No 3 588 40.25 5 327 59.75 8 915 99.52 43 0.48 8 958 9.75
Provisional No 381 38.88 599 61.12 980 97.90 21 2.10 1 001 1.09
NT Total No 35 011 38.52 55 880 61.48 90 891 98.90 1 015 1.10 91 906 84.98