Quota information

Updated: 7 December 2007

In accordance with Section 65 of the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918, the Electoral Commissioner has determined the quota of electors for the purpose of the redistribution of the Northern Territory to be 54 989 which has been calculated as follows:

Quota calculation
Number of Members of the House of Representatives to which the Northern Territory is entitled 2
Number of electors enrolled in the Territory at the end of the day on which the redistribution commenced (23 December 1999) 109 977
Quota for the State 54 989
Permissible maximum number of electors in a Division (Quota + 10%) 60 487

Permissible minimum number of electors in a Division (Quota - 10%)

49 491
For the purposes of Section 66(3) of the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918, the following figures will apply:
Number of Members of the House of Representatives to which the Northern Territory is entitled 2
Estimated total number of electors enrolled in the Territory at the Projection time (31 March 2004) 123 673
Average divisional enrolment at the Projection time 61 837
Maximum number of electors in a division at the Projection time (103.5%) 64 001

Minimum number of electors in a division at the Projection time (96.5%)

59 673