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 Western Australia to be 78 937 which has been calculated as follows:
Number of Members of the House of Representatives to which Western Australia is entitled 15
Number of electors enrolled in Western Australia at the end of the day on which the redistribution commenced (23 December 1999) 1 184 058
Quota for the State 78 937
Permissible maximum number of electors in a Division (Quota + 10%) 86 830
Permissible minimum number of electors in a Division (Quota - 10%) 71 044
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 Western Australia is entitled 15
Estimated total number of electors enrolled in Western Australia at the Projection time (31 March 2004) 1 311 002
Average divisional enrolment at the Projection time 87 400
Maximum number of electors in a division at the Projection time (103.5%) 90 459
Minimum number of electors in a division at the Projection time (96.5%) 84 341