Size of the electoral roll and enrolment rate 2020

Updated: 6 January 2021
Size of the electoral roll and enrolment rate as at 31 December 2020
State/Territory Electors enrolled Estimated Eligible Population (a) Enrolment rate (b) Estimated not enrolled
NSW 5,335,966 5,474,440 97.5% 138,474
VIC 4,269,450 4,444,659 96.1% 175,209
QLD 3,389,483 3,520,249 96.3% 130,766
WA 1,699,944 1,767,000 96.2% 67,056
SA 1,228,509 1,268,639 96.8% 40,130
TAS 390,928 404,844 96.6% 13,916
ACT 304,833 306,261 99.0% 1,428
NT 143,047 165,050 86.7% 22,003
National 16,762,160 17,351,142 96.6% 588,982

(a) Estimated Eligible Population calculated using ABS citizen population figures for 30 June 2018 (revised) and 30 June 2019 (preliminary) based on the 2016 Census. ABS data is adjusted by the AEC and projected forward to the relevant date, then adjusted for British Subjects, those of unsound mind, overseas electors and new citizens since the Census.

(b) Enrolment rates above 99.0% are not reported due to error associated with calculating Estimated Eligible Population which may overstate the actual enrolment rate.

Size of the electoral roll and enrolment rate as at 30 September 2020
State/Territory Electors enrolled Estimated Eligible Population (a) Enrolment rate (b) Estimated not enrolled
NSW 5,328,989 5,466,478 97.5% 137,489
VIC 4,266,039 4,436,451 96.2% 170,412
QLD 3,368,831 3,509,745 96.0% 140,914
WA 1,693,059 1,762,021 96.1% 68,962
SA 1,227,189 1,267,076 96.9% 39,887
TAS 390,450 403,976 96.7% 13,526
ACT 304,524 305,093 99.0% 569
NT 143,075 165,174 86.6% 22,099
National 16,722,156 17,316,014 96.6% 593,858
Size of the electoral roll and enrolment rate as at 30 June 2020
State/Territory Electors enrolled Eligible Australians Proportion of Eligible Australians Enrolled Estimated not enrolled
NSW 5,316,929 5,444,244 97.7% 127,315
VIC 4,250,574 4,410,108 96.4% 159,534
QLD 3,330,589 3,493,048 95.3% 162,459
WA 1,682,081 1,746,846 96.3% 64,765
SA 1,223,839 1,263,503 96.9% 39,664
TAS 389,310 403,081 96.6% 13,771
ACT 301,178 305,438 98.6% 4,260
NT 140,780 165,633 85.0% 24,853
National 16,635,280 17,231,901 96.5% 596,621
Size of the electoral roll and enrolment rate as at 31 March 2020
State/Territory Electors enrolled Eligible Australians Proportion of Eligible Australians Enrolled Estimated not enrolled
NSW 5,297,174 5,429,849 97.6% 132,675
VIC 4,219,333 4,388,035 96.2% 168,702
QLD 3,309,891 3,477,254 95.2% 167,363
WA 1,669,326 1,740,245 95.9% 70,919
SA 1,218,178 1,260,831 96.6% 42,653
TAS 387,104 402,080 96.3% 14,976
ACT 299,942 304,339 98.6% 4,397
NT 139,901 165,668 84.4% 25,767
National 16,540,849 17,168,301 96.3% 627,452
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