Enrolment activity by state and enrolment type - December 2015

Updated: 13 January 2016

Electors on the roll by state as at 31 December 2015

Note: Aged 18 and over

Number of enrolments with Federal entitlement
State/Territory Enrolment
NSW 4,954,692
VIC 3,881,493
QLD 3,014,085
WA 1,547,363
SA 1,166,708
TAS 369,282
ACT 275,285
NT 129,778
National 15,338,686

Enrolment activity by state and enrolment type

Number of enrolment transactions processed with Federal entitlement – via Direct Enrolment and Update compared to all other sources of enrolment by enrolment type.

Note: Includes all ages

All new, re-enrolments and updated enrolments
State/Territory Direct Enrol and Update^ Online Mail Review Other *> Total
NSW 39,981 12,624 492 5,778 58,875
VIC 36,129 7,139 568 10,555 54,391
QLD 36,173 9,646 384 3,871 50,074
WA 11,748 3,200 181 8,109 23,238
SA  8,183 2,166 214 1,440 12,003
TAS  2,971 644 54  654 4,323
ACT  1,817 851  4  276 2,948
NT  1,145 346  6  352 1,849
National 138,147 36,616  1,903 31,035 207,701

Direct Enrol and Update enrolment transactions processed – effect on the Federal electoral roll.

New enrolments
State/Territory Direct Enrol Direct Enrol Other > Total
NSW  1,884 8  1,892
VIC  4,362 23  4,385
QLD  5,176 21  5,197
WA  1,721 14  1,735
SA  1,355 3  1,358
TAS 333 1 334
ACT 119  - 119
NT 154  - 154
National 15,104 70  15,174
Re-enrolments
State/Territory Direct Enrol Direct Enrol Other > Total
NSW 972 4 976
VIC  2,369 13  2,382
QLD  2,379 10  2,389
WA 796 7 803
SA 467 1 468
TAS 227  - 227
ACT  68  - 68
NT 129  - 129
National  7,407 35  7,442
Updates
State/Territory Direct Enrol Direct Enrol Other > Total
NSW 37,125 1,255  38,380
VIC 29,398 2,454  31,852
QLD 28,618 321  28,939
WA  9,231 464  9,695
SA  6,361 73  6,434
TAS  2,411 54  2,465
ACT  1,630 17  1,647
NT 862 8 870
National 115,636 4,646  120,282

^ Direct Enrol and Direct Update are enrolment transactions processed generated by sections 103A & B of the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918. These are made up of enrolment transactions processed at the end of the notification period, as well as direct enrolment transactions processed as a result of a returned direct enrolment or update letter of intent within this period. Enrolment transactions may occur outside of the source state as a result of advice from the elector provided within the notification period.

* Other includes predominantly enrolment forms obtained from Transport Authorities, Department of Human Services, Australia Post, AEC Divisional offices, and Citizenship Ceremonies.

> Direct Enrol and Direct Update Other includes enrolments which were prompted by a direct enrol or direct update letter of intent, but which resulted in a claim for enrolment by the elector (section 98 of the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918).

Enrolment from a Federal perspective

In other words, where an elector doesn't have an existing Federal enrolment entitlement then the Direct Enrol and Update process will identify the enrolment as a New Enrolment or a Reenrolment.

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