Research Report 3 - Analysis of Declaration Voting: Appendix 3

Updated: 30 May 2013

Appendix 3 Votes Counted by Type, Senate Elections 1901–2001

Votes Counted by Type, Senate Elections 1901–2001
Number
Election Ordinary Absent Provisional Pre-poll Postal Total Declaration Forces Total Votes
1901               531428
1903               887312
1906 1026794 17032     15342 32374   1059168
1910 1343510 31217     29249 60466   1403976
1913 1834678 198573       198573   2033251
1914 1865683 176653       176653   2042336
1917 1861199 210052       210052 131550 2202801
1919 1844627 151238 4971   15059 171268 17042 2032937
1922 1594344 117055 6298   10549 133902   1728246
1925 2741820 215872 14257   43004 273133   3014953
1928 2923303 241987 12391   46819 301197   3224500
1931 3149285 252127 12583   54308 319018   3468303
1934 3366149 260113 10623   71693 342429   3708578
1937 3562200 279269 7544   72324 359137   3921337
1940 3583140 321315 10469   84798 416582 17081 4016803
1943 3512974 267725 10615   92510 370850 417831 4301655
1946 3957081 334018 8649   117172 459839 37021 4453941
1949 4241755 310127 10504   128603 449234 6811 4697800
1951 4227648 365801 12037   148696 526534 9733 4763915
1953 4257176 418261 7013   119095 544369 9419 4810964
1955 4435500 351336 7539   119719 478594   4914094
1958 4684880 325518 8968   121743 456229   5141109
1961 4928377 326034 6952   122987 455973   5384350
1964 5072654 362507 6945   114874 484326   5556980
1967 5331849 423372 5889   128019 557280   5889129
1970 5602686 466453 7207   137417 611077   6213763
1974 6479893 562530 9178   358910 930618   7410511
1975 7043291 518582 12913   307087 838582   7881873
1977 7245994 584753 10000   287015 881768   8127762
1980 7504645 628046 16656   364645 1009347   8513992
1983 7799116 689112 15534   366413 1071059   8870175
1984 8344859 559687 41815   384804 986306   9331165
1987 8441909 648872 56323   619070 1324265   9767316
1990 8995715 667484 74823   540287 1282594   10278943
1993 9572351 653435 60592 357301 310579 1381907   10954258
1996 9737404 657539 105091 434841 359604 1557075   11294479
1998 9520159 770463 115647 690778 490318 2067206   11587365
2001 10172617 780961 107396 585616 451900 1925873   12098490
Notes: Statistics on Absent and Postal votes are not available for 1901 and 1903 elections.
Postal voting was abolished in 1911 and reinstated in 1918.
Provisional votes (Section votes before 1993) were introduced in 1918.
Pre-poll votes were introduced in 1984, but were not recorded separately from Postal votes until 1993.
For 1987, 1990 and 1993 Total votes include adjustments that cannot be allocated to particular vote types.

Appendix 3 Votes Counted by Type, Senate Elections 1901–2001

Votes Counted by Type, Senate Elections 1901–2001
Percent
Election Ordinary Absent Provisional Pre-poll Postal Total Declaration Forces Total Votes
1901               100.00
1903               100.00
1906 96.94 1.61     1.45 3.06   100.00
1910 95.69 2.22     2.08 4.31   100.00
1913 90.23 9.77       9.77   100.00
1914 91.35 8.65       8.65   100.00
1917 84.49 9.54       9.54 5.97 100.00
1919 90.74 7.44 0.24   0.74 8.42 0.84 100.00
1922 92.25 6.77 0.36   0.61 7.75   100.00
1925 90.94 7.16 0.47   1.43 9.06   100.00
1928 90.66 7.50 0.38   1.45 9.34   100.00
1931 90.80 7.27 0.36   1.57 9.20   100.00
1934 90.77 7.01 0.29   1.93 9.23   100.00
1937 90.84 7.12 0.19   1.84 9.16   100.00
1940 89.20 8.00 0.26   2.11 10.37 0.43 100.00
1943 81.67 6.22 0.25   2.15 8.62 9.71 100.00
1946 88.84 7.50 0.19   2.63 10.32 0.83 100.00
1949 90.29 6.60 0.22   2.74 9.56 0.14 100.00
1951 88.74 7.68 0.25   3.12 11.05 0.20 100.00
1953 88.49 8.69 0.15   2.48 11.32 0.20 100.00
1955 90.26 7.15 0.15   2.44 9.74   100.00
1958 91.13 6.33 0.17   2.37 8.87   100.00
1961 91.53 6.06 0.13   2.28 8.47   100.00
1964 91.28 6.52 0.12   2.07 8.72   100.00
1967 90.54 7.19 0.10   2.17 9.46   100.00
1970 90.17 7.51 0.12   2.21 9.83   100.00
1974 87.44 7.59 0.12   4.84 12.56   100.00
1975 89.36 6.58 0.16   3.90 10.64   100.00
1977 89.15 7.19 0.12   3.53 10.85   100.00
1980 88.14 7.38 0.20   4.28 11.86   100.00
1983 87.93 7.77 0.18   4.13 12.07   100.00
1984 89.43 6.00 0.45   4.12 10.57   100.00
1987 86.43 6.64 0.58   6.34 13.56   100.00
1990 87.52 6.49 0.73   5.26 12.48   100.00
1993 87.38 5.97 0.55 3.26 2.84 12.62   100.00
1996 86.21 5.82 0.93 3.85 3.18 13.79   100.00
1998 82.16 6.65 1.00 5.96 4.23 17.84   100.00
2001 84.08 6.46 0.89 4.84 3.74 15.92   100.00
Notes: Statistics on Absent and Postal votes are not available for 1901 and 1903 elections.
Postal voting was abolished in 1911 and reinstated in 1918.
Provisional votes (Section votes before 1993) were introduced in 1918.
Pre-poll votes were introduced in 1984, but were not recorded separately from Postal votes until 1993.
For 1987, 1990 and 1993 Total votes include adjustments that cannot be allocated to particular vote types.
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