Indigenous enrolment rate

Updated: 31 August 2021

The estimated number of Indigenous electors on the Roll compared to the total number of Indigenous Australians estimated to be eligible to enrol.

Indigenous enrolment estimates as at 30 June 2021
State Estimated Indigenous voting age population1 Estimated Indigenous enrolled Estimated Indigenous unenrolled Enrolment Rate
NSW 176,959 153,378 23,581 86.7%
VIC 40,347 31,728 8,619 78.6%
QLD 148,264 115,821 32,443 78.1%
WA 69,061 48,107 20,954 69.7%
SA 28,340 21,253 7,087 75.0%
TAS 19,138 16,891 2,247 88.3%
ACT 5,634 4,567 1,067 81.1%
NT 52,755 36,696 16,059 69.6%
National2 540,498 428,441 112,057 79.3%
Indigenous enrolment estimates as at 30 June 2020
State Estimated Indigenous voting age population1 Estimated Indigenous enrolled Estimated Indigenous unenrolled Enrolment Rate
NSW 173,203 149,803 23,400 86.5%
VIC 39,070 30,359 8,711 77.7%
QLD 143,325 109,146 34,179 76.2%
WA 68,241 46,154 22,087 67.6%
SA 27,949 20,431 7,518 73.1%
TAS 18,991 16,149 2,842 85.0%
ACT 5,467 4,388 1,079 80.3%
NT 52,847 36,320 16,527 68.7%
National2 529,093 412,750 116,343 78.0%
Indigenous enrolment estimates as at 30 June 2019
State Estimated Indigenous voting age population1 Estimated Indigenous enrolled Estimated Indigenous unenrolled Enrolment Rate
NSW 168,896 145,657 23,239 86.2%
VIC 37,839 28,764 9,075 76.0%
QLD 139,306 102,681 36,625 73.7%
WA 66,335 43,087 23,248 65.0%
SA 27,207 19,120 8,087 70.3%
TAS 18,489 15,713 2,776 85.0%
ACT 5,273 4,249 1,024 80.6%
NT 51,674 35,262 16,412 68.2%
National2 515,019 394,533 120,486 76.6%
Indigenous enrolment estimates as at 30 June 2018
State Estimated Indigenous voting age population1 Estimated Indigenous enrolled Estimated Indigenous unenrolled Enrolment Rate
NSW 164,510 143,598 20,912 87.3%
VIC 36,645 27,857 8,788 76.0%
QLD 135,141 97,990 37,151 72.5%
WA 64,451 41,121 23,330 63.8%
SA 26,507 18,611 7,896 70.2%
TAS 17,986 15,135 2,851 84.1%
ACT 5,089 4,041 1,048 79.4%
NT 50,464 34,057 16,407 67.5%
National2 500,793 382,410 118,383 76.4%
Indigenous enrolment estimates as at 30 June 2017
State Estimated Indigenous voting age population1 Estimated Indigenous enrolled Estimated Indigenous unenrolled Enrolment Rate
NSW 160,728 138,123 22,605 85.9%
VIC 35,442 26,101 9,341 73.6%
QLD 131,700 92,129 39,571 70.0%
WA 62,731 39,364 23,367 62.8%
SA 25,783 17,507 8,276 67.9%
TAS 17,517 14,583 2,934 83.3%
ACT 4,828 3,680 1,148 76.2%
NT 49,419 33,144 16,275 67.1%
National2 488,148 364,631 123,517 74.7%

Source

The AEC Indigenous enrolment rate estimates use self-identified Indigeneity data made available to the AEC by the Department of Human Services, combined with population data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics and compared with the electoral Roll data.

Notes

  1. Estimated Indigenous voting age population estimates are based on ABS Proj. Series B (cat. 3238.0) -2019.
  2. National estimates exclude ‘Other Territories’ such as Christmas Island and Cocos (Keeling) Islands.
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