Industrial elections and protected action ballots annual statistics

Updated: 17 October 2019

2018-19 statistics

Elections and ballots
NSW/ACT VIC QLD WA SA TAS NT TOTAL
Number of contested industrial elections 49 36 18 17 15 13 4 152
Number of uncontested industrial elections 90 56 33 34 27 16 9 265
Protected action ballots 115 215 83 16 26 28 1 484
Commercial elections and ballots 0 0 3 0 2 0 0 5
Total number of elections and ballots completed 254 307 137 67 70 57 14     906
Positions
NSW/ACT VIC QLD WA SA TAS NT TOTAL
Number of positions available (industrial) 18,420  12,446  6,766  2,271  1,841 724 198  42,666
Number of unfilled positions (industrial) 1,816 2,996 525 574 333 101 33  6,378
Candidates
NSW/ACT VIC QLD WA SA TAS NT TOTAL
Number of candidates for uncontested offices (industrial) 11,641 3,028 2,791 1,152 873 422 32  19,939
Total number of candidates 17,654 16,052 7,377 2,038 1,680 658 302  45,761
Ballot papers
NSW/ACT VIC QLD WA SA TAS NT TOTAL
Number of ballot papers issued (industrial) 179,743 195,617 79,295 53,181 61,230  8,549 1,915 579,530
Number of ballot papers returned (industrial) 42,994  49,109 20,891 10,565  5,729  2,366 296 131,950
Number of ballot papers issued (protected action)   5,451  14,405  4,512  1,481   741  1,057 408  28,055
Number of ballot papers returned (protected action)   3,992  9,381  2,761   958   474   610 276  18,452
Number of ballot papers issued (Commercial) 0 0 1,488 0 0 0 0 1,488
Number of ballot papers returned (Commercial) 0 0 1,137 0 0 0 0 1,137
Total number of ballot papers issued 185,194 210,022 85,295 54,662 61,971  9,606 2,323 609,073
Total number of ballot papers returned 46,986 58,490 24,789 11,523 6,203 2,976 572 151,539
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