Electoral Statistics

At a Glance

Overview

State ElectionEnrolment Participation % Informality % Non-voter notices issued
2015 5,040,662 90.50 3.4 368,740
2011 4,635,810 92.57 3.2 234,173
2007 4,374,029 92.64 2.77 152,091
2003 4,272,104 91.87 2.6 207,000
1999 4,115,059 93.12 2.5 n/a
1995 3,837,102 93.80 5.2 n/a
Local Government electionsEnrolment Participation % Informality % Non-voter notices issued
2016(b) 2,352,658 84.0 6.2 376,189
2012 4.8M 82.1 7.9 477,246
2008 4,231,370(a) 83.4 7.1 398,489
2004 4.090M 85.2 7.0 372,934

(a) number of electors on roll in contested areas (total roll 2008 4,544,395)
(b) the 2016 Local Government Elections were conducted for only some of the councils (76). Elections for the remaining councils will be conducted on 9 September 2017.

Federal Election(a)Enrolment Participation % Informality %
2016 5,087,171 95.00 5.05
2013 4,817,504 93.30 7.59
2010 4,610,795 93.33 6.83

(a) NSW not national figures - (Administered by AEC)

State Election Overview

Legislative Assembly
ElectionNumber of CandidatesInformality %District RecountsParty CandidatesIndependent Candidates
20155403.44048146
20114983.20383103
20075372.69245978
20036602.62056397
19997322.51 - - -
19954565.15 - - -
Legislative Council
ElectionNumber of CandidatesInformality %QuotaNumber of GroupsCandidates Ungrouped
20153945.65196,2052417
20113115.35185,2741618
20073336.11173,239197
20032845.34169,158157
19992647.17---
1995996.11---

Votes

Number of Votes by Type
ElectionTotal VotesOrdinaryTotal Early VotesiVotePostalPre-pollDeclared InstitutionTotal other methods of votingSection/ SilentEnrolment NewAbsent
20154,561,2343,073,0641,143,482283,669203,625641,91014,278344,68813,93041,978288,780
20114,290,5953,188,142659,89446,862245,411352,74114,880442,55912,56420,960409,035
20074,052,1233,285,087463,187n/a223,951223,26615,970303,8495,714n/a298,135
20033,924,6763,282,424310,389n/a163,108134,46512,816331,8636,451n/a325,412
19993,832,1233,241,656283,178n/a123,797144,54014,841307,2894,089n/a303,200
19953,575,7823,153,665146,796n/a64,28382,513n/a275,321n/an/a275,321

Local Government Elections Overview

Election Number of Contested elections Number of Contested Mayoral electionsCandidates Contested Positions Deferred elections Non-Residential Roll
2016(c) 114 17 2,005 679 1 23,549
2012 250 26 3,953 1,187 0 1,709
2008 332 27 4,620 1,474 14 396
2004 338(a) 26 4,962 1,464 17(b) 2,059
1999 167 21 4,552 1,552 24(b) 4,912

(a) includes 8 deferred elections and 1 mayoral election held 26 June 2004
(b) elections were deferred pending finalisation of amalgamation proposals.
(c) the 2016 Local Government Elections were conducted for only some of the councils (76). Elections for the remaining councils will be conducted on 9 September 2017.