Final Two-Party Figures: Coalition Won 2016 Election With 50.36%; Swing To Labor Of 3.13%

Final figures published by the Australian Electoral Commission show that the Coalition won the 2016 federal election with 50.36% of the two-party-preferred vote.

The Liberal-Nationals coalition polled 50.36% of the national two-party-preferred vote. The ALP received 49.64%. There was a 3.13% swing to the ALP nationally, a near reversal of the 3.61% swing to the Coalition in the 2013 election.

Every state and territory recorded a swing against the Coalition. The largest swing was 7.41% in the Northern Territory. The smallest was 1.22% in the Australian Capital Territory.

As in 2013, the Coalition did best in Western Australia, where it polled 54.66%, Queensland, where it polled 54.10%, and New South Wales, where it polled 50.53%.

The Coalition had a net loss of 14 seats, to finish with 76. It lost 7 seats in NSW, 3 in Tasmania, 2 each in Queensland and South Australia, and 1 each in Western Australia and the Northern Territory. It gained one seat in Victoria and retook Fairfax in Queensland.

The ALP received a majority of the two-party-preferred vote in three states and both territories: Tasmania (57.36%), South Australia (52.27%) and Victoria (51.83%). As in 2013, its highest vote was in the ACT (61.13%), whilst it polled 57.06% in the NT.

Nationally, the ALP had a net gain of 14 seats, to finish on 69. It won 7 in NSW (3 notionally Labor), 3 in Tasmania, 2 each in Queensland and Western Australia, and 1 each in South Australia and the Northern Territory. It lost one seat in Victoria, whilst another was lost in NSW because of a redistribution.

The final figures shown below are based on preference counts in all 150 seats. In the 17 seats where the final result was not a Labor-Coalition contest – Cowper, Grayndler, New England, Warringah, Kennedy, Maranoa, Barker, Grey, Mayo, Port Adelaide, Denison, Batman, Higgins, Indi, Melbourne, Murray and Wills – preference flows were also counted to show the final result as Labor versus Coalition.

Two Party-Preferred Votes – 2016 Federal Election
Liberal-Nationals Coalition Australian Labor Party
State Votes % Votes % Total Swing To ALP (%)
New South Wales
2,205,107
50.53
2,159,213
49.47
4,364,320
3.82
Victoria
1,657,279
48.17
1,783,375
51.83
3,440,654
1.63
Queensland
1,445,030
54.10
1,226,199
45.90
2,671,229
2.88
Western Australia
731,497
54.66
606,840
45.34
1,338,337
3.62
South Australia
496,719
47.73
544,017
52.27
1,040,736
4.63
Tasmania
143,093
42.64
192,530
57.36
335,623
6.13
Australian Capital Territory
98,253
38.87
154,489
61.13
252,742
1.22
Northern Territory
41,846
42.94
55,614
57.06
97,460
7.41
NATIONAL
6,818,824
50.36
6,722,277
49.64
13,541,101
3.13

 

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