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|
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|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|