Federal Election Two-Party-Preferred Statistics Since 1984

These tables show the national and state-by-state two-party-preferred statistics for the ALP and the Coalition at each Federal election since 1984.

The two-party-preferred vote is the only valid means of comparing party performance in elections. This is because Australia’s system of compulsory preferential voting requires each voter to ultimately express a preference for one side or the other.

Australian Labor Party

Two-Party-Preferred Statistics
Australian Labor Party (%)
NSW VIC QLD WA SA TAS ACT NT AUST
1984
52.90
53.10
47.70
50.90
51.70
46.60
62.00
48.60
51.80
1987
50.30
52.30
49.30
50.90
50.20
46.90
63.20
52.20
50.80
1990
52.13
47.46
50.19
47.13
49.50
47.90
58.54
55.02
49.90
1993
54.38
51.80
48.43
46.02
47.33
54.65
61.19
55.31
51.44
1996
47.44
50.30
39.78
44.00
42.74
51.58
55.46
49.63
46.37
1998
51.54
53.53
46.95
49.46
46.89
57.32
62.44
50.57
50.98
2001
47.86
52.14
45.30
48.38
45.92
57.73
61.08
52.49
48.97
2004
48.07
49.00
42.91
44.60
45.64
54.19
61.54
52.15
47.26
2007
53.68
54.27
50.44
46.74
52.40
56.21
63.40
55.41
52.70
2010
48.84
55.31
44.86
43.59
53.18
60.62
61.67
50.74
50.12
2013
45.65
50.20
43.02
41.72
47.64
51.23
56.91
49.65
46.51
2016
49.47
51.79
45.90
45.34
52.27
57.36
61.13
57.06
49.63

 

Liberal-Nationals Coalition

Two-Party-Preferred Statistics
Liberal-Nationals Coalition (%)
NSW VIC QLD WA SA TAS ACT NT AUST
1984
47.10
46.90
52.30
49.10
48.30
53.40
38.00
51.40
48.20
1987
49.70
47.70
50.70
49.10
49.80
53.10
36.80
47.80
49.20
1990
47.87
52.54
49.81
52.87
50.50
52.10
41.46
44.98
50.10
1993
45.62
48.20
51.57
53.98
52.67
45.35
38.81
44.69
48.56
1996
52.56
49.70
60.22
56.00
57.26
48.42
44.54
50.37
53.63
1998
48.46
46.47
53.05
50.54
53.11
42.68
37.56
49.43
49.02
2001
52.14
47.86
54.70
51.62
54.08
42.27
38.92
47.51
51.03
2004
51.93
51.00
57.09
55.40
54.36
45.81
38.46
47.85
52.74
2007
46.32
45.73
49.56
53.26
47.60
43.79
36.60
44.59
47.30
2010
51.16
44.69
55.14
56.41
46.82
39.38
38.33
49.26
49.88
2013
54.35
49.80
56.98
58.28
52.36
48.77
40.09
50.35
53.49
2016
50.53
48.21
54.10
54.66
47.73
42.64
38.87
42.94
50.37

 

Source: Australian Electoral Commission publications

 

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