Two-Party-Preferred Statistics Since 1949

This page shows the two-party-preferred statistics for every federal election since 1949.

The two-party-preferred figure is achieved by distributing all preferences from minor candidates until a final percentage is obtained which designates all votes as LABOR or NON-LABOR.

The Australian Electoral Commission counts all preferences in every House of Representatives seats in order to determine the two-party figure. This is done even where preferences are not required to obtain a winner.

Some early figures in the 1950s contain a small element of estimation because some electorates returned members unopposed and no vote took place.

Two Party-Preferred Votes in H/R Elections Since 1949
Election Year ALP Non-ALP
2016
49.63
50.37
2013
46.51
53.49
2010
50.12
49.88
2007
52.70
47.30
2004
47.26
52.74
2001
49.05
50.95
1998
50.98
49.02
1996
46.37
53.63
1993
51.44
48.56
1990
49.90
50.10
1987
50.8
49.2
1984
51.8
48.2
1983
53.2
46.8
1980
49.6
50.4
1977
45.4
54.6
1975
44.3
55.7
1974
51.7
48.3
1972
52.7
47.3
1969
50.2
49.8
1966
43.1
56.9
1963
47.4
52.6
1961
50.5
49.5
1958
45.9
54.1
1955
45.8
54.2
1954
50.7
49.3
1951
49.3
50.7
1949
49.0
51.0


Source: Australian Electoral Commission Publications.

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