Breakdown Of House Nominations: 2016 Federal Election

Nominations for the federal election closed today.

The table below shows the number of nominations in House of Representatives seats, broken down by state.

A total of 994 candidates have nominated for the 150 seats in the House. This is 194 fewer than the record 1,188 candidates at the 2013 House election.

The average number of candidates per seat is 6.6.

The smallest number of nominations is 3 in the Victorian electorate of Gorton, held by the ALP’s Brendan O’Connor.

Seven seats have the largest number of nominations, 11 each. They are: Grayndler and Lindsay (NSW); Batman, Dunkley and Murray (Vic); Longman (Qld); and Solomon (NT).

A further eight seats have 10 nominations each. They are: New England, Sydney and Warringah (NSW); and Corangamite, Gippsland, Indi, La Trobe and Wills (Vic).

House of Representatives – Number of Nominations/Seat
State/Territory 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Total
New South Wales
4
9
11
11
5
2
3
2
47
Victoria
1
3
7
8
3
6
1
5
3
37
Queensland
1
5
9
6
4
4
1
30
Western Australia
2
9
3
1
1
16
South Australia
2
2
6
1
11
Tasmania
1
3
1
5
Australian Capital Territory
1
1
2
Northern Territory
1
1
2
TOTAL No. of Seats
1
11
34
36
28
17
8
8
7
150


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