This Research paper updates the Parliamentary Library’s Federal Election Results 1901–2014 paper published in 2014. It contains a summary of the federal elections—House of Representatives and Senate—held from 1901 to the latest in 2016. Brief comments on each election are provided in this paper, along with a series of statistical tables.
Tables showing detailed state and territory results for each House of Representatives and Senate election contain:
- figures for the number of electors enrolled
- the number and percentage of votes received by party and
- seats won by party.
Votes received by party are expressed as a percentage of formal votes, while formal and informal votes are expressed as a percentage of total votes. Total votes are expressed as a percentage of electors enrolled in contested divisions. Enrolled figures represent the total number of electors enrolled in each state, while enrolled division figures represent the number of electors enrolled in contested divisions only.
Other individual state and territory tables summarise the results for that state and territory at every House of Representatives and Senate election. These show, by party, the percentage of formal votes and seats won.
Further tables showing Senate compositions, two-party preferred votes, informal votes and turnout at each Senate and House of Representatives election in the period are also included.
This paper does not show by-election results. Information on by-elections since 1901 can be found in S Barber, House of Representatives By-elections 1901–2015.