Australia

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House of Representatives

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Election results

Data on parliamentary elections, including the background, candidates, voter turnout, results and the formation of the new legislature. By default the latest election results are displayed. Select a date to view results from previous elections

Background

Election date(s) The date when elections started and ended for directly or indirectly elected parliaments/chambers. The date of appointments for appointed parliaments/chambers.
18.05.2019
Date of dissolution of the outgoing legislature Date at which the previous legislature (elected at the previous elections) was dissolved.
11.04.2019
Timing of election Timing of election: Upon normal expiry; Early elections; Delayed elections
Early election
Expected date of next elections The expected date at which the next elections should take place, based on law or practice.
31.05.2022
Number of seats at stake Number of seats contested at the elections. Where the parliament/chamber is fully renewed, this number is usually identical to the statutory number of members. Where the parliament/chamber is partially renewed or appointed, the number of seats at stake is usually less than the total number of members.
150
Scope of elections Scope of elections: Full renewal; Partial renewal.
Full renewal

Candidates

Total number of candidates Total number of people who registered as candidates for election. Does not include people who stood as candidates to become "substitute members".
1,056
Number of male candidates Number of male candidates
714
Number of female candidates Number of female candidates
341
Percentage of women candidates The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women candidates by the total number of candidates.
32.29%
Number of parties contesting the election This field may include either the number of parties contesting the election, or the number of coalitions/electoral alliance.
38
Number of other candidates Number of other candidates
1

Voter turnout

Registration Number of people registered to vote
16,419,543
Votes Number of people who actually voted
15,088,523
Voter turnout The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of people who actually voted by the number of people registered to vote
91.89%

Results

About the election Short description of the context and results of the election.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison's Liberal National coalition won the elections to the 151-member House of Representatives (up from 150) and became the largest force in the 76-member Senate. Leader of the Labour Party, Mr. Bill Shorten, resigned after his party's surprise defeat. Former Prime Minister Tony Abbott (Labour Party) lost his seat which he held since 1994. The number of women in the Senate increased from 28 (36.84%) to 37 (48.68%) following the half-Senate election in 2019. During the election campaign, the major parties focused on economic issues and tax cuts. The Prime Minister promised to cut personal income taxes by AUS$ 158 billion over the decade ahead while Labour leader Mr. Shorten promised to cut tax breaks for the wealthy. Other key electoral issues included climate change, environment and health care.
Number of parties winning seats The number of parties which won parliamentary representation in the given election.
8
Percentage of parties winning seats The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of parties which won parliamentary representation by the number of parties contesting the election.
21.05%
Percentage of seats won by largest party or coalition The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of seats won by the largest party by the number of seats at stake in the election.
51.33%
Alternation of power after elections The results of the elections caused a change in the government. "Not applicable" to countries using the presidential system when parliamentary and presidential elections are held separately, to countries in political transition or where there is no party system.
No
Number of parties in government The government may be formed by one or more political parties
1
Names of parties in government The government may be formed by one or more political parties
Liberal National coalition
Parties or coalitions winning seats
Political groups winning seats breakdown
Political group Total
Liberal National coalition 77
Australian Labor Party (ALP) 68
The Greens 1
Katter's Australian Party (KAP) 1
Centre Alliance 1
Independents 3
Members elected, by sex
Number of men elected
105
Number of women elected
46
Percentage of women elected The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women elected in the election and the number of seats at stake at the election.
30.67%
Sources
IPU Group (25.06.2019) https://tallyroom.aec.gov.au/HouseNominationsByGender-24310.htm https://www.aph.gov.au/About_Parliament/Senate BBC https://www.smh.com.au https://7news.com.au/
Women Directly Elected
46

New legislature

Total number of men after the election The total number of male parliamentarians in this parliament/chamber following the election or renewal, regardless of their modes of designation.
105
Total number of women after the election The total number of female parliamentarians in this parliament/chamber following the election or renewal, regardless of their modes of designation.
46
First-term parliamentarians The number of members who are assuming their parliamentary mandate for the first time following the election or renewal, regardless of their mode of designation.
27
Date of the first session The date when the newly elected parliament/chamber was convened for the first time. It may be different from the date when members were sworn in.
02.07.2019
First Speaker of the new legislature
First Speaker of the new legislature First name of the Speaker of the new legislature following the election or renewal.
Tony Smith (Male)
Political party
Liberal
Date of election
02.07.2019