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Electoral Enrolment Statistics

In order to determine electoral boundaries, a snapshot is taken of the total number of electors enrolled to vote in Western Australia. This total is then divided by the total number of electoral districts (59) to produce the Average District Enrolment (ADE). 

If a district’s total enrolment figure varies from the average district enrolment by plus or minus 10% (+/- 10%), the boundaries of that district will need to be adjusted.

Large District Allowance

As Western Australia is such a large state, consideration has to be given to the additional challenges faced by electors living in rural and remote areas. To address these challenges, large districts (with a total area of 100,000 square kilometres or more) are entitled to a Large District Allowance (LDA). If a district has an area of more than 100,000 square kilometres, the LDA (being equal to 1.5% of the area of the district) is added to the number of electors in the district. If this total figure varies from the average district enrolment by plus 10% or minus 20%, the boundaries of that district will need to be adjusted.

For the 2015 electoral boundary review, a snapshot of enrolled electors was taken on 9 March 2015. Below is a summary of enrolment statistics, including the average district enrolment that will be used in the review of boundaries.

These statistics do not include provisional electors who were 17 years of age on 9 March 2015.

 Average district enrolment

Enrolment

Districts

Average District Enrolment

Variation from Average District Enrolment

+10% -10% -20%
1,470,451 59 24,923 27,415 22,431 19,938

Note: the Average District Enrolment (ADE) and Variation From Average District Enrolment (VFADE) shown above have been rounded. For the purposes of any calculations using the ADE, the original figure to two decimal places has been used.

2015 Final Boundaries Enrolment statistics by district as at 9 March 2015

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District Region No. of electors Large District Allowance(LDA) Total electors (inc. LDA) Variation from Average District Enrolment
Central Wheatbelt Agricultural 25,500 1,519 27,019 8.41%
Geraldton Agricultural 23,205   23,205 -6.89%
Moore Agricultural 23,894   23,894 -4.13%
Roe Agricultural 25,515 1,596 27,111 8.78%
Agricultural Region Total 98,114 3,115 101,229  
Armadale East Metropolitan 25,808   25,808 3.55%
Bassendean East Metropolitan 26,325   26,325 5.63%
Belmont East Metropolitan 24,155   24,155 -3.08%
Darling Range East Metropolitan 26,624   26,624 6.83%
Forrestfield East Metropolitan 25,673   25,673 3.01%
Kalamunda East Metropolitan 26,112   26,112 4.77%
Maylands East Metropolitan 25,851   25,851 3.72%
Midland East Metropolitan 26,490   26,490 6.29%
Mirrabooka East Metropolitan 26,376   26,376 5.83%
Morley East Metropolitan 24,540   24,540 -1.54%
Mount Lawley East Metropolitan 26,587   26,587 6.68%
Swan Hills East Metropolitan 26,987   26,987 8.28%
Thornlie East Metropolitan 26,869   26,869 7.81%
West Swan East Metropolitan 24,535   24,535 -1.56%
East Metropolitan Region Total 362,932   362,932  
Kalgoorlie Mining and Pastoral 18,674 8,332 27,006 8.36%
Kimberley Mining and Pastoral 16,867 6,315 23,182 -6.99%
North West Central Mining and Pastoral 10,510 12,256 22,766 -8.65%
Pilbara Mining and Pastoral 17,842 6,098 23,940 -3.94%
Mining and Pastoral Region Total 63,893 33,001 96,894  
Balcatta North Metropolitan 26,889   26,889 7.89%
Burns Beach North Metropolitan 26,000   26,000 4.32%
Butler North Metropolitan 23,131   23,131 -7.19%
Carine North Metropolitan 26,638   26,638 6.88%
Churchlands North Metropolitan 25,822   25,822 3.61%
Cottesloe North Metropolitan 26,034   26,034 4.46%
Girrawheen North Metropolitan 26,045   26,045 4.50%
Hillarys North Metropolitan 26,698   26,698 7.12%
Joondalup North Metropolitan 26,671   26,671 7.01%
Kingsley North Metropolitan 26,192   26,192 5.09%
Nedlands North Metropolitan 25,441   25,441 2.08%
Perth North Metropolitan 26,122   26,122 4.81%
Scarborough North Metropolitan 25,458   25,458 2.15%
Wanneroo North Metropolitan 25,467   25,467 2.18%
North Metropolitan Region Total 362,608   362,608  
Baldivis South Metropolitan 24,065   24,065 -3.44%
Bateman South Metropolitan 25,371   25,371 1.80%
Bicton South Metropolitan 24,640   24,640 -1.14%
Cannington South Metropolitan 24,881   24,881 -0.17%
Cockburn South Metropolitan 25,309   25,309 1.55%
Fremantle South Metropolitan 25,801   25,801 3.52%
Jandakot South Metropolitan 25,278   25,278 1.42%
Kwinana South Metropolitan 22,951   22,951 -7.91%
Riverton South Metropolitan 25,200   25,200 1.11%
Rockingham South Metropolitan 25,423   25,423 2.01%
Southern River South Metropolitan 25,329   25,329 1.63%
South Perth South Metropolitan 26,896   26,896 7.92%
Victoria Park South Metropolitan 26,633   26,633 6.86%
Warnbro South Metropolitan 25,218   25,218 1.18%
Willagee South Metropolitan 24,639   24,639 -1.14%
South Metropolitan Region Total 377,634   377,634  
Albany South West 25,011   25,011 0.35%
Bunbury South West 25,537   25,537 2.46%
Collie-Preston South West 26,799   26,799 7.53%
Dawesville South West 26,511   26,511 6.37%
Mandurah South West 25,296   25,296 1.50%
Murray-Wellington South West 25,295   25,295 1.49%
Vasse South West 24,829   24,829 -0.38%
Warren-Blackwood South West 25,992   25,992 4.29%
 South West Region Total 205,270   205,270  
 

No. of electors (Metropolitan)

1,103,174      
 

No. of electors (Country)

367,277 36,116 403,393  
 

No. of electors

1,470,451      

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Downloadable statistics

If you require enrolment statistics in another format, alternatives may be available. Please contact Electoral Boundaries WA.

Please note that some local government areas, suburbs or localities may be split between two or more electoral districts and/or regions.

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Enrolment Statistics after 2015 final boundary changes as at 9 March 2015  
Enrolment Statistics after 2015 final boundary changes as at 9 March 2015 PDF, 415 kB
Enrolment Statistics after 2015 final boundary changes as at 9 March 2015 XLSX, 16 kB
Enrolment by district, region, local government, locality, postcode and SA1 after 2015 final boundary changes XLSX, 618 KB
Enrolment Statistics before boundary changes as at 9 March 2015 (based on 2011 boundaries)  

Enrolment statistics by district and region (before boundary changes)

PDF, 330 kB

Enrolment statistics by district and region (before boundary changes)

XLSX, 89 kB

Enrolment by district, region, local government, locality, postcode and SA1 (before boundary changes) XLSX, 625 kB

Electoral Boundaries WA is using Statistical Area 1s (SA1s) instead of Census Collection Districts (CCDs). Please note that SA1s are smaller than CCDs and do not necessarily correspond to CCD boundaries. For information about SA1s and their locations, visit the Australian Bureau of Statistics website.

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