Nominations close later today for the South Australian state election, with nominations closing for the Tasmanian state election later this week.
I’ve produced lists of candidates announced so far for both state elections.
You can click through to Google spreadsheets for both state’s candidates:
Click through for charts and more analysis of the candidate data.
Update: The South Australian chart and spreadsheet are now completed. I’ll come back later in the week with more on the declaration of nominations. I’ve also updated the Tasmanian data with the inclusion of the final five Greens candidates.
In South Australia, 203 candidates are running for the House of Assembly. This includes a full team of 47 candidates each from the ALP, the Liberal Party and the Greens. Family First candidates are running in 41 seats. I’ve also identified seven Dignity for Disability candidates and two for the National Party, along with eleven independents. A single candidate is running for the F.R.E.E. Australia Party.
It’s easiest to analyse candidates by gender. In South Australia, I’ve broken down each party’s candidates by gender. The ALP and Greens are both running the same number of men and women: 19 women and 28 men.
23% of Liberal candidates are women, as are 32% of Family First candidates. Four out of seven D4D candidates are women.
When you look at the gender balance in the House of Assembly, over 40% of Labor MPs are women, whereas only 3 out of 17 Liberal MHAs (17.7%) are women. The House also includes three independent men.
In Tasmania, 110 candidates have been named. The Liberal Party, the ALP and the Greens have announced their entire 25-candidate ticket. The Palmer United Party has announced 21 candidates, along with 7 National Party candidates, two Socialist Alliance and five independent candidates have been announced.
52% (13/25) of Greens candidates are women, as are 36% (9/25) of Labor candidates. 28% of Liberals and 29% of Nationals are women. Only two out of 21 PUP candidates women.
While the Greens have the highest proportion of women amongst their candidates, it isn’t reflected amongst their MPs. One out of five Greens MPs are women. The Liberal Party has the same 20% proportion, with two women out of ten. The ALP has three women MPs out of ten.
Once nominations are declared, I will be updating each seat’s profile with a final list of candidates, and will report back at the end of the week with updated statistics.