Perth – WA Senate 2014

Geography
Central and northeastern Perth. The seat covers the Perth CBD, which is in the southwestern corner of the seat. Perth runs along the northern shore of the Swan river, to the east of the Perth CBD. Other suburbs include Maylands, Mount Lawley, Bayswater, Ashfield, Bedford, Morley and Beechboro.

2013 result

GroupPartyVotesPerth %Statewide %
AALiberal30,17335.2239.20
ZAustralian Labor Party27,53232.1426.59
SThe Greens (WA)11,29513.189.49
FPalmer United Party3,3513.915.01
BLiberal Democrats2,6623.113.43
UThe Nationals2,0042.345.07
CAustralian Christians1,2031.401.64
ISex Party1,1741.371.49
DHelp End Marijuana Prohibition (HEMP) Party8831.031.07
Others5,3936.307.02

Perth is above average for the ALP, and for the Greens.

Polling places in Perth at the 2013 federal election. Bayswater in blue, East in red, South-West in orange, Stirling in green. Click to enlarge.
Polling places in Perth at the 2013 federal election. Bayswater in blue, East in red, South-West in orange, Stirling in green. Click to enlarge.

Booth breakdown
Booths have been divided into four areas. Polling places in Bayswater and Stirling council areas have been grouped together. Polling places in Bassendean and Swan councils have been merged as “East” and polling places in Perth and Vincent councils have been merged as “South-West”.

While Perth is a centre-left-dominated electorate, the high Greens vote mean that the Liberal Party outpolled the ALP in three out of four areas. The Liberal vote varied from 28% in the east to 39% in Stirling. The ALP’s vote ranged from 28.3% in the south-west to 38% in the east.

The Greens vote ranged from just under 10% in the east to 21% in the south-west.

Voter groupLIB %ALP %GRN %Total votes% of votes
Bayswater34.4833.2612.6423,76527.77
East27.9438.459.8914,96517.48
Stirling39.0229.0414.7312,63414.76
South-West35.1628.3020.9910,07811.78
Other votes38.5430.3911.5824,14628.21
Liberal Senate votes in Perth at the 2013 federal election.
Liberal Senate votes in Perth at the 2013 federal election.
Labor Senate votes in Perth at the 2013 federal election.
Labor Senate votes in Perth at the 2013 federal election.
Greens Senate votes in Perth at the 2013 federal election.
Greens Senate votes in Perth at the 2013 federal election.
Polling places in Pearce at the 2013 federal election. East in yellow, North in blue, South in red, Swan in green, Wanneroo in orange. Click to enlarge.
Polling places in Pearce at the 2013 federal election. East in yellow, North in blue, South in red, Swan in green, Wanneroo in orange. Click to enlarge.