Swan – WA Senate 2014

Geography
Swan covers suburbs in the inner south of Perth. This includes South Perth, Victoria Park and parts of Belmont and Canning LGAs. Swan goes as far east as the airport.

2013 result

GroupPartyVotesSwan %Statewide %
AALiberal33,20139.1539.20
ZAustralian Labor Party24,43128.8126.59
SThe Greens (WA)9,73311.489.49
FPalmer United Party3,4384.055.01
BLiberal Democrats2,9753.513.43
UThe Nationals2,3572.785.07
CAustralian Christians1,2981.531.64
ISex Party1,1591.371.49
Others6,2137.338.09

The Liberal Party topped the poll in Swan, with a very similar vote to their statewide result. The ALP and the Greens both polled higher, while most minor parties polled less than the statewide total.

Polling places in Swan at the 2013 federal election. North-East in green, South-East in orange, West in blue. Click to enlarge.
Polling places in Swan at the 2013 federal election. North-East in green, South-East in orange, West in blue. Click to enlarge.

Booth breakdown
Booths have been divided into three areas: north-east, south-east and west. The west follows the boundaries of South Perth council areas. The key suburbs in each area are:

  • North-East – Cloverdale, Kewdale, Rivervale, Victoria Park.
  • South-East – Beckenham, Bentley, Cannington, Ferndale.
  • West – Como, Manning, South Perth.

The Liberal Party topped the poll in two out of three areas. In the north-east, the Liberal Party outpolled the ALP by 3.3%. In the west, the Liberal Party won a majority of the vote while the ALP vote dropped below 20%.

In the south-east, the ALP outpolled the Liberal Party by 3.1%.

The Greens came third in Swan, with a vote ranging from 11% in the south-east to 12.8% in the west.

Voter groupLIB %ALP %GRN %Total votes% of votes
North-East34.8031.5112.3524,01528.32
South-East31.4234.5010.9619,06522.48
West51.3918.5712.8317,38720.50
Other votes40.7529.0010.0524,33828.70
Liberal Senate votes in Swan at the 2013 federal election.
Liberal Senate votes in Swan at the 2013 federal election.
Labor Senate votes in Swan at the 2013 federal election.
Labor Senate votes in Swan at the 2013 federal election.
Greens Senate votes in Swan at the 2013 federal election.
Greens Senate votes in Swan at the 2013 federal election.
Polling places in Swan at the 2013 federal election. Booths where the Labor and Greens vote was higher are marked red, booths where the Liberal and Nationals vote was higher are marked blue.
Polling places in Swan at the 2013 federal election. Booths where the Labor and Greens vote was higher are marked red, booths where the Liberal and Nationals vote was higher are marked blue.

3 COMMENTS

  1. The significant thing with the green vote in swan in sept was that it remained relatively stable unlike most other electorates where there was a swing against the greens. Any thoughts on this?

  2. People who grew up in regional WA (particularly the wheatbelt) who moved to Perth, bringing old habits with them? There’s no shortage of those folks. The recent leadership of Brendon Grylls would’ve helped too – since 2008, the Nats have branded themselves as not just the country cousins and automatic coalition partners of the Libs. Whether that lasts beyond the end of the current state govt, we’ll have to wait and see, but it’s been working OK for them lately.

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