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Part 3 - Elections - Selected election statistics

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Selected election statistics

1993

1996

1998

2001

2004

2007

Enrolment

11 384 638

11 740 568

12 154 050

12 708 837

13 098 461

13 646 539

Senate:

Total votes

10 954 258

11 294 479

11 587 365

12 098 490

12 420 019

12 987 814

Turnout (%)

96.2

96.2

95.3

95.2

94.8

95.2

Informal (%)

2.5

3.5

3.2

3.9

3.8

2.5

House of Representatives:

Total votes

10 900 861

11 244 017

11 545 201

12 054 665

12 354 983

12 930 814

Turnout (%)

95.8

95.8

95.0

94.9

94.3

94.8

Informal (%)

3.0

3.2

3.8

4.8

5.2

4.0

Election costs:

Running cost ($m)

49.069

59.252

61.737

67.271

75.338

113.163

Public funding ($m)

14.980

32.155

33.921

38.559

41.926

49.003

Total cost ($m)

64.049

91.407

95.658

105.830

117.264

162.165

Cost per elector:

Without public funding ($)

4.31

5.05

5.08

5.29

5.79

8.29

With public funding ($)

5.63

7.79

7.87

8.33

8.95

11.88

Source: Australian Electoral Commission