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Thursday, 30 April 1987
Page: 2393

(Question No. 5214)

Dr Klugman asked the Minister representing the Special Minister of State, upon notice, on 20 March 1987:

Is the Minister able to say what is the average of constituents per member of the lower House in each State Parliament.

Mr Young —The Special Minister of State has provided the following answer to the honourable member's question:

(1) The average number of constituents per member in all six State Lower Houses of Parliament is 23,542.

(2) The average number of constituents per member in each State Lower House based on the latest available enrolment figures are as follows:

New South Wales... 35,089 (11,547 above the mean)

Victoria ... 29,893 ( 6,351 above the mean)

South Australia... 19,387 ( 4,155 below the mean)

Queensland... 17,930 ( 5,612 below the mean)

Western Australia... 15,184 ( 8,358 below the mean)

Tasmania... 8,368 (15,174 below the mean)