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Part 3 - Elections - Selected election statistics

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Selected election statistics

1998

2001

2004

2007

2010

2013

Enrolment

12 154 050

12 708 837

13 098 461

13 646 539

14 086 869

14 750 392

(Senate)

14 723 385

(H of R)

Senate:

Total votes

11 587 365

12 098 490

12 420 019

12 987 814

13 217 393

13 783 925

Turnout (%)

95.3

95.2

94.8

95.2

93.8

93.4

Informal (%)

3.2

3.9

3.8

2.5

3.7

2.9

House of Representatives:

Total votes

11 545 201

12 054 665

12 354 983

12 930 814

13 131 667

13 726 070

Turnout (%)

95.0

94.9

94.3

94.8

93.2

93.2

Informal (%)

3.8

4.8

5.2

4.0

5.6

5.9

Election costs:

Running cost ($m)

62.788

67.271

75.339

114.073

108.179

138.648

Public funding ($m)

33.921

38.559

41.926

49.003

53.163

58.076

Total cost ($m)

96.709

105.830

117.265

163.076

161.343

196.725

Cost per elector:

Without public funding ($)

5.17

5.29

5.75

8.36

7.68

9.42

With public funding ($)

7.96

8.33

8.95

11.95

11.45

13.36