1937 Australian referendum

The 1937 Australian referendum was held on 6 March 1937. It contained two referendum questions.

Results [1]
Question NSW Vic Qld SA WA Tas States in
favour
Voters in
favour
Result
(17) Aviation No Yes Yes No No No 2:4 53.6% Not carried
(18) Marketing No No No No No No 0:6 36.3% Not carried

Results in detailEdit

AviationEdit

This section is an excerpt from 1937 Australian referendum (Aviation) § Results
Result [1]
State Electoral roll Ballots issued For Against Informal
Vote % Vote %
New South Wales 1,550,947 1,461,860 664,589 47.25 741,821 52.75 55,450
Victoria 1,128,492 1,074,278 675,481 65.10 362,112 34.90 36,685
Queensland 562,240 519,933 310,352 61.87 191,251 38.13 18,330
South Australia 358,069 341,444 128,582 40.13 191,831 59.87 21,031
Western Australia 247,536 221,832 100,326 47.58 110,529 52.42 10,977
Tasmania 133,444 125,016 45,616 38.94 71,518 61.06 7,882
Total for Commonwealth 3,980,728 3,744,363 1,924,946 53.56 1,669,062 46.44 150,355
Results Obtained majority in two states and an overall majority of 255,884 votes. Not carried

MarketingEdit

This section is an excerpt from 1937 Australian referendum (Marketing) § Results
Result [1]
State Electoral roll Ballots issued For Against Informal
Vote % Vote %
New South Wales 1,550,947 1,461,860 456,802 33.76 896,457 66.24 108,601
Victoria 1,128,492 1,074,278 468,337 46.58 537,021 53.42 68,920
Queensland 562,240 519,933 187,685 38.78 296,302 61.22 35,946
South Australia 358,069 341,444 65,364 20.83 248,502 79.17 27,578
Western Australia 247,536 221,832 57,023 27.77 148,308 72.23 16,501
Tasmania 133,444 125,016 24,597 21.88 87,798 78.12 12,621
Total for Commonwealth 3,980,728 3,744,363 1,259,808 36.26 2,214,388 63.74 270,167
Results Obtained majority in no state and an overall minority of 954,580 votes. Not carried

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Handbook of the 44th Parliament (2014) "Part 5 - Referendums and Plebiscites - Referendum results". Parliamentary Library of Australia.

Further readingEdit