1946 Australian referendum

The 1946 Australian referendum was held on 28 September 1946. It contained three referendum questions.

Results [1]
Question NSW Vic Qld SA WA Tas States in favour Voters in favour Result
(20) Social Services Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 6:0 54.4% Carried
(21) Marketing Yes Yes No No Yes No 3:3 50.6% Not carried
(22) Industrial Employment Yes Yes No No Yes No 3:3 50.3% Not carried

The referendum was held in conjunction with the 1946 federal election.

Results in detailEdit

Social ServicesEdit

This section is an excerpt from 1946 Australian referendum (Social Services) § Results
Result [1]
State Electoral roll Ballots issued For Against Informal
Vote % Vote %
New South Wales 1,858,749 1,757,150 897,887 54.00 764,723 46.00 94,540
Victoria 1,345,537 1,261,374 671,967 55.98 528,452 44.02 60,955
Queensland 660,316 612,170 299,205 51.26 284,465 48.74 28,500
South Australia 420,361 399,301 197,395 51.73 184,172 48.27 17,734
Western Australia 300,337 279,066 164,017 62.26 99,412 37.74 15,637
Tasmania 154,553 144,880 67,463 50.58 65,924 49.42 11,493
Armed forces [a]   37,021 22,824   13,211   986
Total for Commonwealth 4,739,853 4,453,941 2,297,934 54.39 1,927,148 45.61 228,859
Results Obtained majority in six states and an overall majority of 370,786 votes. Carried
  1. ^ Armed forces totals are also included in their respective states.

MarketingEdit

This section is an excerpt from 1946 Australian referendum (Marketing) § Results
Result [1]
State Electoral roll Ballots issued For Against Informal
Vote % Vote %
New South Wales 1,858,749 1,757,150 855,233 51.83 794,852 48.17 107,065
Victoria 1,345,537 1,261,374 624,343 52.37 567,860 47.63 69,171
Queensland 660,316 612,170 251,672 43.74 323,678 56.26 36,820
South Australia 420,361 399,301 183,674 48.74 193,201 51.26 22,426
Western Australia 300,337 279,066 145,781 56.21 113,562 43.79 19,723
Tasmania 154,553 144,880 55,561 42.55 75,018 57.45 14,301
Armed forces [a]   37,021 19,924 53.81 15,997 43.21 986
Total for Commonwealth 4,739,853 4,453,941 2,116,264 50.57 2,068,171 49.43 269,506
Results Obtained majority in three states and an overall majority of 48,093 votes. Not carried
  1. ^ Armed forces totals are also included in their respective states.

Industrial EmploymentEdit

This section is an excerpt from 1946 Australian referendum (Industrial Employment) § Results
Result [1]
State Electoral roll Ballots issued For Against Informal
Vote % Vote %
New South Wales 1,858,749 1,757,150 833,822 51.72 778,280 48.28 145,048
Victoria 1,345,537 1,261,374 609,355 52.08 560,773 47.92 91,246
Queensland 660,316 612,170 243,242 43.42 316,970 56.58 51,958
South Australia 420,361 399,301 179,153 48.20 192,516 51.80 27,632
Western Australia 300,337 279,066 142,186 55.74 112,881 44.26 23,999
Tasmania 154,553 144,880 52,517 41.37 74,440 58.63 17,923
Armed forces [a]   37,021 20,445 55.23 15,239 41.16 1337
Total for Commonwealth 4,739,853 4,453,941 2,060,275 50.30 2,035,860 49.70 357,806
Results Obtained majority in three states and an overall majority of 24,415 votes. Not carried
  1. ^ Armed forces totals are also included in their respective states.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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

Further readingEdit