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Study TitleAustralian Federal Election Returns, 1996
Primary InvestigatorJones, R. McAllister, I. Gow, D.
ADA IDau.edu.anu.ada.ddi.00978
AbstractThe Australian Federal Election Returns, 1996 contains election returns for all candidates for both the House of Representatives and the Senate for the 1996 Australian Federal Election, as supplied by the Australian Electoral Commission. Variables include the sex, party, electorate, state, house, number of votes, percentage of votes, ballot details, incumbancy and the result for each candidate. A percentage measure of Labor two party preferred for the years of 1996, 1993 and 1990 is included.
Production Date (documentation)1996-06-24
Bibliographic CitationJones, R., et al. Australian Federal Election Returns, 1996 [computer file]. Canberra: Australian Data Archive, The Australian National University, .
CopyrightCopyright © 2004, The Australian National University. All rights reserved.
ContactRoger Jones Data Archives Research School of Social Sciences The Australian National University ACT 0200
Contact AffiliationResearch School of Social Sciences, The Australian National University
Study Scope Content
Topic ClassificationsAustralian studies;Politics;Election and campaign studies
KeywordsElections;Political parties
Population (Universe)all parlimentary candidates for 2 March 1996 Federal Election.
Date of Collection
Start date - Data Collection: End date - Data Collection:
Time Period
Time Period - Start: Time Period - End:
Methodology Content
Sampling Procedureno sampling
Data Kindelection returns
Data Access Content
Deposit Information Content
DepositorRoger Jones Data Archives Research School of Social Sciences The Australian National University ACT 0200
Deposit Date1996-06-24
Other Content
Mode of Data Collectionuse of existing records supplied by the Australian Electoral Commission.
CommentThe Australian Federal Election Returns, 1996 contains election returns for all candidates for both the House of Representatives and the Senate for the 1996 Australian Federal Election, as supplied by the Australian Electoral Commission. Variables include the sex, party, electorate, state, house, number of votes, percentage of votes, ballot details, incumbancy and the result for each candidate. A percentage measure of Labor two party preferred for the years of 1996, 1993 and 1990 is included.
Study Creation Date2011-04-18 18:32:22 UTC
Bibliographic Citation (documentation)Jones, R., et al. Australian Federal Election Returns, 1996 [computer file]. Canberra: Australian Data Archive, The Australian National University, .
Copyright (documentation)Copyright © 2005, The Australian National University. All rights reserved.
Producer (documentation)Australian Data Archive
Title (documentation)Australian Federal Election Returns, 1996
ADA IDau.edu.anu.ada.ddi.00978
LabelAustralian Federal Election Returns, 1996
Languageen
ADA Processing LevelLevel 2
Production Date2004-08-27
ADA Study LevelLevel 2
Version ResponsibilityAustralian Data Archive
Time Methodcross-sectional (one-time) study
Identification number Return to 00978   Arrow_up Arrow_down
Name Val Range Min Val Range Max
id 1.0 1255.0
Misc.
Update Creation Date: 2011-07-30 15:34:38 UTC
Study Creation Date: 2011-04-18 18:32:22 UTC
Data File ID: au.edu.anu.ada.ddi.00978_F1
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Format Schema: ISO
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Label: Identification number
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Mean: 602.17
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Variable Name: id
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Invalid Cases: 0
Valid Cases: 1163
Variable Position: 1
Std. Deviation: 364.133
ADA ID: au.edu.anu.ada.ddi.00978
Database Study ID: 2676
Updated At: 2011-07-30 15:34:38 UTC
Maximum: 1255.0
Minimum: 1.0
Variable ID: v1
Variable Width: 4
Candidate's sex Return to 00978   Arrow_up Arrow_down
Name Val Range Min Val Range Max
sex 1.0 2.0
Misc.
Update Creation Date: 2011-07-30 15:34:36 UTC
Study Creation Date: 2011-04-18 18:32:22 UTC
Data File ID: au.edu.anu.ada.ddi.00978_F1
Decimal Places: 0
Format: numeric
Format Schema: ISO
Variable ID: 1090761
Interval: discrete
Label: Candidate's sex
Variable Name: sex
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Valid Cases: 1113
Variable Position: 2
ADA ID: au.edu.anu.ada.ddi.00978
Database Study ID: 2676
Updated At: 2011-07-30 15:34:36 UTC
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Minimum: 1.0
Variable ID: v2
Variable Width: 1
Candidate's party Return to 00978   Arrow_up Arrow_down
Name Val Range Min Val Range Max
party 0.0 16.0
Misc.
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Study Creation Date: 2011-04-18 18:32:22 UTC
Data File ID: au.edu.anu.ada.ddi.00978_F1
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Variable ID: 1090760
Interval: discrete
Label: Candidate's party
Variable Name: party
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ADA ID: au.edu.anu.ada.ddi.00978
Database Study ID: 2676
Updated At: 2011-07-30 15:34:35 UTC
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Variable ID: v3
Variable Width: 2
Senate ticket Return to 00978   Arrow_up Arrow_down
Name Val Range Min Val Range Max
ticket
Misc.
Update Creation Date: 2011-07-30 15:34:34 UTC
Study Creation Date: 2011-04-18 18:32:22 UTC
Data File ID: au.edu.anu.ada.ddi.00978_F1
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Variable ID: 1090759
Interval: discrete
Label: Senate ticket
Variable Name: ticket
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Invalid Cases: 0
Valid Cases: 1163
Variable Position: 4
ADA ID: au.edu.anu.ada.ddi.00978
Database Study ID: 2676
Updated At: 2011-07-30 15:34:34 UTC
Variable ID: v4
Variable Width: 2
Number of votes for candidate/ticket Return to 00978   Arrow_up Arrow_down
Name Val Range Min Val Range Max
vote96 111.0 1522722.0
Misc.
Update Creation Date: 2011-07-30 15:34:33 UTC
Study Creation Date: 2011-04-18 18:32:22 UTC
Data File ID: au.edu.anu.ada.ddi.00978_F1
Decimal Places: 0
Format: numeric
Format Schema: ISO
Variable ID: 1090758
Interval: contin
Label: Number of votes for candidate/ticket
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Mean: 46315.13
Minimum: 111.0
Variable Name: vote96
Nesstar ID: au.edu.anu.ada.ddi.00978_v5
Invalid Cases: 0
Valid Cases: 1163
Variable Position: 5
Std. Deviation: 171649.2
ADA ID: au.edu.anu.ada.ddi.00978
Database Study ID: 2676
Updated At: 2011-07-30 15:34:33 UTC
Maximum: 1522722.0
Minimum: 111.0
Variable ID: v5
Variable Width: 7
Percentage of votes for candidate/ticket Return to 00978   Arrow_up Arrow_down
Name Val Range Min Val Range Max
vote96pc 0.02 70.49
Misc.
Update Creation Date: 2011-07-30 15:34:32 UTC
Study Creation Date: 2011-04-18 18:32:22 UTC
Data File ID: au.edu.anu.ada.ddi.00978_F1
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Format: numeric
Format Schema: ISO
Variable ID: 1090757
Interval: contin
Label: Percentage of votes for candidate/ticket
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Variable Name: vote96pc
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Invalid Cases: 0
Valid Cases: 1163
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Std. Deviation: 19.0358
ADA ID: au.edu.anu.ada.ddi.00978
Database Study ID: 2676
Updated At: 2011-07-30 15:34:32 UTC
Maximum: 70.49
Minimum: 0.02
Variable ID: v6
Variable Width: 6
Return to 00978   Arrow_up Arrow_down
Name Val Range Min Val Range Max
quota 0.0 3.21
Misc.
Update Creation Date: 2011-07-30 15:34:31 UTC
Study Creation Date: 2011-04-18 18:32:22 UTC
Data File ID: au.edu.anu.ada.ddi.00978_F1
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Variable ID: 1090756
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Variable Name: quota
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Valid Cases: 1163
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ADA ID: au.edu.anu.ada.ddi.00978
Database Study ID: 2676
Updated At: 2011-07-30 15:34:31 UTC
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Minimum: 0.0
Variable ID: v7
Variable Width: 5
Result of election Return to 00978   Arrow_up Arrow_down
Name Val Range Min Val Range Max
result 0.0 1.0
Misc.
Update Creation Date: 2011-07-30 15:34:30 UTC
Study Creation Date: 2011-04-18 18:32:22 UTC
Data File ID: au.edu.anu.ada.ddi.00978_F1
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Variable ID: 1090755
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Variable Position: 8
ADA ID: au.edu.anu.ada.ddi.00978
Database Study ID: 2676
Updated At: 2011-07-30 15:34:30 UTC
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Variable ID: v8
Variable Width: 1
No. total formal votes for electorate/state Return to 00978   Arrow_up Arrow_down
Name Val Range Min Val Range Max
totforml 59841.0 3682283.0
Misc.
Update Creation Date: 2011-07-30 15:34:29 UTC
Study Creation Date: 2011-04-18 18:32:22 UTC
Data File ID: au.edu.anu.ada.ddi.00978_F1
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Format: numeric
Format Schema: ISO
Variable ID: 1090754
Interval: contin
Label: No. total formal votes for electorate/state
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Minimum: 59841.0
Variable Name: totforml
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Invalid Cases: 0
Valid Cases: 1163
Variable Position: 9
Std. Deviation: 991769.7
ADA ID: au.edu.anu.ada.ddi.00978
Database Study ID: 2676
Updated At: 2011-07-30 15:34:29 UTC
Maximum: 3682283.0
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Variable ID: v9
Variable Width: 7
Election '90 Labour 2 party pref % Return to 00978   Arrow_up Arrow_down
Name Val Range Min Val Range Max
lab2pp90 0.0 99.9
Misc.
Update Creation Date: 2011-07-30 15:34:28 UTC
Study Creation Date: 2011-04-18 18:32:22 UTC
Data File ID: au.edu.anu.ada.ddi.00978_F1
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Variable Name: lab2pp90
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ADA ID: au.edu.anu.ada.ddi.00978
Database Study ID: 2676
Updated At: 2011-07-30 15:34:28 UTC
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Variable ID: v10
Variable Width: 6
Election '93 Labour 2 party pref % Return to 00978   Arrow_up Arrow_down
Name Val Range Min Val Range Max
lab2pp93 0.0 99.9
Misc.
Update Creation Date: 2011-07-30 15:34:27 UTC
Study Creation Date: 2011-04-18 18:32:22 UTC
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Interval: discrete
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Nesstar ID: au.edu.anu.ada.ddi.00978_v11
Invalid Cases: 0
Valid Cases: 1163
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ADA ID: au.edu.anu.ada.ddi.00978
Database Study ID: 2676
Updated At: 2011-07-30 15:34:27 UTC
Maximum: 99.9
Minimum: 0.0
Variable ID: v11
Variable Width: 6
Election '96 Labour 2 party pref % Return to 00978   Arrow_up Arrow_down
Name Val Range Min Val Range Max
lab2pp96 0.0 99.9
Misc.
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Study Creation Date: 2011-04-18 18:32:23 UTC
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Interval: discrete
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ADA ID: au.edu.anu.ada.ddi.00978
Database Study ID: 2676
Updated At: 2011-07-30 15:34:26 UTC
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Minimum: 0.0
Variable ID: v12
Variable Width: 6
Electorate Return to 00978   Arrow_up Arrow_down
Name Val Range Min Val Range Max
elect 100.0 801.0
Misc.
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Study Creation Date: 2011-04-18 18:32:23 UTC
Data File ID: au.edu.anu.ada.ddi.00978_F1
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Variable Name: elect
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Invalid Cases: 0
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Variable Position: 13
Std. Deviation: 162.466
ADA ID: au.edu.anu.ada.ddi.00978
Database Study ID: 2676
Updated At: 2011-07-30 15:34:25 UTC
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Variable ID: v13
Variable Width: 3
Number of Candidates on Ballot Return to 00978   Arrow_up Arrow_down
Name Val Range Min Val Range Max
balno 1.0 10.0
Misc.
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Study Creation Date: 2011-04-18 18:32:23 UTC
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Database Study ID: 2676
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Variable ID: v14
Variable Width: 2
Incumbancy Return to 00978   Arrow_up Arrow_down
Name Val Range Min Val Range Max
incumb 0.0 1.0
Misc.
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Study Creation Date: 2011-04-18 18:32:23 UTC
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ADA ID: au.edu.anu.ada.ddi.00978
Database Study ID: 2676
Updated At: 2011-07-30 15:34:23 UTC
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Variable ID: v15
Variable Width: 1
Candidate's state Return to 00978   Arrow_up Arrow_down
Name Val Range Min Val Range Max
state 1.0 8.0
Misc.
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Study Creation Date: 2011-04-18 18:32:23 UTC
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ADA ID: au.edu.anu.ada.ddi.00978
Database Study ID: 2676
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Variable ID: v16
Variable Width: 1
Type of Electorate:Urban/Rural Arrow_down
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Misc.
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Study Creation Date: 2011-04-18 18:32:23 UTC
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Variable Name: region
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ADA ID: au.edu.anu.ada.ddi.00978
Database Study ID: 2676
Updated At: 2011-07-30 15:34:20 UTC
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Variable ID: v17
Variable Width: 1
House of Reps/Senate Return to 00978   Arrow_up Arrow_down
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Misc.
Update Creation Date: 2011-07-30 15:34:39 UTC
Study Creation Date: 2011-04-18 18:32:23 UTC
Data File ID: au.edu.anu.ada.ddi.00978_F1
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Valid Cases: 1163
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ADA ID: au.edu.anu.ada.ddi.00978
Database Study ID: 2676
Updated At: 2011-07-30 15:34:39 UTC
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Minimum: 1.0
Variable ID: v18
Variable Width: 1
Candidates position on Ballot Return to 00978   Arrow_up
Name Val Range Min Val Range Max
balpos 1.0 10.0
Misc.
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Study Creation Date: 2011-04-18 18:32:23 UTC
Data File ID: au.edu.anu.ada.ddi.00978_F1
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ADA ID: au.edu.anu.ada.ddi.00978
Database Study ID: 2676
Updated At: 2011-07-30 15:34:40 UTC
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Variable ID: v19
Variable Width: 2

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