Electoral results for the Division of Hindmarsh

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This is a list of electoral results for the Division of Hindmarsh in Australian federal elections from the division's creation in 1903 until the present.

Members[edit]

Member Party Term
  James Hutchison Labour 1903–1909
  William Archibald Labor 1910–1916
  National Labor 1916–1917
  Nationalist 1917–1919
  Norman Makin Labor 1919–1946
  Albert Thompson Labor 1946–1949
  Clyde Cameron Labor 1949–1980
  John Scott Labor 1980–1993
  Christine Gallus Liberal 1993–2004
  Steve Georganas Labor 2004–2013
  Matt Williams Liberal 2013–2016
  Steve Georganas Labor 2016–present

Election results[edit]

Elections in the 2010s[edit]

Australian federal election, 2016: Hindmarsh
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Matt Williams 39,570 40.36 −5.81
Labor Steve Georganas 33,355 34.02 −3.93
Xenophon Daniel Kirk 14,774 15.07 +15.07
Greens Patrick O'Sullivan 6,401 6.53 −2.31
Family First Mark Potter 1,977 2.02 −1.03
Animal Justice Bin Liu 1,456 1.49 +1.49
Christian Democrats Marina William 499 0.51 +0.51
Total formal votes 98,032 95.86 +0.74
Informal votes 4,232 4.14 −0.74
Turnout 102,264 91.55 −1.50
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Steve Georganas 49,586 50.58 +2.47
Liberal Matt Williams 48,446 49.42 −2.47
Labor gain from Liberal Swing +2.47
Australian federal election, 2013: Hindmarsh
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Matt Williams 43,639 46.17 +7.53
Labor Steve Georganas 35,876 37.95 −6.79
Greens Andrew Payne 8,360 8.84 −3.32
Family First Bob Randall 2,883 3.05 +0.06
Palmer United George Melissourgos 2,332 2.47 +2.47
Democratic Labour David McCabe 834 0.88 +0.88
Katter's Australian Kym McKay 599 0.63 +0.63
Total formal votes 94,523 95.12 +0.38
Informal votes 4,847 4.88 −0.38
Turnout 99,370 93.05 −1.08
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Matt Williams 49,048 51.89 +7.97
Labor Steve Georganas 45,475 48.11 −7.97
Liberal gain from Labor Swing +7.97
Australian federal election, 2010: Hindmarsh
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Steve Georganas 39,736 44.54 -2.67
Liberal Jassmine Wood 34,831 39.04 -1.04
Greens Matthew Fisher 10,773 12.07 +5.09
Family First Bob Randall 2,563 2.87 +0.75
Democrats Greg Croke 767 0.86 -1.14
Climate Sceptics Adrian Paech 554 0.62 +0.62
Total formal votes 89,224 94.83 -1.33
Informal votes 4,868 5.17 +1.33
Turnout 94,092 93.86 -1.51
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Steve Georganas 49,698 55.70 +0.65
Liberal Jassmine Wood 39,526 44.30 -0.65
Labor hold Swing +0.65

Elections in the 2000s[edit]

Australian federal election, 2007: Hindmarsh
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Steve Georganas 42,818 47.21 +4.88
Liberal Rita Bouras 36,356 40.08 -5.80
Greens Tim White 6,335 6.98 +1.87
Family First Richard Bunting 1,925 2.12 -0.13
Democrats Jen Williams 1,818 2.00 +0.43
What Women Want Heidi Robins 662 0.73 +0.73
Independent Clinton Duncan 619 0.68 +0.68
Liberty & Democracy James Warry 171 0.19 +0.19
Total formal votes 90,704 96.16 +3.09
Informal votes 3,618 3.84 -3.09
Turnout 94,322 95.33 +0.62
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Steve Georganas 49,937 55.05 +4.99
Liberal Rita Bouras 40,767 44.95 -4.99
Labor hold Swing +4.99
Australian federal election, 2004: Hindmarsh
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Simon Birmingham 39,869 45.88 +0.81
Labor Steve Georganas 36,786 42.33 +3.54
Greens Tim White 4,437 5.11 +1.49
Family First Trevor Grace 1,953 2.25 +2.25
Democrats Nicole Prince 1,366 1.57 -7.46
Independent Joe Ienco 1,130 1.30 +1.30
One Nation Barbara Pannach 490 0.56 -2.85
Independent Tony Musolino 478 0.55 +0.55
Independent Bill Thomas 397 0.46 +0.46
Total formal votes 86,906 93.07 -1.23
Informal votes 6,470 6.93 +1.23
Turnout 93,376 94.71 -1.82
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Steve Georganas 43,507 50.06 +1.02
Liberal Simon Birmingham 43,399 49.94 -1.02
Labor gain from Liberal Swing +1.02
Australian federal election, 2001: Hindmarsh
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Christine Gallus 35,117 46.04 +2.76
Labor Steve Georganas 29,187 38.26 -0.93
Democrats Caroline Dowd 6,764 8.87 +1.45
Greens Deb Cashel 2,757 3.61 +0.92
One Nation Peter Fitzpatrick 2,458 3.22 -3.80
Total formal votes 76,283 94.22 -1.21
Informal votes 4,677 5.78 +1.21
Turnout 80,960 95.79
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Christine Gallus 39,564 51.86 +0.63
Labor Steve Georganas 36,719 48.14 -0.63
Liberal hold Swing +0.63

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

Australian federal election, 1998: Hindmarsh
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Christine Gallus 33,031 43.28 -8.68
Labor Steve Georganas 29,912 39.19 +3.44
Democrats Neil Raw 5,659 7.41 +0.31
One Nation Colin Gibson 5,362 7.03 +7.03
Greens Deb Cashel 2,058 2.70 +0.23
Natural Law Sandra Dunning 302 0.40 -0.05
Total formal votes 76,324 95.43 -0.48
Informal votes 3,656 4.57 +0.48
Turnout 79,980 95.64 -0.14
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Christine Gallus 39,100 51.23 -6.83
Labor Steve Georganas 37,224 48.77 +6.83
Liberal hold Swing -6.83
Australian federal election, 1996: Hindmarsh
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Christine Gallus 40,054 51.96 +4.27
Labor David Abfalter 27,560 35.75 -5.30
Democrats Pat Macaskill 5,476 7.10 +2.28
Greens Matt Fisher 1,904 2.47 +0.60
Andrew Phillips 992 1.29 +1.29
Independent Melanie Sjoberg 754 0.98 +0.46
Natural Law Heather Lorenzon 347 0.45 -1.55
Total formal votes 77,087 95.91 +0.80
Informal votes 3,287 4.09 -0.80
Turnout 80,374 95.78 +1.13
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Christine Gallus 44,576 58.06 +6.42
Labor David Abfalter 32,203 41.94 -6.42
Liberal hold Swing +6.42
Australian federal election, 1993: Hindmarsh
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Christine Gallus 38,117 47.68 +5.58
Labor John Rau 32,814 41.05 +0.32
Democrats Mark Lobban 3,855 4.82 -7.93
Natural Law Athena Yiossis 1,602 2.00 +2.00
Greens Bob Lamb 1,496 1.87 +1.87
Independent Cliff Boyd 579 0.72 +0.72
Grey Power Martin Stretton 577 0.72 -1.21
Independent Ron Dean 477 0.60 +0.60
Melanie Sjoberg 418 0.52 +0.52
Total formal votes 79,935 95.11 -0.72
Informal votes 4,111 4.89 +0.72
Turnout 84,046 94.65
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Christine Gallus 41,245 51.64 +2.61
Labor John Rau 38,627 48.36 -2.61
Liberal gain from Labor Swing +2.61
Australian federal election, 1990: Hindmarsh
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor John Scott 29,212 43.8 -5.2
Liberal Barry Lewis 24,836 37.3 -0.6
Democrats Stephen Crabbe 9,070 13.6 +5.3
Grey Power John Maguire 1,848 2.8 +2.8
Call to Australia Peter Sparrow 1,072 1.6 +1.6
Independent Alan McCarthy 418 0.6 +0.6
Independent David Moxham 178 0.3 +0.3
Total formal votes 66,634 94.9
Informal votes 3,558 5.1
Turnout 70,192 95.6
Two-party-preferred result
Labor John Scott 36,801 55.3 +0.2
Liberal Barry Lewis 29,717 44.7 -0.2
Labor hold Swing +0.2

Elections in the 1980s[edit]

Australian federal election, 1987: Hindmarsh
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor John Scott 30,782 49.0 -2.6
Liberal Barry Lewis 23,792 37.9 +0.3
Democrats Jim Mitchell 5,239 8.3 -1.7
National Glenn Jarvis 2,074 3.3 +3.3
Independent Sofia Mavrogeorgis 544 0.9 +0.9
Unite Australia Stewart Clarke 405 0.6 +0.6
Total formal votes 62,836 91.5
Informal votes 5,865 8.5
Turnout 68,701 93.2
Two-party-preferred result
Labor John Scott 34,615 55.1 -1.3
Liberal Barry Lewis 28,189 44.9 +1.3
Labor hold Swing -1.3
Australian federal election, 1984: Hindmarsh
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor John Scott 31,595 51.6 -2.3
Liberal Barry Lewis 23,011 37.6 +2.0
Democrats Ian Haines 6,124 10.0 +2.4
Socialist Workers Paul Petit 542 0.9 -2.0
Total formal votes 61,272 90.0
Informal votes 6,781 10.0
Turnout 68,053 94.3
Two-party-preferred result
Labor John Scott 34,556 56.4 -3.4
Liberal Barry Lewis 26,707 43.6 +3.4
Labor hold Swing -3.4
Australian federal election, 1983: Hindmarsh
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor John Scott 39,496 53.7 +5.7
Liberal Barry Lewis 26,280 35.8 -2.7
Democrats Jim Mitchell 5,592 7.6 -1.6
Socialist Workers Lotus Cavagnino 2,139 2.9 +0.7
Total formal votes 73,507 96.9
Informal votes 2,352 3.1
Turnout 75,859 95.2
Two-party-preferred result
Labor John Scott 60.0 +3.8
Liberal Barry Lewis 40.0 -3.8
Labor hold Swing +3.8
Australian federal election, 1980: Hindmarsh
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor John Scott 34,106 48.0 -7.2
Liberal George Basisovs 27,379 38.5 +6.0
Democrats Peter Gagliardi 6,535 9.2 -3.0
Socialist Workers Therese Doyle 1,531 2.2 +2.2
Independent Alf Gard 1,500 2.1 +2.1
Total formal votes 71,051 96.1
Informal votes 2,891 3.9
Turnout 73,942 95.1
Two-party-preferred result
Labor John Scott 56.2 -5.1
Liberal George Basisovs 43.8 +5.1
Labor hold Swing -5.1

Elections in the 1970s[edit]

Australian federal election, 1977: Hindmarsh
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Clyde Cameron 38,976 55.2 +0.8
Liberal Gregory Molfetas 22,962 32.5 -6.8
Democrats James Evans 8,628 12.2 +12.2
Total formal votes 70,566 95.8
Informal votes 3,061 4.2
Turnout 73,627 95.4
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Clyde Cameron 61.3 +5.0
Liberal Gregory Molfetas 38.7 -5.0
Labor hold Swing +5.0
Australian federal election, 1975: Hindmarsh
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Clyde Cameron 32,978 54.4 -8.5
Liberal Valentine Dignum 23,806 39.3 +11.7
Liberal Movement Ian McGowan 2,982 4.9 -2.7
Independent Ross Stanford 809 1.3 +1.3
Total formal votes 60,575 97.0
Informal votes 1,857 3.0
Turnout 62,432 96.0
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Clyde Cameron 56.3 -9.6
Liberal Valentine Dignum 43.7 +9.6
Labor hold Swing -9.6
Australian federal election, 1974: Hindmarsh
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Clyde Cameron 37,106 62.9 +0.2
Liberal Iris MacDonald 16,311 27.6 -4.2
Liberal Movement Kelvin Schultz 4,508 7.6 +7.6
Australia Wayne Kelly 1,087 1.8 +1.8
Total formal votes 59,012 96.5
Informal votes 2,115 3.5
Turnout 61,127 96.2
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Clyde Cameron 65.9 +2.1
Liberal Iris MacDonald 34.1 -2.1
Labor hold Swing +2.1
Australian federal election, 1972: Hindmarsh
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Clyde Cameron 33,551 62.7 -5.3
Liberal Ivan Denchev 17,009 31.8 +3.3
Democratic Labor Paul Hubert 2,935 5.5 +2.6
Total formal votes 53,495 96.7
Informal votes 1,827 3.3
Turnout 55,322 96.0
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Clyde Cameron 63.8 -5.0
Liberal Ivan Denchev 36.2 +5.0
Labor hold Swing -5.0

Elections in the 1960s[edit]

Australian federal election, 1969: Hindmarsh
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Clyde Cameron 34,346 68.0 +14.8
Liberal Michael Cusack 14,402 28.5 -14.6
Democratic Labor Helena Hubert 1,479 2.9 -0.9
Independent Steven Gazecimeon 245 0.5 +0.5
Total formal votes 50,472 95.4
Informal votes 2,413 4.6
Turnout 52,885 95.8
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Clyde Cameron 68.8 +14.8
Liberal Michael Cusack 31.2 -14.8
Labor hold Swing +14.8
Australian federal election, 1966: Hindmarsh
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Clyde Cameron 26,096 50.9 -21.0
Liberal Ross Stanford 23,255 45.4 +45.4
Democratic Labor Cyril Holasek 1,927 3.8 -24.3
Total formal votes 51,278 96.5
Informal votes 1,834 3.5
Turnout 53,112 96.3
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Clyde Cameron 51.7 -20.2
Liberal Ross Stanford 48.3 +48.3
Labor hold Swing -20.2
Australian federal election, 1963: Hindmarsh
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Clyde Cameron 33,975 71.9 +4.0
Democratic Labor Richard Mills 13,281 28.1 +23.5
Total formal votes 47,256 94.8
Informal votes 2,587 5.2
Turnout 49,843 95.8
Labor hold Swing +3.1
Australian federal election, 1961: Hindmarsh
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Clyde Cameron 31,194 67.9 +5.5
Liberal Karl-Juergen Liebetrau 12,619 27.5 -3.7
Democratic Labor Cyril Holasek 2,097 4.6 -1.8
Total formal votes 45,910 96.7
Informal votes 1,563 3.3
Turnout 47,473 96.0
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Clyde Cameron 68.8 +5.1
Liberal Karl-Juergen Liebetrau 31.2 -5.1
Labor hold Swing +5.1

Elections in the 1950s[edit]

Australian federal election, 1958: Hindmarsh
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Clyde Cameron 27,141 62.4 +2.2
Liberal Alan Smith 13,550 31.2 +0.4
Democratic Labor Francis Moran 2,771 6.4 -2.5
Total formal votes 43,462 96.6
Informal votes 1,535 3.4
Turnout 44,997 96.5
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Clyde Cameron 63.7 +1.7
Liberal Alan Smith 36.3 -1.7
Labor hold Swing +1.7
Australian federal election, 1955: Hindmarsh
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Clyde Cameron 23,828 60.2 -39.8
Liberal Frank Potter 12,189 30.8 +30.8
Labor (A-C) Francis Moran 3,532 8.9 +8.9
Total formal votes 39,549 95.6
Informal votes 1,736 4.2
Turnout 41,285 96.2
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Clyde Cameron 62.0 -38.0
Liberal Frank Potter 38.0 +38.0
Labor hold Swing -38.0
Australian federal election, 1954: Hindmarsh
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Clyde Cameron unopposed
Labor hold Swing
Australian federal election, 1951: Hindmarsh
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Clyde Cameron unopposed
Labor hold Swing

Elections in the 1940s[edit]

Australian federal election, 1949: Hindmarsh
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Clyde Cameron 29,260 69.7 +2.8
Liberal Albert Turnbull 12,736 30.3 +6.4
Total formal votes 41,996 97.5
Informal votes 1,096 2.5
Turnout 43,092 97.1
Labor hold Swing -5.4
Australian federal election, 1946: Hindmarsh
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Albert Thompson 52,475 68.4 -8.4
Liberal William Palmer 16,462 21.5 -1.7
Communist Alan Finger 7,731 10.1 +10.1
Total formal votes 76,668 96.3
Informal votes 2,931 3.7
Turnout 79,599 95.2
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Albert Thompson 76.5 -0.3
Liberal William Palmer 23.5 +0.3
Labor hold Swing -0.3
Australian federal election, 1943: Hindmarsh
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Norman Makin 56,359 76.8 +11.1
United Australia James Butler 17,030 23.2 -11.1
Total formal votes 73,389 97.6
Informal votes 1,824 2.4
Turnout 75,213 97.5
Labor hold Swing +11.1
Australian federal election, 1940: Hindmarsh
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Norman Makin 41,718 65.7 -5.0
United Australia Harry Hatwell 21,758 34.3 +5.0
Total formal votes 63,476 96.2
Informal votes 2,530 3.8
Turnout 66,006 95.6
Labor hold Swing -5.0

Elections in the 1930s[edit]

Australian federal election, 1937: Hindmarsh
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Norman Makin 43,215 70.7 +8.8
United Australia Harry Hatwell 17,918 29.3 +29.3
Total formal votes 61,133 95.8
Informal votes 2,662 4.2
Turnout 63,795 97.1
Labor hold Swing +4.0
Australian federal election, 1934: Hindmarsh
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Norman Makin 34,275 61.9 +8.0
Independent Ernest Evans 13,329 24.1 +24.1
Social Credit Charles Brock 6,787 12.3 +12.3
Communist Tom Garland 1,011 1.8 +1.8
Total formal votes 55,402 93.6
Informal votes 3,790 6.4
Turnout 59,192 94.8
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Norman Makin 66.7 +9.2
Independent Ernest Evans 33.3 +33.3
Labor hold Swing +9.2
Australian federal election, 1931: Hindmarsh
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Norman Makin 28,047 54.7 -45.3
Emergency Committee (SA) Ernest Evans 20,657 40.3 +40.3
Lang Labor Sid O'Flaherty 2,524 4.9 +4.9
Total formal votes 51,228 95.7
Informal votes 2,301 4.3
Turnout 53,529 96.2
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Norman Makin 58.4 -41.6
Emergency Committee (SA) Ernest Evans 41.6 +41.6
Labor hold Swing -41.6

Elections in the 1920s[edit]

Australian federal election, 1929: Hindmarsh
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Norman Makin unopposed
Labor hold Swing
Australian federal election, 1928: Hindmarsh
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Norman Makin 33,241 70.6 +5.4
Nationalist Henry Dunks 8,748 18.6 -16.2
Independent Ross Graham 5,081 10.8 +10.8
Total formal votes 47,070 91.1
Informal votes 4,626 8.9
Turnout 51,696 94.7
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Norman Makin 73.3 +8.1
Nationalist Henry Dunks 26.7 -8.1
Labor hold Swing +8.1
Australian federal election, 1925: Hindmarsh
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Norman Makin 29,097 65.2 -3.4
Nationalist John Verran 15,504 34.8 +3.4
Total formal votes 44,601 95.6
Informal votes 2,058 4.4
Turnout 46,659 94.3
Labor hold Swing -3.4
Australian federal election, 1922: Hindmarsh
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Norman Makin 15,111 68.6 +14.6
Nationalist Charles Hayter 6,925 31.4 -14.6
Total formal votes 22,036 94.0
Informal votes 1,409 6.0
Turnout 23,445 54.1
Labor hold Swing +14.6

Elections in the 1910s[edit]

Australian federal election, 1919: Hindmarsh
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Norman Makin 17,195 51.4 +7.2
Nationalist William Archibald 16,279 48.6 -7.2
Total formal votes 33,474 97.4
Informal votes 906 2.6
Turnout 34,380 69.1
Labor gain from Nationalist Swing +7.2
Australian federal election, 1917: Hindmarsh
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Nationalist William Archibald 19,174 55.8 +30.2
Labor James Cavanagh 15,177 44.2 -30.2
Total formal votes 34,351 96.5
Informal votes 1,264 3.5
Turnout 35,615 74.9
Nationalist gain from Labor Swing +30.2
Australian federal election, 1914: Hindmarsh
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor William Archibald 25,913 74.4 -25.6
Liberal James Craig 8,895 25.6 +25.6
Total formal votes 34,808 97.6
Informal votes 839 2.4
Turnout 35,647 77.8
Labor hold Swing -25.6
Australian federal election, 1913: Hindmarsh
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor William Archibald unopposed
Labor hold Swing
Australian federal election, 1910: Hindmarsh
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour William Archibald unopposed
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1900s[edit]

Australian federal election, 1906: Hindmarsh
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour James Hutchison unopposed
Labour hold Swing
Australian federal election, 1903: Hindmarsh
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour James Hutchison 6,003 66.7 +66.7
Protectionist James Shaw 3,000 33.3 +33.3
Total formal votes 9,003 97.1
Informal votes 266 2.9
Turnout 9,269 37.9
Labour win (new seat)

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