South Australian state election, 1947
State elections were held in South Australia on 8 March 1947. All 39 seats in the South Australian House of Assembly were up for election. The incumbent Liberal and Country League government led by Premier of South Australia Thomas Playford IV defeated the opposition Australian Labor Party led by Leader of the Opposition Robert Richards.
|Australian Labor Party||133,959||48.64||+6.12||13||-3|
|Liberal and Country League||111,216||40.38||-5.46||23||+3|
|Communist Party of Australia||8,178||2.97||+0.90||0||0|
|Liberal and Country League||WIN||52.00||+5.30||23||+3|
|Australian Labor Party||48.00||-5.30||13||-3|
- The primary vote was counted on seats contested, while the two-party vote was estimated for all seats.
- Results of the South Australian state election, 1947 (House of Assembly)
- Members of the South Australian House of Assembly, 1947-1950
- Members of the South Australian Legislative Council, 1947-1950
- Jaensch, Dean (March 2007). "The 1947 General Election - Formed the 32nd Parliament". History of South Australian elections 1857-2006: House of Assembly, Volume 1. State Electoral Office South Australia. pp. 263–265. ISBN 9780975048634 – via Electoral Commission of South Australia.
- Tilby Stock, Jenny (1996). "The 'Playmander', Its origins, operation and effect on South Australia". In O'Neil, Bernard; Raftery, Judith; Round, Kerrie. Playford's South Australia: essays on the history of South Australia, 1933-1968. Association of Professional Historians. pp. 73–90. ISBN 9780646290928 – via Professional Historians Association (South Australia).
- "Liberals Win: Gains in S.A. Elections". The Sydney Morning Herald. 10 March 1947. Retrieved 12 January 2016 – via Trove.
- "Electoral system and voting for the South Australian House of Assembly from 1890: Election held on 8 March 1947". Australian Politics and Elections Database. University of Western Australia. Retrieved 12 January 2016.
- "Liberals win in SA: Gain Three Seats". The Mercury. 10 March 1947. Retrieved 12 January 2016 – via Trove.
- "L.C.L Wins Victoria". The Border Watch. 15 March 1947. Retrieved 12 January 2016 – via Trove.