Template:Australian Politics Suburb

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Purpose[edit]

This template is intended to replace manual boxes which have appeared in a number of suburb and town articles that are part of various Australian city projects and Wikiproject Australian Places. Manual boxes are not only difficult to update and keep updated, but are difficult to locate as they are not linked to anything else on the Wikipedia project.

This box is an overview aimed at suburb/town article readers and is not intended to be used for electorates. Please consult Wikiproject Australian Politics for what is appropriate for such articles.

Use[edit]

This template can display the votes in one of two ways - normal mode and short mode.

  • Normal mode should be used at most times. It presents clearly and gives a snapshot view of the state of the parties in a suburb.
  • Short mode should be used only when many results (i.e. over 3 or 4) need to be displayed, and where normal mode obscures patterns or trends.
Normal template (standalone)
{{Australian Politics Suburb
 | election = 
 | elecref  = 
 | party1 =   | percent1 = 
 | party2 =   | percent2 = 
 | party3 =   | percent3 = 
 | party4 =   | percent4 = 
 | party5 =   | percent5 = }}
Short template (must be part of table)
{{Australian Politics Suburb | type = short
 | election = 
 | elecref  = 
 | party1 =   | percent1 = 
 | party2 =   | percent2 = 
 | party3 =   | percent3 = 
 | party4 =   | percent4 = 
 | party5 =   | percent5 = }}

Help[edit]

election To which election do these statistics relate? (text or link)

Preferred: "2006 state election" or "2004 federal election"
elecref (Optional) Reference for contained data. Can be an external link eg [1], or a footnote using Wikipedia reference tags. Use the latter option sparingly as it tends to clutter the references section of the article if there are more than one or two.
party# Code for the party, or the party's name if a code does not exist. Currently recognised codes are:
  • ALP - Australian Labor Party
  • LIB - Liberal Party
  • CLP - Country Liberal Party (NT)
  • NAT - The Nationals
  • GRN - Australian Greens
  • DEM - Australian Democrats
  • ONP - One Nation Party (also HAN)
  • CDP - Christian Democratic Party
  • FFP - Family First Party
  • DLP - Democratic Labor Party (VIC)
  • DLX - Democratic Labor Party (historical)
  • AUS - Australia Party
  • IND - Independent
percent# The percentage of votes, entered as a number with no percent sign, gained in the suburb by the corresponding party - i.e. percent1 is the percentage of votes gained by party1, and so on.

Notes

  • The template does not sort parties, so it is advisable that party1/percent1 is the party with the highest votes, and so on down to party5/percent5. Only the first two are compulsory, so if 3-5 are left blank, they simply will not display.
  • Although there may be many candidates or parties in an election, the purpose of this box is to paint a picture of the suburb to readers - those more interested in the politics can click on the electorate links provided in {{Infobox Australian place}} or in the prose.
  • Use of the short version requires knowledge of tables. An example is provided below.
{| class="wikitable" style="margin: 2px;"
|-
{{Australian Politics Suburb | type = short
 | election = [[Australian federal election, 2004|2004 federal election]]
 | elecref  = [http://results.aec.gov.au/12246/results/HousePollingPlaceFirstPrefs-12246-3380.htm]
 | party1 = LIB | percent1 = 49.5
 | party2 = ALP | percent2 = 38.7
 | party3 = GRN | percent3 = 6.26
 | party4 = FFP | percent4 = 1.64
 | party5 = IND | percent5 = 1.57}}
|-
{{Australian Politics Suburb | type = short
 | election = [[Australian federal election, 2001|2001 federal election]]
 | elecref  = [http://www.aec.gov.au/Elections/federal_elections/2001/results/3275.htm#3380]
 | party1 = LIB | percent1 = 45.8
 | party2 = ALP | percent2 = 37.5
 | party3 = DEM | percent3 = 8.00
 | party4 = GRN | percent4 = 5.54
 | party5 = HAN | percent5 = 2.13}}
|}

This appears as:

2004 federal election [2] LIB 49.5% ALP 38.7% GRN 6.26% FFP 1.64% Ind. 1.57%
2001 federal election [3] LIB 45.8% ALP 37.5% DEM 8.00% GRN 5.54% ONP 2.13%

For other examples please see the talk page.