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1370.0 - Measures of Australia's Progress, 2013  
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Measures of Australia's Progress

Further info for participation

Need some more info on the participation theme? Hopefully this page can point you in the right direction
This page contains the following further information for participation:
USEFUL LINKS
ABS General Social Survey: Summary Results, Australia, 2006 & 2010 (cat. no. 4159.0)

Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) 2012, Who voted in previous referendums and elections
Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) 2012, National enrolment figures 2010 - 2013
GLOSSARY

Compulsory voting

Compulsory voting means that every eligible Australian citizen (18 years or older) is required by law to enrol and vote. If a person does not vote and is unable to provide a 'valid and sufficient' reason, a penalty is imposed. Compulsory voting is a distinctive feature of the Australian political culture.

All Australians who are eligible to vote elect people to represent them in the two houses of Parliament – the Senate and the House of Representatives.

Click on the links below to be taken to a summary of the graphs from the corresponding tab within the participation theme:

Overall progress?
Involvement in decision making
Access and opportunity
Taking responsibility


OVERALL PROGRESS?
Eligible Australians enrolled to vote
Headline progress indicator
...by state and territory, 2013
Image: Graph - Eligible Australians enrolled to vote
Source:
Australian Electoral Commission (AEC), National enrolment figures by state/territory, viewed 23 September 2013
Image: Graph - Eligible Australians enrolled to vote by state and territory, 2013
Source:
Australian Electoral Commission (AEC), National enrolment figures by state/territory, viewed 23 September 2013

INVOLVEMENT IN DECISION MAKING
Voter turnout at federal elections
Progress indicator
...over the longer term, House of Reps
Image: Graph - Voter turnout at federal elections
Source:
Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) 2012, Who voted in previous referendums and elections, viewed 23 September 2013
Image: Graph - Voter turnout at federal elections over the longer term, House of Reps
Source:
Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) 2012, Who voted in previous referendums and elections, viewed 23 September 2013
...over the longer term, Senate
Image: Graph - Voter turnout at federal elections over the longer term, Senate
Source:
Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) 2012, Who voted in previous referendums and elections, viewed 23 September 2013

ACCESS AND OPPORTUNITY
Active participation in civic & political groups(a)
Progress indicator
...by age, 2010
Image: Graph - Active participation in civic & political groups
Footnote:
(a) Proportion of persons aged 18 years and over that have actively participated in a civic or political group(s) in the last 12 months.
Source:
ABS General Social Survey: Summary Results, Australia, 2006 & 2010 (cat. no. 4159.0)
Image: Graph - Active participation in civic & political groups by age, 2010
Footnote:
^ Estimates for the 18-24, 25-34, 65-74 and 75-84 year age groups have a relative standard error of 10% to less than 25% and should be used with caution.
* Estimate for the 85 years or more age group has a relative standard error of 25% to 50% and should be used with caution.
(a) Proportion of persons aged 18 years and over that have actively participated in a civic or political group(s) in the last 12 months.
Source:
ABS General Social Survey: Summary Results, Australia, 2006 & 2010 (cat. no. 4159.0)

TAKING RESPONSIBILITY
Overseas-born Australian residents (who have lived here for five years or more) who are Australian citizens
Progress indicator
...over the longer term
Image: Graph - Overseas-born Australian residents (who have lived here for five years or more) who are Australian citizens
Source:
Data available on request, ABS Censuses of Population and Housing
Image: Graph - Overseas-born Australian residents (who have lived here for five years or more) who are Australian citizens over the longer term
Source:
Data available on request, ABS Censuses of Population and Housing

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