1800.0 - Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey, 2017  
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RESULTS FOR NORTHERN TERRITORY

Response

Should the law be changed to allow same-sex couples to marry?

Of the eligible Australians in the Northern Territory (NT) who expressed a view on this question, the majority indicated that the law should be changed to allow same-sex couples to marry, with 48,686 (60.6%) responding Yes and 31,690 (39.4%) responding No. Nearly 6 out of 10 eligible Australians in theáNTá(58.4%) expressed their view.

Response by Federal Electoral Divisions within the Northern Territory(a)
Federal Electoral Division Yes No Total
no. Yes % no. No % no. %
Lingiari(b) 19,026 54.5 15,898 45.5 34,924 100
Solomon 29,660 65.3 15,792 34.7 45,452 100
Northern Territory (Total) 48,686 60.6 31,690 39.4 80,376 100
Australia (Total) 7,817,247 61.6 4,873,987 38.4 12,691,234 100
(a) The Federal Electoral Division boundaries are current as at 24 August 2017.
(b) Includes Christmas Island and the Cocos (Keeling) Islands.


Participation

80,605 (58.4%) eligible Australians in theáNTáparticipated in the Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey.

Females were more likely to respond than males. In theáNT, 60.7% (41,106) of eligible females and 56.0% (38,997) of eligible males responded to the survey.

In theáNT, those aged 75 to 79 were the most likely to respond to the survey with 74.9% of eligible Australians in this age group participating. The participation rate was lowest in those aged 20 to 24 at 46.4%.

Participation by Federal Electoral Divisions within the Northern Territory(a)
Federal Electoral Division Total responding(b) Non-responding Total
no. Total responding(b) % no. Non-responding % no. %
Lingiari(c) 35,030 50.1 34,854 49.9 69,884 100
Solomon 45,575 66.8 22,642 33.2 68,217 100
Northern Territory (Total) 80,605 58.4 57,496 41.6 138,101 100
Australia (Total) 12,727,920 79.5 3,278,260 20.5 16,006,180 100
(a) The Federal Electoral Division boundaries are current as at 24 August 2017.
(b) Includes response not clear and blank responses.
(c) Includes Christmas Island and the Cocos (Keeling) Islands.


For more detailed information on response and participation, download the results spreadsheets from theáDownloads.

To find out more about the characteristics of New South Wales electoral divisions seeáQuickstats.

Please note that the Quickstats boundaries are based on the Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS) not the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) Federal Electoral Division boundaries. For further information please seeáAustralian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS): Volume 3 - Non ABS Structures, July 2017 (cat. no. 1270.0.55.003)