1800.0 - Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey, 2017  
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RESULTS FOR QUEENSLAND

Response

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

Of the eligible Australians in Queensland who expressed a view on this question, the majority indicated that the law should be changed to allow same-sex couples to marry, with 1,487,060 (60.7%) responding Yes and 961,015 (39.3%) responding No. Nearly 8 out of 10 eligible Australians in Queensland (77.9%) expressed their view.

Response for Federal Electoral Divisions within Queensland(a)
Federal Electoral Division Yes No Total
no. Yes % no. No % no. %
Blair 47,194 60.0 31,433 40.0 78,627 100
Bonner 52,139 62.0 31,891 38.0 84,030 100
Bowman 53,529 62.1 32,627 37.9 86,156 100
Brisbane 72,812 79.5 18,762 20.5 91,574 100
Capricornia 39,917 54.1 33,917 45.9 73,834 100
Dawson 42,539 55.1 34,599 44.9 77,138 100
Dickson 54,206 65.2 28,988 34.8 83,194 100
Fadden 52,154 61.8 32,218 38.2 84,372 100
Fairfax 58,510 64.3 32,451 35.7 90,961 100
Fisher 52,023 62.8 30,783 37.2 82,806 100
Flynn 39,020 51.5 36,783 48.5 75,803 100
Forde 46,937 60.5 30,585 39.5 77,522 100
Griffith 69,171 76.6 21,132 23.4 90,303 100
Groom 40,536 49.2 41,915 50.8 82,451 100
Herbert 48,110 62.8 28,441 37.2 76,551 100
Hinkler 40,649 50.7 39,548 49.3 80,197 100
Kennedy 33,160 46.7 37,784 53.3 70,944 100
Leichhardt 47,750 63.4 27,606 36.6 75,356 100
Lilley 59,991 67.7 28,671 32.3 88,662 100
Longman 51,268 60.4 33,576 39.6 84,844 100
Maranoa 35,475 43.9 45,308 56.1 80,783 100
McPherson 54,034 65.5 28,486 34.5 82,520 100
Moncrieff 50,566 63.8 28,717 36.2 79,283 100
Moreton 47,418 60.9 30,413 39.1 77,831 100
Oxley 44,655 60.3 29,365 39.7 74,020 100
Petrie 53,144 61.6 33,067 38.4 86,211 100
Rankin 41,570 54.6 34,621 45.4 76,191 100
Ryan 64,967 72.7 24,451 27.3 89,418 100
Wide Bay 46,507 55.6 37,065 44.4 83,572 100
Wright 47,109 56.8 35,812 43.2 82,921 100
Queensland (Total) 1,487,060 60.7 961,015 39.3 2,448,075 100
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.


Participation

2,455,163 (77.9%) eligible Australians in Queensland participated in the Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey.

Females were more likely to respond than males. In Queensland, 80.1% (1,286,719) of eligible females and 75.6% (1,149,465) of eligible males responded to the survey.

In Queensland, those aged 70 to 74 were the most likely to respond to the survey with 89.6% of eligible Australians in this age group participating. The participation rate was lowest in those aged 20 to 24 at 67.6%.

Participation for Federal Electoral Divisions within Queensland(a)
Federal Electoral Division Total responding(b) Non-responding Total
no. Total responding(b) % no. Non-responding % no. %
Blair 78,883 76.7 23,975 23.3 102,858 100
Bonner 84,239 82.4 17,981 17.6 102,220 100
Bowman 86,376 81.4 19,691 18.6 106,067 100
Brisbane 91,733 81.6 20,656 18.4 112,389 100
Capricornia 74,064 74.8 24,896 25.2 98,960 100
Dawson 77,343 74.2 26,943 25.8 104,286 100
Dickson 83,384 81.8 18,527 18.2 101,911 100
Fadden 84,587 76.3 26,234 23.7 110,821 100
Fairfax 91,238 81.0 21,335 19.0 112,573 100
Fisher 83,064 80.9 19,625 19.1 102,689 100
Flynn 76,065 75.6 24,529 24.4 100,594 100
Forde 77,753 76.1 24,423 23.9 102,176 100
Griffith 90,487 81.8 20,133 18.2 110,620 100
Groom 82,713 80.0 20,717 20.0 103,430 100
Herbert 76,758 72.1 29,665 27.9 106,423 100
Hinkler 80,505 78.2 22,425 21.8 102,930 100
Kennedy 71,207 70.5 29,794 29.5 101,001 100
Leichhardt 75,595 67.8 35,841 32.2 111,436 100
Lilley 88,880 81.4 20,249 18.6 109,129 100
Longman 85,102 77.8 24,250 22.2 109,352 100
Maranoa 81,135 78.2 22,553 21.8 103,688 100
McPherson 82,749 78.1 23,214 21.9 105,963 100
Moncrieff 79,497 75.9 25,232 24.1 104,729 100
Moreton 78,051 79.6 20,020 20.4 98,071 100
Oxley 74,244 76.1 23,348 23.9 97,592 100
Petrie 86,411 78.7 23,323 21.3 109,734 100
Rankin 76,428 74.5 26,119 25.5 102,547 100
Ryan 89,580 84.7 16,223 15.3 105,803 100
Wide Bay 83,891 79.5 21,645 20.5 105,536 100
Wright 83,201 79.0 22,144 21.0 105,345 100
Queensland (Total) 2,455,163 77.9 695,710 22.1 3,150,873 100
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.


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

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

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 see Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS): Volume 3 - Non ABS Structures, July 2017 (cat. no. 1270.0.55.003)