1800.0 - Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey, 2017  
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RESULTS FOR SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Response

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

Of the eligible Australians in South Australia (SA) who expressed a view on this question, the majority indicated that the law should be changed to allow same-sex couples to marry, with 592,528 (62.5%) responding Yes and 356,247 (37.5%) responding No. Nearly 8 out of 10 eligible Australians in SA (79.7%) expressed their view.

Response by Federal Electoral Divisions within South Australia(a)
Federal Electoral Division Yes No Total
no. Yes % no. No % no. %
Adelaide 62,769 70.1 26,771 29.9 89,540 100
Barker 42,498 52.3 38,827 47.7 81,325 100
Boothby 62,139 68.5 28,556 31.5 90,695 100
Grey 40,811 53.3 35,750 46.7 76,561 100
Hindmarsh 57,947 63.3 33,613 36.7 91,560 100
Kingston 58,863 68.1 27,567 31.9 86,430 100
Makin 51,547 60.4 33,743 39.6 85,290 100
Mayo 57,361 64.7 31,247 35.3 88,608 100
Port Adelaide 53,649 61.3 33,869 38.7 87,518 100
Sturt 52,308 61.6 32,655 38.4 84,963 100
Wakefield 52,636 61.0 33,649 39.0 86,285 100
South Australia (Total) 592,528 62.5 356,247 37.5 948,775 100
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

951,553 (79.7%) eligible Australians in SA participated in the Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey.

Females were more likely to respond than males. In SA, 82.0% (497,538) of eligible females and 77.3% (443,903) of eligible males responded to the survey.

In SA those aged 70 to 74 were the most likely to respond to the survey, with 90.4% of eligible Australians in this age group participating. The participation rate was lowest in those aged 25 to 29 at 71.2%.

Participation by Federal Electoral Divisions within South Australia(a)
Federal Electoral Division Total responding(b) Non-responding Total
no. Total responding(b) % no. Non-responding % no. %
Adelaide 89,757 81.4 20,477 18.6 110,234 100
Barker 81,568 77.0 24,297 23.0 105,865 100
Boothby 90,929 84.3 16,919 15.7 107,848 100
Grey 76,821 75.2 25,327 24.8 102,148 100
Hindmarsh 91,833 81.7 20,548 18.3 112,381 100
Kingston 86,682 80.7 20,764 19.3 107,446 100
Makin 85,532 79.5 21,991 20.5 107,523 100
Mayo 88,869 83.8 17,239 16.2 106,108 100
Port Adelaide 87,794 76.3 27,253 23.7 115,047 100
Sturt 85,215 81.4 19,410 18.6 104,625 100
Wakefield 86,553 75.7 27,802 24.3 114,355 100
South Australia (Total) 951,553 79.7 242,027 20.3 1,193,580 100
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)