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

Response

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

Of the eligible Australians in Victoria who expressed a view on this question, the majority indicated that the law should be changed to allow same-sex couples to marry, with 2,145,629 (64.9%) responding Yes and 1,161,098 (35.1%) responding No. More than 8 out of 10 eligible Australians in Victoria (81.7%) expressed their view.

Response for Federal Electoral Divisions within Victoria(a)
Federal Electoral Division Yes No Total
no. Yes % no. No % no. %
Aston 48,455 62.0 29,730 38.0 78,185 100
Ballarat 65,613 70.5 27,405 29.5 93,018 100
Batman 66,383 71.2 26,906 28.8 93,289 100
Bendigo 63,412 68.7 28,852 31.3 92,264 100
Bruce 34,644 46.9 39,203 53.1 73,847 100
Calwell 37,839 43.2 49,823 56.8 87,662 100
Casey 59,959 68.1 28,144 31.9 88,103 100
Chisholm 49,448 61.6 30,844 38.4 80,292 100
Corangamite 69,723 71.6 27,708 28.4 97,431 100
Corio 62,658 67.7 29,865 32.3 92,523 100
Deakin 55,464 65.7 28,973 34.3 84,437 100
Dunkley 62,840 72.0 24,471 28.0 87,311 100
Flinders 68,291 70.0 29,275 30.0 97,566 100
Gellibrand 62,045 68.1 29,065 31.9 91,110 100
Gippsland 51,196 60.2 33,910 39.8 85,106 100
Goldstein 69,726 76.3 21,663 23.7 91,389 100
Gorton 49,834 53.3 43,587 46.7 93,421 100
Higgins 70,059 78.3 19,375 21.7 89,434 100
Holt 47,147 50.7 45,875 49.3 93,022 100
Hotham 47,986 59.6 32,524 40.4 80,510 100
Indi 54,563 63.1 31,925 36.9 86,488 100
Isaacs 56,645 65.3 30,063 34.7 86,708 100
Jagajaga 65,098 73.5 23,453 26.5 88,551 100
Kooyong 63,592 73.7 22,729 26.3 86,321 100
Lalor 57,062 56.8 43,429 43.2 100,491 100
La Trobe 61,807 67.5 29,826 32.5 91,633 100
Mallee 42,495 54.3 35,795 45.7 78,290 100
Maribyrnong 53,208 59.9 35,658 40.1 88,866 100
McEwen 73,705 65.4 39,007 34.6 112,712 100
McMillan 61,479 62.7 36,500 37.3 97,979 100
Melbourne 81,287 83.7 15,839 16.3 97,126 100
Melbourne Ports 70,589 82.0 15,523 18.0 86,112 100
Menzies 47,137 57.0 35,626 43.0 82,763 100
Murray 48,205 57.6 35,452 42.4 83,657 100
Scullin 48,245 53.4 42,147 46.6 90,392 100
Wannon 49,340 61.0 31,529 39.0 80,869 100
Wills 68,450 70.0 29,399 30.0 97,849 100
Victoria (Total) 2,145,629 64.9 1,161,098 35.1 3,306,727 100
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

3,317,755 (81.7%) eligible Australians in Victoria participated in the Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey.

Females were more likely to respond than males. In Victoria, 83.6% (1,736,595) of eligible females and 79.6% (1,554,205) of eligible males responded to the survey.

In Victoria, those aged 70 to 74 were the most likely to respond to the survey with 89.3% of eligible electors in this age group participating. The participation rate was lowest in those aged 30 to 34 at 75.9%.

Participation for Federal Electoral Divisions within Victoria(a)
Federal Electoral Division Total responding(b) Non-responding Total
no. Total responding(b) % no. Non-responding % no. %
Aston 78,419 81.6 17,664 18.4 96,083 100
Ballarat 93,351 81.7 20,923 18.3 114,274 100
Batman 93,576 83.9 17,901 16.1 111,477 100
Bendigo 92,597 82.7 19,360 17.3 111,957 100
Bruce 74,104 77.7 21,261 22.3 95,365 100
Calwell 87,993 78.9 23,588 21.1 111,581 100
Casey 88,419 84.0 16,807 16.0 105,226 100
Chisholm 80,563 82.4 17,188 17.6 97,751 100
Corangamite 97,757 85.1 17,123 14.9 114,880 100
Corio 92,882 83.6 18,255 16.4 111,137 100
Deakin 84,713 84.6 15,389 15.4 100,102 100
Dunkley 87,596 81.9 19,322 18.1 106,918 100
Flinders 97,902 82.1 21,407 17.9 119,309 100
Gellibrand 91,388 82.2 19,771 17.8 111,159 100
Gippsland 85,444 80.7 20,370 19.3 105,814 100
Goldstein 91,627 86.0 14,857 14.0 106,484 100
Gorton 93,768 77.3 27,479 22.7 121,247 100
Higgins 89,614 84.4 16,615 15.6 106,229 100
Holt 93,311 76.8 28,260 23.2 121,571 100
Hotham 80,813 80.4 19,732 19.6 100,545 100
Indi 86,812 82.1 18,934 17.9 105,746 100
Isaacs 86,983 80.8 20,692 19.2 107,675 100
Jagajaga 88,806 85.3 15,363 14.7 104,169 100
Kooyong 86,552 86.0 14,147 14.0 100,699 100
Lalor 100,836 77.0 30,127 23.0 130,963 100
La Trobe 91,901 82.9 19,002 17.1 110,903 100
Mallee 78,649 78.8 21,207 21.2 99,856 100
Maribyrnong 89,226 79.0 23,762 21.0 112,988 100
McEwen 113,089 80.7 26,966 19.3 140,055 100
McMillan 98,351 81.4 22,403 18.6 120,754 100
Melbourne 97,308 82.8 20,154 17.2 117,462 100
Melbourne Ports 86,310 82.2 18,745 17.8 105,055 100
Menzies 83,021 84.1 15,745 15.9 98,766 100
Murray 84,014 79.6 21,560 20.4 105,574 100
Scullin 90,749 79.9 22,817 20.1 113,566 100
Wannon 81,212 81.4 18,569 18.6 99,781 100
Wills 98,099 82.9 20,169 17.1 118,268 100
Victoria (Total) 3,317,755 81.7 743,634 18.3 4,061,389 100
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)