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NSW State Electoral Districts Ranked by 2016 Census Characteristics

NSW State Electoral Districts Ranked by 2016 Census Characteristics

Advice on legislation or legal policy issues contained in this paper is provided for use in parliamentary debate and for related parliamentary purposes. This paper is not professional legal opinion.
Background Paper 03/2018 by Daniel Montoya

​This paper presents data from the 2016 Census of Population and Housing for the 93 NSW State Electoral Districts (SEDs). Data is presented according to the electoral district boundaries announced in September 2013. A political party affiliation has been provided for each electoral district, as of May 2018. Where available, figures from the 2011 Census have also been included to show change over time. A companion Background Paper – NSW Electorate Profiles: 2016 Census – presents the same data by electorate.

This publication is arranged by selected census characteristics. For each characteristic, three numbers from the 2016 Census are provided for all 93 NSW SEDs:

  • A count of persons/families/dwellings;

  • The count expressed as a percentage of the total electoral division population, or a subset of that population (where relevant); and

  • The electorate's rank in relation to all electorates (in most cases based on the percentage).