Electoral Enrolment Statistics


Proposed Electoral Districts - Downloadable Statistics:

Disclaimer: The electoral redistribution process uses various Queensland State and Federal spatial and demographic datasets in its modelling of state boundaries. Therefore the outputs may not align perfectly to boundaries or data maintained by other authorities.

Current and Projected Enrolment - Districts and SA1s:

Spatial MapInfo Data - Districts and SA1s:

Note: Geographical Information Systems (GIS) software is required to view the Spatial MapInfo Format data-sets. The digital data-sets come with a free Creative Commons Attribution License.

Spatial ESRI Data - Districts and SA1s:

Spatial KML Data - Districts:


The overriding consideration for Queensland's boundary redistribution is the number of electors in each district. Section 45 of the Electoral Act 1992 (the Act) requires that the Commission ensure voter enrolment in each district is within the accepted numerical limits. 

For those making submissions, the Commission recommends using the Downloadable Statistics provided below where possible.

Average Electoral Enrolment (based on 29 August 2016 data capture)

To determine Queensland's electoral boundaries based on enrolment, the Commission has sourced data from the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) which offers a snapshot of the total number of electors enrolled to vote in Queensland as at the 29 August 2016. This total is then divided by the number of electoral districts (93) to produce an average enrolment per district, often referred to as the 'quota'. 

If a district’s enrolment varies from the average by more or less than the 10 per cent allowance, the district is considered to be out of quota.

EnrolmentDistrictsAverage District Enrolment (Quota)Variation from Average (+10%)Variation from Average (-10%)
3,084,5969333,16836,48529,851

Projected Average Electoral Enrolment (projection for 29 August 2023)

The Commission will consider projected enrolment estimates provided by Queensland Treasury to ensure that all 93 districts remain in quota to the greatest extent possible, until the need for the next redistribution arises.

EnrolmentDistrictsAverage District Enrolment (Quota)Variation from Average (+10%)Variation from Average (-10%)
3,427,9679336,86040,54633,174

Large Electorate Allowance

As a result of Queensland's size and geography, further consideration has been given to the remote and rural districts that are generally much larger in size but fewer in electors than their urban counterparts.

Under the Act, electoral districts that exceed 100,000km2 in area, come under the “additional large district number”. This provision calculates a notional sum of electors equal to 2% of the total area of the district and adds them to the number of actual electors.

Proposed DistrictEnrolment (August 2016 data)District Size (km2)Apply Large District Number (2%)Cook's Adjusted Enrolment Figure
Cook31,443196,835196,835  x  0.02  =  3,937 notional electors31,443  +  3,937  =  35,380 electors

Existing Electoral Districts - Downloadable Statistics (based on October 2015 enrolment data):

Please note: the statistics below are for the 89 current districts

Current and Projected Enrolment - Districts and SA1s:

Spatial MapInfo Data - Districts and SA1s:

Note: Geographical Information Systems (GIS) software is required to view the Spatial MapInfo Format data-sets. The digital data-sets come with a free Creative Commons Attribution License.

Heat Map and Enrolment Summary: 

The Commissioners' Heat Map provides a visual representation of the districts and their deviation from the average enrolment for 93 districts based on May 2016 enrolment information. While there are currently 89 districts, this map gives an indication of the areas in which electoral boundary changes will be required and new districts created.