to go straight to full pendulum
browser (if you can only see part of the frame at right),
The links above and at right will change the contents
of this left hand page. For example, clicking the Full Federal Pendulum will
bring it up here.
Read this blurb already? Then begin by
clicking a link above; the full
pendulum is as good a place as any.
Once a pendulum (or table) is shown here, you can click
on a seat to see its details at right.
All apply to federal elections; the full one shows all 150 seats; the rest are subsets - either state or
The full pendulum has a graph showing the national two
party preferred vote at each election since 1984. Click here
for 1949 to 2001. Each state has a similar graph - for votes at federal
elections - and every seat has its own graph. These electorate graphs are very
useful for examining their behaviour over time.
At any time, click "start again" at top right
to see this page and links in right frame.
If you're iffy on the difference between
primary and two party preferred votes, read this.
Each pendulum or table has an initial blurb. Some will
start in this frame and overflow into the right hand frame, others are just in
right hand frame, and others just in this frame. If right hand frame required,
there'll be a link. For example, the Full Pendulum has all its blurb in the
right hand frame, which you get clicking the pendulum's centre.
The rules, as always: Labor seats red, Liberal
blue, National brown, Independents
Orange, Greens green. When referred to as a
whole. Coalition is also blue.c
When you click a seat, various data will
appear in the right frame, including a portrait of the member (from the
Parliament House website), those graphs (read about
them), 2001 Census data, other statistics and in some cases
There are also links to the AEC page and aph pages for that
seat/member; the former in particular has seat history, including all past
members. Both have electorate maps.
Ready to start? Click a pendulum at top,
or a table a right. Or begin with
the full federal pendulum.