Same-sex marriage postal survey: how Sydney electorates voted

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The same-sex marriage survey has exposed sharp differences in attitudes between Sydney’s east and west after more than 1.1 million voters across the city voted against any change to marriage laws.

Sydney had three of the five highest yes-voting electorates in the nation (including equal top), as well as the seven electorates with the highest no votes.


Same-sex marriage: How we voted

Find out who voted what in each State and Territory in the same-sex marriage survey.

Overall, 17 of Greater Sydney’s 29 federal electorates returned a majority yes vote, while 12 had a majority of no voters. The city-wide yes vote – 55.29 per cent – was more than 6 percentage points below the national figure and 10 percentage points lower than Melbourne.

The wealthy eastern region of the city responded with a resounding yes. The inner-city electorate of Sydney had a vote of 83.7 per cent – the equal highest in Australia (with the electorate of Melbourne).

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s seat of Wentworth was next highest with 80.8 per cent followed by the inner west’s Grayndler with 79.9 per cent.

In former prime minister Tony Abbott’s electorate of Warringah the yes vote was a crushing 75 per cent – the 10th highest of Australia’s 150 federal electorates.

But a swath of western Sydney electorates voted for the status quo.

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