Pendulum Gallery

Click here to go straight to full pendulum

If this page doesn't fit into your browser (if you can only see part of the frame at right), use the smaller version (or click "small browser" at top at any time)

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 AEC designated geographic.

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 commentary.

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.

Also Antony Green's page (for that seat) at the ABC  and Poll Bludger's  

Ready to start? Click a pendulum at top, or a table a right. Or begin with the full federal pendulum.