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Old 15th November 2017, 02:07 PM
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Ifn I'm readin it rite only two electorates voted majority no. Kennedy and Maranoa. Way to go qld, stay classy
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Old 15th November 2017, 02:25 PM
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Ifn I'm readin it rite only two electorates voted majority no. Kennedy and Maranoa. Way to go qld, stay classy
3 majority 'no' electorates in Queensland - Maranoa, Kennedy and Groom.

(Full results by electorate here and here.)

None, as in nil and zero, in WA, SA, Tas, ACT and NT .

2 majority 'no' electorates in Victoria - Calwell and Bruce.

12 majority 'no' electorates in Sydney, all in the mid to outer norwestern/western/southwestern belt:

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Demographic factors help explain the sharp differences in response to the marriage survey across the city.

Census data shows that electorates with a strong majority of no voters also have a large population share with a religious affiliation.

In the electorate of Blaxland, for example, just 14 per cent of the population opted for "no religion" in last year's census. There was a similar low "no religion" share in the seats of Werriwa, McMahon, Fowler and Watson which all returned a strong no vote.

The census showed 29 per cent of the population of Blaxland electorate identified with Islam and another 36 per cent identified with Christianity.

Most of the Sydney electorates that voted no had a relatively high proportion of people born overseas.

The north-western Sydney electorate of Mitchell, where the Hillsong mega-church is located, was evenly split with a no vote of 50.9 per cent.

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Old 15th November 2017, 02:29 PM
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Ifn I'm readin it rite only two electorates voted majority no. Kennedy and Maranoa. Way to go qld, stay classy
And Groom in Qld.

Two in Victoria, Calwell and Bruce. NSW had 12

Blaxland - 26.1% Yes
Watson - 30.4% Yes
McMahon - 35.1%
Fowler - 36.3%
Werriwa - 36.3%
Parramatta - 38.4%
Chifley - 41.3%
Barton - 43.6%
Banks - 44.9%
Greenway - 46.4%
Mitchell - 49.1%
Bennelong - 49.8%

The biggest Yes votes came from

Sydney (NSW) - 83.7%
Melbourne (Vic) - 83.7%
Melbourne Ports (Vic) - 82.0%
Wentworth (NSW) - 80.8%
Grayndler (NSW) - 79.9%
Brisbane (Qld) - 79.5%
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Old 15th November 2017, 02:36 PM
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I know the vic electorate of Bruce. My brother lives there. High proportion of Asian, especially Chinese, communities. I suspect more traditional conservative beliefs hold sway in these households. The other factor in Bruce is the shockingly large number of churches. Every imaginable variety on offer, or so it seems.

Interestingly, my brother didn’t receive his survey nor did his neighbor!
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Just think, if all the 20% who didn't vote had voted no, it still would have passed. Fuck yeah!!!!!
Hi Wolty, sorry, I disagree with this.

I pulled the file from the ABS and if you total the no votes, non-respondents and unclear responses, it totals to a bit over 51%.

It was always going to be hard to achieve this, but anyone who tries to claim that no would have won if everyone had voted would never be convinced anyway.
Gah. Having a bad maths day. Sorry and thanks for pulling me up.

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Old 15th November 2017, 03:03 PM
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I know the vic electorate of Bruce. My brother lives there. High proportion of Asian, especially Chinese, communities. I suspect more traditional conservative beliefs hold sway in these households. The other factor in Bruce is the shockingly large number of churches. Every imaginable variety on offer, or so it seems.

Interestingly, my brother didnít receive his survey nor did his neighbor!
Just heard Antony Green discussing the pockets of Sydney that heavily voted No. Like Bruce, they're areas with a large number of non-english speaking migrants from areas of the world where LGBTIQ rights aren't recognised at all.

As always, it's disappointing to realise that people think this way, but I recognise that my own views on this area have changed over time, I'd like to think that the longer they stay in Australia, the more their views will come around to what we see as inherently right.
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Old 15th November 2017, 03:26 PM
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Bennelong has large ethnically Korean and Chinese populations.
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Just heard Antony Green discussing the pockets of Sydney that heavily voted No. Like Bruce, they're areas with a large number of non-english speaking migrants from areas of the world where LGBTIQ rights aren't recognised at all.

As always, it's disappointing to realise that people think this way, but I recognise that my own views on this area have changed over time, I'd like to think that the longer they stay in Australia, the more their views will come around to what we see as inherently right.
I heard this from Antony Green too. It was ever thus, that immigrant communities bring some of these views with them. They'll learn from this vote, and hopefully the views will change faster than those of immigrants from earlier times. Also, the children of those immigrants will be a whole different story, so they're the ones we can hope to influence.
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