Mapped: marriage equality survey results

By on 21 November, 2017

As the jubilation over Australia’s response to the marriage equality survey subsides and debates over implementation ignite, the Australian Bureau of Statistics has published detailed participation and response data breaking the results down.

Participation in the survey exceeded 70 percent across all age groups, with eight out of ten eligible Australians expressed their view, with 7.8 million Australians responding ‘Yes’ and 4.8 million responding ‘No’.

Now, as Parliament convulses with the challenge of legislating this clearly mandated result whilst in the grip of the dual citizenship crisis, localised district and electorate level data can provide fascinating insight into the prevailing positions on this issue. The ABS released the data on November 15, publishing interactive maps of response and participation rates.

Esri Australia has taken the ABS data and produced an interactive map that shows the breakdown by electoral division, along with other key demographic and socioeconomic indicators, including the breakdown of responses, participation, median mortgage and rent, median age, marital status and birthplace.

Users can search for electorates or suburbs or towns, adjusting scale to show results at the precise location or up to 10 kilometres away, or simply explore the map visually to drill down to districts of interest.

Explore the results at the embedded map below, or on a full screen version, and see other breakdowns of the marriage equality survey results at the ABS results website.

Map technology for the interactive map above provided courtesy of Esri Australia, with data supplied by the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

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