Australia The same-sex marriage survey results, broken down

03:38  15 november  2017
03:38  15 november  2017 Source:   9news.com.au

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Explore the full results of the same - sex marriage postal survey , including breakdowns by state and seat-by-seat.

See the full results on the ABS marriage survey website. There were emotional scenes on the streets of Australia after the announcement, with the moment perfectly encapsulated by Labor senator and same - sex marriage campaigner Penny Wong, who was seen breaking down as the vote was

Australians have voted overwhelmingly to legalise same-sex marriage, with 62 percent of postal survey participants voting 'Yes'.

Every state and territory in the country voted in the affirmative, with every state but NSW voting by a greater than 60 percent margin.

The ACT by contrast was the most in favour, with 74 percent of respondents voting for legalisation.

How each state voted:

NSW: 58-42.

Queensland: 61-39.

Northern Territory: 61-39.

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Polling in the lead up to the survey results always suggested an easy “yes” victory, and this has been shown to be accurate. 'Remember this forever': Yes supporters celebrate same - sex marriage result . Penny Wong breaks down in tears as she hears same - sex marriage result .

The crowd react to the same - sex marriage postal survey Yes result in front of the State library of Victoria in Melbourne, Wednesday, November 15, 2017. The Australian Bureau of Statistics will release the outcome at 10am AEDT. The results will be broken down to electorate level, meaning

South Australia: 62-38.

Western Australia: 64-36.

Tasmania: 64-36.

Victoria: 65-35.

ACT: 74-26.

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The inner-city seat of Melbourne, held by the Greens' Adam Bandt, was the area most in favour of gay marriage, voting Yes by a 84-16 margin.

That was followed by Tanya Plibersek's seat of Sydney, then Melbourne Ports, both held by Labor.

Malcolm Turnbull's seat of Wentworth was fourth, with 81 percent voting yes.

Tony Abbott vowed to vote ‘No’, but his electorate doesn't agree with him.

Voters in the Sydney Northern Beaches electorate of Warringah voted Yes by a 75 percent to 25 percent margin, putting it in tenth spot.

The western Sydney seat of Blaxland, which includes Auburn, Bankstown and Lidcombe, was the biggest No voting seat.

The seat, held safely by Labor's Jason Clare, was only 26 percent in favour, with 74 percent voting No.

The seven seats voting No by the biggest margins were all in western Sydney, Watson, McMahon, Werriwa, Fowler, Parramatta, Chifley and Blaxland.

All of those seats are held by Labor.

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