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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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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This year’s result will be published on the ABS website on November 15 and broken down along electorate and state lines. The postal survey is not binding so politicians can still vote against legalising same - sex marriage even if people vote Yes.

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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.

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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.

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