Electoral districts

An electoral district is an area of a given size and population that elects members to a legislative body, such as a parliament or council. Other common terms for electoral district are constituency, electorate, or in some cases at local level ward. In elections to the federal House of Representatives, electoral districts are called divisions.

At South Australian parliamentary elections, for the Legislative Council the entire state forms one electoral district. Every four years, electors across the state elect 11 members of the Legislative Council, who represent all South Australians for an eight-year term. 

For the House of Assembly, the state is divided into forty-seven electoral districts of varying geographical sizes. Every four years, electors from each electoral district elect a single member, who will represent them and their district in parliament for a four-year term.

The boundaries of the House of Assembly electoral districts need to change periodically to reflect demographic changes in the state and to maintain populations of relatively equal size. 

Search and explore the electoral districts for the 2018 State Election, compared to the districts used at the 2014 State Election on our Interactive Boundaries Map

For further information about boundary changes in South Australia, visit State electoral boundaries.

To download a map of your electoral district, visit Downloadable district maps

For further information about your electoral district, visit Electoral district profiles.


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