Local Authority Election Statistics 2019 - Long descriptions for graphs

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Figure 1: Trend in Local Authority Voter Turnout from 1989 to 2019

Line graph shows percentage of voter turnout for mayoral and council elections from 1989 to 2019, as follows:

  • Note: Mayoral turnout includes contested elections of mayors for city and district councils.
    • 1989: 57%
    • 1992: 53%
    • 1995: 53%
    • 1998: 55%
    • 2001: 50%
    • 2004: 46%
    • 2007: 44%
    • 2010: 49%
    • 2013: 41%
    • 2016: 42%
    • 2019: 42%

Council voter turnout:

  • Note: Council turnout covers contested city, district, and regional council elections.
    • 1989: 56%
    • 1992: 51%
    • 1995: 51%
    • 1998: 53%
    • 2001: 47%
    • 2004: 46%
    • 2007: 44%
    • 2010: 49%
    • 2013: 42%
    • 2016: 43%
    • 2019: 42%

Source: Department of Internal Affairs data

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Figure 2: Voter Turnout by Council Type from 1989 to 2019

Line graph shows percentage of voter turnout by council type (including district, city, and regional councils) from 1989 to 2019, as follows:

District Councils:

  • 1989: 65%
  • 1992: 61%
  • 1995: 59%
  • 1998: 61%
  • 2001: 57%
  • 2004: 51%
  • 2007: 49%
  • 2010: 50%
  • 2013: 48%
  • 2016: 47%
  • 2019: 48%

City Councils:

  • 1989: 52%
  • 1992: 48%
  • 1995: 49%
  • 1998: 51%
  • 2001: 45%
  • 2004: 43%
  • 2007: 41%
  • 2010: 46%
  • 2013: 39%
  • 2016: 40%
  • 2019: 39%

Regional Councils:

  • 1989: 56%
  • 1992: 52%
  • 1995: 48%
  • 1998: 53%
  • 2001: 49%
  • 2004: 45%
  • 2007: 43%
  • 2010: 47%
  • 2013: 43%
  • 2016: 44%
  • 2019: 45%

Source: Department of Internal Affairs data

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Figure 3: Proportion of women candidates and elected members from 1989 to 2019

Line graph shows percentage of women as candidates and elected members in all local authority elections (including mayoralties, councils, community boards, trusts, and DHBs) from 1989 to 2019, as follows:

Women Candidates:

  • 1989: 21%
  • 1992: 27%
  • 1995: 28%
  • 1998: 28%
  • 2001: 32%
  • 2004: 30%
  • 2007: 30%
  • 2010: 30%
  • 2013: 31%
  • 2016: 35%
  • 2019: 36%

Women Elected:                                                                                                                                           

  • 1989: 25%
  • 1992: 28%
  • 1995: 30%
  • 1998: 32%
  • 2001: 31%
  • 2004: 30%
  • 2007: 32%
  • 2010: 32%
  • 2013: 33%
  • 2016: 38%
  • 2019: 39%

Source: Department of Internal Affairs data

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Figure 4: Proportion of elected women by election year from 2010 to 2019

Bar graph shows percentage of women elected from 2010 to 2019, grouped by elections for regional, district, and city councils, mayors, local boards, community boards, trusts, and DHBs, as follows:

Regional Councils:

  • 2010: 24%
  • 2013: 21%
  • 2016: 24%
  • 2019: 31%

District Councils:

  • 2010: 28%
  • 2013: 30%
  • 2016: 34%
  • 2019: 38%

City Councils:

  • 2010: 35%
  • 2013: 33%
  • 2016: 34%
  • 2019: 43%

Mayors:

  • 2010: 18%
  • 2013: 20%
  • 2016: 19%
  • 2019: 27%

Local Boards:

  • 2010: 39%
  • 2013: 40%
  • 2016: 51%
  • 2019: 51%

Community Boards:

  • 2010: 33%
  • 2013: 37%
  • 2016: 38%
  • 2019: 41%

Trusts:

  • 2010: 28%
  • 2013: 27%
  • 2016: 38%
  • 2019: 31%

DHBs:

  • 2010: 46%
  • 2013: 47%
  • 2016: 53%
  • 2019: 40%

Source: Department of Internal Affairs data

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Figure 5: Proportion of women by election type (2019)

Bar graph shows percentage of women as candidates and elected members for 2019 local elections, grouped by elections for regional, district, and city councils, mayors, local boards, community boards, trusts, and DHBs, as follows:

Regional Councils:

  • Candidates: 26%
  • Elected: 31%

District Councils:

  • Candidates: 36%
  • Elected: 38%

City Councils:

  • Candidates: 31%
  • Elected: 43%

Mayors:

  • Candidates: 24%
  • Elected: 37%

Local Boards:

  • Candidates: 43%
  • Elected: 51%

Community Boards:

  • Candidates: 43%
  • Elected: 41%

Trusts:

  • Candidates: 31%
  • Elected: 31%

DHBs:

  • Candidates: 35%
  • Elected: 40%

Source: Department of Internal Affairs data