Queensland, Australia, Electoral Rolls 1949
Commonwealth Electoral Roll (Queensland) 1949
Electoral rolls are the nearest record Australians have to census listings and hence are extremely important to local, social and family historians.
A redistribution of Queensland electorates occurred in 1949 - Bowman, Dawson, Fisher, Leichhardt, MacPherson, Oxley, Petrie and Ryan Divisions were created, no Divisions were abolished. This database provides information on 756,118 electors in Queensland who were registered to vote on the Commonwealth Roll of 1949. Compulsory enrolment was introduced for all federal rolls from 1911 so the 1949 should reflect the adult population (over 21 years) excluding the foreign and indigenous population. Voting in Federal elections was compulsory from 1925.
The following information is recorded for each entry:
Number - the roll for each subdivision has sequential numbers for all electors listed on the roll
Surname - Surname of each elector
Given name - Christian names of each elector at full length
Title - usually jun., sen. or similar
Place of living - This field may include a full street and town address, just a street address, just a town address, a property name, or other description
Occupation - recorded exactly as entered on the list
Gender - nominally M (male) or F (female) though in some cases the field has been left blank and in other cases recorded as E, F M, B, R and H. Does not necessarily match the name and occupation.
Subdivision and Division - These fields identify the roll on which the electors were registered.