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Melbourne Metrotechs vote Green

Source: Roy Morgan Single Source (Australia), October 2010 – June 2013 (n = 142,773).
The Federal Election may be over, but there’s no end to the interesting data that continues to emerge in the aftermath. The news that Greens deputy Adam Bandt held on to the party’s single lower house seat after beating out the ALP’s Cath Bowtell in Melbourne reinforces research from Roy Morgan’s new consumer profiling product, Helix Personas*.

More than 90% of voters who live in the Federal seat of Melbourne fall within Helix Community 200, known as Metrotechs. Well-educated, high-earning young singles, individuals matching the Metrotech profile have strong social consciences and are genuinely concerned about issues such as global warming, human rights and education standards. You could say Bandt was preaching to the converted.

If the Greens were to hang on to any seat around the country, Metrotech Melbourne was it.

Melbourne electorate – home of Greens-voting Metrotechs


Source: Roy Morgan Single Source (Australia), October 2010 – June 2013 (n = 142,773).

Michele Levine, CEO, Roy Morgan Research, says:

“Although the Greens didn’t do as well as they would have liked in the election, Adam Bandt held onto Melbourne for the party, even in the face of the L-NP preferencing Labor ahead of the Greens.

“This speaks volumes about the electorate’s voters, and their concern for typically ‘Green’ social issues such as the environment, human rights and education.

“Helix Personas, Roy Morgan’s new profiling system, indicates that more than 90% of Melbourne’s voting population is made up of ‘Metrotechs’, a community of socially aware individuals whose values and attitudes align very closely with those of the Australian Greens. As much as these things can be, Bandt’s success in Melbourne was a foregone conclusion. It’s also further evidence of Helix Personas’ remarkable profiling capabilities.”

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* Helix Personas is a range of products designed to provide accurate profiling of Australian consumers across a variety of attributes. The attributes that have been included in creating Helix Personas have been selected as the most predictive and defining consumer attributes. Helix Personas is a Trademark of Roy Morgan Research.

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Margin of Error

The margin of error to be allowed for in any estimate depends mainly on the number of interviews on which it is based. Margin of error gives indications of the likely range within which estimates would be 95% likely to fall, expressed as the number of percentage points above or below the actual estimate. Allowance for design effects (such as stratification and weighting) should be made as appropriate.

Sample Size

Percentage Estimate


25% or 75%

10% or 90%

5% or 95%