Still haven’t put in your votes for this year’s Triple J Hottest 100? You’re too bloody late, mate! The voting window is officially closed, and numbers boffins at the ABC are feverishly at work counting every last one of ’em in order to compile 2019’s list of scalding hot bangers. And lord, do they ever have their work cut out for them.
Triple J announced that this year’s vote drew in a staggering 2,758,584 votes in total. Not only is that a record amount of votes, it eclipses the previous high water mark set last year by over 370,000; almost a 15% total increase in votes gathered. Fucken massive stuff.
The accompany statistical breakdown showed that the largest amount of votes came from New South Wales, which accounted for 29% of the total vote. That was followed closely by Victoria on 23% and Queensland at 19%. Remarkably, overseas votes came in greater numbers (5%) than the amount of votes from Tasmania (3%), the ACT (also 3%), and the Northern Territory (1%).
The amount of women voting this year once again far outstripped the number of men, with women accounting for 53% of the total votes, and men 45%. 2% of those responding either openly identified as non-binary, or preferred not to specify gender.
In total, 80% of people who filed votes in this year’s count were under the age of 30, with 60% of total respondents aged 24 and under. The most common age of those who voted? 18 years old. It’s very much still a list for the youth, I tell you.
As per usual, Triple J is keeping any indication on who exactly made the list and where they finished well under wraps. The final counts are being made as we speak and the list will be kept under extreme lock and key until the broadcast officially kicks off.
All will be revealed from midday Sunday AEDT. You can cop all the vital broadcast details via the Triple J website.