2007 federal election: Profile of the Electoral Division of Rankin

Updated: 9 February 2011



Name Derivation:

Named after Dame Annabelle Rankin 1908–86, first Queensland woman elected to the Senate 1946–71 and the first Australian woman to hold a top-level diplomatic post as High Commissioner to New Zealand 1971–74.

Area and Location Description:

Rankin covers an area of approximately 196 sq km from Rochedale South and Priestdale in the north to Cornubia in the southeast and Greenbank in the west. Suburbs include Browns Plains, Crestmead, Daisy Hill, Forestdale, Heritage Park, Hillcrest, Kingston, Logan Central, Marsden, Priestdale, Regents Park, Rochedale South, Shailer Park, Slacks Creek, Springwood, Underwood, Woodridge and parts of Berrinba and Cornubia.

Map of Division:

Products/Industries of the Area:

The area covers a diverse area from residential and acreage suburbs as well as some light industry.

First Proclaimed/Election:


Demographic Rating:

Outer Metropolitan


  • Emerson, C (ALP) 1998–
  • Beddall, D (ALP) 1984–1998

Current Member Details:

Please refer to the Parliament of Australia website

AEC Divisional Office Address:

Divisional Office Contact Details

2007 Federal Election Results:

House of Representatives results for Rankin

Further information:

For supporting information, see Party Codes, Demographic Ratings and Seat Status.