Australian Electoral Commission

Profile of the electoral division of Moreton (Qld)

Updated: 26 September 2013
State/Territory:
Queensland
Status:
Current, boundary gazetted 15 December 2009
AEC Divisional Office:
Divisional Office contact details
Maps & GIS data:
A4 map of the Division of Moreton (2009) [PDF 490KB]
Map of the Division of Moreton (2009) [PDF 1.3MB]
Download GIS data
Name derivation:
Named after the area in which it is located. Captain Cook named Moreton Bay in 1770 after the Earl of Morton, which was misspelt to become Moreton.
Area and Location Description:
Moreton covers an area of approximately 111 sq km from Fairfield in the north, Chelmer, Corinda and Oxley in the west, Eight Mile Plains and Kuraby in the east to Sunnybank Hills in the South. The main suburbs include Acacia Ridge, Archerfield, Chelmer, Coopers Plains, Corinda, Fairfield, Graceville, Kuraby, Macgregor, Moorooka, Nathan, Oxley, Robertson, Rocklea, Runcorn, Salisbury, Sherwood, Sunnybank, Sunnybank Hills, Tennyson, Willawong, Yeerongpilly and Yeronga and parts of Algester, Annerley, Eight Mile Plains and Tarragindi.
Products/industries of the area:
The area is mainly residential with some light industrial and commercial activities. A light aircraft airport is in Archerfield.
First proclaimed/election:
1900/1901
Demographic rating:
Inner Metropolitan
Members:
Perrett, G (ALP) 2007–
Hardgrave, G (LP) 1996–2007
Gibson, G D (ALP) 1990–1996
Cameron, D M (LP) 1983–1990
Killen, D J (LP) 1955–1983
Francis, J (NAT/UAP/LP) 1922–1955
Wienholt, A (NAT/CP) 1919–1922
Sinclair, H (ANTI-SOC/LIB/NAT) 1906–1919
Wilkinson, J (IND LAB/ALP) 1901–1906
Current member details:
Please refer to the Parliament of Australia website
Further information:
2013 federal election – House of Representatives results for Moreton
2010 federal election – House of Representatives results for Moreton
2007 federal election – House of Representatives results for Moreton
2004 federal election – House of Representatives results for Moreton
2013 divisional profile
For supporting information, see Party codes, demographic ratings and seat status.