Profile of the electoral division of Calwell (Vic)
Updated: 22 February 2012
Current, boundary gazetted 24 December 2010 – this boundary will apply at the next federal election.
If a by-election is held before the next federal election, the boundary as at the 2010 federal election will apply.
Named after Arthur Calwell 1896–1973, Member of House of Representatives 1940–72, Leader of the Australian Labor Party 1960–67.
Area and Location Description:
The Division of Calwell is located to the north-west of Melbourne. It covers an area of approximately 175 sq km from Craigieburn in the north to Keilor Park in the south and from Calder Park in the west to Somerton in the east. Localities include Attwood, Broadmeadows, Calder Park, Campbellfield, Coolaroo, Craigieburn (part), Dallas, Gladstone Park, Greenvale, Jacana, Keilor, Keilor Downs, Keilor North, Meadow Heights, Melbourne Airport, Roxburgh Park, Somerton, Sydenham, Taylors Lakes and Westmeadows.
Products/Industries of the Area:
Automobile manufacturing, food processing, horse studs, textiles, clothing, transport, telecommunications, airline industries, wine production and service industries.
Vamvakinou, M (ALP) 2001–
Theophanous, A C (ALP/IND) 1984–2001