2001 Profile for the division of Aston

Updated: 9 February 2011

State:

Victoria

Name Derivation:

Named after Tilly Aston (1873–1947), blind writer and teacher, who helped found the Library of the Victorian Association of Braille Writers in 1894 (renamed the "Braille and Talking Book Library" in the 1950s).

Area and Location Description:

It covers an area of approximately 101 sq km from Heathmont in the north to Rowville in the south, from Ferntree Gully in the east to Vermont South in the west.

The main suburbs include Bayswater, Bayswater North, Boronia, Ferntree Gully, Forest Hill, Heathmont, Knoxfield, Lysterfield, Mountain Gate, Ringwood, Rowville, Scoresby, Studfield, Vermont, Vermont South, Wantirna and Wantirna South.

Products/Industries of the area:

Market gardens, orchards, light industry, food manufacturing and chemical production.

First Proclaimed

1984

Members

  • Chris Pearce (LP) 2001–
  • Peter Nugent (LP) 1990–2001
  • J Saunderson (ALP) 1984–1990

For Current Members information, browse the Parliament of Australia Members page.

AEC – Divisional Office Contact Numbers and Addresses

Demographic Rating

Outer Metropolitan

Statistical information
3 October 1998 Election 6 November 1999 Referendum 14 July 2001 By-election 10 November 2001 Election

Enrolment: 84 875

Informal Vote: 2.83%

Turnout: 96.64%

Seat Status: Marginal Liberal

Two Party Preferred:

  • ALP: 45.76%
  • LP: 54.24%

Enrolment: 87 852

Informal Vote:

  • Republic Question 0.88%
  • Preamble Question 0.98%

Turnout:

  • Republic Question 96.26%
  • Preamble Question 96.28%

Enrolment: 89 117

Informal Vote: 5.84%

Turnout: 92.59%

Seat Status: Marginal Liberal

Two Party Preferred:

  • ALP: 49.42%
  • LP: 50.58%

Enrolment: 90 211

Informal Vote: 3.18%

Turnout: 96.89%

Seat Status: Fairly Safe Liberal

Two Party Preferred:

  • ALP: 43.83%
  • LP: 56.17%
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