2001 Profile of the division of Barton

Updated: 9 February 2011

State:

New South Wales

Name Derivation:

Named after Sir Edmund Barton (1849–1920), the first Prime Minister of Australia (1901–1903).

Area and Location Description:

It covers an area of approximately 42 sq km from Cooks River in the north to Georges River in the south and Botany Bay in the east and generally to the Illawarra railway line in the west.

The main suburbs include Allawah, Arncliffe, Banksia, Bardwell Valley, Bexley, Blakehurst, Brighton-Le-Sands, Carlton, Carss Park, Connells Point, Dolls Point, Hurstville, Kogarah, Kyeemagh, Monterey, Mortdale, Ramsgate, Rockdale, Sandringham, Sans Souci and Turrella.

Products/Industries of the area:

Light manufacturing, commercial and retail industry, shipping, oyster farming and medical supplies.

First Proclaimed

1922

Members

  • Robert McClelland (ALP) 1996–
  • G F Punch (ALP) 1983–96
  • J M Bradfield (LP) 1975–83
  • L J Reynolds (ALP) 1969–75
  • W T Arthur (LP) 1966–69
  • L J Reynolds (ALP) 1958–66
  • H V Evatt (ALP) 1940–58
  • A Lane (UAP) 1931–40
  • J T Tully (ALP) 1928–31
  • T J Ley (NAT) 1925–28
  • F A McDonald (ALP) 1922–25

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

AEC – Divisional Office Contact Numbers and Addresses

Demographic Rating

Inner Metropolitan

Statistical information
3 October 1998 Election 6 November 1999 Referendum 10 November 2001 Election

Enrolment: 83 151

Informal Vote: 4.27%

Turnout: 94.66%

Seat Status: Fairly safe Labor

Two Party Preferred:

  • ALP: 59.76%
  • LP: 40.24%

Enrolment: 82 840

Informal Vote:

  • Republic Question 1.12%
  • Preamble Question 1.24%

Turnout:

  • Republic Question 94.83%
  • Preamble Question 94.82%

Enrolment: 84 752

Informal Vote: 6.59%

Turnout: 94.42%

Seat Status: Fairly Safe Labor

Two Party Preferred:

  • ALP: 56.02%
  • LP: 43.98%
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