2001 Profile of the division of Batman

Updated: 9 February 2011

State:

Victoria

Name Derivation:

Named after John Batman (1801–1839), the early settler and explorer, known as the 'Founder of Melbourne'.

Area and Location Description:

It covers an area of approximately 54 sq km including Reservoir and part of Bundoora in the north to Alphington in the south, with Merri Creek providing the western boundary and Darebin Creek and Plenty Rd the east.

The suburbs of Alphington, Bundoora (part), Coburg North (part), Fairfield, Kingsbury, Northcote, Preston, Reservoir and Thornbury are in this Division.

Products/Industries of the area:

Light engineering, textiles, clothing and footwear.

First Proclaimed

1906

Members

  • Martin Ferguson (ALP) 1996–
  • B L Howe (ALP) 1977–96
  • H J Garrick (ALP) 1969–77
  • S J Benson (ALP/IND) 1962–69
  • A C Bird (ALP) 1949–62
  • F Brennan (FLP/ALP) 1934–49
  • S Dennis (UAP) 1931–34
  • F Brennan (ALP) 1911–31
  • H E Beard (ALP) 1910–10
  • J Coon (PROT) 1906–10

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: 88 729

Informal Vote: 3.91%

Turnout: 94.48%

Seat Status: Safe Labor

Two Party Preferred:

  • ALP: 76.43%
  • LP: 23.57%

Enrolment: 89 277

Informal Vote:

  • Republic Question 1.33%
  • Preamble Question 1.36%

Turnout:

  • Republic Question 94.16%
  • Preamble Question 94.18%

Enrolment: 89 998

Informal Vote: 5.54%

Turnout: 93.19%

Seat Status: Safe Labor

Two Party Preferred:

  • ALP: 75.08%
  • LP: 24.92%
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