2001 Profile of the division of Bowman

Updated: 9 February 2011

State:

Queensland

Name Derivation:

Named after David Bowman (1860–1916), a Member of the Queensland Parliament (1904–1916).

Area and Location Description:

It covers an area of approximately 600 sq km from Wynnum in the north to Thornlands in the south and also includes Moreton Island and North Stradbroke Island.

The main suburbs include Alexandra Hills, Birkdale, Capalaba, Cleveland, Lota, Manly, Thorneside, Thornlands and Wynnum.

Products/Industries of the area:

The area is mostly residential with some crops, poultry, oil refinery, shipping, various light industries and tourism.

First Proclaimed/Election

1949

Members

  • Con Sciacca (ALP) 1998–
  • A West (LP) 1996–98
  • C A Sciacca (ALP) 1987–96
  • L J Keogh (ALP) 1983–87
  • D F Jull (LP) 1975–83
  • L J Keogh (ALP) 1969–75
  • W T Gibbs (LP) 1963–69
  • J Comber (ALP) 1961–63
  • M L McColm (LP) 1949–61

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 10 November 2001 Election

Enrolment: 80 403

Informal Vote: 2.64%

Turnout: 95.02%

Seat Status: Marginal Labor

Two Party Preferred:

  • ALP: 53.29%
  • LP: 46.71%

Enrolment: 82 319

Informal Vote:

  • Republic Question 0.71%
  • Preamble Question 0.74%

Turnout:

  • Republic Question 95.69%
  • Preamble Question 95.74%

Enrolment: 87 122

Informal Vote: 4.75%

Turnout: 95.48%

Seat Status: Marginal Labor

Two Party Preferred:

  • ALP: 51.42%
  • LP: 48.58%
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