2001 Profile of the division of Bruce

Updated: 9 February 2011

State:

Victoria

Name Derivation:

Named after Lord Stanley Melbourne Bruce (1883–1967), Prime Minister (1923–1929).

Area and Location Description:

It covers an area of approximately 64 sq km including the suburbs of Mulgrave, Wheelers Hill and parts of Clayton, Clayton North, Dandenong, Dandenong North, Springvale, Noble Park, Glen Waverley, and Noble Park North.

Products/Industries of the area:

Diverse commercial activities including warehouse and light engineering.

First Proclaimed/Election

1955

Members

  • Alan Griffin (ALP) 1996–
  • J H Beale (LP) 1990–96
  • K J Aldred (LP) 1983–90
  • (Sir) B M Snedden (LP) 1955–83

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: 84 659

Informal Vote: 3.69%

Turnout: 96.19%

Seat Status: Fairly Safe Labor

Two Party Preferred:

  • ALP: 56.72%
  • LP: 43.28%

Enrolment: 86 239

Informal Vote:

  • Republic Question 1.01%
  • Preamble Question 1.07%

Turnout:

  • Republic Question 95.11%
  • Preamble Question 95.14%

Enrolment: 85 447

Informal Vote: 3.65%

Turnout: 95.32%

Seat Status: Marginal Labor

Two Party Preferred:

  • ALP: 55.55%
  • LP: 44.45%
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