2001 Profile of the division of Chifley

Updated: 9 February 2011

State:

New South Wales

Name Derivation:

Named after Joseph Benedict (Ben) Chifley (1885–1951), Prime Minister of Australia (1945–1949).

Area and Location Description:

It covers an area of approximately 110 sq km.

The main suburbs include Blackett, Blacktown, Dharruk, Doonside, Eastern Creek, Emerton, Glendenning, Hassall Grove, Hebersham, Lethbridge Park, Minchinbury, Mount Druitt, Plumpton, Rooty Hill, St Marys, Shalvey, Shanes Park, Tregear, Whalan, Willmot and Woodcroft.

Products/Industries of the area:

Light manufacturing and service industries.

First Proclaimed

1968/1969

Members

  • Roger Price (ALP) 1984–
  • R N J Gorman (ALP) 1983–84
  • J L Armitage (ALP) 1969–83

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: 82 386

Informal Vote: 5.89%

Turnout: 94.68%

Seat Status: Safe Labor

Two Party Preferred:

  • ALP: 70.89%
  • LP: 29.11%

Enrolment: 83 852

Informal Vote:

  • Republic Question 1.17%
  • Preamble Question 1.30%

Turnout:

  • Republic Question 95.13%
  • Preamble Question 95.13%

Enrolment: 83 474

Informal Vote: 9.2%

Turnout: 94.21%

Seat Status: Safe Labor

Two Party Preferred:

  • ALP: 65.29%
  • LP: 34.71%
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