2001 Profile of the division of Curtin

Updated: 9 February 2011

State:

Western Australia

Name Derivation:

Named after John Curtin (1885–1945), Prime Minister of Australia (1941–1945).

Area and Location Description:

It covers an area of approximately 90 sq km west of Perth, bordered by the Indian Ocean In the West and the Swan River in the south.

The main suburbs include City Beach, Claremont, Cottesloe, Dalkeith, Floreat, Joondanna, Leederville, Mosman Park, Mount Hawthorn, Nedlands, Shenton Park, Subiaco, Swanbourne, Wembley, Wembley Downs and Woodlands.

Products/Industries of the area:

Mainly residential with some light retail.

First Proclaimed/Elections

1948/1949

Members

  • Julie Bishop (LP) 1998–
  • A Rocher (LP/IND) 1981–98
  • R V Garland (LP) 1969–81
  • P M C Hasluck (LP) 1949–69

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: 85 855

Informal Vote: 2.78%

Turnout: 94.42%

Seat Status: Safe Liberal

Two Party Preferred:

  • ALP: 36.72%
  • LP: 63.28%

Enrolment: 86 600

Informal Vote:

  • Republic Question 0.79%
  • Preamble Question 0.79%

Turnout:

  • Republic Question 94.85%
  • Preamble Question 94.85%

Enrolment: 82 561

Informal Vote: 3.3%

Turnout: 95.05%

Seat Status: Safe Liberal

Two Party Preferred:

  • ALP: 36.09%
  • LP: 63.91%
Following Redistribution of Boundaries in November 2000

Notional Two Party Preferred:

  • ALP: 36.52%
  • LP: 63.48%
Notional Seat Status: Safe Liberal
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