2001 Profile of the division of Dobell

Updated: 9 February 2011

State:

New South Wales

Name Derivation:

Named after Sir William Dobell (1899–1970), a prominent Australian artist.

Area and Location Description:

It covers an area of approximately 952 sq kms which includes areas of Wyong Shire and Gosford City Council.

The main towns include Bateau Bay, Berkeley Vale, Gorokan, Ourimbah, The Entrance, Wamberal, Wyoming and Wyong.

Products/Industries of the area:

Fruit, vegetables, manufacturing industries, prawning, fishing, tourism and mixed farming.

First Proclaimed

1984

Members

  • Kenneth Ticehurst (LP) 2001–
  • M Lee (ALP) 1984–2001

For Current Members information, browse the Parliament of Australia Members page.

AEC – Divisional Office Contact Numbers and Addresses

Demographic Rating

Provincial

Statistical information
3 October 1998 Election 6 November 1999 Referendum 10 November 2001 Election

Enrolment: 82 861

Informal Vote: 3.11%

Turnout: 95.69%

Seat Status: Marginal Labor

Two Party Preferred:

  • ALP: 53.35%
  • LP: 46.65%

Enrolment: 84 632

Informal Vote:

  • Republic Question 0.77%
  • Preamble Question 0.90%

Turnout:

  • Republic Question 95.41%
  • Preamble Question 95.40%

Enrolment: 82 002

Informal Vote: 4.26%

Turnout: 94.98%

Seat Status: Marginal Liberal

Two Party Preferred:

  • ALP: 49.62%
  • LP: 50.38%
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