2001 Profile of the division of Fremantle

Updated: 9 February 2011

State:

Western Australia

Name Derivation:

Named after the City of Fremantle which was named after Captain Charles Fremantle (1800–1869) who established the port at the mouth of the Swan River in 1829.

Area and Location Description:

It covers an area of approximately 200 sq km from the Swan River in the north to Jandakot Airport in the east and Wattleup in the south. It also includes Rottnest Island.

The main suburbs include Atwell, Banjup, Beaconsfield, Beeliar, Bibra Lake, Bicton, Coogee, Coolbellup, East Fremantle, Hamilton Hill, Hilton, Jandakot, North Fremantle, Palmyra, Samson, South Fremantle, South Lake, Spearwood, Success, Wattleup, White Gum Valley, Willagee, Yangebup, and the City of Fremantle.

Products/Industries of the area:

Small goods factories, ship building, market gardens, brewing, tourism and fishing.

First Proclaimed/Election

1901

Members

  • Carmen Lawrence (ALP) 1994–
  • J S Dawkins (ALP) 1977–94
  • K E Beazley (ALP) 1945–77
  • J Curtin (FLP/ALP) 1934–45
  • W Watson (UAP) 1931–34
  • J Curtin (ALP) 1928–31
  • W Watson (IND) 1922–28
  • R J Burchell (ALP/NAT) 1913–22
  • W N Hedges (WAP/LIB) 1906–13
  • W H Carpenter (ALP) 1903–06
  • E Solomon (FT) 1901–03

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: 84 812

Informal Vote: 4.06%

Turnout: 94.88%

Seat Status: Safe Labor

Two Party Preferred:

  • ALP: 60.02%
  • LP: 39.98%

Enrolment: 86 382

Informal Vote:

  • Republic Question 1.03%
  • Preamble Question 1.13%

Turnout:

  • Republic Question 95.37%
  • Preamble Question 95.39%

Enrolment: 80 927

Informal Vote: 5.72%

Turnout: 94.94%

Seat Status: Safe Labor

Two Party Preferred:

  • ALP: 60.67%
  • LP: 39.33%
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