2001 Profile of the division of Griffith

Updated: 9 February 2011

State:

Queensland

Name Derivation:

Named after Sir Samuel Griffith (1845–1920), Premier of Queensland (1883–1888 and 1890–1893) and Chief Justice of the High Court of Australia (1903–1919).

Area and Location Description:

It covers an area of approximately 123 sq km of the southern Brisbane suburban area.

The main suburbs include Balmoral, Belmont, Bulimba, Camp Hill, Cannon Hill, Carina, Carindale, Chandler, Coorparoo, Hawthorne, Holland Park, Mackenzie, Mansfield, Morningside, Mount Gravatt East, Norman Park, Tingalpa and Wakerley.

Products/Industries of the area:

Thearea is mostly residential with somefood processing and light industry.

First Proclaimed/Election

1934

Members

  • Kevin Rudd (ALP) 1998–
  • G McDougall (LP) 1996–98
  • B C Humphreys (ALP) 1977–96
  • D M Cameron (LP) 1966–77
  • W C Coutts (ALP) 1961–66
  • A A Chresby (LP) 1958–61
  • W C Coutts (ALP) 1954–58
  • D R Berry (LP) 1949–54
  • W P Conelan (ALP) 1939–49
  • F M Baker (FLP) 1934–39

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: 86 293

Informal Vote: 2.44%

Turnout: 94.45%

Seat Status: Marginal Labor

Two Party Preferred:

  • ALP: 52.43%
  • LP: 47.57%

Enrolment: 88 710

Informal Vote:

  • Republic Question 0.74%
  • Preamble Question 0.85%

Turnout:

  • Republic Question 94.56%
  • Preamble Question 94.58%

Enrolment: 92 367

Informal Vote: 4.18%

Turnout: 94.7%

Seat Status: Marginal Labor

Two Party Preferred:

  • ALP: 55.66%
  • LP: 44.34%
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