2001 Profile of the division of Hinkler

Updated: 9 February 2011



Name Derivation:

Named after Bert Hinkler (1892–1933), pioneer aviator. Hinkler was the first person to fly solo from England to Australia in 1928.

Area and Location Description:

It covers an area of approximately 15 427 sq km along the coast from Bajool in the north to Childers in the south.

The main towns include Agnes Water, Bundaberg, Childers, Gladstone, Mount Morgan and Seventeen Seventy.

Products/Industries of the area:

Sugar, small crops (tomatoes, avocados, pineapples, melons, beans, zucchinis), Gladstone alumina plant (largest in world, producing 2 million tonnes each year), Gladstone power station, Bundaberg distillery, beef cattle, coal, fish and scallop industries and tourism.

First Proclaimed/Election



  • Paul Neville (NP) 1993–
  • B W Courtice (ALP) 1987–93
  • B J Conquest (NP) 1984–87

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Demographic Rating


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

Enrolment: 78 336

Informal Vote: 3.18%

Turnout: 95.40%

Seat Status: Marginal National

Two Party Preferred:

  • ALP: 49.66%
  • NP: 50.34%

Enrolment: 79 052

Informal Vote:

  • Republic Question 0.63%
  • Preamble Question 0.70%


  • Republic Question 95.50%
  • Preamble Question 95.50%

Enrolment: 81 566

Informal Vote: 4.45%

Turnout: 95.87%

Seat Status: Marginal National

Two Party Preferred:

  • ALP: 49.96%
  • NP: 50.04%
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