2001 Profile of the division of Hotham

Updated: 9 February 2011

State:

Victoria

Name Derivation:

Named after Sir Charles Hotham (1806–1855), Governor of Victoria (1853–1855).

Area and Location Description:

It covers an area of approximately 71 sq km from Oakleigh in the north to Dingley Village in the south.

The main suburbs include Bentleigh East, Carnegie, Clayton, Clayton South, Cheltenham, Dingley Village, Moorabbin, Murrumbeena, Noble Park, Oakleigh, Oakleigh South, Springvale and Springvale South.

Products/Industries of the area:

Light industry and commercial activity including light engineering and warehousing.

First Proclaimed/Election

1968/1969

Members

  • Simon Crean (ALP) 1990–
  • L Kent (ALP) 1980–90
  • J R Johnston (LP) 1977–80
  • D Chipp (LP/IND/DEM) 1969–77

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: 88 126

Informal Vote: 3.64%

Turnout: 95.29%

Seat Status: Safe Labor

Two Party Preferred:

  • ALP: 63.59%
  • LP: 36.41%

Enrolment: 89 452

Informal Vote:

  • Republic Question 1.07%
  • Preamble Question 1.13%

Turnout:

  • Republic Question 94.85%
  • Preamble Question 94.85%

Enrolment: 89 090

Informal Vote: 3.56%

Turnout: 94.8%

Seat Status: Safe Labor

Two Party Preferred:

  • ALP: 61.02%
  • LP: 38.98%
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