2001 Profile of the division of Hume

Updated: 9 February 2011

State:

New South Wales

Name Derivation:

Named after Hamilton Hume (1797–1873), an early explorer in the area.

Area and Location Description:

It covers an area of approximately 25 948 sq km from Warragamba in the north to Yass in the south and from Bowral in the east to Young in the west.

The main towns include Appin, Berrima, Boorowa, Bowral, Crookwell, Harden/Murrumburrah, Mittagong, Picton, Warragamba, Yass, Young and the City of Goulburn.

Products/Industries of the area:

The main industry in the north of the division is coal mining, with mines operating at Tahmoor, Wilton, Appin and along the Burragorang Valley. The division also produces fat lambs, fruit, vegetables, timber and textiles and is a centre for fine wool, dairying, horse-breeding/agistment and tourism.

First Proclaimed

1901

Members

  • Alby Schultz (LP) 1998–
  • J Sharp (NP) 1993–98
  • W C Fife (LP) 1984–93
  • S A Lusher (CP/NCP/NP) 1974–84
  • F Olley (ALP) 1972–74
  • J A Pettitt (CP) 1963–72
  • A N Fuller (ALP) 1961–63
  • C G W Anderson (CP) 1955–61
  • A N Fuller (ALP) 1951–55
  • C G W Anderson (CP) 1949–51
  • A N Fuller (ALP) 1943–49
  • T J Collins (CP) 1931–43
  • P J Moloney (ALP) 1919–31
  • F B S Falkiner (NAT) 1917–19
  • R Patten (LIB) 1913–17
  • (Sir)W J Lyne (PROT/IND) 1901–13

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

AEC – Divisional Office Contact Numbers and Addresses

Demographic Rating

Rural

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

Enrolment: 75 237

Informal Vote: 4.51%

Turnout: 96.26%

Seat Status: Fairly safe Liberal

Two Party Preferred:

  • ALP: 41.94%
  • LP: 58.06%

Enrolment: 75 872

Informal Vote:

  • Republic Question 0.70%
  • Preamble Question 0.82%

Turnout:

  • Republic Question 96.07%
  • Preamble Question 96.06%

Enrolment: 85 640

Informal Vote: 3.55%

Turnout: 95.73%

Seat Status: Fairly Safe Liberal

Two Party Preferred:

  • ALP: 40.21%
  • LP: 59.79%
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