2001 Profile of the division of Isaacs

Updated: 9 February 2011

State:

Victoria

Name Derivation:

Named after Sir Isaac Alfred Isaacs (1855–1948), Member of the House of Representatives (1901–1906), Chief Justice of the High Court in 1930 and Governor-General of Australia (1931–1936).

Area and Location Description:

It covers an area of approximately 179 sq km on the eastern side of Port Phillip Bay from Cheltenham to Seaford then inland to Cranbourne.

The main suburbs include Aspendale, Aspendale Gardens, Bonbeach, Braeside, Carrum, Carrum Downs, Chelsea, Chelsea Heights, Cheltenham, Cranbourne, Edithvale, Lyndhurst, Mentone, Mordialloc, Parkdale, Patterson Lakes, Seaford and Skye.

Products/Industries of the area:

Light manufacturing especially around Braeside.

First Proclaimed

1948/1949

Members

  • Ann Corcoran (ALP) 2000–
  • Greg Wilton (ALP) 1996–2000
  • R A Atkinson (LP) 1990–96
  • D E Charles (ALP) 1980–90
  • W G Burns (LP) 1977–80
  • D J Hamer (LP) 1975–77
  • G Clayton (ALP) 1974–75
  • D J Hamer (LP) 1969–74
  • W C Haworth (LP) 1949–69

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 12 August 2000 By-Election 10 November 2001 Election

Enrolment: 79 279

Informal Vote: 3.61%

Turnout: 96.21%

Seat Status: Fairly safe Labor

Two Party Preferred:

  • ALP: 56.40%
  • LP: 43.60%

Enrolment: 81 327

Informal Vote:

  • Republic Question 0.95%
  • Preamble Question 1.04%

Turnout:

  • Republic Question 95.57%
  • Preamble Question 95.55%

Enrolment: 81 329

Informal Vote: 8.16%

Turnout: 81.66%

Seat Status: Safe Labor

Two Party Preferred:

  • ALP: 66.04%
  • DEM: 33.96%

Enrolment: 82 675

Informal Vote: 4.65%

Turnout: 96.1%

Seat Status: Marginal Labor

Two Party Preferred:

  • ALP: 52.81%
  • LP: 47.19%
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