2001 Profile of the division of Oxley

Updated: 9 February 2011

State:

Queensland

Name Derivation:

Named after John Oxley (1783–1828), noted explorer and surveyor.

Area and Location Description:

It covers an area of approximately 669 sq km from Acacia Ridge in the east to Harrisville and Ipswich city in the west.

The main town is Ipswich.

Products/Industries of the area:

Railway workshops, coal mining, power station at Swanbank, dairying, beef cattle, horse studs and farming with some industrial, light industrial and commercial activities.

First Proclaimed/Election

1900/1901. The original Oxley was renamed Griffith in 1934. This division of Oxley was proclaimed in 1949.

Members

  • Bernie Ripoll (ALP) 1998–
  • P Hanson (IND) 1996–98
  • L J Scott (ALP) 1988–96
  • B G Hayden (ALP) 1961–88
  • D A Cameron (LP) 1949–61

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: 79 232

Informal Vote: 4.43%

Turnout: 94.60%

Seat Status: Fairly safe Labor

Two Party Preferred:

  • ALP: 58.20%
  • LP: 41.80%

Enrolment: 80 514

Informal Vote:

  • Republic Question 0.81%
  • Preamble Question 0.85%

Turnout:

  • Republic Question 94.97%
  • Preamble Question 94.99%

Enrolment: 84 787

Informal Vote: 5.3%

Turnout: 95.17%

Seat Status: Fairly Safe Labor

Two Party Preferred:

  • ALP: 58.14%
  • LP: 41.86%
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