2001 Profile of the division of Reid

Updated: 9 February 2011

State:

New South Wales

Name Derivation:

Named after Sir George Houston Reid (1845–1918) one of the framers of the Constitution, Premier of New South Wales (1894–1899) and Prime Minister of Australia (1904–1905).

Area and Location Description:

It covers an area of approximately 62 sq km of the western suburbs of Sydney.

The main suburbs include Auburn, Berala, Granville (part), Greystanes (part), Guildford, Guildford West, Holroyd, Homebush Bay, Lidcombe, Merrylands, Merrylands West, Newington, Old Guildford, Regents Park (part), Sefton (part), Silverwater, South Wentworthville (part), Woodpark (part) and Yennora.

Products/Industries of the area:

Light industry, commercial retail and engineering works and site of the Year 2000 Olympics, Homebush Bay.

First Proclaimed

1922

Members

  • Laurie Ferguson (ALP) 1990–
  • T Uren (ALP) 1958–90
  • C A Morgan (ALP) 1949–58
  • J T Lang (LANG LAB) 1946–49
  • C A Morgan (ALP) 1940–46
  • J H Gander (ALP) 1931–40
  • P E Coleman (ALP) 1922–31

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

AEC – Divisional Office Contact Numbers and Addresses.

Demographic Rating

Inner Metropolitan

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

Enrolment: 82 635

Informal Vote: 7.10%

Turnout: 93.16%

Seat Status: Safe Labor

Two Party Preferred:

  • ALP: 71.64%
  • LP: 28.36%

Enrolment: 83 218

Informal Vote:

  • Republic Question 1.49%
  • Preamble Question 1.67%

Turnout:

  • Republic Question 94.13%
  • Preamble Question 94.15%

Enrolment: 77 031

Informal Vote: 11.08%

Turnout: 93.28%

Seat Status: Safe Labor

Two Party Preferred:

  • ALP: 66.87%
  • LP: 33.13%
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