2001 Profile of the division of Stirling

Updated: 9 February 2011

State:

Western Australia

Name Derivation:

Named after Sir James Stirling (1791–1865), the first Governor of Western Australia (1828–1839).

Area and Location Description:

It covers an area of approximately 76 sq km from the Indian Ocean to the west and Mirrabooka and Dianella in the east.

The suburbs of Balcatta, Balga, Carine, Gwelup, Hamersley, Innaloo, Karrinyup, Mirrabooka, Nollamara, Stirling and Westminster are entirely within the Division. It also encompasses part of the suburbs of Doubleview, Dianella, North Beach, Woodlands and Yokine.

Products/Industries of the area:

Light industrial areas at Osborne Park and Balcatta, market gardens, boat building, shoe factories, food processing, clothing and chemical production.

First Proclaimed/Election

1955

Members

  • Jann McFarlane (ALP) 1998–
  • E Cameron (LP) 1993–98
  • R F Edwards (ALP) 1983–93
  • R I Viner (LP) 1972–83
  • C H Webb (ALP) 1961–72
  • E D Cash (LP) 1958–61
  • C H Webb (ALP) 1955–58

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: 84 758

Informal Vote: 4.94%

Turnout: 95.27%

Seat Status: Marginal Labor

Two Party Preferred:

  • ALP: 51.04%
  • LP: 48.96%

Enrolment: 86 621

Informal Vote:

  • Republic Question 1.01%
  • Preamble Question 1.15%

Turnout:

  • Republic Question 95.02%
  • Preamble Question 95.03%

Enrolment: 85 975

Informal Vote: 5.4%

Turnout: 94.73%

Seat Status: Marginal Labor

Two Party Preferred:

  • ALP: 51.58%
  • LP: 48.42%
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