2001 Profile of the division of Swan

Updated: 9 February 2011

State:

Western Australia

Name Derivation:

Named after the Swan River which was named by the Dutch explorer, Willem de Vlamingh in 1697, after the famous black swans of the area.

Area and Location Description:

It covers an area of approximately 108 sq km bordered by the Swan River in the north and west, the Canning River in the south and the Midland to Kwinana freight rail line in the east.

The main suburbs include Beckenham, Belmont, Bentley, Burswood, Cannington, Carlisle, Cloverdale, Como, East Cannington, East Victoria Park, Karawara, Kensington, Kewdale, Lathlain, Manning, Queens Park, Redcliffe, Rivervale, St James, South Perth, Victoria Park, Welshpool and Wilson.

Products/Industries of the area:

Light industry, railway marshalling yards, commercial and retail trade. Perth international and domestic airport terminals are also located in the Division.

First Proclaimed/Election

1901

Members

  • Kim Wilkie (ALP) 1998–
  • D Randall (LP) 1996–98
  • K C Beazley (ALP) 1980–96
  • J R Martyr (LP) 1975–80
  • A F Bennett (ALP) 1969–75
  • R Cleaver (LP) 1955–69
  • C H Webb (ALP) 1954–55
  • W L Grayden (LP) 1949–54
  • L W Hamilton (CP) 1946–49
  • D A Mountjoy (ALP) 1943–46
  • T W Marwick (CP) 1940–43
  • H Gregory (CP) 1922–40
  • J H Prowse (CP) 1919–22
  • E W Corby (ALP) 1918–19
  • (Sir) J Forrest (PROT/WAP/LIB/NAT) 1901–18

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: 83 576

Informal Vote: 4.29%

Turnout: 95.05%

Seat Status: Marginal Labor

Two Party Preferred:

  • ALP: 52.70%
  • LP: 47.30%

Enrolment: 84 991

Informal Vote:

  • Republic Question 0.91%
  • Preamble Question 1.04%

Turnout:

  • Republic Question 94.73%
  • Preamble Question 94.76%

Enrolment: 78 991

Informal Vote: 4.87%

Turnout: 94.23%

Seat Status: Marginal Labor

Two Party Preferred:

  • ALP: 52.04%
  • LP: 47.96%
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