2013 federal election: Profile of the electoral division of Calare (NSW)

Updated: 4 September 2013
New South Wales
Current, boundary gazetted 22 December 2009
AEC Divisional Office:
Divisional Office contact details
Maps & GIS data:
A4 map of the Division of Calare (2009) [PDF 303KB]
Map of the Division of Calare (2009) [PDF 8.5MB]
Download GIS data
Name derivation:
Named after the Aboriginal name for the Lachlan River.
Area and Location Description:
Calare covers an area of approximately 30 526 sq km from Lithgow in the east to Tullamore in the west, Parkes Shire, Cabonne, Bathurst Regional and Lithgow City councils in the north to Forbes Shire, Blayney Shire and Oberon councils in the south. The main cities and towns include Bathurst, Blayney, Canowindra, Eugowra, Forbes, Lithgow, Molong, Oberon, Orange, Parkes, Peak Hill, Portland, Wallerawang and Yeoval.
Products/industries of the area:
Mining, mixed farming, fruit, timber, vineyards, meat and wool processing, transport, light engineering, white goods manufacturing, tertiary education services, agricultural and pastoral support.
First proclaimed/election:
Demographic rating:
Cobb, J (NP) 2007–
Andren, P (IND) 1996–2007
Simmons, D W (ALP) 1983–1996
MacKenzie, A J (NCP/NP) 1975–1983
England, J A (CP/NCP) 1960–1975
Howse, J B (LP) 1946–1960
Breen, J P (ALP) 1940–1946
Thorby, H V (CP) 1931–1940
Gibbons, G A (ALP) 1929–1931
Howse, N R (NAT) 1922–1929
Lavelle, T J (ALP) 1919–1922
Pigott, H R M (LIB/NAT) 1913–1919
Brown, T (ALP) 1906–1913
Current member details:
Please refer to the Parliament of Australia website
Further information:
2010 federal election – House of Representatives results for Calare
2007 federal election – House of Representatives results for Calare
2004 federal election – House of Representatives results for Calare
2010 divisional profile
For supporting information, see Party codes, demographic ratings and seat status.