Redistribution of the Northern Territory into electoral divisions

Updated: 14 February 2017

Appendices

Appendix A: Summary of compliance with legislative requirements

Appendix A: Summary of compliance with legislative requirements
Provision of the Electoral Act Requirement Compliance
ss.68(1) Maps showing the names and boundaries of each proposed electoral division, copies of suggestions and comments on suggestions and reasons for the proposed redistribution to be made available in each AEC office in the state The required information was made available in the AEC office in the Northern Territory from Friday 9 September 2016
ss.68(1) and (2) Invitation to peruse maps showing the names and boundaries of each proposed electoral division, copies of suggestions and comments on suggestions and reasons for the proposed redistribution and to make written objections and written comments on objections Gazette notice published on Friday 9 September 2016

Newspaper notices were published in:

  • the NT News and The Weekend Australian on Saturday 10 September 2016,
  • the Palmerston Sun on Tuesday 13 September 2016,
  • The Atoll on Thursday 15 September 2016,
  • The Islander and the Centralian Advocate on Friday 16 September 2016, and
  • the Koori Mail on Wednesday 21 September 2016
para 68(2)(a) Objections close at 6pm on the 4th Friday after publication of the Gazette notice Objections closed at 6pm (ACST) on Friday 7 October 2016
ss.69(2) Objections made available for public perusal starting on the 5th Monday after publication of the Gazette notice Objections were made available in the office of the Australian Electoral Officer for the Northern Territory and on the AEC website on Monday 10 October 2016
para 68(2)(b) Comments on objections close at 6pm on the 6th Friday after publication of the Gazette notice Comments on objections closed at 6pm (ACST) on Friday 21 October 2016
ss.69(4) Comments on objections made available for public perusal starting on the 7th Monday after publication of the Gazette notice Comments on objections were made available in the office of the Australian Electoral Officer for the Northern Territory and on the AEC website on Monday 24 October 2016
ss.72(1) Consideration of all objections and comments on objections received by the statutory timeframe The augmented Electoral Commission considered each of the four objections and one comment on objections received
ss.72(3) Inquiry/inquiries into objections held (if required) An inquiry into objections was held in Darwin on Tuesday 22 November 2016
ss.72(2) Consideration of objections is to conclude before the expiration of 60 days after the close of comments on objections Consideration of objections by the augmented Electoral Commission was concluded on Monday 5 December 2016
para 72(10)(b) The augmented Electoral Commission announces the proposed redistribution The augmented Electoral Commission announced its proposed redistribution on Wednesday 7 December 2016
ss.72(12) and (13) Further objection period – if required A further objection period was not required
ss.73(1) Determination of names and boundaries of electoral divisions published in the Gazette The names and boundaries of electoral divisions were determined by a notice published in the Gazette on Tuesday 7 February 2017
s.74 Reasons for the determination are stated in writing The augmented Electoral Commission’s reasons for the determination are stated in Chapter 2 and Appendix E of this report
s.56A Until the Electoral Commissioner determines the Territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands or Christmas Island is entitled to a member of the House of Representatives, a redistribution of the Northern Territory shall be such that both territories are included in the same electoral division The augmented Electoral Commission has decided to retain the Territories of Cocos (Keeling) Islands and Christmas Island in the Division of Lingiari

Appendix B: Operation of statutory requirements for the making of a redistribution

Section 73 of the Electoral Act requires the augmented Electoral Commission to abide by the following requirements:

  • make a determination of the names and boundaries of the electoral divisions of the Northern Territory by a notice published in the Gazette,
  • ensure the number of electoral divisions the Northern Territory is divided into equals the number of members of the House of Representatives to be chosen in the Northern Territory at a general election, and
  • abide by the following requirements:

    (4) In making the determination, the augmented Electoral Commission:

    (a) shall, as far as practicable, endeavour to ensure that the number of electors enrolled in each Electoral Division in the State or Territory will not, at the projection time determined under section 63A, be less than 96.5% or more than 103.5% of the average divisional enrolment of that State or Territory at that time; and

    (b) subject to paragraph (a), shall give due consideration, in relation to each Electoral Division, to:

    1. community of interests within the Electoral Division, including economic, social and regional interests;
    2. means of communication and travel within the Electoral Division;
    1. the physical features and area of the Electoral Division; and
    2. the boundaries of existing Divisions in the State or Territory;

      and subject thereto the quota of electors for the State or Territory shall be the basis for the redistribution, and the augmented Electoral Commission may adopt a margin of allowance, to be used whenever necessary, but in no case shall the quota be departed from to a greater extent than one-tenth more or one-tenth less.

    (4A) When applying subsection (4), the augmented Electoral Commission must treat the matter in subparagraph (4)(b)(v) as subordinate to the matters in subparagraphs (4)(b)(i), (ii) and (iv).

    These statutory requirements are expressed in a hierarchical order.

    The purpose of paragraph 4(a) is suggested by its history. It has undergone some transformation since the Commonwealth Electoral Legislation Amendment Act 1983 stipulated that boundaries were to be drawn, as far as practicable, to achieve equal numbers of electors in each of a state’s electoral divisions three-and-a-half years after a redistribution. By 1984 ‘it was observed that the three-and-a-half year rule had in some areas forced the adoption, on purely numerical grounds, of boundaries which took little account of perceived community of interest’.43 Therefore, in 1987, the rule was relaxed to permit a measure of tolerance to plus or minus two percent from average projected enrolment. Subsequently, the Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters concluded that:

    the numerical criteria do not allow “due consideration”, in the words of the Act, to be given to the qualitative factors. Rather, the political parties and others attempting to frame electoral boundaries essentially find themselves engaged in a mathematical modelling exercise. In order to relax the enrolment requirements to that extent necessary to allow a realistic degree of flexibility the Committee recommends … that subsections 66(3)(a) and 73(4)(a) of the Electoral Act be amended, so as to extend the variation from average divisional enrolment allowed three-and-a-half years after a redistribution from two to 3.5 per cent.44

    The Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters also, in the same report, refers to its recommended amendment as one that ‘would maintain substantial restrictions on malapportionment [and] would allow other legitimate policy objectives to be more effectively met’.

    Paragraph 4(a) follows this recommendation. The terms of the recommendation, and the discussion which preceded it, make clear the purpose of paragraph 4(a), as it now stands, and how it was intended to interact with the other criteria set out in the sub-paragraphs of paragraph (b), to which also ‘due consideration’ must be given. The augmented Electoral Commission has considered the objections, comment on objections and submissions to the inquiry and made its redistribution on this basis.

    In summary, the primary criteria are to:

    • endeavour to ensure that the number of electors in the electoral divisions are within a range of 3.5 per cent below or above the projected enrolment quota at the projection time, and
    • ensure that current enrolments are within 10 per cent below or above the current enrolment quota.

    The secondary criteria are community of interests, means of communication and travel, and physical features and area. The augmented Electoral Commission also considers the boundaries of existing electoral divisions; however this criterion is subordinate to the others.

    Appendix C: Objections to the proposed redistribution of the Northern Territory

    Four written objections were received.

    No. Submitted by Topics referred to Divisions referred to
    OB1 Lorraine Gardner Division boundaries Lingiari and Solomon
    OB2 Jeff Waddell Division boundaries Lingiari and Solomon
    OB3 Darren McSweeney Division boundaries Lingiari and Solomon
    OB4 Australian Labor Party NT Branch Division names and division boundaries Lingiari and Solomon

    Appendix D: Comments on objections to the proposed redistribution of the Northern Territory

    One written comment on objections was received.

    No. Submitted by Topics referred to Divisions referred to Objections referred to in comment
    COB1 Darren McSweeney Division boundaries Lingiari and Solomon OB1
    OB2
    OB4

    Appendix E: Augmented Electoral Commission’s response to themes contained in objections, comments on objections and in submissions to the inquiry into objections

    Objections and comments on objections recommend… Submission The augmented Electoral Commission has concluded…
    No. Submitted by
    the names of both electoral divisions in the Northern Territory should be retained OB4 Australian Labor Party NT Branch the electoral divisions will be known as the Division of Lingiari and the Division of Solomon, as proposed by the Redistribution Committee
    Wagait Shire should be located in the Division of Solomon OB1 Lorraine Gardner to retain the Wagait Shire in the Division of Lingiari, as proposed by the Redistribution Committee
    I1 Lorraine Gardner
    Wagait Shire should not be located in the Division of Solomon but should remain in the Division of Lingiari, as proposed by the Redistribution Committee COB1 Darren McSweeney to retain the Wagait Shire in the Division of Lingiari, as proposed by the Redistribution Committee
    I2 Jeff Waddell
    the boundary proposed by the Redistribution Committee should be adopted OB2 Jeff Waddell to adopt the boundaries as proposed by the Redistribution Committee
    OB3 Darren McSweeney
    COB1 Darren McSweeney
    the boundary between the two electoral divisions not be altered OB4 Australian Labor Party NT Branch the boundary between the two electoral divisions be altered, as proposed by the Redistribution Committee
    the Palmerston suburbs of Farrar, Johnston, Mitchell, Zuccoli and Yarrawonga should be included in the Division of Lingiari, as proposed by the Redistribution Committee OB3 Darren McSweeney to retain the Palmerston suburbs of Farrar, Johnston, Mitchell, Zuccoli and Yarrawonga in the Division of Lingiari, as proposed by the Redistribution Committee
    COB1 Darren McSweeney
    Palmerston suburbs should not be located in the Division of Lingiari, as proposed by the Redistribution Committee, but should remain in the Division of Solomon OB4 Australian Labor Party NT Branch to retain the Palmerston suburbs of Farrar, Johnston, Mitchell, Zuccoli and Yarrawonga in the Division of Lingiari, as proposed by the Redistribution Committee
    the suburb of Gunn should remain in the Division of Solomon, as proposed by the Redistribution Committee OB3 Darren McSweeney to retain the suburb of Gunn in the Division of Solomon, as proposed by the Redistribution Committee
    in the area of the suburb of Zuccoli, the boundary should follow the creek bed south of Lambrick Avenue OB3 Darren McSweeney the boundary between the two divisions at this point will remain as proposed by the Redistribution Committee
    the entirety of the Litchfield Municipality should be included in the Division of Lingiari, as proposed by the Redistribution Committee OB4 Australian Labor Party NT Branch to retain the Litchfield Municipality in the Division of Lingiari, as proposed by the Redistribution Committee
    COB1 Darren McSweeney
    I2 Jeff Waddell
    regard should be given to the Northern Territory Legislative Assembly divisional boundaries in order to ensure that Legislative Assembly divisions are not split across multiple federal electoral divisions OB4 Australian Labor Party NT Branch while Legislative Assembly divisions could be used to identify communities of interest, this factor is a secondary consideration under the requirements of the Electoral Act
    regard should not be given to the Northern Territory Legislative Assembly divisional boundaries in determining federal electoral divisions COB1 Darren McSweeney while Legislative Assembly divisions could be used to identify communities of interest, this factor is a secondary consideration under the requirements of the Electoral Act
    I2 Jeff Waddell
    the enrolment projections should be adjusted to account for under-enrolment in the Division of Lingiari when the redistribution commenced OB4 Australian Labor Party NT Branch the enrolment projections provided when the suggestions period opened will remain unadjusted
    the enrolment projections should not be adjusted COB1 Darren McSweeney the enrolment projections provided when the suggestions period opened will remain unadjusted

    OB = objection received, COB = comment on objection received and I = inquiry participant (refer to Appendix C, Appendix D or Appendix F, for full list)

    Appendix F: Inquiry into objections

    Two submissions were made at the inquiry held by the augmented Electoral Commission in Darwin on Tuesday 22 November 2016.

    No. Participant
    I1 Lorraine Gardner
    I2 Jeff Waddell

    Appendix G: Constructing electoral boundaries

    The AEC maintains the electoral roll on the basis of alignment to Statistical Area 1s (SA1s),45 and is able to provide data on enrolments and projected enrolments at this level. Accordingly, in formulating its proposals, the augmented Electoral Commission used SA1s as its basic building blocks. The SA1s have defined boundaries and are of differing sizes and shapes. In cases where the augmented Electoral Commission considered that a particular SA1 boundary was inappropriate for use as an electoral division boundary, the SA1 was split to provide a more meaningful boundary.

    The indicative area of electoral divisions in the Northern Territory has been calculated by aggregating the area of:

    • all land-based SA1s;
    • any parts of land-based SA1s; and
    • any lakes, ponds, rivers, creeks, wetlands or marshes not already included in land-based SA1s, that are contained within the divisional boundary of each electoral division.

    Areas are calculated on the Geocentric Datum of Australia (GDA94) spheroid using the AEC's Electoral Boundary Mapping System (EBMS), developed within the 'MapInfo Professional' software package.

    The augmented Electoral Commission used EBMS as an aid to modelling various boundary options. This system was also made available for public use at the office of the Australian Electoral Officer for the Northern Territory in Darwin.

    Appendix H: Announcement of the augmented Electoral Commission's proposed redistribution

    The text of the augmented Electoral Commission's public announcement of their proposed redistribution, issued on Wednesday 7 December 2016, is reproduced below.

    Augmented Electoral Commission decides names and boundaries of federal electoral divisions in the Northern Territory

    The augmented Electoral Commission for the Northern Territory today announced the outcome of its deliberations on the names and boundaries of the two federal electoral divisions in the Northern Territory.

    The Hon. Dennis Cowdroy OAM QC, the presiding member, thanked the individuals and organisations who contributed to the redistribution of the Northern Territory by providing written submissions throughout the redistribution process, and who participated in the inquiry on Tuesday 22 November 2016. All objections, comments on objections and submissions to the inquiry were carefully considered by the augmented Electoral Commission.

    ‘After a thorough consideration of these contributions, the augmented Electoral Commission has adopted the redistribution proposed by the Redistribution Committee for the Northern Territory without change,’ Mr Cowdroy said.

    The full proposal was detailed in the Redistribution Committee’s report of Friday 9 September 2016: Proposed redistribution of the Northern Territory into electoral divisions.

    This will see:

    • the entirety of the Litchfield Municipality located in the proposed Division of Lingiari
      • This will involve the transfer of the suburbs of Holtze, Knuckey Lagoon, Micket Creek and part of Shoal Bay from the Division of Solomon to the proposed Division of Lingiari.
    • parts of the Palmerston Municipality located in the proposed Division of Lingiari
      • This will involve the transfer of the suburbs of Farrar, Johnston, Mitchell, Zuccoli and part of Yarrawonga from the Division of Solomon to the proposed Division of Lingiari.

    The augmented Electoral Commission have therefore proposed that:

    • the proposed Division of Lingiari will consist of:
      • the Alice Springs Municipality, Barkly Shire, Belyuen Community Council, Central Desert Shire, Coomalie Community Government Council, East Arnhem Shire, Katherine Municipality, Litchfield Municipality, MacDonnell Shire, Roper Gulf Shire, Victoria Daly Shire, Wagait Shire, West Arnhem Shire and West Daly Region,
      • the towns of Alyangula, Nhulunbuy and Yulara,
      • the unincorporated areas north and east of Litchfield Municipality, south-east of Coomalie Shire, and west of Litchfield and Palmerston Municipality,
      • part of the Palmerston Municipality, specifically the suburbs of Farrar, Johnston, Mitchell, Yarrawonga and Zuccoli,
      • Tiwi Islands,
      • Groote Eylandt,
      • the Territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands, and
      • the Territory of Christmas Island.
    • the proposed Division of Solomon will consist of:
      • the Darwin Municipality,
      • the Palmerston Municipality, with the exception of the suburbs of Farrar, Johnston, Mitchell, Yarrawonga and Zuccoli, and
      • the unincorporated areas of the Darwin Rates Act Area and East Arm.

    A full overview of the augmented Electoral Commission's conclusions on objections to the Redistribution Committee's proposed redistribution is available.

    The augmented Electoral Commission notes this proposal is not significantly different from the proposal of the Redistribution Committee and therefore no further input from members of the public will be sought.

    The names and boundaries of the federal electoral divisions for the Northern Territory will apply from Tuesday 7 February 2017 when a notice of determination is published in the Commonwealth Government Notices Gazette. Electoral events will not be contested on these new federal electoral divisions until a writ is issued for a general election following the expiry or dissolution of the House of Representatives.

    Overview maps will be available on the AEC website on Tuesday 7 February 2017. Detailed maps and a report outlining the augmented Electoral Commission’s reasons for its formal determination will be tabled in the Federal Parliament and will subsequently be made publicly available.

    More information about the Northern Territory federal redistribution is available on the AEC website.

    Editor's notes:

    A Redistribution Committee is appointed for the state or territory in which a redistribution has commenced.

    The Redistribution Committee for the Northern Territory consisted of:

    • the Electoral Commissioner,
    • the Australian Electoral Officer for the Northern Territory,
    • the Surveyor-General of the Northern Territory, and
    • the Auditor-General for the Northern Territory.

    The Redistribution Committee is responsible for considering inputs from the public and making a proposed redistribution.

    The augmented Electoral Commission considers any objections to a proposed redistribution and makes a final determination of the names and boundaries of the redistributed divisions. The augmented Electoral Commission for the Northern Territory consists of:

    • the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission,
    • the non-judicial member of the Electoral Commission, currently the Australian Statistician,
    • the Electoral Commissioner,
    • the Australian Electoral Officer for the Northern Territory,
    • the Surveyor-General of the Northern Territory, and
    • the Auditor-General for the Northern Territory.

    Cocos (Keeling) Islands and Christmas Island

    Under section 56A of the Electoral Act, until such time as the Territory of the Christmas Islands or the Territory of Cocos (Keeling) Island is entitled to a member of the House of Representatives, each Territory is to be included in an electoral division in the Northern Territory.

    As part of a determination on Thursday 13 November 2014 of the number of members of the House of Representatives to which each state and territory will be entitled at the next federal general election, it was determined that:

    • the Territory of Christmas Island was not entitled to a member of the House of Representatives, and
    • the Territory of Cocos (Keeling) Island was not entitled to a member of the House of Representatives.

    Christmas Island and Cocos (Keeling) Island will therefore need to be located in the same electoral division in the Northern Territory, namely the proposed Division of Lingiari.

    Appendix I: Determination of electoral divisions in the Northern Territory by the augmented Electoral Commission

    The text of the augmented Electoral Commission's determination of electoral divisions in the Northern Territory, published in the Gazette on Tuesday 7 February 2017, is reproduced below.

    Determination of names and boundaries of federal electoral divisions in the Northern Territory

    As determined by the then acting Electoral Commissioner on Thursday 13 November 2014, the Northern Territory is entitled to two members of the House of Representatives.

    Pursuant to sub-section 73(1) of the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 (the Electoral Act), the augmented Electoral Commission for the Northern Territory has determined the names of the two electoral divisions are:

    • Lingiari
    • Solomon

    Pursuant to sub-section 73(1) of the Electoral Act, the augmented Electoral Commission for the Northern Territory has determined that the boundaries of these electoral divisions are as shown on the maps displayed on the Australian Electoral Commission website at www.aec.gov.au/Electorates/Redistributions and lodged in file number 16/961 at the National Office of the Australian Electoral Commission in Canberra.

    The augmented Electoral Commission for the Northern Territory has made decisions in accordance with the requirements of section 56A and sub-sections 73(3), 73(4) and 73(4A) of the Electoral Act.

    Subject to the provisions of the Electoral Act, the electoral divisions determined by this notice will apply from Tuesday 7 February 2017 until the next determination of names and boundaries of electoral divisions in the Northern Territory is published in the Commonwealth Government Notices Gazette pursuant to sub-section 73(1) or sub-section 76(6) of the Electoral Act.

    The Hon. Dennis Cowdroy OAM QC
    Chairperson
    Augmented Electoral Commission for the Northern Territory

    Appendix J: Guidelines for naming federal electoral divisions

    Determining the names of federal electoral divisions is part of the process of conducting a federal redistribution within a state or territory.

    The criteria used by redistribution committees to propose the names of electoral divisions, and used by augmented electoral commissions to determine the names of electoral divisions, have previously been the subject of recommendations from the Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters. From these recommendations, a set of guidelines were developed as a point of reference only.

    It should be noted that redistribution committees and augmented electoral commissions are in no way bound by the guidelines.

    Naming after persons

    In the main, electoral divisions should be named after deceased Australians who have rendered outstanding service to their country.

    When new electoral divisions are created the names of former Prime Ministers should be considered.

    Federation Divisional names

    Every effort should be made to retain the names of original federation electoral divisions.

    Geographical names

    Locality or place names should generally be avoided, but in certain areas the use of geographical features may be appropriate (e.g. Perth).

    Aboriginal names

    Aboriginal names should be used where appropriate and as far as possible existing Aboriginal divisional names should be retained.

    Other criteria

    The names of Commonwealth electoral divisions should not duplicate existing state districts.

    Qualifying names may be used where appropriate (e.g. Melbourne Ports, Port Adelaide).

    Names of electoral divisions should not be changed or transferred to new areas without very strong reasons.

    When two or more electoral divisions are partially combined, as far as possible the name of the new electoral division should be that of the old electoral division which had the greatest number of electors within the new boundaries. However, where the socio-demographic nature of the electoral division in question has changed significantly, this should override the numerical formula.

    Appendix K: General description of how electoral divisions are constituted

    The following tables show how each electoral division has been constructed. The unit to display this construction is Statistical Area 2s (SA2s).46 Each SA2 comprises a number of SA1s. The SA1s and SA2s which applied at the 2011 Census of Population and Housing have been used.

    Electoral divisions are displayed in alphabetical order.

    Division of Lingiari
    Division make up Enrolment as at Thursday 15 October 2015 Projected enrolment as at Friday 7 August 2020
    Electors retained from the former Division of Lingiari
    Alligator 2 226 2 387
    Anindilyakwa 1 299 1 432
    Barkly 1 622 1 789
    Charles 2 237 2 382
    Christmas Island 576 612
    Cocos (Keeling) Islands 383 400
    Daly 1 039 1 119
    East Arnhem 4 962 5 451
    East Side 2 761 2 905
    Elsey 1 351 1 436
    Flynn (NT) 2 106 2 242
    Gulf 2 503 2 741
    Howard Springs 2 072 2 224
    Humpty Doo 4 683 5 139
    Katherine 4 984 5 405
    Koolpinyah 6 6
    Larapinta 2 493 2 704
    Mount Johns 1 802 1 876
    Nhulunbuy 1 226 1 328
    Petermann – Simpson 1 205 1 274
    Ross 1 356 1 367
    Sandover – Plenty 2 347 2 575
    Tanami 1 872 2 050
    Tennant Creek 1 726 1 794
    Thamarrurr 1 360 1 518
    Tiwi Islands 1 621 1 807
    Victoria River 1 542 1 744
    Virginia 1 767 1 924
    Weddell 2 069 2 298
    West Arnhem 3 063 3 374
    Yuendumu – Anmatjere 1 613 1 721
    Total electors retained from the former Division of Lingiari 61 872 67 024
    Electors transferred from another electoral division into the Division of Lingiari
    Electors transferred from the former Division of Solomon
    Berrimah 295 283
    Howard Springs 645 672
    Koolpinyah 4 4
    Palmerston – North 908 995
    Palmerston – South 828 936
    Total transferred from the former Division of Solomon 2 680 2 890
    Total electors transferred from another electoral division into the Division of Lingiari 2 680 2 890
    Total for the Division of Lingiari 64 552 69 914
    Division of Solomon
    Division make up Enrolment as at Thursday 15 October 2015 Projected enrolment as at Friday 7 August 2020
    Electors retained from the former Division of Solomon
    Alawa 1 385 1 539
    Anula 1 624 1 783
    Bakewell 1 968 2 196
    Berrimah 343 162
    Brinkin – Nakara 1 882 2 080
    Buffalo Creek 18 18
    Charles Darwin 5 5
    Coconut Grove 1 817 1 951
    Darwin Airport 16 13
    Darwin City 2 541 2 708
    Driver 1 845 2 121
    Durack – Marlow Lagoon 2 472 2 772
    East Arm 16 16
    East Point 0 0
    Fannie Bay – The Gardens 2 286 2 468
    Gray 2 030 2 253
    Jingili 1 129 1 245
    Karama 3 133 3 483
    Larrakeyah 2 232 2 431
    Leanyer 3 190 3 551
    Ludmilla – The Narrows 1 668 1 880
    Lyons (NT) 1 963 2 166
    Malak – Marrara 3 047 3 328
    Millner 1 614 1 756
    Moil 1 314 1 445
    Moulden 1 881 2 152
    Nightcliff 2 471 2 709
    Palmerston – North 1 636 1 888
    Palmerston – South 4 4
    Parap 1 692 1 825
    Rapid Creek 2 120 2 335
    Rosebery – Bellamack 3 507 3 853
    Stuart Park 2 583 2 817
    Tiwi 1 538 1 610
    Wagaman 1 304 1 436
    Wanguri 1 253 1 370
    Woodroffe 2 044 2 277
    Woolner – Bayview – Winnellie 1 907 2 116
    Wulagi 1 541 1 700
    Total electors retained from the former Division of Solomon 65 019 71 462
    Total for Division of Solomon 65 019 71 462
    Electors transferred from the former Division of Solomon to another electoral division
    Electors transferred to Division of Lingiari
    Berrimah 295 283
    Howard Springs 645 672
    Koolpinyah 4 4
    Palmerston – North 908 995
    Palmerston – South 828 936
    Total transferred to Division of Lingiari 2 680 2 890
    Total electors transferred from the former Division of Solomon to another electoral division 2 680 2 890

Footnotes

  1. Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters, Report on the Effectiveness and Appropriateness of the Redistribution Provisions of Parts III and IV of the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918, December 1995, paragraph 4.3
  2. ibid., paragraph 4.11
  3. SA1s are the smallest unit at which ABS makes available disaggregated Census data. There are 54 805 SA1s with populations in the range of 200 – 800. SA1s, which are part of the Australian Statistical Geography Standard, are defined by the ABS and remain stable between censuses. The SA1s used in this redistribution are those which applied at the 2011 Census of Population and Housing.
  4. SA2s are an area defined in the Australian Statistical Geography Standard, and consist of one or more whole SA1s. Wherever possible, SA2s are based on officially gazetted state/territory suburbs and localities. In urban areas SA2s largely conform to whole suburbs and combinations of whole suburbs, while in rural areas they define functional zones of social and economic links. Geography is also taken into account in SA2 design.
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