Classification of electoral division names

Updated: 12 July 2018
Summary of electoral divisions as at April 2018
Category Australian electoral divisions in this category
Electoral division is named after one or more people 114 of 150
(76.00%)
Electoral division is named after a man 93 of 150
(62.00%)
Electoral division is named after a woman 15 of 150
(10.00%)
Electoral division is jointly named 6 of 150
(4.00%)
Electoral division is named after a former Prime Minister 20 of 150
(13.33%)
Electoral division is named after a geographical feature 36 of 150
(24.00%)
Electoral division is named for an aboriginal person or word 21 of 150
(14.00%)
Electoral division is named for an aboriginal person 5 of 150
(3.33%)
Electoral division is named for an aboriginal word 16 of 150
(10.67%)
Electoral division name is that of an original Federation electoral division name 37 of 150
(24.67%)

Note:

  1. Jointly named electoral divisions are those which have been named for a husband and wife or for a family.
  2. Electoral divisions named for an aboriginal word include those named for an anglicised version of an aboriginal word.
  3. Federation electoral divisions are those which were in place for the 1901 election.
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