Profile of the electoral division of Ryan (Qld)

Updated: 9 July 2019
Date this name and boundary was gazetted:
27 March 2018
First election this name was used at:
1949 federal election
First election this boundary was used at:
2019 federal election
Maps and data
A4 map of the electoral division of Ryan (2018) [PDF 1.50MB]
Map of the Division of Ryan (2017) [PDF 4.60MB]
Download Queensland GIS data
Name Derivation:
Named in homour of Thomas Joseph Ryan, 1876–1921, Premier of Queensland (1915–19) and a Member of the House of Representatives (1919–21).
370 sq km
Location description

The Division of Ryan consists of:

  • part of the Brisbane City Council, and
  • part of the Moreton Bay Regional Council.
Products/Industries of the Area:
The area is mainly residential and acreage suburbs with some commercial and retail activities. The University of Queensland is located on the Brisbane River at St Lucia, while all of Brisbane's television transmitters are on Mount Coot-tha. By way of contrast, some farming still occurs in the outlying suburbs and the division also includes a large portion of Brisbane Forest Park.
Demographic Rating:
Outer Metropolitan – situated in capital cities and containing large areas of recent suburban expansion
Current member details:
Please refer to the Parliament of Australia website
Prentice, J (LNQ) 2010–
Johnson, M (LP) 2001–2010
Short, L (ALP) 2001–2001
Moore, J (LP) 1975–2001
Drury, E N (LP) 1949–1975
AEC Divisional Office:
Divisional Office contact details
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