Profile of the electoral division of Franklin (Tas)

Updated: 19 November 2019
State/Territory:
Tasmania
Date this name and boundary was gazetted:
14 November 2017
First election this name was used at:
1903 federal election
First election this boundary was used at:
2019 federal election
Maps and data
A4 map of the Division of Franklin (2017) [PDF 9.81MB]
Map of the Division of Franklin (2017) [PDF 6.91MB]
Download Tasmanian GIS data
Name Derivation:
Named in honour of Sir John Franklin KCH RN, 1786–1847, Lieutenant-Governor of Van Diemen’s Land (1837–43), in recognition of his service to the colony.
Area
10,009.23 sq km
Location description

The Division of Franklin consists of the:

  • Municipality of Huon Valley,
  • part of the City of Clarence, and
  • part of the Municipality of Kingborough.

The Division of Franklin includes Macquarie Island.

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
Previous members:
Former members for an electoral division of this name can be found by searching ‘Electoral divisions’ or ‘Members of the House of Representatives since 1901’ in the historical information section of the Parliamentary Handbook
AEC Divisional Office:
Divisional Office contact details
Further information:
2016 federal election – House of Representatives results for Franklin
2013 federal election – House of Representatives results for Franklin
2010 federal election – House of Representatives results for Franklin
2007 federal election – House of Representatives results for Franklin
2004 federal eElection – House of Representatives results for Franklin
2016 divisional profile
2013 divisional profile
For supporting information, see Party codes, demographic ratings and seat status.
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