2004 Profile of the division of Tangney

Updated: 30 September 2011


Western Australia

Name Derivation:

Named after Dame Dorothy Tangney 1911–85, first woman member of the Australian Senate 1943–68.

Area and Location Description:

Tangney covers an area of approximately 70 sq km from the Swan and Canning Rivers to the north and east, with the proposed Roe Highway forming much of its southern boundary. The main suburbs include Applecross, Alfred Cove, Ardross, Attadale, Bateman, Booragoon, Bull Creek, Ferndale, Langford, Leeming, Lynwood, Melville, Mount Pleasant, Murdoch, Myaree, Parkwood, Riverton, Rossmoyne, Shelley, Willetton and Winthrop.

Map of Division:

Products/Industries of the Area:

Some light industry in Willetton and Myaree with standard suburban housing throughout the remainder. Murdoch University is located in the south-west of the division.

First Proclaimed/Election:


Demographic Rating:

Inner Metropolitan


  • JENSEN, D (LP)–
  • WILLIAMS, D (LP) 1993–2004
  • SHACK, P D (LP) 1984–1993
  • GEAR, G (ALP) 1983–1984
  • SHACK, P D (LP) 1977–1983
  • RICHARDSON, P A (LP/IND) 1975–1977
  • DAWKINS, J S (ALP) 1974–1975

Current Member Details:

See the Parliament of Australia website

AEC Divisional Office Address:

See Divisional Office Contact Details

2004 Federal Election Results:

  • Enrolment: 83 108
  • Informal Vote: 4.44%
  • Turnout: 93.91%
  • Seat Status: Safe Liberal
  • Two Party Preferred: LP: 61.75% | ALP: 38.25%

Further information:

For supporting information, see Party Codes, Demographic Ratings and Seat Status.