Named after Alfred Deakin 1856–1919, Prime Minister of Australia 1903–04, 1905–08 and 1909–10.
Deakin covers an area of approximately 61 sq km from Blackburn in the west to Croydon in the east. The main suburbs include Bayswater North (part), Blackburn, Blackburn North, Blackburn South, Burwood East, Croydon (part), Croydon South (part), Forest Hill (part), Heathmont, Mitcham and parts of, Nunawading, Ringwood, Ringwood East, Ringwood North and Vermont.
Mainly residential with some light manufacturing, commercial and retail industries.
Please refer to the Parliament of Australia website
For supporting information, see Party Codes, Demographic Ratings and Seat Status.