Australian Electoral Commission

Profile of the electoral division of Chifley (NSW)

Updated: 11 August 2015
State/Territory:
New South Wales
Status:
Current, boundary gazetted 22 December 2009
Currently under redistribution, new boundaries will apply for next federal election held after 25 February 2016. If an election was called and the writs issued before this date, a mini-redistribution would be required.
AEC Divisional Office:
Divisional Office contact details
Maps & GIS data:
A4 map of the Division of Chifley (2009) [PDF 109KB]
Map of the Division of Chifley (2009) [PDF 5MB]
Download GIS data
Name derivation:
Named after Ben Chifley (1885–1951), Prime Minister of Australia 1945–49.
Area and Location Description:
Chifley covers an area of approximately 135 sq km. Suburbs include: Arndell Park, Bidwill, Blackett, Colebee, Dean Park, Dharruk, Doonside, Emerton, Glendenning, Hassall Grove, Hebersham, Huntingwood, Lethbridge Park, Marayong, Minchinbury, Mount Druitt, Oakhurst, Plumpton, Rooty Hill, Ropes Crossing, Shalvey, Shanes Park, Tregear, Whalan, Willmot, Woodcroft and parts of Eastern Creek, Blacktown, Quakers Hill, Schofields and Riverstone.
Products/industries of the area:
Light manufacturing and service industries.
First proclaimed/election:
1968/1969
Demographic rating:
Outer Metropolitan
Members:
Husic, E (ALP) 2010–
Price, R (ALP) 1984–2010
Gorman, R N J (ALP) 1983–1984
Armitage, J L (ALP) 1969–1983
Current member details:
Please refer to the Parliament of Australia website
Further information:
2013 federal election – House of Representatives results for Chifley
2010 federal election – House of Representatives results for Chifley
2007 federal election – House of Representatives results for Chifley
2004 federal election – House of Representatives results for Chifley
2013 divisional profile
For supporting information, see Party codes, demographic ratings and seat status.