Australian Electoral Commission

Profile of the electoral division of Griffith (Qld)

Updated: 18 February 2014
State/Territory:
Queensland
Status:
Current, boundary gazetted 15 December 2009
AEC Divisional Office:
Divisional Office contact details
Maps & GIS data:
A4 map of the Division of Griffith (2009) [PDF 109KB]
Map of the Division of Griffith (2009) [PDF 1.2MB]
Download GIS data
Name derivation:
Named after Sir Samuel Griffith (1845–1920), Premier of Queensland 1883–88, 1890–93 and Chief Justice of the High Court of Australia 1903–19.
Size & location description:
Griffith covers an area of approximately 60 sq km of the southern Brisbane suburban area. The main suburbs include Balmoral, Bulimba, Camp Hill, Carina Heights, Coorparoo, Dutton Park, East Brisbane, Greenslopes, Highgate Hill, Hawthorne, Kangaroo Point, Morningside, Norman Park, Seven Hills, South Brisbane, Woolloongabba and parts of Annerley, Cannon Hill, Carina, Holland Park, Holland Park West, Mount Gravatt East, Murarrie, Tarragindi and West End.
Products/industries of the area:
The area is mostly residential with some food processing and light industry. It is also the location of the world famous Brisbane Cricket Ground known as The Gabba.
First proclaimed/election:
1934 (Griffith became a division in 1934 but was previously known as Oxley which became a division in 1900.)
Demographic rating:
Outer Metropolitan
Members:
Butler, T (ALP) 2014–
Rudd, K (ALP) 1998–2013
McDougall, G (LP) 1996–1998
Humphreys, B C (ALP) 1977–1996
Cameron, D M (LP) 1966–1977
Coutts, W C (ALP) 1961–1966
Chresby, A A (LP) 1958–1961
Coutts, W C (ALP) 1954–1958
Berry, D R (LP) 1949–1954
Conelan, W P (ALP) 1939–1949
Baker, F M (FLP) 1934–1939
Current member details:
Please refer to the Parliament of Australia website
Further information:
2014 by-election – Results for Griffith
2013 federal election – House of Representatives results for Griffith
2010 federal election – House of Representatives results for Griffith
2007 federal election – House of Representatives results for Griffith
2004 federal election – House of Representatives results for Griffith
2013 divisional profile
For supporting information, see Party codes, demographic ratings and seat status.