Australian Electoral Commission

Profile of the electoral division of Stirling (WA)

Updated: 23 September 2013
State/Territory:
Western Australia
Status:
Current, boundary gazetted 18 December 2008
AEC Divisional Office:
Divisional Office contact details
Map of Division:
A4 map of the Division of Stirling (2008) [PDF 120KB]
Map of the Division of Stirling (2008) [PDF 2.9MB]
Download GIS data
Name Derivation:
Named after Sir James Stirling 1791–1865, the first Governor of Western Australia.
Area and Location Description:
Stirling covers an area of approximately 77 sq km from the Indian Ocean to the west and Mirrabooka and Dianella in the east. Suburbs include Balcatta, Balga, Carine, Gwelup, Hamersley, Karrinyup, Mirrabooka, Nollamara, North Beach, Scarborough, Stirling and Westminster, and parts of Dianella, Doubleview, Innaloo, Woodlands and Yokine.
Products/Industries of the Area:
Light industrial areas at Osborne Park and Balcatta, market gardens, boat building, shoe factories, food processing, clothing and chemical production.
First Proclaimed/Election:
1955
Demographic Rating:
Inner Metropolitan
Members:
Keenan, M (LP) 2004–
McFarlane, J (ALP) 1998–2004
Cameron, E (LP) 1993–1998
Edwards, R F (ALP) 1983–1993
Viner, R I (LP) 1972–1983
Webb, C H (ALP) 1961–1972
Cash, E D (LP) 1958–1961
Webb, C H (ALP) 1955–1958
Current member details:
Please refer to the Parliament of Australia website
Further information:
2010 federal election – House of Representatives results for Stirling
2010 federal election – House of Representatives results for Stirling
2007 federal election – House of Representatives results for Stirling
2004 federal election – House of Representatives results for Stirling
2013 divisional profile
For supporting information, see Party codes, demographic ratings and seat status.