2001 Profile of the division of Bonython

Updated: 9 February 2011

State:

South Australia

Name Derivation:

Named after Sir John Langdon Bonython (1848–1939), a Member of the first Federal Parliament (1901–1906) and proprietor of The Advertiser.

Area and Location Description:

It covers an area of approximately 269 sq km centred around the cities of Elizabeth and Salisbury.

The main suburbs include Elizabeth, Craigmore, Parafield Gardens, Paralowie, Salisbury and Salisbury North.

Products/Industries of the area:

Clothing, car manufacturing, market gardens and vineyards.

First Proclaimed

1955

Members

  • Martyn Evans (ALP) 1994–
  • N Blewett (ALP) 1977–1994
  • M H Nicholls (ALP) 1963–77
  • N J O Makin (ALP) 1955–63

For Current Members information, browse the Parliament of Australia Members page.

AEC – Divisional Office Contact Numbers and Addresses

Demographic Rating

Outer Metropolitan

Statistical information
3 October 1998 Election 6 November 1999 Referendum 10 November 2001 Election

Enrolment: 74 747

Informal Vote: 5.53%

Turnout: 95.69%

Seat Status: Safe Labor

Two Party Preferred:

  • ALP: 64.53%
  • LP: 35.47%

Enrolment: 83 563

Informal Vote:

  • Republic Question 1.18%
  • Preamble Question 1.32%

Turnout:

  • Republic Question 96.07%
  • Preamble Question 96.06%

Enrolment: 85 484

Informal Vote: 7.33%

Turnout: 95.45%

Seat Status: Safe Labor

Two Party Preferred:

  • ALP: 60.42%
  • LP: 39.58%
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