2001 Profile of the division of Boothby

Updated: 9 February 2011

State:

South Australia

Name Derivation:

Named after William Robinson Boothby (1829–1903), the Returning Officer for the first election of Members of the House of Representatives in 1901.

Area and Location Description:

It covers an area of approximately 109 sq km from Clarence Gardens and Urrbrae in the north to Marino in the south.

The main suburbs include Belair, Blackwood, Brighton, Daw Park, Eden Hills, Marion, Mitcham, Seacliff, St Marys and Panorama.

Products/Industries of the area:

Car manufacturing, army camp and military barracks, several hospitals, a number of nursing homes, various small industries.

First Proclaimed

1903

Members

  • Andrew Southcott (LP) 1996–
  • R S Hall (LP) 1981–96
  • J E McLeay (LP) 1966–81
  • (Sir) J McLeay (LP/LCL/LP) 1949–66
  • T N Sheehy (ALP) 1943–49
  • A G Price (UAP) 1941–43
  • J L Price (ALP/UAP) 1928–41
  • J Duncan-Hughes (LIB/NAT) 1922–28
  • W H Story (NAT) 1917–22
  • G Dankel (ALP) 1913–17
  • D J Gordon (LIB) 1911–13
  • E L Batchelor (ALP) 1903–11

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: 81 353

Informal Vote: 3.05%

Turnout: 95.80%

Seat Status: Fairly Safe Liberal

Two Party Preferred:

  • ALP: 42.55%
  • LP: 57.45%

Enrolment: 89 260

Informal Vote:

  • Republic Question 0.77%
  • Preamble Question 0.85%

Turnout:

  • Republic Question 96.54%
  • Preamble Question 96.54%

Enrolment: 89 617

Informal Vote: 4.52%

Turnout: 95.74%

Seat Status: Fairly Safe Liberal

Two Party Preferred:

  • ALP: 42.65%
  • LP: 57.35%
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