2001 Profile of the division of Calare

Updated: 9 February 2011

State:

New South Wales

Name Derivation:

Named after the Aboriginal name for the Lachlan River.

Area and Location Description:

It covers an area of approximately 21 621 sq km from the Blue Mountains in the east to Eugowra in the west, Evans Shire in the north to Blayney, Cowra and Oberon Shires in the South.

The main towns include Bathurst, Blayney, Canowindra, Cowra, Eugowra, Lithgow, Molong, Oberon, Orange, Portland, Wallerawang and Yeoval.

Products/Industries of the area:

Coal mining, cement works, fruit growing, timber, vineyards, wool mills, transport industry, whitegoods manufacturing, agriculture and pastoral.

First Proclaimed

1906

Members

  • Peter Andren (IND) 1996–
  • D W Simmons (ALP) 1983–96
  • A J MacKenzie (NCP/NP) 1975–83
  • J A England (CP/NCP) 1960–75
  • J B Howse (LP) 1946–60
  • J P Breen (ALP) 1940–46
  • H V Thorby (CP) 1931–40
  • G A Gibbons (ALP) 1929–31
  • (Sir)N R Howse (NAT) 1922–29
  • T J Lavelle (ALP) 1919–22
  • H R M Pigott (LIB/NAT) 1913–19
  • T Brown (ALP) 1906–13

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

AEC – Divisional Office Contact Numbers and Addresses

Demographic Rating

Rural

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

Enrolment: 78 339

Informal Vote: 3.38%

Turnout: 96.20%

Seat Status: Safe Independent

Two Party Preferred:

  • ALP: 46.79%
  • LP: 53.21%

Two Candidate Preferred*:

  • ALP: 27.69%
  • IND: 72.31%

Enrolment: 79 082

Informal Vote:

  • Republic Question 0.79%
  • Preamble Question 0.82%

Turnout:

  • Republic Question 96.52%
  • Preamble Question 96.52%

Enrolment: 85 310

Informal Vote: 3.28%

Turnout: 96.18%

Seat Status: Safe Independent

Two Party Preferred:

  • ALP: 48.27%
  • NP: 51.73%

Two Candidate Preferred*:

  • IND: 75.04%
  • NP: 24.96%
*Based on the distribution of preferences between ALP and IND Candidate. *Based on the distribution of preferences between IND and NP Candidate.
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