2001 Profile of the division of Canning

Updated: 9 February 2011

State:

Western Australia

Name Derivation:

Named after Alfred Canning (1860–1936), surveyor, who pioneered stock roads and rabbit proof fences in Western Australia.

Area and Location Description:

It covers an area of approximately 4174 sq km from the south-east metropolitan areas of Perth to the adjoining rural areas in the east and south, including the Shires of Serpentine-Jarrahdale, Murray and Waroona.

The main suburbs include Armadale, Huntingdale, Kelmscott, Roleystone, Southern River, Westfield and Wungong. Other localities include Byford, Cardup, Dwellingup, Forrestdale, Halls Head, Jarrahdale, Mundijong, North Dandalup, Oakford, Pinjarra, Ravenswood, Serpentine, Waroona and Yunderup.

Products/Industries of the area:

Some heavy and light industry, bauxite mining, stone and citrus fruits, beef and dairy farming, market gardens and forestry.

First Proclaimed/Elections

1948/1949

Members

  • Donald Randall (LP) 2001–
  • J Gerick (ALP) 1998–2001
  • R Johnston (LP) 1996–98
  • G Gear (ALP) 1984–96
  • W F Fatin (ALP) 1983–84
  • M H Bungey (LP) 1974–83
  • J M Hallet (CP) 1963–74
  • N McNeill (LP) 1961–63
  • L W Hamilton (CP) 1949–61

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

AEC – Divisional Office Contact Numbers and Addresses

Demographic Rating

Outer Metropolitan/Provincial

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

Enrolment: 80 030

Informal Vote: 4.81%

Turnout: 95.25%

Seat Status: Marginal Labor

Two Party Preferred:

  • ALP: 53.52%
  • LP: 46.48%

Enrolment: 81 907

Informal Vote:

  • Republic Question 0.86%
  • Preamble Question 0.92%

Turnout:

  • Republic Question 95.13%
  • Preamble Question 95.12%

Enrolment: 76 632

Informal Vote: 5.14%

Turnout: 95.18%

Seat Status: Marginal Liberal

Two Party Preferred:

  • ALP: 49.62%
  • LP: 50.38%

Following Redistribution of Boundaries in November 2000

Notional Two Party Preferred:

  • ALP: 50.04%
  • LP: 49.96%
Notional Seat Status: Marginal Labor
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