2001 Profile of the division of Corangamite

Updated: 9 February 2011

State:

Victoria

Name Derivation:

Named after Lake Corangamite. The name of the lake originated from the Aboriginal word for 'bitter', describing the salt content of the lake.

Area and Location Description:

It covers an area of approximately 7570 sq km from Colac in the west to St Leonards in the east and from Meredith in the north to Cape Otway in the south.

Some of the suburbs of Geelong (Belmont, Grovedale and Highton) and the towns of Anglesea, Apollo Bay, Barwon Heads, Inverleigh, Lorne, Ocean Grove, Portarlington and Torquay are located in this division.

Products/Industries of the area:

Beef and dairy cattle, cereals, fishing, forestry, lambs, timber milling, tourism, wool, dairy products, meat processing, surfing equipment manufacture and general retailing.

First Proclaimed/Election

1900/1901

Members

  • Stewart McArthur (LP) 1984–
  • A A Street (LP) 1966–84
  • E D Mackinnon (LP) 1953–66
  • A McKenzie McDonald (UAP/LP) 1940–53
  • G A Street (UAP) 1934–40
  • W G Gibson (CP) 1931–34
  • R A Crouch (ALP) 1929–31
  • W G Gibson (FU/VFU/CP) 1918–29
  • J C Manifold (LIB/NAT) 1913–18
  • J H Scullin (ALP) 1910–13
  • J G Wilson (FT/ANTI-SOC) 1903–10
  • J C Manifold (PROT) 1901–03

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

AEC – Divisional Office Contact Numbers and Addresses

Demographic Rating

Provincial

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

Enrolment: 79 927

Informal Vote: 2.55%

Turnout: 95.79%

Seat Status: Marginal Liberal

Two Party Preferred:

  • ALP: 45.50%
  • LP: 54.50%

Enrolment: 82 467

Informal Vote:

  • Republic Question 0.72%
  • Preamble Question 0.81%

Turnout:

  • Republic Question 96.47%
  • Preamble Question 96.46%

Enrolment: 85 955

Informal Vote: 3.38%

Turnout: 96.32%

Seat Status: Marginal Liberal

Two Party Preferred:

  • ALP: 44.33%
  • LP: 55.67%
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