2001 Profile of the division of Deakin

Updated: 9 February 2011

State:

Victoria

Name Derivation:

Named after Sir Alfred Deakin (1856–1919), Australia's second Prime Minister (1903–1904, 1905–1908 and 1909–1910).

Area and Location Description:

It covers an area of approximately 59 sq km from Blackburn and Mitcham in the west to Ringwood and Croydon in the east.

The main suburbs include Bayswater North, Blackburn, Blackburn North, Blackburn South, Burwood East, Croydon, Forest Hill, Heathmont, Mitcham, Nunawading, Ringwood, Ringwood East and Vermont.

Products/Industries of the area:

Mainly residential with some light manufacturing, commercial and retail industries.

First Proclaimed/Election

1936/1937

Members

  • Phil Barresi (LP) 1996–
  • K J Aldred (LP) 1990–96
  • J H Beale (LP) 1984–90
  • J Saunderson (ALP) 1983–84
  • A W Jarman (LP) 1966–83
  • F J Davis (LP) 1949–66
  • W J Hutchinson (LP) 1937–49

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: 83 312

Informal Vote: 3.19%

Turnout: 96.05%

Seat Status: Marginal Liberal

Two Party Preferred:

  • ALP: 48.07%
  • LP: 51.93%

Enrolment: 84 759

Informal Vote:

  • Republic Question 0.83%
  • Preamble Question 0.86%

Turnout:

  • Republic Question 95.77%
  • Preamble Question 95.77%

Enrolment: 85 208

Informal Vote: 2.56%

Turnout: 95.36%

Seat Status: Marginal Liberal

Two Party Preferred:

  • ALP: 48.26%
  • LP: 51.74%
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