2001 Profile of the division of Denison

Updated: 9 February 2011

State:

Tasmania

Name Derivation:

Named after Sir William Thomas Denison (1804–1871), Lieutenant-Governor of Tasmania (1847–1855) and Governor of New South Wales (1855–1861), before moving to India in 1861.

Area and Location Description:

It covers an area of approximately 221 sq km from Austins Ferry in the north to Taroona in the south, from Hobart in the east to Collinsvale in the west. The City of Hobart and environs and the City of Glenorchy are in this division.

Products/Industries of the area:

Banking & retail, chocolate & confectionery, catamaran construction, beers, fruit juices, zinc, steel mesh & rods, hand tools, food & timber processing, heavy transport, wholesale trade, engineering works, glass products & port facilities at Hobart.

First Proclaimed

1903

Members

  • Duncan Kerr (ALP) 1987–
  • W M Hodgman (LP) 1975–87
  • J Coates (ALP) 1972–75
  • R J Solomon (LP) 1969–72
  • A Gibson (LP) 1964–69
  • A G Townley (LP) 1949–63
  • J F Gaha (ALP) 1943–49
  • A J Beck (UAP) 1940–43
  • G W Mahoney (ALP) 1934–40
  • A W Hutchin (UAP) 1931–34
  • C E Culley (ALP) 1928–31
  • (Sir) J Gellibrand (NAT) 1925–28
  • D J O'Keefe (ALP) 1922–25
  • W H Smith (ALP/NAT) 1910–22
  • (Sir) P Fysh (PROT/ANTI-SOC) 1903–10

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

AEC – Divisional Office Contact Numbers and Addresses

Demographic Rating

Inner Metropolitan

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

Enrolment: 67 361

Informal Vote: 2.53%

Turnout: 95.38%

Seat Status: Safe Labor

Two Party Preferred:

  • ALP: 64.51%
  • LP: 35.49%

Enrolment: 66 578

Informal Vote:

  • Republic Question 0.98%
  • Preamble Question 1.04%

Turnout:

  • Republic Question 95.83%
  • Preamble Question 95.82%

Enrolment: 67 938

Informal Vote: 2.91%

Turnout: 95.62%

Seat Status: Safe Labor

Two Party Preferred:

  • ALP: 64.26%
  • LP: 34.74%
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