2001 Profile of the division of Maribyrnong

Updated: 9 February 2011

State:

Victoria

Name Derivation:

Named after the Maribyrnong River. Maribyrnong is an Aboriginal word for 'yam' or 'edible root'.

Area and Location Description:

It covers an area of approximately 64 sq km from Essendon in the east to St. Albans in the west.

The main suburbs include: Aberfeldie, Airport West, Albanvale, Avondale Heights, Essendon West, Kealba, Keilor East, Keilor Park, Moonee Ponds, Niddrie and St Albans.

Products/Industries of the area:

Light manufacturing and businesses. The division also contains Honda Australia's main centre and Caterpillar of Australia Ltd.

First Proclaimed/Election

1906

Members

  • Bob Sercombe (ALP) 1996–
  • A G Griffiths (ALP) 1983–96
  • M H Cass (ALP) 1969–83
  • P W C Stokes (LP) 1955–69
  • A S Drakeford (FLP/ALP) 1934–55
  • J E Fenton (ALP/UAP) 1910–34
  • S Mauger (PROT) 1906–10

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: 82 207

Informal Vote: 4.47%

Turnout: 95.43%

Seat Status: Safe Labor

Two Party Preferred:

  • ALP: 72.06%
  • LP: 27.94%

Enrolment: 83 762

Informal Vote:

  • Republic Question 1.33%
  • Preamble Question 1.46%

Turnout:

  • Republic Question 95.13%
  • Preamble Question 95.13%

Enrolment: 83 750

Informal Vote: 5.45%

Turnout: 94.48%

Seat Status: Safe Labor

Two Party Preferred:

  • ALP: 67.38%
  • LP: 32.62%
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