2001 Profile of the division of Mitchell

Updated: 9 February 2011

State:

New South Wales

Name Derivation:

Named after Sir Thomas Mitchell (1792–1855), a noted Australian explorer and surveyor.

Area and Location Description:

It covers an area of approximately 182 sq km from Northmead and Baulkham Hills in the south to O'Haras Creek between Maraylya and Kenthurst in the north.

The main suburbs include Annangrove, Baulkham Hills, Bella Vista, Box Hill, Castle Hill, Dural, Glenhaven, Kellyville, Kenthurst, Maraylya, Nelson, Northmead, North Rocks, Rouse Hill and West Pennant Hills.

Products/Industries of the area:

Scattered light industry and market gardens, flowers, poultry, orchards and intensive cultivation.

First Proclaimed

1947/1949

Members

  • Alan Cadman (LP) 1974–
  • A Ashley-Brown (ALP) 1972–74
  • L H Irwin (LP) 1963–72
  • J L Armitage (ALP) 1961–63
  • R C Wheeler (LP) 1949–61

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: 82 764

Informal Vote: 3.35%

Turnout: 95.62%

Seat Status: Safe Liberal

Two Party Preferred:

  • ALP: 30.15%
  • LP: 69.58%

Enrolment: 86 151

Informal Vote:

  • Republic Question 0.69%
  • Preamble Question 0.82%

Turnout:

  • Republic Question 96.14%
  • Preamble Question 96.15%

Enrolment: 86 647

Informal Vote: 4.5%

Turnout: 95.51%

Seat Status: Safe Liberal

Two Party Preferred:

  • ALP: 28.68%
  • LP: 71.32%
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