2004 Profile of the division of O'Connor

Updated: 29 September 2011

State:

Western Australia

Name Derivation:

Named after Charles O'Connor 1843–1902, Engineer in Chief of Western Australia (appointed 1891). Designed Fremantle Harbour and the pipeline which supplies Kalgoorlie and other goldfields with water.

Area and Location Description:

O'Connor covers an area of approximately 179 047 sq km from Geraldton in the north to Albany in the south. The main locations include the City of Albany and the City of Geraldton, and the regional centres of Carnamah, Corrigin, Dalwallinu, Denmark, Dowerin, Katanning, Kellerberrin, Kojonup, Lake Grace, Mount Barker, Mingenew, Moora, Morawa, Mukinbudin, Ravensthorpe and Wagin.

Map of Division:

Products/Industries of the Area:

Grain, sheep, cattle, tree farming, fishing, and aquaculture, vineyards and winemaking, talc and mineral sands mining, farmstays and tourism.

First Proclaimed/Election:

1979/1980

Demographic Rating:

Rural

Members:

  • TUCKEY, W (LP) 1980–

Current Member Details:

See the Parliament of Australia website

AEC Divisional Office Address:

See Divisional Office Contact Details

2004 Federal Election Results:

  • Enrolment: 82 841
  • Informal Vote: 5.49%
  • Turnout: 93.26%
  • Seat Status: Safe Liberal
  • Two Party Preferred: LP: 70.39% | ALP: 29.61%

Further information:

For supporting information, see Party Codes, Demographic Ratings and Seat Status.

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