2004 Profile of the division of Port Adelaide

Updated: 29 September 2011

State:

South Australia

Name Derivation:

Named after the locality which was discovered by Collet Barker in 1831.

Area and Location Description:

Port Adelaide covers an area of approximately 253 sq km from Buckland Park in the north down to Grange Road in the south whilst its eastern boundary takes in parts of Salisbury. The area also includes Torrens Island and Garden Island. Other suburbs in this division are Alberton, Beverley, Birkenhead, Cheltenham, Findon, Kilkenny, Largs Bay, Mansfield Park, Mawson Lakes, North Haven, Ottoway, Parafield Gardens, Paralowie, Pennington, Port Adelaide, Queenstown, Rosewater, Salisbury Downs, Seaton, Semaphore, Woodville and West Croydon.

Map of Division:

Products/Industries of the Area:

Cement, electricity, flour mills, live sheep export, manufacturing industry, motion pictures, petroleum storage, police academy, salt, sewerage treatment, stevedoring, submarine construction, waste disposal/scrap metal merchants and wool stores.

First Proclaimed/Election:

1949

Demographic Rating:

Inner Metropolitan

Members:

  • SAWFORD, R (ALP) 1988–
  • YOUNG, M J (ALP) 1974–1988
  • BIRRELL, F R (ALP) 1963–1974
  • THOMPSON, A V (ALP) 1949–1963

Current Member Details:

See the Parliament of Australia website

AEC Divisional Office Address:

See Divisional Office Contact Details

2004 Federal Election Results:

  • Enrolment: 97 707
  • Informal Vote: 7.08%
  • Turnout: 94.34%
  • Seat Status: Safe Labor
  • Two Party Preferred: LP: 37.09% | ALP: 62.91%

Further information:

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

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