2001 Profile of the division of Blaxland

Updated: 9 February 2011


New South Wales

Name Derivation:

Named after Gregory Blaxland (1778–1853), an early Australian explorer of the Blue Mountains in New South Wales.

Area and Location Description:

It covers an area of approximately 54 sq km from Villawood and the George's River in the west to Strathfield South and Wiley Park in the east, Chester Hill and Chullora in the north to Canterbury and Milperra Roads in the south.

The main suburbs include Bankstown, Bass Hill, Birrong, Chester Hill, Chullora, Condell Park, Georges Hall, Greenacre, Landsdowne, Mt. Lewis, Punchbowl, Sefton, Strathfield South, Villawood, Wiley Park and Yagoona.

Products/Industries of the area:

Railway workshops, aircraft repairs, transport and storage industries.

First Proclaimed



  • Michael Hatton (ALP) 1996–
  • P J Keating (ALP) 1969–96
  • E J Harrison (ALP) 1949–69

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Demographic Rating

Inner Metropolitan

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

Enrolment: 80 590

Informal Vote: 5.54%

Turnout: 94.31%

Seat Status: Safe Labor

Two Party Preferred:

  • ALP: 72.06%
  • LP: 27.94%

Enrolment: 81 197

Informal Vote:

  • Republic Question 1.69%
  • Preamble Question 1.87%


  • Republic Question 94.65%
  • Preamble Question 94.66%

Enrolment: 82 779

Informal Vote: 9.78%

Turnout: 93.89%

Seat Status: Safe Labor

Two Party Preferred:

  • ALP: 65.21%
  • LP: 34.79%