2001 Profile of the division of Dickson

Updated: 9 February 2011



Name Derivation:

Named after Sir James Robert Dickson (1832–1901), a leading advocate of Federation. He was Queensland Premier from 1898 until 1899 and Minister for Defence in the first Federal Ministry.

Area and Location Description:

It covers an area of approximately 754 sq km covering the north and west of the Brisbane City limits. It takes in parts of the local government area of Brisbane City and the majority of Pine Rivers Shire.

The main suburbs include Albany Creek, Arana Hills, Bray Park, Brendale, Cashmere, Dayboro, Eatons Hill, Everton Hills, Ferny Grove (part), Ferny Hills, Kallangur, Joyner, Lawnton, Petrie, Samford Valley and Strathpine.

Products/Industries of the area:

The area is mainly residential with some farming, retail and industrial activities.

First Proclaimed/Election



  • Peter Dutton (LP) 2001–
  • C Kernot (ALP) 1998–2001
  • T Smith (LP) 1996–98
  • M H Lavarch (ALP) 1993–96

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Demographic Rating

Outer Metropolitan

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

Enrolment: 79 756

Informal Vote: 3.50%

Turnout: 95.69%

Seat Status: Marginal Labor

Two Party Preferred:

  • ALP: 50.12%
  • LP: 49.88%

Enrolment: 82 305

Informal Vote:

  • Republic Question 0.74%
  • Preamble Question 0.74%


  • Republic Question 96.20%
  • Preamble Question 96.15%

Enrolment: 88 001

Informal Vote: 5.62%

Turnout: 96.13%

Seat Status: Marginal Liberal

Two Party Preferred:

  • ALP: 44.03%
  • LP: 55.97%