2001 Profile of the division of Goldstein

Updated: 9 February 2011



Name Derivation:

Named after Vida Goldstein (1869–1949), the first woman candidate at a national parliamentary election in the British Empire.

Area and Location Description:

It covers an area of approximately 48 sq km from Brighton in the north to Beaumaris in the south and is bordered by Port Phillip Bay to the west.

The main suburbs include Beaumaris, Bentleigh, Brighton East, Black Rock, Carnegie, Caulfield South, Cheltenham, Glenhuntly, Hampton, Hampton East, Highett, Ormond and Sandringham.

Products/Industries of the area:

Mainly residential but also contains some light industrial and commercial activities.

First Proclaimed/Election



  • (Dr) David Kemp (LP) 1990–
  • I M Macphee (LP) 1984–90

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Demographic Rating

Inner Metropolitan

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

Enrolment: 87 124

Informal Vote: 2.71%

Turnout: 94.94%

Seat Status: Fairly safe Liberal

Two Party Preferred:

  • ALP: 41.85%
  • LP: 58.15%

Enrolment: 89 822

Informal Vote:

  • Republic Question 0.71%
  • Preamble Question 0.80%


  • Republic Question 94.62%
  • Preamble Question 94.60%

Enrolment: 89 948

Informal Vote: 2.77%

Turnout: 94.42%

Seat Status: Fairly Safe Liberal

Two Party Preferred:

  • ALP: 40.52%
  • LP: 59.48%