2013 federal election: Profile of the electoral division of Canning (WA)

Updated: 4 September 2013
State/Territory:
Western Australia
Status:
Current
AEC Divisional Office:
Divisional Office contact details
Map of Division:
A4 map of the Division of Canning (2008) [PDF 120KB]
Map of the Division of Canning (2008) [PDF 12.4MB]
Download GIS data
Name Derivation:
Named after Alfred Canning 1860–1936, surveyor who pioneered stock roads and rabbit proof fences in Western Australia.
Area and Location Description:
Canning covers an area of approximately 6 178 sq km from the south-east metropolitan areas of Perth to the adjoining rural areas in the east and south, including the Shires of Serpentine-Jarrahdale, Murray and Waroona. The main suburbs include Armadale, Mandurah, Kelmscott, Roleystone, Westfield and Wungong. Other localities include Byford, Cardup, Dwellingup, Forrestdale, Halls Head, Jarrahdale, Mundijong, North Dandalup, Oakford, Pinjarra, Ravenswood, Serpentine, Waroona and Yunderup.
Products/Industries of the Area:
Some heavy and light industry, bauxite mining, stone and citrus fruits, beef and dairy farming, market gardens and forestry.
First Proclaimed/Election:
1948/1949
Demographic Rating:
Outer Metropolitan
Members:
Randall, D (LP) 2001–
Gerick, J (ALP) 1998–2001
Johnston, R (LP) 1996–1998
Gear, G (ALP) 1984–1996
Fatin, W F (ALP) 1983–1984
Bungey, M H (LP) 1974–1983
Hallet, J M (CP) 1963–1974
McNeill, N (LP) 1961–1963
Hamilton, L W (CP) 1949–1961
Current member details:
Please refer to the Parliament of Australia website
Further information:
2010 federal election – House of Representatives results for Canning
2007 federal election – House of Representatives results for Canning
2004 federal election – House of Representatives results for Canning
2010 divisional profile
For supporting information, see Party codes, demographic ratings and seat status.
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