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

Updated: 4 September 2013
Western Australia
AEC Divisional Office:
Divisional Office contact details
Map of Division:
A4 map of the Division of Perth (2008) [PDF 120KB]
Map of the Division of Perth (2008) [PDF 3.3MB]
Download GIS data
Name Derivation:
Named after the city of Perth which was founded in 1829 under Lieutenant-Governor James Stirling, who became Governor in 1831.
Area and Location Description:
Perth covers an area of approximately 78 sq km bordered by the Swan River to the south and east, the Mitchell Freeway and Charles Street to the west and the suburbs of Morley and Beechboro to the north. Suburbs include the districts of Ashfield, Bassendean, Bayswater, Bedford, Beechboro, East Perth, Eden Hill, Embleton, Highgate, Inglewood, Kiara, Lockridge, Maylands, Morley, Mt Lawley, Noranda, Northbridge, and parts of Coolbinia, Dianella, Menora, North Perth, Perth City, West Perth and Yokine.
Products/Industries of the Area:
Perth City is Western Australia's centre of Government and contains the State's commercial and professional district. Government House, parks and gardens combined with the city shopping complex are a feature of the division. Perth is the western gateway into Australia and has a thriving tourist industry.
First Proclaimed/Election:
Demographic Rating:
Inner Metropolitan
Smith, S (ALP) 1993–
Charlesworth, R (ALP) 1983–1993
McLean, R M (LP) 1975–1983
Berinson, J M (ALP) 1969–1975
Chaney, F C (LP) 1955–1969
Burke, T P (ALP) 1943–1955
Nairn, W M (NAT/UAP) 1929–1943
Mann, E A (NAT) 1922–1929
Fowler, J (ALP/LIB/NAT) 1901–1922
Current member details:
Please refer to the Parliament of Australia website
Further information:
2010 federal election – House of Representatives results for Perth
2007 federal election – House of Representatives results for Perth
2004 federal election – House of Representatives results for Perth
2010 divisional profile
For supporting information, see Party codes, demographic ratings and seat status.