Classification of electoral division names

Updated: 16 February 2021
Summary of electoral divisions as at 16 February 2021
Category Federal electoral divisions in this category
Electoral division is named after one or more people 116 of 151
(76.8%)
Electoral division is named after a man 91 of 151
(60.3%)
Electoral division is named after a woman 17 of 151
(11.3%)
Electoral division is jointly named 8 of 151
(5.3%)
Electoral division is named after a former Prime Minister 21 of 151
(13.9%)
Electoral division is named after a geographical feature 35 of 151
(23.2%)
Electoral division is named for an aboriginal person or word 23 of 151
(15.2%)
Electoral division is named for an aboriginal person 7 of 151
(4.6%)
Electoral division is named for an aboriginal word 16 of 151
(10.6%)
Electoral division name is that of an original Federation electoral division name 36 of 151
(23.8%)

Note:

  1. Jointly named electoral divisions are those which have been named for a husband and wife or for a family.
  2. Electoral divisions named for an aboriginal word include those named for an anglicised version of an aboriginal word.
  3. Federation electoral divisions are those which were in place for the 1901 election.

The spreadsheet classifies Federal electoral division names according to the guidelines for naming federal electoral divisions. Data is presented at the divisional and state/territory level.

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