Classification of electoral division names

Updated: 5 October 2021
Summary of electoral divisions as at 2 August 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

90 of 151
(59.6%)

Electoral division is named after a woman

17 of 151
(11.3%)

Electoral division is jointly named

9 of 151
(6.0%)

Electoral division is named after a former Prime Minister

22 of 151
(14.6%)

Electoral division is named after a geographical feature

35 of 151
(23.2%)

Electoral division is named for an aboriginal person or word

24 of 151
(15.9%)

Electoral division is named for an aboriginal person

8 of 151
(5.3%)

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, for a family or for a group of individuals with a common surname who may or may not be related.
  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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