Profile of the electoral division of Rankin (Qld)

Updated: 26 March 2018
State/Territory:
Queensland
Date this name and boundary was gazetted:
27 March 2018
First election this name was used at:
1984 federal election
First election this boundary was used at:
The next federal general election following the 2016 federal election
Maps and data
A4 map of the electoral division of Rankin (2018) [PDF 984KB]
Map of the Division of Rankin (2017) [PDF 2.29MB]
Download Queensland GIS data
Name Derivation:
Named in honour of Dame Annabelle Jane Mary Rankin DBE, 1908–86, first Queensland woman elected to the Senate (1947–71) and the first Australian woman to hold a top-level diplomatic post as High Commissioner to New Zealand (1971–74).
Area
131 sq km
Location description

The Division of Rankin consists of:

  • part of the Brisbane City Council, and
  • part of the Logan City Council.
Products/Industries of the Area:
A diversity of land use, from residential and acreage suburbs to light industrial.
Demographic Rating:
Outer Metropolitan – situated in capital cities and containing large areas of recent suburban expansion
Current member details:
Please refer to the Parliament of Australia website
Members:
Chalmers, J (ALP) 2013–
Emerson, C (ALP) 1998–2013
Beddall, D (ALP) 1984–1998
AEC Divisional Office:
Divisional Office contact details
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