Named in homour of Thomas Joseph Ryan, 1876–1921, Premier of Queensland (1915–19) and a Member of the House of Representatives (1919–21).
370 sq km
The Division of Ryan consists of:
part of the Brisbane City Council, and
part of the Moreton Bay Regional Council.
Products/Industries of the Area:
The area is mainly residential and acreage suburbs with some commercial and retail activities. The University of Queensland is located on the Brisbane River at St Lucia, while all of Brisbane's television transmitters are on Mount Coot-tha. By way of contrast, some farming still occurs in the outlying suburbs and the division also includes a large portion of Brisbane Forest Park.
Outer Metropolitan – situated in capital cities and containing large areas of recent suburban expansion