Profile of the electoral division of Lyons (Tas)

Updated: 19 November 2019
State/Territory:
Tasmania
Date this name and boundary was gazetted:
14 November 2017
First election this name was used at:
1984 federal election
First election this boundary was used at:
2019 federal election
Maps and data
A4 map of the Division of Lyons (2017) [PDF 22.64MB]
Map of the Division of Lyons (2017) [PDF 13.48MB]
Download Tasmanian GIS data
Name Derivation:

Jointly named in honour of:

  • Joseph Aloysius Lyons CH, 1879–1939, Prime Minister of Australia (1932–39) and a Member of the House of Representatives (1929–39), and
  • Dame Enid Muriel Lyons, DGBE(C) AD, 1897–1981, first woman member of the House of Representatives (1943-51) and first woman to hold Cabinet rank as Vice-President of the Executive Council (1949–51)
Area
35,721.83 sq km
Location description

The Division of Lyons consists of the:

  • Municipality of Break O’Day
  • Municipality of Brighton
  • Municipality of Central Highlands
  • Municipality of Derwent Valley
  • Municipality of Glamorgan-Spring Bay
  • Municipality of Kentish
  • Municipality of Meander Valley
  • Municipality of Northern Midlands
  • Municipality of Sorell
  • Municipality of Southern Midlands
  • Municipality of Tasman
  • part of the City of Clarence
Demographic Rating:
Rural – outside capital cities and without majority of enrolment in major provincial cities.
Current member details:
Please refer to the Parliament of Australia website
Previous members:
Former members for an electoral division of this name can be found by searching ‘Electoral divisions’ or ‘Members of the House of Representatives since 1901’ in the historical information section of the Parliamentary Handbook
AEC Divisional Office:
Divisional Office contact details
Further information:
2016 federal election – House of Representatives results for Lyons
2013 federal election – House of Representatives results for Lyons
2010 federal election – House of Representatives results for Lyons
2007 federal election – House of Representatives results for Lyons
2004 federal election – House of Representatives results for Lyons
2016 divisional profile
2013 divisional profile
For supporting information, see Party codes, demographic ratings and seat status.
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