Division of Gorton
Australian House of Representatives Division
Division of Gorton (green) in Victoria
|Area||166 km2 (64.1 sq mi)|
The division was created in 2004 to replace the abolished Division of Burke, and is named for Sir John Gorton, Prime Minister of Australia from 1968 to 1971. Gorton is located in the outer western suburbs of Melbourne, including the suburbs of Albanvale, Burnside, Cairnlea, Caroline Springs, Deer Park, Delahey, Derrimut, Hillside, Kings Park, Melton and Taylors Hill, as well as the satellite townships of Diggers Rest and Toolern Vale.
The constituency of Gorton features a high proportion of young families and new suburban developments on the western fringes of the Melbourne metropolitan area. It has the second highest proportion in Australia of children aged 0-4 (8.9%), the third lowest proportion aged over 65 (6.8%) and is the fourth safest seat in the country for the Australian Labor Party, with a two-party swing of more than 16 percent required for the Liberals to win it.
|Australian federal election, 2013: Gorton|
|Palmer United||Anthony Barnes||5,238||5.98||+5.98|
|Sex Party||Rhiannon Hunter||2,850||3.25||+3.25|
|Family First||Scott Amberley||2,538||2.90||−2.11|
|Democratic Labour||Michael Deverala||2,392||2.73||+2.73|
|Katter's Australian||Graham Macardy||1,090||1.24||+1.24|
|Total formal votes||87,614||92.89||−0.18|
- "VIC DIVISION - GORTON". Virtual Tally Room 2013. Australian Electoral Commission. Retrieved 20 May 2014.