Division of Maribyrnong
Australian House of Representatives Division
Division of Maribyrnong (green) in Victoria
|Area||71 km2 (27.4 sq mi)|
The Division of Maribyrnong is an Australian Electoral Division in the state of Victoria. It is located in the inner north-western suburbs of Melbourne. It covers the suburbs of Essendon, Niddrie, Moonee Ponds, Avondale Heights, St. Albans, Airport West, Maribyrnong and Braybrook. Due to redistributions, the Division has been slowly moving west. It originally covered the suburbs of Footscray and North Melbourne. According to the 2006 census, Maribyrnong has the highest proportion of Catholics in any Commonwealth Electoral Division in Australia with 44.4% of population.
The Division was proclaimed at the redistribution of 13 July 1906, and was first contested at the 1906 election. The Division was named after the Maribyrnong River, which runs through it. The Division is a safe Labor seat. The sitting member, former National Secretary of the Australian Workers' Union and present Leader of the Opposition, Bill Shorten, was elected at the 2007 election.
|Australian federal election, 2013: Maribyrnong|
|Palmer United||Philip Cutler||2,470||2.74||+2.74|
|Sex Party||Amy Myers||2,313||2.57||+2.57|
|Democratic Labour||Marguerita Kavanagh||1,258||1.40||+1.40|
|Family First||Hayleigh Carlson||944||1.05||−1.81|
|Rise Up Australia||Jeff Truscott||395||0.44||+0.44|
|Total formal votes||90,117||93.82||−0.56|