Division of Perth
Australian House of Representatives Division
Division of Perth (green) in Western Australia
|Area||78 km2 (30.1 sq mi)|
The Division of Perth is an Australian electoral division in the state of Western Australia. It is named after Perth, the capital city of Western Australia, where the Division is located. The division was one of the original 75 divisions to be contested at the first Federal election. It extends northeast along the north bank of the Swan River from Perth, including suburbs such as Maylands, Mount Lawley, Bayswater, Ashfield, Bedford, Morley, Beechboro and the Perth central business district. It is a primarily residential area, although contains an industrial area at Bayswater and major commercial centres in Perth and Morley.
Between the 1940s and 1980s, it was a marginal seat that frequently changed hands between the Liberals (and their predecessors) and Labor. Recent demographic changes have made it a fairly safe Labor seat.
|Australian federal election, 2013: Perth|
|Palmer United||Gabriel Harfouche||2,897||3.49||+3.49|
|Family First||Lesley Croll||669||0.81||−0.74|
|Rise Up Australia||Evelyn Edney||422||0.51||+0.51|
|Total formal votes||82,941||94.72||−0.08|