Division of Petrie
Australian House of Representatives Division
Division of Petrie (green) within Queensland
|Area||152 km2 (58.7 sq mi)|
The Division of Petrie is an Australian Electoral Division in Queensland. The division was created in 1949 and named after Andrew Petrie (1798–1872), a noted civil engineer, pioneer and explorer, and the first free settler in Brisbane (1837).
The electorate has a higher-than-average percentage of pensioners and self-funded retirees, and is mainly residential, with some light industrial and commercial activities.
Originally a safe Liberal seat, it has become much more marginal since the late 1970s. Since 1975, it has been held by the party of government for all but one term.
Petrie is located in the northern suburbs of Brisbane, and since a redistribution ahead of the 2010 Federal Election has been centred on the Redcliffe Peninsula.
|(Sir) Alan Hulme||Liberal||1963–1972|
|Luke Howarth||Liberal National||2013–present|
|Australian federal election, 2013: Petrie|
|Liberal National||Luke Howarth||33,570||40.65||+0.59|
|Palmer United||Thor Prohaska||8,422||10.20||+10.20|
|Family First||Tasman Spence||1,774||2.15||−2.86|
|Katter's Australian||Chris Thomson||1,336||1.62||+1.62|
|Rise Up Australia||Elise Jennings||920||1.11||+1.11|
|Total formal votes||82,573||94.80||+0.08|
|Liberal National||Luke Howarth||41,722||50.53||+3.04|
|Liberal National gain from Labor||Swing||+3.04|