Division of Throsby
Australian House of Representatives Division
Division of Throsby (green) in New South Wales
|Area||1,422 km2 (549.0 sq mi)|
The Division of Throsby is an Australian electoral division in the state of New South Wales. The division is named after Charles Throsby, a prominent pioneer and explorer in the early nineteenth century of the areas to the south of Sydney.
The division covers eastern Wingecarribee Shire, extending from Exeter, Lake Yarrunga and Upper Kangaroo Valley in the south to Aylmerton, Alpine, the Avon Dam, Lake Avon, Dombarton, and Kembla Grange in the north to the Pacific Ocean in the east at Port Kembla, including the northern part of the City of Shellharbour and the southern portion of the adjacent City of Wollongong. It includes Albion Park, Berkeley, Berrima, Blackbutt, Bowral, Cringila, Dapto, Exeter, Fitzroy Falls, Horsley, Kembla Grange, Lake Illawarra, Mittagong, Moss Vale, Oak Flats, Port Kembla, Robertson, Warrawong, Welby, Willow Vale, and parts of Warilla.
The Division of Throsby was created in a redistribution in 1984 and has been represented by Labor since its inception. There is a strong working-class character of the area due to the presence of industries such as steelmaking, coal mining and stevedoring.
|Australian federal election, 2013: Throsby|
|Palmer United||May King||3,885||4.60||+4.60|
|Christian Democrats||John Kadwell||1,938||2.30||+2.30|
|Bullet Train||Elrond Veness||677||0.80||+0.80|
|Katter's Australian||Glenn Turner||473||0.56||+0.56|
|Non-Custodial Parents||Wayne Hartman||435||0.52||−1.39|
|Democratic Labour||Brian Boulton||407||0.48||+0.48|
|Total formal votes||84,393||91.17||−1.93|