Division of Throsby

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Australian House of Representatives Division
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Division of Throsby (green) in New South Wales
Created 1984
MP Stephen Jones
Party Labor
Namesake Charles Throsby
Electors 98,415 (2013)[1]
Area 1,422 km2 (549.0 sq mi)
Demographic Provincial

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 current Member for Throsby, since the 2010 federal election, is Stephen Jones, a member of the Australian Labor Party.

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.


Member Party Term
  Colin Hollis Labor 1984–2001
  Jennie George Labor 2001–2010
  Stephen Jones Labor 2010–present

Election results[edit]

Australian federal election, 2013: Throsby[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Stephen Jones 37,980 45.00 −5.53
Liberal Larissa Mallinson 23,498 27.84 −2.47
National Gary Anderson 8,539 10.12 +4.80
Greens Peter Moran 4,613 5.47 −6.46
Palmer United May King 3,885 4.60 +4.60
Independent Paul Matters 1,948 2.31 +2.31
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
Informal votes 8,174 8.83 +1.93
Turnout 92,567 94.06 +0.43
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Stephen Jones 48,753 57.77 −4.34
Liberal Larissa Mallinson 35,640 42.23 +4.34
Labor hold Swing −4.34


  1. ^ a b "NSW Division - Throsby, NSW". Virtual Tally Room, Election 2013. Australian Electoral Commission. 30 September 2013. Retrieved 6 November 2013. 

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Coordinates: 34°32′02″S 150°33′07″E / 34.534°S 150.552°E / -34.534; 150.552