Division of Wentworth
Australian House of Representatives Division
Division of Wentworth (green) in New South Wales
|Area||30 km2 (11.6 sq mi)|
The Division of Wentworth is an Australian electoral division in the state of New South Wales. It was proclaimed in 1900 and was one of the original 75 divisions contested at the first federal election. The division is named after William Charles Wentworth (1790–1872), a noted Australian explorer and statesman. In 1813 he accompanied Blaxland and Lawson on their crossing of the Blue Mountains.
Wentworth covers an area of approximately 29 square kilometres (11 sq mi) from Woolloomooloo along the southern shore of Sydney Harbour to Watsons Bay and down the coast to Clovelly. The western boundary runs along Oxford Street, Flinders Street and South Downling Street, then eastward along Alison Road to Randwick Racecourse and Clovelly Beach. The Division of Wentworth is the division with the smallest geographical area in Australia. It includes the suburbs of Bellevue Hill, Bondi, Bondi Beach, Bondi Junction, Bronte, Centennial Park, Clovelly, Darlinghurst, Darling Point, Dover Heights, Double Bay, East Sydney, Edgecliff, Elizabeth Bay, Kings Cross, North Bondi, Paddington, Point Piper, Potts Point, Queens Park, Rose Bay, Vaucluse, Watsons Bay, Waverley, Woollahra and Woolloomooloo; and parts of Randwick.
It is one of only two original divisions in New South Wales, along with North Sydney, which have never been held by the Australian Labor Party, though Jessie Street came within 1.6 percent of winning the seat at the 1943 election. It was considered a blue-ribbon Liberal seat, and according to the census, has the highest per-capita income of all seats in Australia.
Both current member Malcolm Turnbull and a previous member John Hewson had been Opposition Leaders. In fact both became Opposition Leaders in their respective second terms as members for Wentworth.
|Sir William McMillan||Free Trade||1901–1903|
|Willie Kelly||Free Trade, Anti-Socialist||1903–1909|
|(Sir) Eric Harrison||United Australia||1931–1944|
|Australian federal election, 2013: Wentworth|
|Palmer United||Marsha Foxman||998||1.08||+1.08|
|Christian Democrats||Beresford Thomas||431||0.47||+0.47|
|Total formal votes||92,084||94.30||−1.20|