Division of Adelaide

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This article is about the Australian federal electorate. For the South Australian state electorate, see Electoral district of Adelaide. For the historical South Australian state electorate, see Electoral district of City of Adelaide.
Australian House of Representatives Division
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Adelaide (dark green) in the city of Adelaide
Created 1903
MP Kate Ellis
Party Labor
Namesake Adelaide, South Australia
Electors 102,918 (2013)
Area 76 km2 (29.3 sq mi)
Demographic Inner Metropolitan

The Division of Adelaide is an Australian electoral division in South Australia. The 76 km² seat consists of the Adelaide city centre and spans from Grand Junction Road in the north to Cross Road in the south and from Portrush Road in the east to South Road in the west, taking in suburbs including Ashford, Clarence Park, Enfield, Goodwood, Kent Town, Keswick, Kilburn, Maylands, North Adelaide, Northgate, Norwood, Parkside, Prospect, Rose Park, St Peters, Toorak Gardens, Unley and Walkerville.

The division was one of the seven established when the former Division of South Australia was redistributed on 2 October 1903 and is named for the city of Adelaide, South Australia's capital. The seat was historically a fairly safe seat for the Australian Labor Party. However demographic change and boundary redistributions adding areas from the east and south of the city and removing areas from the north of the city[1] saw the seat become marginal, and it was held by the Liberal Party from 1993 to 2004. Kate Ellis regained Adelaide for Labor in 2004 on a two percent two-party swing to a margin of 1.3 percent, increasing to 8.5 percent in 2007. The margin was reduced to 7.7 percent in 2010 and to 4.0 percent in 2013.


Member Party Term
  Charles Kingston Protectionist 1903–1908
  Ernest Roberts Labor 1908–1913
  Edwin Yates Labor 1914–1919
  Reginald Blundell Nationalist 1919–1922
  Edwin Yates Labor 1922–1931
  Fred Stacey United Australia 1931–1943
  Cyril Chambers Labor 1943–1957
  Independent 1957–1958
  Labor 1958–1958
  Joe Sexton Labor 1958–1966
  Andrew Jones Liberal 1966–1969
  Chris Hurford Labor 1969–1988
  Mike Pratt Liberal 1988–1990
  Bob Catley Labor 1990–1993
  Trish Worth Liberal 1993–2004
  Kate Ellis Labor 2004–present

Election results[edit]

Australian federal election, 2013: Adelaide
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Kate Ellis 38,650 42.26 −1.52
Liberal Carmen Garcia 38,463 42.06 +4.31
Greens Ruth Beach 9,251 10.12 −3.50
Family First Peter Lee 2,169 2.37 +0.18
Palmer United Vince Scali 1,943 2.12 +2.12
Socialist Alliance Liah Lazarou 980 1.07 +0.18
Total formal votes 91,456 96.04 +0.86
Informal votes 3,770 3.96 −0.86
Turnout 95,226 92.47 −0.61
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Kate Ellis 49,338 53.95 −3.57
Liberal Carmen Garcia 42,118 46.05 +3.57
Labor hold Swing −3.57



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Coordinates: 34°54′25″S 138°36′07″E / 34.907°S 138.602°E / -34.907; 138.602