Division of Gorton

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Gorton
Australian House of Representatives Division
Division of GORTON 2016.png
Division of Gorton in Victoria, as of the 2016 federal election.
Created 2004
MP Brendan O'Connor
Party Labor
Namesake John Gorton
Electors 115,937 (2016)
Area 166 km2 (64.1 sq mi)
Demographic Outer Metropolitan

The Division of Gorton is an Australian Electoral Division in Victoria.

The division was created in 2004 to replace the abolished Division of Burke, and is named for Sir John Gorton, Prime Minister of Australia from 1968 to 1971. Gorton is located in the outer western suburbs of Melbourne, including the suburbs of Albanvale, Burnside, Cairnlea, Caroline Springs, Deer Park, Delahey, Derrimut, Hillside, Kings Park, Melton and Taylors Hill, as well as the townships of Diggers Rest, Eynesbury and Toolern Vale.

The constituency of Gorton features a high proportion of young families and new suburban developments in the working-class outer western suburbs of the Melbourne metropolitan area. It has the second highest proportion in Australia of children aged 0-4 (8.9%), the third lowest proportion aged over 65 (6.8%).

The current member for Gorton since its creation at the 2004 election is Brendan O'Connor, a member of the Australian Labor Party.

Members[edit]

Member Party Term
  Brendan O'Connor Labor 2004–present

Election results[edit]

Australian federal election, 2016: Gorton[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Brendan O'Connor 61,110 62.29 +11.56
Liberal Daryl Lang 27,305 27.83 +2.35
Greens Rod Swift 9,690 9.88 +3.49
Total formal votes 98,105 94.92 +2.03
Informal votes 5,253 5.08 −2.03
Turnout 103,358 89.15 −3.06
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Brendan O'Connor 68,135 69.45 +3.33
Liberal Daryl Lang 29,970 30.53 −3.33
Labor hold Swing +3.33

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gorton, VIC, Virtual Tally Room 2016, Australian Electoral Commission.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 37°44′20″S 144°45′32″E / 37.739°S 144.759°E / -37.739; 144.759