Division of Makin
Australian House of Representatives Division
Division of Makin (green) in South Australia
|Area||130 km2 (50.2 sq mi)|
The Division of Makin is an electoral division for the Australian House of Representatives located in the northeastern suburbs of Adelaide. Established in South Australian redistribution of 3 September 1984 and named after Norman Makin, a former MP and diplomat, it has been a marginal seat at most elections since. It includes the suburbs of Tea Tree Gully, Modbury, Salisbury Heights, Salisbury East and Para Hills.
It is known as a mortgage belt seat, with a large proportion of the population in the area paying off home loans. In the 2006 census, over 42 percent of the seat's electors had a home mortgage; ranking it 19th highest in Australia's 150 seats.
Makin has been represented by Labor MP Tony Zappia since the 2007 election with 57.7 percent of the two-party vote. At the 2010 election, Zappia technically made it a safe Labor seat with a 62.2 percent two-party vote. Zappia held the seat at the 2013 election with a 55.1 percent two-party vote.
|Australian federal election, 2013: Makin|
|Family First||Mark Potter||5,891||6.41||+0.40|
|Palmer United||Andrew Graham||3,818||4.15||+4.15|
|Katter's Australian||Robert Jameson||705||0.77||+0.77|
|Total formal votes||91,908||95.12||+1.13|
- Megalogenis, George. "2006 census, customised tables commissioned by The Australian". The Australian (News Limited). Archived from the original on 18 November 2007. Retrieved 25 November 2007.