Division of Whitlam
Australian House of Representatives Division
|Party||Australian Labor Party|
|Area||1,331 km2 (513.9 sq mi)|
The Division of Whitlam is an Australian electoral division in the state of New South Wales. The division, previously named Throsby, was renamed in honour of Gough Whitlam, the Prime Minister of Australia from 1972–75, in a February 2016 electoral distribution. It came into effect from 2 July 2016, the date of the Australian federal election, 2016.
ABC election analyst Antony Green estimated that boundary changes to Throsby would reduce the Australian Labor Party's notional two-party-preferred margin from 7.8 to 6.9 percentage points. Despite this, the last member for Throsby, Stephen Jones, easily retained the seat with a healthy swing of over six percent.
Like its predecessor, Whitlam has a strong working-class character due to the presence of industries such as steelmaking, coal mining and stevedoring. The Illawarra is one of the few non-metropolitan regions where Labor consistently does well.
|United Australia||Angelo Cuda||8,358||8.71||+8.71|
|Christian Democrats||Frank Nero||3,919||4.09||−0.02|
|Sustainable Australia||Ken Davis||3,382||3.53||+3.53|
|Total formal votes||95,910||94.88||−1.83|
Results are not final. Last updated 7:00pm AEST on 23 May 2019.