Electoral district of Yeerongpilly

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QueenslandLegislative Assembly
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Yeerongpilly (2008—)
State Queensland
Dates current 2001–present
MP Mark Bailey
Party Labor
Namesake Yeerongpilly
Electors 33,724 (2015)
Area 36 km2 (13.9 sq mi)
Coordinates 27°32′S 153°2′E / 27.533°S 153.033°E / -27.533; 153.033Coordinates: 27°32′S 153°2′E / 27.533°S 153.033°E / -27.533; 153.033

Yeerongpilly is a Legislative Assembly electorate the state of Queensland. Named for the suburb with the same name, the electorate was renamed before the 2001 elections, from the previous name of Yeronga.


Yeerongpilly is bordered by the Brisbane River and Oxley Creek to the north and west, while the electoral districts of Greenslopes, Mansfield, South Brisbane and Sunnybank border it on the east and south. The division includes suburbs in Brisbane's inner south, including Annerley, Fairfield, Moorooka, Nathan, Rocklea, Salisbury, Tarragindi, Yeronga, and Yeerongpilly. Many landmarks, including the Nathan campus of Griffith University and the Queensland Sport and Athletics Centre fall in the electorate.[1][2]


As redistributions alter an electorate's area and demographic profile, the 2006 Census by the Australian Bureau of Statistics is the main source of information relating to the electorate. At the time of the 2006 census, the median age was thirty-five, as opposed to the state average of thirty-six.[3][4] 69.5% of residents were born in Australia, below the state average of 75.2%. The percentage of Catholicism and Irreligion followers is in line with state averages, yet Anglicanism is somewhat less. At 27.4%, the percentage of professionals as an occupation was considerably higher than both the state average, 17.1%, and the national average, 19.8%.[3][4] The percentage of labourers and managers, however, were lower than the national averages. The median income of the district is similar to the rest of the nation.[3] The suburb of Yeerongpilly is noted for its large Asian population, and the district's Sudanese-born population is twelve times the national average.[3]


The electorate of Yeronga was formed in 1950, with the Liberal Party's Winston Noble holding the seat for fourteen years. Norman Lee, also of the Liberal party, then held the seat until 1989. Matt Foley of the Labor party then won the seat. In 2001, the seat was renamed to Yeerongpilly. At the 2004 state election, Matt Foley chose not to run for the seat again, with Simon Finn taking his place in the seat.[1] In the 2006 redistribution, the suburbs of Archerfield, Coopers Plains and Tennyson were lost, yet the suburbs of Fairfield, Tarragindi and Wellers Hill were gained.[1]

Members for Yeerongpilly[edit]

Member Party Term
  Matt Foley Labor 2001–2004
  Simon Finn Labor 2004–2012
Carl Judge Liberal National 2012
Independent 2012–2013
Palmer United Party 2013–2014
Independent 2014–2015
  Mark Bailey Labor 2015–present

Election results[edit]

Queensland state election, 2015: Yeerongpilly[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Mark Bailey 13,148 43.07 +8.53
Liberal National Leila Abukar 9,579 31.38 −11.84
Greens Gillian Marshall-Pierce 5,084 16.66 +0.69
Independent Carl Judge 1,837 6.02 +6.02
Palmer United Georgina Walton 876 2.87 +2.87
Total formal votes 30,524 98.37 +0.08
Informal votes 507 1.63 −0.08
Turnout 31,031 90.33 −1.63
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Mark Bailey 18,202 63.30 +14.74
Liberal National Leila Abukar 10,551 36.70 −14.74
Labor gain from Independent Swing +14.74


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