The Australian Election Archive
Index of House of Representatives Divisions
There have been 214 Commonwealth Electoral Divisions created since 1901, of which 67 have
been abolished. Angas, Burke, Cook, Corinella, Isaacs, Oxley, Parkes,
Paterson, Riverina, Scullin and Watson are counted as having been
created twice, and Angas, Burke and Corinella as having been
Where a new Division was merely an old Division renamed, the old
and new Divisions are grouped together under the name of the older
Division: for example, Goldstein appears under Balaclava.
For most Divisions, the four largest localities at each
redistribution are shown. Before 1977 these correspond to
Subdivisions (some Divisions had fewer than four Subdivisions). From
1977 (when Subdivisions were abolished) they correspond to polling
places or groups of polling places.
Enrolments are shown at each election. It should be noted that
enrolments were increased by the enfranchisement of women in 1903
(except in SA and WA, where women were already enfranchised in 1901),
by compulsory enrolment in 1913 and compulsory voting in 1925, and by
the lowering of the voting age to 18 in 1974. Years in which
enrolments were altered as a result of redistribution are indicated
by an asterisk.
Two-party majorities are shown for each Division at each election
and by-election. For elections between 1918 (when preferential voting
was introduced) and 1984 (when the full counting of all pereferences
was introduced) these are estimates in all Divisions in which there
were more than two candidates or in which a full preference count was
not needed to determine a result.
The sign (+) indicates an ALP member was elected, the sign (-)
indicates a non-ALP member. Elections at which there was no two-party
majority (because a non-major-party candidate came first or second or
because there was an unopposed return) are shown as not applicable