2001 Profile of the division of Kingsford Smith

Updated: 9 February 2011


New South Wales

Name Derivation:

Named after Sir Charles Kingsford Smith (1897–1935), Australia's most famous aviator who pioneered more long distance routes than any other pilot in history.

Area and Location Description:

It covers an area of approximately 62 sq km from Cape Banks, Botany Bay in the south to Randwick and Clovelly in the north.

The main suburbs include Botany, Chifley, Clovelly, Coogee, Daceyville, Eastlakes, Hillsdale, Kensington, Kingsford, La Perouse, Little Bay, Malabar, Maroubra, Mascot, Matraville, Pagewood, Phillip Bay, Randwick, Rosebery and South Coogee.

Products/Industries of the area:

Shipping, paper manufacturing, light manufacturing, commercial and retail businesses.

First Proclaimed



  • Laurie Brereton (ALP) 1990–
  • L F Bowen (ALP) 1969–90
  • D J Curtin (ALP) 1955–69
  • G Anderson (ALP) 1949–55

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Demographic Rating

Inner Metropolitan

Statistical information
3 October 1998 Election 6 November 1999 Referendum 10 November 2001 Election

Enrolment: 80 581

Informal Vote: 5.31%

Turnout: 93.79%

Seat Status: Safe Labor

Two Party Preferred:

  • ALP: 63.40%
  • LP: 36.60%

Enrolment: 80 787

Informal Vote:

  • Republic Question 0.97%
  • Preamble Question 1.03%


  • Republic Question 94.33%
  • Preamble Question 94.32%

Enrolment: 86 647

Informal Vote: 6.14%

Turnout: 93.93%

Seat Status: Fairly Safe Labor

Two Party Preferred:

  • ALP: 58.90%
  • LP: 41.10%