2001 Profile of the division of Werriwa

Updated: 9 February 2011


New South Wales

Name Derivation:

Named after the Aboriginal name for Lake George, which was located in the division in 1901.

Area and Location Description:

It covers an area of approximately 168 sq km from Raby, St Andrews and parts of Leumeah in the south to Kemps Creek, Cecil Hills, Green Valley, Miller, Cartwright, Lurnea and Casula in the north and bounded by the Georges River to the east and generally by South Creek, Kemps Creek and the Camden/Campbelltown Council boundary to the west.

The main suburbs include Austral, Cartwright, Casula, Cecil Hills, Denham Court, Edmondson Park, Glenfield, Green Valley, Hinchinbrook, Hoxton Park, Ingleburn, Kemps Creek, Leumeah (part), Lurnea, Macquarie Fields, Miller, Minto, Prestons, Raby, St Andrews and Varroville.

Products/Industries of the area:

The main industries are light manufacturing.

First Proclaimed



  • Mark Latham (ALP) 1994–
  • J C Kerin (ALP) 1978–93
  • E G Whitlam (ALP) 1952–78
  • H P Lazzarini (ALP) 1934–52
  • W R McNicoll (CP) 1931–34
  • H P Lazzarini (ALP) 1919–31
  • J Lynch (ALP/NAT) 1914–19
  • A H Conroy (LIB) 1913–14
  • B H Bennett (ALP) 1912–13
  • D R Hall (ALP) 1906–12
  • A H Conroy (FT) 1901–06

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AEC – Divisional Office Contact Numbers and Addresses.

Demographic Rating

Outer Metropolitan

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

Enrolment: 81 573

Informal Vote: 4.88%

Turnout: 94.54%

Seat Status: Safe Labor

Two Party Preferred:

  • ALP: 62.67%
  • LP: 37.33%

Enrolment: 83 743

Informal Vote:

  • Republic Question 1.08%
  • Preamble Question 1.22%


  • Republic Question 94.54%
  • Preamble Question 94.52%

Enrolment: 83 153

Informal Vote: 8.51%

Turnout: 93.97%

Seat Status: Fairly Safe Labor

Two Party Preferred:

  • ALP: 58.49%
  • LP: 41.51%