2004 Profile of the division of Barton

Updated: 29 September 2011


New South Wales

Name Derivation:

Named after Sir Edmund Barton 1849–1920, the first Prime Minister of Australia 1901–03.

Area and Location Description:

Barton covers an area of approximately 42 sq km from Cooks River in the north to Georges River in the south and Botany Bay in the east and generally to the Illawarra railway line in the west. The main suburbs include Allawah, Arncliffe, Banksia, Bardwell Valley, Beverley Park, Bexley, Blakehurst, Brighton-Le-Sands, Carlton, Carss Park, Connells Point, Dolls Point, Hurstville, Hurstville Grove, Hurstville South, Kogarah, Kogarah Bay, Kyeemagh, Kyle Bay, Monterey, Mortdale, Oatley, Penshurst, Ramsgate, Ramsgate Beach, Rockdale, Sandringham, Sans Souci, Turrella and Wolli Creek.

Map of Division:

Products/Industries of the Area:

Light manufacturing, commercial and retail industry, shipping, oyster farming, medical supplies and health services.

First Proclaimed/Election:


Demographic Rating:

Inner Metropolitan


  • MCCLELLAND, R (ALP) 1996–
  • PUNCH, G F (ALP) 1983–1996
  • BRADFIELD, J M (LP) 1975–1983
  • REYNOLDS, L J (ALP) 1969–1975
  • ARTHUR, W T (LP) 1966–1969
  • REYNOLDS, L J (ALP) 1958–1966
  • EVATT, H V (ALP) 1940–1958
  • LANE, A (UAP) 1931–1940
  • TULLY, J T (ALP) 1928–1931
  • LEY, T J (NAT) 1925–1928
  • MCDONALD, F A (ALP) 1922–1925

Current Member Details:

See the Parliament of Australia website

AEC Divisional Office Address:

See Divisional Office Contact Details

2004 Federal Election Results:

  • Enrolment: 84 595
  • Informal Vote: 6.96%
  • Turnout: 94.44%
  • Seat Status: Fairly Safe Labor
  • Two Party Preferred: LP: 42.46% | ALP: 57.54%

Further information:

For supporting information, see Party Codes, Demographic Ratings and Seat Status.