2004 Profile of the division of Chifley

Updated: 29 September 2011


New South Wales

Name Derivation:

Named after Ben Chifley 1885–1951, Prime Minister of Australia 1945–49.

Area and Location Description:

Chifley covers an area of approximately 110 sq km. The main suburbs include Bidwill, Blackett, Blacktown, Dharruk, Doonside, Eastern Creek, Emerton, Glendenning, Hassall Grove, Hebersham, Lethbridge Park, Marsden Park, Minchinbury, Mount Druitt, Oxley Park, Plumpton, Rooty Hill, St Marys, Shalvey, Shanes Park, Tregear, Whalan, Willmot and Woodcroft.

Map of Division:

Products/Industries of the Area:

Light manufacturing and service industries.

First Proclaimed/Election:


Demographic Rating:

Outer Metropolitan


  • PRICE, R (ALP) 1984–
  • GORMAN, R N J (ALP) 1983–1984
  • ARMITAGE, J L (ALP) 1969–1983

Current Member Details:

See the Parliament of Australia website

AEC Divisional Office Address:

See Divisional Office Contact Details

2004 Federal Election Results:

  • Enrolment: 84 431
  • Informal Vote: 10.10%
  • Turnout: 94.31%
  • Seat Status: Safe Labor
  • Two Party Preferred: LP: 37.02% | ALP: 62.98%

Further information:

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