2004 Profile of the division of Denison

Updated: 29 September 2011



Name Derivation:

Named after Sir William Denison 1804–71, Lieutenant-Governor of Tasmania 1847–55 and Governor of New South Wales 1855–61.

Area and Location Description:

Denison covers an area of approximately 221 sq km from Austins Ferry in the north to Taroona in the south, from Hobart in the east to Collinsvale in the west. The City of Hobart and environs and the City of Glenorchy are in this division.

Map of Division:

Products/Industries of the Area:

Banking and retail, chocolate and confectionery, catamaran construction, brewery, zinc works, food and timber processing, heavy transport, wholesale trade, engineering works, glass products and port facilities at Hobart.

First Proclaimed/Election:


Demographic Rating:

Inner Metropolitan


  • KERR, D (ALP) 1987–
  • HODGMAN, W M (LP) 1975–1987
  • COATES, J (ALP) 1972–1975
  • SOLOMON, R J (LP) 1969–1972
  • GIBSON, A (LP) 1964–1969
  • TOWNLEY, A G (LP) 1949–1963
  • GAHA, J F (ALP) 1943–1949
  • BECK, A J (UAP) 1940–1943
  • MAHONEY, G W (ALP) 1934–1940
  • HUTCHIN, A W (UAP) 1931–1934
  • CULLEY, C E (ALP) 1928–1931
  • GELLIBRAND, J (NAT) 1925–1928
  • O'KEEFE, D J (ALP) 1922–1925
  • SMITH, W H (ALP/NAT) 1910–1922
  • FYSH, P (PROT/ANTI-SOC) 1903–1910

Current Member Details:

See the Parliament of Australia website

AEC Divisional Office Address:

See Divisional Office Contact Details

2004 Federal Election Results:

  • Enrolment: 69 146
  • Informal Vote: 3.10%
  • Turnout: 95.26%
  • Seat Status: Safe Labor
  • Two Party Preferred: LP: 36.71% | ALP: 63.29%

Further information:

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