2004 Profile of the division of Gorton

Updated: 29 September 2011



Name Derivation:

Named after former Prime Minister Sir John Gorton, who served as Prime Minister between 1968–71.

Area and Location Description:

Gorton covers an area of approximately 166 sq km. It includes the suburbs of Albanvale, Ardeer, Burnside, Cairnlea, Caroline Springs, Deer Park, Delahey, Derrimut, Hillside, Keilor, Keilor Downs, Keilor Lodge, Keilor North, Kings Park, Plumpton, Rockbank, St Albans, Sunshine West, Sydenham, Taylors Hill, Taylors Lakes and Truganina.

Map of Division:

Products/Industries of the Area:

Market gardens along the Maribyrnong River to the north, as well as industrial estates to the south.

First Proclaimed/Election:


Demographic Rating:

Outer Metropolitan


  • O'CONNOR, B (ALP) 2004–

Current Member Details:

See the Parliament of Australia website

AEC Divisional Office Address:

See Divisional Office Contact Details

2004 Federal Election Results:

  • Enrolment: 92 309
  • Informal Vote: 5.06%
  • Turnout: 94.04%
  • Seat Status: Safe Labor
  • Two Party Preferred: LP: 35.1% | ALP: 64.9%

Further information:

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