2004 Profile of the division of Mitchell

Updated: 9 February 2011


New South Wales

Name Derivation:

Named after Sir Thomas Mitchell 1792–1855, a noted Australian explorer and surveyor.

Area and Location Description:

Mitchell covers an area of approximately 182 sq km from Northmead and Baulkham Hills in the south to O'Haras Creek between Maraylya and Kenthurst in the north. The main suburbs include Annangrove, Baulkham Hills, Bella Vista, Box Hill, Castle Hill, Dural, Glenhaven, Kellyville, Kenthurst, Maraylya, Nelson, Northmead, North Rocks, Rouse Hill and West Pennant Hills.

Map of Division:

Products/Industries of the Area:

Scattered light industry and market gardens, flowers, poultry, orchards and intensive cultivation.

First Proclaimed/Election:


Demographic Rating:

Outer Metropolitan


  • CADMAN, A (LP) 1974–
  • ASHLEY-BROWN, A (ALP) 1972–1974
  • IRWIN, L H (LP) 1963–1972
  • ARMITAGE, J L (ALP) 1961–1963
  • WHEELER, R C (LP) 1949–1961

Current Member Details:

See the Parliament of Australia website

AEC Divisional Office Address:

See Divisional Office Contact Details

2004 Federal Election Results:

  • Enrolment: 95 480
  • Informal Vote: 6.60%
  • Turnout: 95.10%
  • Seat Status: Safe Liberal
  • Two Party Preferred: LP: 70.68% | ALP: 29.32%

Further information:

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