2007 federal election: Profile of the Electoral Division of Watson

Updated: 9 February 2011


New South Wales

Name Derivation:

Named after John Watson 1867–1941, Prime Minister of Australia 27 April–12 August 1904.

Area and Location Description:

Watson covers an area of approximately 37 sq km from Belfield and Campsie in the north to Hurstville in the south, Earlwood in the east and Punchbowl in the west. The main suburbs include Bardwell Park, Belmore, Campsie, Clemton Park, Earlwood, Roselands, Wiley Park and parts of Belfield, Beverly Hills, Bexley, Bexley North, Canterbury, Carlton, Hurstville, Kingsgrove, Lakemba, Narwee, Penshurst, Punchbowl and Riverwood.

Map of Division:

Products/Industries of the Area:

Light manufacturing and service industries.

First Proclaimed/Election:

1992/1993 (Watson became a division in 1992 but was previously known as St George which became a division in 1948.)

Demographic Rating:

Inner Metropolitan


  • Burke, T (ALP) 2004–
  • McLeay, L (ALP) 1993–2004
  • Dubois, S (ALP) 1984–93
  • Morrison, W L(ALP) 1980–84
  • Neil, M J (LP) 1975–80
  • Morrison, W L (ALP) 1969–75
  • Bosman, L L (LP) 1963–69
  • Clay, L D (ALP) 1958–63
  • Graham, B W (LP) 1955–58
  • Lemmon, N (ALP) 1954–55
  • Graham, B W (LP) 1949–54

Current Member Details:

Please refer to the Parliament of Australia website

AEC Divisional Office Address:

Divisional Office Contact Details

2007 Federal Election Results:

House of Representatives results for Watson

Further information:

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