2010 federal election: Profile for the electoral division of Tangney (WA)

Updated: 25 October 2011




Western Australia

Contact details:

Contact the Tangney Divisional Office

Name Derivation:

Named after Dame Dorothy Tangney 1911–85, first woman member of the Australian Senate 1943–68.

Area and Location Description:

Tangney covers an area of approximately 96 sq km from the Swan and Canning Rivers to the north and east. The main suburbs include Applecross, Alfred Cove, Ardross, Attadale, Bateman, Booragoon, Bull Creek, Canning Vale, Kardinya (part), Leeming, Melville, Mount Pleasant, Murdoch, Myaree, Parkwood, Riverton, Rossmoyne, Shelley, Willetton and Winthrop. Most are fully built up areas with the exception of Canning Vale which is showing strong housing growth with many new developments.

Map of Division:

Products/Industries of the Area:

Some light industry and commercial businesses in Canning Vale, Willetton and Myaree with standard suburban housing throughout the remainder. Murdoch University and St John of God Hospital, Murdoch are located in the south-west of the division.

First Proclaimed/Election:




Demographic Rating:

Inner Metropolitan


  • Jensen, D (LP) 2004–
  • Williams, D (LP) 1993–2004
  • Shack, P D (LP) 1984–1993
  • Gear, G (ALP) 1983–1984
  • Shack, P D (LP) 1977–1983
  • Richardson, P A (LP/IND) 1975–1977
  • Dawkins, J S (ALP) 1974–1975

Current Member Details:

Please refer to the Parliament of Australia website

Further information:

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