2013 federal election: Profile of the electoral division of Wentworth (NSW)

Updated: 4 September 2013
New South Wales
Current, boundary gazetted 22 December 2009
AEC Divisional Office:
Divisional Office contact details
Maps & GIS data:
A4 map of the Division of Wentworth (2009) [PDF 118KB]
Map of the Division of Wentworth (2009) [PDF 4.6MB]
Download GIS data
Name derivation:
Named after William Charles Wentworth (1790–1872), a noted Australian explorer and statesman. He accompanied Blaxland and Lawson on their crossing of the Blue Mountains.
Area and Location Description:
Wentworth covers an area of approximately 30 sq km from Woolloomooloo Bay along the southern shore of Sydney Harbour to Watson's Bay and down the coast to Clovelly. The western boundary runs along South Dowling Street, Flinders Street, Oxford Street, Riley Street, Boomerang Place, Haig Lane, Sir John Young Crescent, Lincoln Crescent and Woolloomooloo Bay. The main suburbs include Bellevue Hill, Bondi, Bondi Beach, Bondi Junction, Bronte, Centennial Park, Darling Point, Dover Heights, Double Bay, Edgecliff, Elizabeth Bay, North Bondi, Paddington, Point Piper, Queens Park, Rose Bay, Rushcutters Bay, Tamarama, Vaucluse, Watson's Bay, Waverley, Woollahra and parts of Clovelly, Darlinghurst, Moore Park, Randwick and Woolloomooloo. In terms of area, the division of Wentworth is the smallest division in Australia.
Products/industries of the area:
Finance, property, service, wholesale and retail trade, tourism, education, sport and recreation.
First proclaimed/election:
Demographic rating:
Inner Metropolitan
Turnbull, M (LP) 2004–
King, P (LP) 2001–2004
Thomson, A (LP) 1995–2001
Hewson, J (LP) 1987–1995
Coleman, P (LP) 1981–1987
Ellicott, R J (LP) 1974–1981
Bury, L H E (LP) 1956–1974
Harrison, E J (UAP/LP) 1931–1956
Marks, W M (NP) 1919–1931
Kelly, W H (FT/ANTI-SOC/LIB/NAT) 1903–1919
McMillan, W (FT) 1901–1903
Current member details:
Please refer to the Parliament of Australia website
Further information:
2010 federal election – House of Representatives results for Wentworth
2007 federal election – House of Representatives results for Wentworth
2004 federal election – House of Representatives results for Wentworth
2010 divisional profile
For supporting information, see Party codes, demographic ratings and seat status.