2013 federal election: Profile of the electoral division of Denison (Tas)

Updated: 4 September 2013
AEC Divisional Office:
Divisional Office contact details
Map of Division:
A4 map of the Division of Denison (2009) [PDF 120KB]
Map of the Division of Denison (2009) [PDF 3.9MB]
Download GIS data
Name Derivation:
Named after Sir William Denison 1804–71, Lieutenant-Governor of Tasmania 1847–55 and Governor of New South Wales 1855–61.
Area and Location Description:
Denison covers an area of approximately 289 sq km from Austins Ferry in the north to Kingston in the south, from Hobart in the east to Collinsvale in the west. The City of Hobart and environs, the City of Glenorchy and parts of the Kingborough municipality are in this division.
Products/Industries of the Area:
Banking and retail, chocolate and confectionery, catamaran construction, brewery, zinc works, food and timber processing, heavy transport, wholesale trade, engineering works, glass products and port facilities at Hobart.
First Proclaimed/Election:
Demographic Rating:
Inner Metropolitan
Wilkie, A (IND) 2010–
Kerr, D (ALP) 1987–2010
Hodgman, W M (LP) 1975–1987
Coates, J (ALP) 1972–1975
Solomon, R J (LP) 1969–1972
Gibson, A (LP) 1964–1969
Townley, A G (LP) 1949–1963
Gaha, J F (ALP) 1943–1949
Beck, A J (UAP) 1940–1943
Mahoney, G W (ALP) 1934–1940
Hutchin, A W (UAP) 1931–1934
Culley, C E (ALP) 1928–1931
Gellibrand, J (NAT) 1925–1928
O'Keefe, D J (ALP) 1922–1925
Smith, W H (ALP/NAT) 1910–1922
Fysh, P (PROT/ANTI-SOC) 1903–1910
Current member details:
Please refer to the Parliament of Australia website
Further information:
2010 federal election – House of Representatives results for Denison
2007 federal election – House of Representatives results for Denison
2004 federal election – House of Representatives results for Denison
2010 divisional profile
For supporting information, see Party codes, demographic ratings and seat status.