About Dickson

State: Queensland

Name Derivation:
Named after Sir James Robert Dickson (1832-1901), a leading advocate of Federation. He was Queensland Premier from 1898 until 1899 and Minister for Defence in the first Federal Ministry.

Area and Location Description: 
Dickson covers an area of approximately 772 sq km north and west of Brisbane.

It includes the Moreton Bay Region Council. Suburbs and towns include Albany Creek, Arana Hills, Bray Park, Brendale, Cashmere, Dayboro, Eatons Hill, Everton Hills, Ferny Hills, Joyner, Kallangur, Lawnton, Mount Glorious, Mount Nebo, Petrie, Samford Valley, Strathpine and Warner.

Products/Industries of the area:
The area is mainly residential with some farming, retail and industrial activities.

First Proclaimed/Election: 1992/1993

Demographic Rating: Outer Metropolitan

Members:

Peter Dutton (LP) 2001-
C Kernot (ALP) 1998-2001
T Smith (LP) 1996-98
M H Lavarch (ALP) 1993-96

Federal Election Results

Year
2001
2004
2007
2010
Enrolment
88,001
84,201
89,358
90,111
Informal Vote
5.62%
4.60%
2.77%
4.41%
Turnout
96.13%
95.14%
96.05%
94.56%
Seat Status
Marginal Liberal
Fairly Safe Liberal
Marginal
Marginal
Two Party Preferred:
LP
55.97%
57.83%
50.13%
55.13%
ALP
44.03%
42.17%
49.87%
44.87%

 

Information sourced from the Australian Electoral Commision
Electorate Contact

Shop 3,199 Gympie Road
Strathpine Qld 4500

Phone: (07) 3205 9977
Fax: (07) 3205 5111


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