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Division Profile
Division Name BALLARAT
State Victoria
Elected Member King, C (ALP) 2001-
Name Derivation Named after the city of Ballarat. The name is apparently derived from the Aboriginal word 'balaarat' meaning a resting or camping place.
First Proclaimed / Election 1901
Area 4652 sq. kms
Demographic Provincial
Pre-Election Seat Status Marginal
Seat Status Fairly Safe
Enrolment 93,644
Turnout 96.09%
Informal 2.41%
Location Ballarat covers an area of approximately 4 652 sq km from Ballarat in the west to Bacchus Marsh in the east. The division's main centres are Ballarat, the State's largest inland city, and Bacchus Marsh. It also includes the towns of Ballan, Blackwood, Burrumbeet (part), Buninyong, Clunes, Creswick, Daylesford, Myrniong and Trentham. Ballarat shares boundaries with the divisions of Bendigo in the north, Lalor and McEwen in the east, Corangamite and Corio in the south and Wannon in the west.
Products and Industry Primary industries include beef cattle, sheep, potatoes, apples, mineral water, market gardening and gold mining. Secondary industries include tourism, clothing and fabrics, sawmilling, engineering and confectionery.

King, C (ALP) 2001-
Ronaldson, M (LP) 1990-2001
Mildren, J B (ALP) 1980-1990
Short, J R (LP) 1975-1980
Erwin, G D (LP) 1955-1975
Joshua, R (ALP) 1951-1955
Pittard, A C (LP) 1949-1951
Pollard, R T (ALP) 1937-1949
Fisken, A C W (UAP) 1934-1937
McGrath, D C (ALP/UAP) 1920-1934
Kerby, E T J (NAT) 1919-1920
McGrath, D C (ALP) 1913-1919
Deakin, A (PROT/LIB) 1901-1913

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