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Division Name MAYO
State South Australia
Elected Member Downer, A (LP) 1984-
Name Derivation Named after Helen Mayo 1878-1967, co-founder of the Mothers' and Babies' Health Association in 1927 and first woman elected to a University Council of Australia in 1914.
First Proclaimed / Election 1984
Area 9190 sq. kms
Demographic Rural
Pre-Election Seat Status Fairly Safe
Seat Status Marginal
Enrolment 97,550
Turnout 80.12%
Informal 4.99%
Location Mayo covers an area of approximately 9 190 sq km from Williamstown and Springton in the North to Goolwa in the South. It includes the Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu Peninsula and Kangaroo Island. The metropolitan suburb of Aberfoyle Park is in this division. The country towns include Birdwood (part), Bridgewater, Crafers, Echunga, Gumeracha, Hahndorf, Langhorne Creek, Lobethal, Macclesfield, Mount Barker, Myponga, Oakbank, Stirling, Strathalbyn, Victor Harbor, Woodside and Yankalilla.
Products and Industry Dairying, beef, sheep, apples, pears, cherries, smallgoods, Kanmantoo copper mines, Jupiter Creek goldfields, forestry, natural spring water, wine, cereals, tourism and the army barracks at Woodside.

Downer, A (LP) 1984-

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