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Division Profile
Division Name FORDE
State Queensland
Elected Member Elson, K (LP) 1996-
Name Derivation Named after Francis Michael Forde 1890-1983, Member of Legislative Assembly 1917-22, Member of House of Representatives 1922-46, Prime Minister of Australia 6-12 July 1945.
First Proclaimed / Election 1984
Area 5202 sq. kms
Demographic Rural
Seat Status Safe
Enrolment 86,346
Turnout 93.30%
Informal 6.38%
Location Forde covers an area of approximately 5 202 sq km from Logan in the northeast to the Boonah Shire in the south-west and to the New South Wales Border in the south. The main suburbs/towns include Aratula, Beenleigh, Bethania, Beaudesert, Beechmont, Boonah, Canungra, Eagleby, Edens Landing, Jimboomba, Lake Moogerah, Loganlea, Mt Tamborine, Munruben, Numinbah Valley, Ormeau Hills Rathdowney, Tamborine and Waterford.
Products and Industry A diverse area from residential suburbs to the farming and dairying areas of the Beaudesert and Boonah Shires and also includes some light industry.

ELSON, K (LP) 1996-
CRAWFORD, M C (ALP) 1987-1996
WATSON, D J H (LP) 1984-1987

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