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Division Profile
Division Name GROOM
State Queensland
Elected Member Macfarlane, I (LP) 1998-
Name Derivation Named after Sir Littleton Groom 1867-1936, Member of the House of Representatives 1901-29, 1931-36. Speaker of the House of Representatives 1926-29.
First Proclaimed / Election 1984
Area 6452 sq. kms
Demographic Provincial
Seat Status Safe
Enrolment 89,546
Turnout 94.69%
Informal 4.00%
Location Groom covers an area of 6 452 sq km and is located in the Darling Downs region of south east Queensland. The major population centre is Toowoomba which is Australia's largest inland town. Other towns in the division include Oakey and Pittsworth.
Products and Industry This area is noted for its rich and diverse range of products and industries including agriculture, retailing and food processing as well as for the provision of educational and community services. Toowoomba is known throughout Australia as the Garden City and is generally considered to be one of the most attractive places to live in Australia. The University of Southern Queensland is located in Toowoomba while the Army Aviation Centre is based at Oakey.

TAYLOR, W (LP) 1988-1998
MCVEIGH, T (NP) 1984-1988

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