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Division Name RYAN
State Queensland
Elected Member Johnson, M (LP) 2001-
Name Derivation Named after Thomas Ryan 1876-1921, Premier of Queensland 1915-19.
First Proclaimed / Election 1949
Area 415 sq. kms
Demographic Outer Metropolitan
Seat Status Safe
Enrolment 87,551
Turnout 94.31%
Informal 3.80%
Location Ryan covers an area of approximately 415 sq km mainly on the south-western side of the City of Brisbane. The greater part of the division is located north of the Brisbane River with a small part extending south of the river on the western side of the Centenary Hwy. The main suburbs and localities include Bellbowrie, Brookfield, Karana Downs, Lake Manchester, the western 'Centenary' suburbs, Chapel Hill, Indooroopilly, Kenmore, St Lucia, Taringa, Toowong, Auchenflower, Bardon (part) and The Gap.
Products and Industry The area is mainly residential and acreage suburbs. The University of Queensland with some 26 000 students is located on the Brisbane River at St Lucia, while all of Brisbane's television transmitters are on Mount Coot-tha which dominates the landscape of the division. The suburb of Sumner is partially devoted to light industry. By way of contrast, some farming still occurs in the outlying suburbs and the division also includes a large portion of Brisbane Forest Park.

JOHNSON, M (LP) 2001-
SHORT, L (ALP) 2001-2001
MOORE, J (LP) 1975-2001
DRURY, E N (LP) 1949-1975

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