Virtual Tally Room: the official election results
Virtual Tally Room: the official election results
House of Representatives Updated: 10/09/2010 5:30:58 PM


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Division Profile
Division Name FARRER
State New South Wales
Elected Member Ley, S (LP) 2001-
Name Derivation Named after William Farrer 1845-1906, a noted wheat breeder and experimentalist.
First Proclaimed / Election 1949
Area 247097 sq. kms
Demographic Rural
Pre-Election Seat Status Safe
Seat Status Safe
Enrolment 94,026
Turnout 94.18%
Informal 6.34%
Location Farrer covers an area of approximately 247,097 sq km in southern and western New South Wales stretching along the Murray River from the Shire of Greater Hume in the east to the South Australian border in the west and the Queensland border in the north including Unincorporated NSW to the north and east of Broken Hill. Albury and Broken Hill City Council areas are located in Farrer, as are the shires of Balranald, Berrigan, Conargo, Corowa, Deniliquin, Greater Hume, Hay, Jerilderie, Lockhart, Murray, Wakool, Wentworth, Urana and Central Darling.
Products and Industry Large-scale irrigation areas, around Deniliquin and Wentworth, produce dairy products, fat sheep and cattle, orchard and vine crops, apples and rice. Other major agricultural products include wool, timber, wheat and cereals. Many industries are based on the processing of agricultural products, such as the Australian Newsprint Mills at Albury and the largest rice mill in the southern hemisphere at Deniliquin. Other industries include mining, tourism and agricultural service industries.

Ley, S (LP) 2001-
Fischer, T (NP) 1984-2001
Fife, W C (LP) 1975-1984
Fairbairn, D E (LP) 1949-1975

Please Note: the division profile displayed above was at the time of the election. Please consult the AEC website for the most current division profile.



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