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Division of Port Darwin
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Location

This division includes the inner city suburbs of Cullen Bay, the Darwin CBD, Larrakeyah and part of Stuart Park.

History

The division was created for the first Legislative Assembly election in 1974 and given the official name for Darwin Harbour. Port Darwin was named by Lieutenant John Lort Stokes in 1839 after Charles Darwin with whom he travelled with on an earlier voyage of the HMS Beagle.

Members
Affiliation Period
J W Elferink CLP 2008 - Present
K D Sacilotto ALP 2005 - 2008
S J Carter CLP 2000 - 2005
​S L Stone ​CLP ​1990 - 2000
​T Harris ​CLP ​1977 - 1990
​R Withnall ​IND ​1974 - 1977
Statistics
Geographical classification Urban
Area 11 sq km
Economic base Tourism, defence, transport services, commerce and residential
Population demographic 8606 (9 August 2011)
Male 4840   Female 3766
Age profile
0 - 4 3.8%
5 - 17 7.4%
18 - 24 14.2%
25 - 49 50.8%
50 - 64 17.4%
65+ 6.3%
Birth place
Australia 55.4%
Overseas 28.9%
Not stated 15.7%
Indigenous status
Indigenous 3.7
Non-indigenous 81.4
Not stated 14.9
(based on ABS 2011 Census data)
Election Data 2012
Close of roll (eligible electors) 4730
Formal votes 3646 (97.4% of total ballot papers)
Informal ballot papers 96 (2.6% of total ballot papers)
Total ballot papers 3742 (79.1% of total enrolment)
Current member John ELFERINK
Affiliation CLP
Percentage first preference votes 55.5% (seat won with an absolute majority)
Percentage after distribution of preferences 59.6%