Macarthur (NSW)

Pat Farmer (Liberal)

Outer MetropolitanA

Seat Margin: 7.0%

2001 election swing:

 8.7% to Coalition

NSW swing: 

3.4% to Coalition

  Republic 'yes': 40.2r

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2001 Census Data*

National ranking
(out of 150)

State 
ranking
(out of 50)

Median household income

1088

35

17

Unemployment

6.8%

89

27

Persons aged over 65

6.6%

146

49

Born in NES country

12.2%

60

25

 

Bellwether seat has gone to whoever won government at every election since its creation in 1949. Redistributed during the last term and declared by psephologist Malcolm Mackerras to be "unwinnable for the Liberal Party".

Actually, the AEC's notional Labor majority of 1.7% going into 2001 (which retrospectively turns '98 into an ALP win on graph) is a bit iffy.

But no question about the result: a big government swing in NSW was helped along in this seat by the Liberal's star candidate, marathon runner Pat Farmer.

Now, like neighbouring Lindsay and Hughes, solid outer western Sydney Liberal territory. 

External links

AEC Member

   ABC (Antony Green)

Poll Bludger

 

A: AEC socio-demographic  
r:
yes vote at 1999 referendum 
* From Parliament House Library