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Electorate Profiles

District of Vasse (South West Region
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Sitting Member
Election Results
Statistical Snapshot
Nomenclature
Successive Members
Area
Suburbs & Towns
Local Governments
Local Newspapers
Maps
Other Electorates


Sitting Member of Parliament
Name: Troy Buswell
Party: Liberal


Election Results
WA State General Election Results 2005
Vasse : Legislative Assembly Electorate Results 2001
Vasse : Booth Results 2001
More election results and analysis


Statistical Snapshot
These Basic Community Profiles (BCP) provide tables containing key census characteristics of persons, families and dwellings for this state election district. The information was collected from the 1996, 2001 and 2007 Census of Population and Housing.
BCP 2006 (2007 Redistribution) PDF
BCP 2006 PDF
BCP 2001 (2003 Redistribution) PDF
BCP 2001 PDF
BCP 1996 PDF


Nomenclature
Vasse - What's in a name?

Named after the Vasse River. The river was named during the French expedition to the southern hemisphere (1800-1803) led by Thomas Nicolas Baudin. It honours the memory of Thomas Timothee Vasse of Dieppe, helmsman on The Naturaliste, drowned near the Vasse Estuary during a gale on 8 June 1801.

Source:
Western Australia. Geographic Names Committee. Department of Land Administration. Email, 24 May 2001.


Successive Members of Parliament for the District
Constituency created under Redistribution of Seats 1948
NamePartyTerm

William Stewart

(afterwards “Sir”) Bovell

Liberal and Country League

1950 - 1971

Barry Roy
Blaikie

Liberal

1971 - 1996

Bernard (Bernie) Kent
Masters

Independent Liberal

1996 - 2005

Troy
Buswell

Liberal

2005 -


Source:
Black, David & Valerie Prescott. Election Statistics: Legislative Assembly of Western Australia, 1890-1996.
Perth, W.A. : Parliament of Western Australia and the Western Australian Electoral Commission, 1997.


Area (km2) 195

Source:
Western Australian Electoral Commission. State Electorate Information.
http://www.waec.wa.gov.au
Website accessed 28 February 2005.


Suburbs/Town within District
Abbey, Bovell*, Broadwater, Busselton, Dunsborough, EagleBay, Geographe, Naturaliste, Quedjinup, Quindalup, Reinscourt*, West Busselton & Wonnerup*.
* = Suburb/Town split between more than one District.

Source:
Western Australian Electoral Commission. State Electorate Information.
http://www.waec.wa.gov.au
Website accessed 28 February 2005.


Local Governments within District
Shire of Busselton*
* = Local Government split between more than one District.

Source:
Western Australian Electoral Commission. State Electorate Information.
http://www.waec.wa.gov.au
Website accessed 28 February 2005.


Local Newspapers
Busselton Dunsborough Mail
Busselton Margaret Times
South Western Times


Maps
Map of the District of Vasse PDF
Map of the South West Region PDF

Source:
Western Australian Electoral Commission. State Electorate Information.
http://www.waec.wa.gov.au
Website accessed 28 February 2005.






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