About Grey - Electorate Profile
to download the AEC Map of the electorate of Grey [PDF 274KB]Description:
Grey includes the South Australian House of Assembly electorates of Stuart, Flinders, Frome and Giles and part of Goyder. The Division:
Grey is one of 11 divisions in South Australia
It is a rural electorate which covers 92% of South Australia
Grey covers an area of 904,881square kilometres which stretches from the bottom tip of the Yorke Peninsula in the south to the Northern Territory, Western Australia, Queensland and New South Wales borders. Grey is the fourth largest electorate in Australia.
The cities of Whyalla, Port Pirie, Port Augusta and Port Lincoln are in the division. Towns stretch from Penong and Ceduna and include Coober Pedy, Marree, Oodnadatta, Marla and Innamincka in the far north, Jamestown and Eudunda in the Mid North and Maitland and Kadina on the Yorke Peninsula.
The division was named after Sir George Grey (1812-1898), Governor of South Australia from 1841-1845.
Products / Industries of the area - broad-acre agriculture and pastoral grazing (wheat, wool, sheep cattle etc), mining (copper, silver, iron ore, gold & uranium) heavy industry (lead smelting, steel making), fishing (Port Lincoln has the largest commercial fishing fleet in the southern hemisphere), oil, gas, opals, wines, aquaculture, forestry and salt.The People:
At the 2010 election people 99,775 people were enrolled to vote in Grey.History of the Division:
Grey became a division in 1903. Rowan Ramsey was first elected as the Federal Member at the November 2007 election.Previous Members for Grey were:
- Mr B Wakelin (LIB) 1993-2007
- Mr L O'Neil (ALP) 1983 - 1993
- Mr L Wallis (ALP) 1969 - 1983
- Mr D Jessop (Lib) 1966 - 1969
- Mr J Mortimer (ALP) 1963 - 1966
- Mr E H D Russell (ALP) 1949 - 1963
- Mr A Badman (UAP/CP) 1937 - 1949
- Mr P McBride (UAP) 1931 - 1937
- Mr A Lacey (ALP) 1922 - 1931
- Mr A Poynton (ALP) 1903 - 1922