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Division Profile

  • Division name: Chisholm
  • State: Victoria
  • Name derivation: Named after Caroline Chisholm 1808-77, noted social worker and advocate of immigration to New South Wales.
  • Size & Location description: The Division of Chisholm is located in Melbourne's eastern suburbs. It covers an area of approximately 65 sq km from Box Hill North in the north to Oakleigh and Clayton in the south and from Burwood East and Mount Waverley in the east to Burwood and Chadstone in the west. The suburbs of Ashwood, Blackburn South, Box Hill, Box Hill North, Box Hill South, Burwood, Chadstone, Clayton (part), Forest Hill (part), Huntingdale, Mont Albert, Mont Albert North (part), Mount Waverley, Oakleigh (part), Oakleigh East and Surrey Hills (part) are in the division.
  • Products/industries of the area: The division has a diverse range of business, light and heavy industries including warehouses and metal, transport and electrical firms.
  • First proclaimed/election: 1948/1949
  • Demographic rating Inner Metropolitan