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Division Profile

  • Division name: Deakin
  • State: Victoria
  • Name derivation: Named after Alfred Deakin 1856-1919, Prime Minister of Australia 1903-04, 1905-08 and 1909-10.
  • Size & Location description: The Division of Deakin is located in Melbourne's eastern suburbs. It covers an area of approximately 70 sq km from Blackburn in the west to Croydon in the east. The main suburbs include Bayswater North (part), Blackburn, Blackburn North, Croydon (part), Croydon South (part), Forest Hill (part), Heathmont, Mitcham, Nunawading, Ringwood, Ringwood East, Ringwood North (part), Vermont and Vermont South.
  • Products/industries of the area: Mainly residential with some light manufacturing, commercial and retail industries.
  • First proclaimed/election: 1936/1937
  • Demographic rating Outer Metropolitan