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Division Profile

  • Division name: Griffith
  • State: Queensland
  • Name derivation: Named after Sir Samuel Griffith (1845-1920), Premier of Queensland 1883-88, 1890-93 and Chief Justice of the High Court of Australia 1903-19.
  • Size & Location description: Griffith covers an area of approximately 60 sq km of the southern Brisbane suburban area. The main suburbs include Balmoral, Bulimba, Camp Hill, Carina Heights, Coorparoo, Dutton Park, East Brisbane, Greenslopes, Highgate Hill, Hawthorne, Kangaroo Point, Morningside, Norman Park, Seven Hills, South Brisbane, Woolloongabba and parts of Annerley, Cannon Hill, Carina, Holland Park, Holland Park West, Mount Gravatt East, Murarrie, Tarragindi and West End.
  • Products/industries of the area: The area is mostly residential with some food processing and light industry. It is also the location of the world famous Brisbane Cricket Ground known as The Gabba.
  • First proclaimed/election: 1934 (Griffith became a division in 1934 but was previously known as Oxley which became a division in 1900.)
  • Demographic rating Outer Metropolitan