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Division Profile

  • Division name: Hughes
  • State: New South Wales
  • Name derivation: Named after William Hughes (1862-1952), Prime Minister of Australia 1915-23.
  • Size & Location description: Hughes covers an area of approximately 178 sq km with the Georges River, Hume Hwy and Terminus street forming the western boundary. The Cabramatta Creek, Georges River, Milperra Road, Queen Street and Uranus Road make up the boundary to the north. The Illawarra Railway line and Woronora River form the eastern boundary. Hughes encompasses the local government areas of Bankstown, Liverpool and Sutherland with Liverpool and Sutherland LGAÍs providing the boundary to the south. The main suburbs include Alfords Point, Bangor, Barden Ridge, Chipping Norton, East Hills, Engadine, Hammondville, Holsworthy, Illawong, Loftus, Lucas Heights, Menai, Milperra, Moorebank, Panania, Picnic Point, Revesby, Warwick Farm, Wattle Grove, Woronora and parts of Jannali, Liverpool and Sutherland.
  • Products/industries of the area: Atomic reactor, light manufacturing industries, army base at Holsworthy.
  • First proclaimed/election: 1955
  • Demographic rating Outer Metropolitan