Essendon District profile

Features of the District

Location:Essendon District is a metropolitan electorate approximately three kilometres north-west of Melbourne.
Area:23 square kilometres.
Suburbs:Ascot Vale, Essendon Fields, Essendon North, Flemington, Strathmore and Travancore. Parts of Essendon, Moonee Ponds and Strathmore Heights.
Features:The District includes residential areas, the Moonee Valley Racecourse and Essendon Airport.
Upper House
Region:
Western Metropolitan Region
Statistical profile based on 2011 Census data (link to pdf)

Sitting Member

Danny Pearson - ALP (Parliament website, external link)

Election Results

2014 State election results – Essendon District
2010 State election results – Essendon District
2006 State election results – Essendon District
2002 State election results – Essendon District

Historical pattern

1904-07Conservative
1907-08Fusion
1908-09Liberal
1909-14Fusion Liberal/Liberal
1914-17ALP
1917-24National
1924-32ALP
1932-43United Australia Party
1943-47ALP
1947-50Liberal/Liberal and Country Party
1950-55ALP
1955*Anti-Communist Labor
1958-79Liberal and Country Party /Liberal
1979-92ALP
1992-96Liberal
1996-presentALP
*Abolished in 1955, and re-established in 1958