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Electoral division

An electoral division is an area legally prescribed for the purpose of returning one member (or more in the case of the Tasmanian House of Assembly) to the federal, state or territory lower houses of parliament. Queensland has only one house of parliament at the state level, with each member representing an electoral district. Electoral divisions are approximated by aggregating the data for Collection Districts (CDs) that lie wholly or partly within the area.

Commonwealth Electoral Divisions (CEDs) have different boundaries to State Electoral Divisions (SEDs), except in Tasmania and the ACT where they are the same. CEDs cover all of Australia.

For a list of CEDs and SEDs, see Statistical Geography Volume 2: Census Geographic Areas, Australia (cat. no. 2905.0).

Note: This page was amended on 6th June 2008.

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