Peter Costello's electorate of Higgins is located in Inner Melbourne and is the electorate of former Prime Ministers John Gorton and Harold Holt.
The seat takes in an area that includes the suburbs of Prahran, Toorak, Glen Iris, Armadale, Camberwell and South Yarra.
Statistics from the 2001 Census show that there were 123,544 people in the Commonwealth Electoral Division of Higgins on Census night. Of these, 31,569 were born overseas, with people born in the United Kingdom, Greece and New Zealand being the largest groups.
Professionals made up the largest occupation group, while the most common industry of employment was Property and Business Services. Most people travelled to work by car as a driver, with a smaller number travelling by train.
The median age was 35, the mean household size was 2.3, and the median weekly household income was $1,000 - $1,199.
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