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Current Member Nick CHAMPION
Current Party Australian Labor Party
Description Outer Metropolitan
Location Wakefield covers an area from Salisbury in the northern suburbs of Adelaide to Clare in the Clare Valley, 135km north of Adelaide. The main suburbs include Elizabeth, Salisbury, Craigmore and Munno Para. The towns of Virginia, Galwer, Port Wakefield, Balaklava, Clare, Kapunda, Riverton, Mallala, Freeling and Tarlee are also included in this division.
Origin Wakefield was named after Edward Gibbon Wakefield whose plan for systematic colonisation formed the basis of settlement in South Australia. Wakefield was first proclaimed in 1903. The first election was held for the Division in 1903.
Products/Industries The main industries hosted by the northern suburbs of Adelaide include clothing, defence, The Edinburgh RAAF Base, automotive and automotive component manufacturing. General Motors Holden are the major employer of the area and produce Holden Cars for Australia and many overseas markets. The rural and agricultural industries include cereal crops, sheep, cattle, market gardens and viticulture (including the renowned Clare Valley wine region). McLeod's Daughters is filmed in and around the towns of Galwer and Freeling.
State SA
Area 6,155 sq kms (approx)
Population 141,079 as at 2006
Enrolled Electors 95,987 as at 30/11/07

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