Division of Rankin

The Division of Rankin is an Australian Electoral Division in Queensland.

Australian House of Representatives Division
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Division of Rankin in Queensland, as of the 2019 federal election.
MPJim Chalmers
NamesakeDame Annabelle Rankin
Electors103,570 (2019)
Area131 km2 (50.6 sq mi)
DemographicOuter Metropolitan


Dame Annabelle Rankin, the division's namesake

The division was created in 1984 and is named after Dame Annabelle Rankin, the first Queensland woman elected to the Senate.

In its original form, Rankin covered the Gold Coast hinterland including Lamington National Park and the major town of Beaudesert as well as some outer metropolitan areas of Brisbane. In this situation it was a marginal seat held by the Labor party. However, with the transfer of the rural hinterland to Forde, Rankin became a much safer Labor seat, being one of only two Queensland seats the ALP retained in the 1996 election.

Today Rankin is based on the outer southern suburbs of the City of Brisbane, in addition to portions of the City of Logan.


Image Member Party Term Notes
    David Beddall
Labor 1 December 1984
31 August 1998
Previously held the Division of Fadden. Served as minister under Hawke and Keating. Retired
    Craig Emerson
Labor 3 October 1998
5 August 2013
Served as minister under Rudd and Gillard. Retired
    Jim Chalmers
Labor 7 September 2013

Election resultsEdit

2019 Australian federal election: Rankin[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Jim Chalmers 35,156 41.43 −7.91
Liberal National Clinton Pattison 26,608 31.35 +2.72
Greens Neil Cotter 7,709 9.08 +2.79
One Nation Jesse Schneider 7,261 8.56 +8.56
United Australia Shyamal Reddy 3,134 3.69 +3.69
Liberal Democrats Ric Davies 2,379 2.80 −1.31
Conservative National Peter Andrews 1,593 1.88 +1.88
Non Affiliated Yusuf Mohammad 1,024 1.21 +1.21
Total formal votes 84,864 92.27 −1.97
Informal votes 7,111 7.73 +1.97
Turnout 91,975 88.82 −0.24
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Jim Chalmers 47,893 56.44 −4.86
Liberal National Clinton Pattison 36,971 43.56 +4.86
Labor hold Swing −4.86


  1. ^ Rankin, QLD, Tally Room 2019, Australian Electoral Commission.

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Coordinates: 27°38′31″S 153°05′38″E / 27.642°S 153.094°E / -27.642; 153.094