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Gosford is an electoral district of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly in Australia. The electorate covers the western parts of the City of Gosford, including central Gosford and Woy Woy.[1]

New South WalesLegislative Assembly
NSW Electoral District 2019 - Gosford.png
Location in Central Coast region
StateNew South Wales
Dates current1950–present
MPLiesl Tesch
Electors56,435 (2019)
Area867.15 km2 (334.8 sq mi)
Electorates around Gosford:
Hawkesbury Cessnock Wyong
Hawkesbury Gosford Terrigal
The Entrance
Hawkesbury Hornsby Pittwater

It is represented by Liesl Tesch of the Labor Party, elected at the 2017 by-election.

The electorate was created in 1950. Most of the current electorate was part of Peats from 1973 to 2007.



The percentage of people in Gosford who were born overseas was 15% which is slightly lower than the national average at 22.2% and the percentage of people who have Australian citizenship is only slightly higher than the national average of 86.1% at 88.4%. As for languages spoken at home English only was the most common language spoken by 90.4% of the population which is substantially higher than national average at 78.5%. Italian was second with 0.4%, while no other language was spoken by more than 0.3% of the total population. Anglicanism was the most common religion at 28.2%, followed by Catholicism at 26.6%, No Religion with 14.9% and Uniting Church at 5.6%. Median incomes for the population aged 15 years and over was only slightly lower in both weekly individual income and weekly household income but slightly higher in the weekly family income category.[2]

Members for GosfordEdit

Election resultsEdit

2019 New South Wales state election: Gosford[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Liesl Tesch 21,505 44.22 +5.56
Liberal Susan Dengate 17,529 36.04 −6.51
Greens Hillary Morris 4,405 9.06 +0.05
Shooters, Fishers and Farmers Larry Freeman 2,307 4.74 +4.74
Animal Justice Patrick Murphy 1,678 3.45 +3.45
Sustainable Australia Judy Singer 1,213 2.49 +2.49
Total formal votes 48,637 96.45 −0.39
Informal votes 1,788 3.55 +0.39
Turnout 50,425 89.35 −1.26
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Liesl Tesch 25,048 57.27 +7.04
Liberal Susan Dengate 18,691 42.73 −7.04
Labor hold Swing +7.04


  1. ^ "Gosford". New South Wales Electoral Commission. Retrieved 15 April 2015.
  2. ^ "2006 Census QuickStats : Gosford (State Electoral Division)". Retrieved 29 May 2011.
  3. ^ State Electoral District of Gosford: First Preference Votes, NSWEC.
  4. ^ State Electoral District of Gosford: Distribution of Preferences, NSWEC.

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