About Bennelong

The seat of Bennelong was held by ex-Prime Minister John Howard for 33 years from 1974. The centre of the ethnically diverse electorate is the City of Ryde (“Lifestyle and opportunity @ your doorstep”), which promotes a healthy environment. It also promotes businesses that are built on technology and the needs of the Information Age.

Map of Bennelong

Bennelong Electorate Demographics -
(Source: 2011 Census):

The most remarkable feature of Bennelong, based on the 2011 Census, is the diversity of languages spoken at home. Here are the top three, other than English:

(Hover over the graphs to interact – all values are in %)
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People in Bennelong are much more likely to have professional occupations:

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Interestingly, Bennelong residents are more likely to rent than to have a mortgage:

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