The Division of Fowler is an Australian electoral division in the state of New South Wales.
The division was created in 1984 and is named after Lilian Fowler, the first female mayor in Australia.
The division includes the Sydney suburbs of Cabramatta, Cabramatta West, Canley Heights, Chipping Norton, Edensor Park, Fairfield East, Greenfield Park, Liverpool, St Johns Park, Wakeley, and Warwick Farm; as well as parts of Abbotsbury, Bonnyrigg, Bossley Park, Canley Vale, Carramar, Fairfield, Fairfield West, Guildford, Moorebank, Mount Pritchard, Prairiewood, and Yennora.
The member for Fowler since the 2010 federal election has been Chris Hayes, a member of the Australian Labor Party.
According to research performed by the ABC, as of 2019, Fowler is the most economically disadvantaged electorate in Australia.
Demographic (2016 Census)
The 2016 population of the Division of Fowler was 165,164 people.
The Division of Fowler is one of Australia's most multicultural communities with a very high percentage of migrants and first generation Australians. As at the Australian 2016 Census the breakdown of country of birth was;
Highlighting Fowler's high multicultural population as compared the general Australia population. 76.1% of population of Fowler had both parents born overseas. While the general percentage of all Australians with both parents born overseas is 47%.
Median Weekly Income
The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Fowler (Commonwealth Electoral Divisions) was $452.
There were 66,978 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Fowler (Commonwealth Electoral Divisions). Of these 56.7% were employed full time, 27.7% were employed part-time and 10.5% were unemployed. Unemployment is significantly higher that the NSW State figure of 6.3% and the National figure of 6.9%