Tasmania - Australia Population 2019

"The Island of Inspiration"

The population of Tasmania is 528,201
as of march 2019. The number is expected to reach over 530,000 by 2019, with the percentage increase in previous years being 1.0%. The capital of TAS (Tasmania) is Hobart, which is also the most populated city in Victoria. The Hobart area has a population of over 226,884, which grows increasingly every year.   

528,201

The official estimation of the population as of the 31st of March 2019 is 528,201
people. This is up by 1.0% from the 31st of March 2017. The estimate for overseas migration is 236,800 compared to 259,600 people the previous year in the whole of Australia. (Government Statistics

 

Most populated areas in Tasmania

RankPopulated AreasPopulation
1Hobart226,884
2Launceston86,788
3Devonport30,153
4Burnie – Wynyard (In. Somerset)26,993
5Ulverstone14,429
6Kingston10,409
7Blackmans Bay7,145
8New Norfolk5,432
9George Town4,347
10Latrobe4,169
11Bridgewater4,045
12Smithton3,881
13Penguin3,849
14Longford3,863
15Midway Point2,859
16Dodges Ferry2,467
17Lauderdale2,411
18Queenstown1,790

States and territories population

States and TerritoriesPopulation March 2019
Percentage change over 2017-18
New south Wales7,988,2411.5%
Victoria6,460,6752.2%
Queensland5,011,2161.7%
South Australia1,736,4220.7%
Western Australia2,595,1920.8%
Tasmania528,2011.1%
Australian Capital Territory420,9602.2%
Northern Territory247,327-0.1%
*Total Australian Population24,899,1001.6%

*Figure includes other teritorries including Jervis Bay Territory, Norfolk Island, Cocos (Keeling) Island and Christmas Island. 

Tasmanian coat of arms

Hobart - Tasmania

Hobart - From Mount Wellington

The population of Hobart in 2019,  is a diverse city with a population of over 226,884 people in the significant Hobart area. Hobart is greatly supported by the tourism industry, but also by mining, agriculture, aquaculture, fishing and forestry.  

Demographic - Male & Female

In Tasmania the population is split by 51.1% female and 48.9% male. This data was obtain through the most recent Australian government census. 

51.1%

260,482 Females

48.9%

249,478 Males

Median Age

In Tasmania the populations median age is 42 years old. The biggest age group is 55-59 year olds at 7.3% of the TAS population (37,378 People). This is much higher than the Australian average of 38. This data was obtain through the most recent Australian government census

42 Years old

Median weekly household income

In Tasmania the population has an average weekly household income of $1,100. However, the average personal income is $573 a week. This data was obtain through the most recent Australian government census. 

$1,100 a week

Median weekly rent

The Tasmanian population on average pays $230 a week in rent. The average amount of people per household is 2.3 in TAS. This data was obtain through the most recent Australian government census

$230 a week

Religious affiliation

The top response for religious affiliation  was “No religion” at 37.8%, followed by Anglican at 20.4% of the Tasmanian population. Since the last census in 2011 the number of people responding as having no religion has gone up by 9.7%.  This data was obtained from the most recent Australian government census

Occupation

The population of Tasmania have a variety of occupations, but under a quarter of the population are “professionals” at 18.8%. The next highest occupation is “Technicians and Trades Workers” at 14% which is higher than the Australian average of 13%.  This data was obtained from the most recent Australian government census

Facts about Tasmania

  • In the 19th century the island of Tasmanian was a penal colony with around 75,000 convicts being sent there. 
  • Tasmania is the 26th world’s largest island!
  • Hence the name, the Tasmanian devil is only found on the island. 
  • The whole island wasn’t fully explored till the late 118th century. Before that it was not believed to be an island.  

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