1307.6 - Tasmanian State and Regional Indicators, Mar 2010
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 29/04/2010
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According to the 2006 Census of Population and Housing, on 8 August 2006, there were 189,100 occupied private dwellings in Tasmania. Of these, 86.2% were separate houses, 8.6% were flats, units or apartments and 4.2% were semi-detached row or terrace houses, townhouses etc.
Of the total dwellings, 48.5% were in the Greater Hobart-Southern region, 30.4% in the Northern Region, and 21.2% in the Mersey-Lyell Region. As might be expected, this corresponded broadly with the resident population in 2006, of which 49.3% were in Greater Hobart-Southern Region, 28.3% in the Northern Region and 22.4% in Mersey-Lyell.
NUMBER OF BEDROOMS IN OCCUPIED PRIVATE DWELLINGS
On Census night 2006, of the total occupied private dwellings in Tasmania, 19.4% had four or more bedrooms, 51.0% had three bedrooms, 19.8% had two bedrooms and 4.7% had one bedroom.
NEW DWELLING UNIT APPROVALS
In 2008-09, there were 3,167 new dwelling units approved in Tasmania, an increase of 9.8% on 2007-08 new dwelling approvals of 2,884.
DWELLING UNITS APPROVED BY LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA
In 2008-09, the local government area of Clarence recorded the highest number of new residential building approvals for Tasmania, (363 or 11.5% of the Tasmanian total) followed by Kingborough (319), and Brighton (237) which represented 10.1% and 7.5% respectively of the Tasmanian total.
2006 Census of Population and Housing (ABS QuickStats)
Australian Standard Geographical Classification (ASGC) (ABS cat. no. 1216.0)
Building Approvals, Australia (ABS cat. no. 8731.0)
Further information can also be found on the Housing Statistics Theme Page of the ABS website.
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