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1307.6 - Tasmanian State and Regional Indicators, Dec 2010 Quality Declaration 
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POPULATION

At 30 June 2009, the total estimated resident population of Tasmania was 503,292.


POPULATION CHANGE

In the year to June 2009, the estimated resident population of Tasmania increased by 5,370 people to 503,292, an increase of 1.1%. The increase of 5,370 over the year was composed of: a natural increase of 2,554; a net interstate migration increase of 672; and a net overseas migration increase of 2,144.


TOTAL POPULATION, Tasmania
Graph: TOTAL POPULATION, Tasmania



The estimated Tasmanian population passed the half million mark during December 2008.


NATURAL INCREASE

Natural increase (the number of births minus number of deaths) contributed 2,554 to Tasmania's population growth of 5,370 in the year to June 2009. Natural increase was the largest component of population change, making up close to half (48%) of the net population gain.

NATURAL INCREASE
Graph: NATURAL INCREASE



BIRTHS AND DEATHS

The annual number of births rose slightly from 6,662 to 6,775 between 2007 and 2008, as did the total fertility rate up from 2.20 to 2.24 births per woman. There were 4,219 deaths registered in 2008, up by 87 on the 4,132 registered in 2007. Tasmania's standardised death rate remained unchanged at 6.9 deaths per 1,000 standard population between 2007 and 2008.


TOTAL FERTILITY RATE(a), Statistical Divisions

Graph: TOTAL FERTILITY RATE, Statistical Divisions

STANDARDISED DEATH RATE, Tasmania

Graph: STANDARDISED DEATH RATE, Tasmania



NET MIGRATION

Over the year to June 2009, Tasmania's interstate migration was composed of an estimated 13,218 people taking up Tasmanian residency and 12,546 Tasmanian residents moving to other parts of Australia. This created a net gain of 672 people to Tasmania. In the year to June 2009, Tasmania had a net increase of 2,144 overseas migrants, up from the estimate of 1,871 during the year to June 2008.


NET MIGRATION, Tasmania

Graph: NET MIGRATION, Tasmania



AGE STRUCTURE

As at 30 June 2008: nearly one-fifth (19.5%) of the Tasmanian population were under 15 years of age; 65.5% were of working age (15-64 years), while 15.0% of Tasmanians were aged 65 years and over. The age composition of Tasmania's population is changing. Between 2003 and 2008 the proportion of Tasmania's population aged 50 years and over increased in comparison to other age groups. This is partly reflective of an ageing baby boomer generation. Other influences on Tasmania's age composition include an outflow of young people from Tasmania to pursue education and employment interstate.


POPULATION BY 10 YEAR AGE GROUP (%), Tasmania,
2003 and 2008

Graph: POPULATION BY 10 YEAR AGE GROUP (%), Tasmania, 2003 and 2008


AGE AND SEX STRUCTURE BY REGION

The regions of Tasmania have different age and sex structures. The Greater Hobart Statistical Division (SD) has a relatively large proportion of Tasmania's population aged 20 to 29 years. In comparison, the Southern, Northern and Mersey-Lyell SDs have low proportions of the 20 to 29 year old population, reflecting an outflow of this age group from these areas.

As at 30th June 2008, males made up 49.3% of the Tasmanian population, and females 50.7%. The Greater Hobart SD had the highest percentage of females at 51.3% while the Southern SD had the lowest at 48.3%. In the Northern SD females made up 50.6% of the population while in the Mersey-Lyell SD this was 50.4%.


POPULATION BY AGE GROUP (%)
Greater Hobart Statistical Division, 2008
Graph: POPULATION BY AGE GROUP (%), Greater Hobart Statistical Division, 2008
Source: Population by Age and Sex, Regions of Australia (ABS cat. no. 3235.0)


POPULATION BY AGE GROUP (%)
Southern Statistical Division, 2008
Graph: POPULATION BY AGE GROUP (%), Southern Statistical Division, 2008
Source: Population by Age and Sex, Regions of Australia (ABS cat. no. 3235.0)


POPULATION BY AGE GROUP (%)
Northern Statistical Division, 2008
Graph: POPULATION BY AGE GROUP (%), Northern Statistical Division, 2008
Source: Population by Age and Sex, Regions of Australia (ABS cat. no. 3235.0)


POPULATION BY AGE GROUP (%)
Mersey-Lyell Statistical Division, 2008
Graph: POPULATION BY AGE GROUP (%), Mersey-Lyell Statistical Division, 2008
Source: Population by Age and Sex, Regions of Australia (ABS cat. no. 3235.0)


More detailed statistics about Tasmania are available in Excel format from the Downloads page.


SOURCES

Australian Demographic Statistics (ABS cat. no. 3101.0)

Births, Australia (ABS cat. no. 3301.0)

Deaths, Australia (ABS cat. no. 3302.0)

Population by Age and Sex, Regions of Australia (ABS cat. no. 3235.0)

Regional Population Growth, Australia (ABS cat. no. 3218.0)

Australian Standard Geographical Classification (ASGC) (ABS cat. no. 1216.0)


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