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1307.6 - Tasmanian State and Regional Indicators, Dec 2010 Quality Declaration 
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More detailed statistics about Tasmania are available in Excel format from the Downloads page.


DWELLING STRUCTURE


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.


DWELLING STRUCTURE, Occupied private dwellings,
Tasmania 2006

Graph: DWELLING STRUCTURE, Occupied private dwellings, Tasmania, 2006



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.


NUMBER OF BEDROOMS, Occupied private dwellings,
Tasmania 2006

Graph: NUMBER OF BEDROOMS, Occupied private dwellings, Tasmania, 2006



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.


NUMBER OF NEW DWELLING UNITS APPROVED
GRAPH: NUMBER OF NEW DWELLING UNITS APPROVED


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.



DWELLING UNIT APPROVALS, top 10 contributors to the State total
by Local Government Area, Tasmania, 2008-09

GRAPH: DWELLING UNIT APPROVALS, top 10 contributors to the State total by Local Government Area, Tasmania, 2008-09



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


SOURCES

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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