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1305.6 - Tasmania at a Glance, 2003  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 03/07/2003   
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Area of State (incl. lesser islands) km2

68,102

CLIMATE 2002(a)
Launceston
airport
Hobart(b)
Total rainfall (mm)
565
466
Rain days (no.)
132
146
Mean daily maximum temperature (0C)
17.7
17.6
Mean daily minimum temperature (0C)
6.0
9.3
Mean daily sunshine (hrs)
7.6
6.8

POPULATION
r 2000
r 2001
p 2002
Estimated resident population, Tasmania (c)(no.)
471,409
471,795
472,725
Aged less than 15 (no.)
99,779
99,081
97,798
Aged 65 and over (no.)
63,846
64,885
66,138
Births (no.)
5,819
5,816
6,016
Deaths (no.)
3,721
3,813
3,982
Marriages (no.)
2,589
2,182
2,605
Divorces (no.)
1,329
1,439
nya

SCHOOLS
2000
2001
2002
Government (no.)
215
214
214
Non-government (no.)
67
67
66
STUDENTS
2000
2001
2002
Government (no.)
62,803
61,976
61,508
Non-government (no.)
20,734
20,821
20,842

LABOUR FORCE(d)
2001
2002
2003
Persons in labour force (March) (no.)
219,800
216,100
221,600
Employed (no.)
200,900
197,800
202,000
Unemployed (no.)
18,900
18,300
19,600
Participation rate (March) (%)
59.1
57.9
58.9
Unemployment rate (March) (%)
8.6
8.5
8.8

STATE GOVERNMENT FINANCE
1999-2000
2000-01
Revenue
Taxation revenue ($m)
654
516
Grants and subsidies ($m)
1,233
1,555
Other revenue ($m)
1,723
1,687
Total revenue ($m)
3,599
3,758
Expenses
Gross operating expenses ($m)
2,611
2,740
Interest expenses ($m)
429
440
Other expenses ($m)
367
459
Total expenses ($m)
3,406
3,639

FOREIGN TRADE
1999-2000
2000-01
2001-02
Value of imports into Tasmania ($m)
440
524
518
Value of exports of Tasmanian origin ($m)
2,215
2,435
2,388

TOTAL AVERAGE WEEKLY EARNINGS(d)
2000
2001
2002
Full-time adult employees (November) ($)
770.80
803.00
849.30
Increase over previous year (%)
3.9
4.2
5.8

PRICE INDEXES (HOBART)
2001
2002
2003
Consumer Price Index (March)(1989-90 = 100)
132.1
135.2
140.0
Increase over previous year (%)
5.4
2.3
3.6
Building materials - house (March) (1989-90 = 100)
126.3
128.6
134.6
Increase over previous year (%)
1.4
1.8
4.7
Building materials - other (March)(1989-90 = 100)
120.2
121.6
124.2
Increase over previous year (%)
0.8
1.2
2.1

nya not yet available
(a) Averages based on available years.
(b) All observations taken at Hobart city site with the exception of sunshine hours which are recorded at Hobart airport.
(c) Estimated resident population as at 30 June.
(d) Provisional trend estimate - subject to revision.

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