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1362.6 - Regional Statistics, Tasmania, 2005  
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At 30 June 2003, there were estimated to be a greater proportion of females to males in Tasmania, 50.7% compared to 49.3%. The proportion of females in the population varied from 50.8% in the Greater Hobart-Southern Region, to 50.7% in the Northern Region and 50.5% in the Mersey-Lyell Region.

Children aged 0-14 years - Some 20.4% of Tasmania's population were aged 0-14 years. The Mersey-Lyell Region had the highest proportion of its population aged 0-14 years (21.1% of the region's population). The local government area with the greatest proportion of its population aged 0-14 years was Brighton, with 28.1% of its population in this age group.

People aged 15-64 years -Some 65.4% of Tasmania's population were aged 15-64 years. The Greater Hobart-Southern Region had the highest proportion of its population aged 15-64 years (66.1% of the region's population).

People aged 65 years and over - Some 67,526 Tasmanians were aged 65 years and over (14.2% of all Tasmanians). The Northern Region and the Mersey-Lyell Region both had the highest proportion of its population aged 65 years and over (14.4% of the region's population). Males aged 65 years and over accounted for 6.3% of the Tasmanian population. The local government areas with the greatest proportion of males aged 65 years and over were Glamorgan/Spring Bay with 10.0% and Tasman, with 8.8%. Females aged 65 years and over accounted for 7.9% of the Tasmanian population. The local government areas with the greatest proportions of females aged 65 years and over were Glamorgan/Spring Bay with 9.6%, Glenorchy with 9.4% and Devonport with 9.4%.

Note: These figures have subsequently been revised at the state level, but the updated figures are not available at the regional level.


ESTIMATED RESIDENT POPULATION, Tasmanian local government areas - Per cent at 30 June 2003
Males
Females
0-14
years
15-64
years
65 years
and over
0-14
years
15-64
years
65 years
and over
Total
persons(a)

Local government area
%
%
%
%
%
%
%

Greater Hobart-Southern
Brighton
14.5
32.0
3.0
13.6
33.3
3.6
100.0
Central Highlands
10.7
36.1
7.3
10.5
29.2
6.3
100.0
Clarence
10.3
32.0
6.6
9.5
33.0
8.6
100.0
Derwent Valley
11.0
33.7
5.9
11.0
32.0
6.3
100.0
Glamorgan/Spring Bay
9.1
32.3
10.0
8.4
30.6
9.6
100.0
Glenorchy
10.2
31.3
6.9
9.3
32.8
9.4
100.0
Hobart
7.8
34.9
5.9
7.5
35.8
8.1
100.0
Huon Valley
12.2
32.9
6.1
11.3
31.3
6.3
100.0
Kingborough
11.0
32.4
5.6
10.4
33.7
6.9
100.0
Sorell
11.4
32.4
6.2
11.3
32.6
6.1
100.0
Southern Midlands
11.7
33.8
5.7
12.0
31.2
5.6
100.0
Tasman
9.3
33.1
8.8
8.7
31.3
8.8
100.0
Total
10.3
32.8
6.2
9.7
33.3
7.7
100.0

Northern
Break O'Day
10.0
32.3
8.7
9.4
30.9
8.7
100.0
Dorset
11.6
31.5
7.6
10.0
30.6
8.7
100.0
Flinders
11.0
35.7
8.0
8.3
29.8
7.2
100.0
George Town
11.2
33.9
6.1
11.0
31.7
6.1
100.0
Launceston
9.9
32.6
5.9
9.5
33.4
8.7
100.0
Meander Valley
10.8
32.4
5.9
10.9
32.8
7.3
100.0
Northern Midlands
11.6
32.5
6.5
10.6
32.1
6.8
100.0
West Tamar
10.9
32.0
6.8
10.2
32.5
7.6
100.0
Total
10.5
32.5
6.3
10.0
32.7
8.0
100.0

Mersey-Lyell
Burnie
10.7
32.1
5.9
10.5
33.0
7.7
100.0
Central Coast
10.4
31.5
7.0
9.9
32.3
8.8
100.0
Circular Head
12.5
33.9
5.3
11.0
31.3
6.0
100.0
Devonport
10.4
30.9
6.8
9.8
32.6
9.4
100.0
Kentish
11.3
33.9
6.0
11.3
32.3
5.2
100.0
King Island
9.7
36.1
8.0
8.3
31.4
6.5
100.0
Latrobe
10.3
33.2
7.1
9.5
31.9
8.0
100.0
Waratah/Wynyard
11.3
31.5
6.8
10.6
31.9
7.9
100.0
West Coast
11.8
36.1
4.7
12.0
30.4
4.9
100.0
Total
10.8
32.2
6.5
10.3
32.2
8.0
100.0

Tasmania
10.5
32.6
6.3
9.9
32.9
7.9
100.0


(a) Due to rounding, sums of components may differ from totals.

Source: ABS data available on request, Population by Age and Sex, Tasmania collection.


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