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1362.6 - Regional Statistics, Tasmania, 2005  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 21/01/2005   
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In 2002-03, rates and annual charges were the major sources of revenue for Tasmanian councils (providing 59.4% of revenue). Devonport had the highest proportion of rates and annual charges (69.4% of revenue), followed by Glenorchy (67.6%) and Hobart (67.3%). Hobart had the lowest dependency on grants and contributions (8.1%) as a source of revenue, while Flinders had the highest (66.4%).


LOCAL GOVERNMENT REVENUE, Tasmanian local government councils - 2002-03

Rates and
annual charges
Grants and
contributions
Interest
Other
revenue(a)
Total revenue

Local government council

$'000

$'000

$'000

$'000

$'000

Greater Hobart-Southern
Brighton
5,885
2,458
108
2,245
10,696
Central Highlands
1,570
3,138
131
708
5,547
Clarence
32,439
20,721
843
2,273
56,276
Derwent Valley
5,402
2,473
78
899
8,853
Glamorgan/Spring Bay
3,865
2,856
140
528
7,389
Glenorchy
31,302
6,142
488
8,360
46,291
Hobart
51,350
6,210
657
18,127
76,344
Huon Valley
7,152
4,481
365
3,117
15,115
Kingborough
17,478
6,300
502
2,831
27,112
Sorell
6,166
2,802
213
1,429
10,610
Southern Midlands
2,577
3,104
112
-277
5,516
Tasman
1,332
3,442
37
667
5,478
Total
166,518
64,127
3,674
40,907
275,227

Northern
Break O'Day
3,659
2,972
169
1,020
7,820
Dorset
3,771
4,056
215
1,508
9,550
Flinders
630
2,685
170
558
4,043
George Town
4,488
1,483
59
1,778
7,807
Launceston
48,247
7,792
1,887
16,049
73,975
Meander Valley
8,128
4,503
404
1,833
14,867
Northern Midlands
5,679
4,616
625
1,631
12,551
West Tamar
9,463
2,313
341
2,270
14,386
Total
84,065
30,420
3,870
26,647
144,999

Mersey-Lyell
Burnie
17,251
3,273
765
5,259
26,548
Central Coast
11,151
4,718
531
3,246
19,646
Circular Head
5,828
4,510
232
3,217
13,788
Devonport
20,102
3,155
240
5,485
28,983
Kentish
2,402
1,923
127
335
4,787
King Island
1,534
1,621
173
1,193
4,520
Latrobe
5,238
1,279
128
1,197
7,842
Waratah/Wynyard
7,739
4,134
259
1,903
14,035
West Coast
4,640
4,168
44
791
9,644
Total
75,885
28,781
2,499
22,626
129,793

Total all councils

326,468

123,328

10,043

90,180

550,019

(a) Includes user fees and charges.

Source: Measuring Council Performance in Tasmania 2002-03, Department of Premier and Cabinet



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