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1362.6 - Regional Statistics, Tasmania, 2005  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 29/08/2003   
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At the 2001 Census, some 89.5% of people counted in Tasmania who stated a birthplace were Australian-born. The largest overseas-born group was from the United Kingdom and Ireland, 21,910 people, followed by New Zealand, 3,590, the Netherlands, 2,484, and Germany, 1,909.

Of Tasmanian local government areas (LGAs), the LGAs with the highest proportions of their populations stating that they were born in Australia were Southern Midlands, with 95.2% of its population born in Australia, Brighton, 94.9%, Central Highlands, 94.3% and Dorset, 94.1%. The Greater Hobart-Southern Region was the Region with the lowest proportion of its population born in Australia. In that Region, Hobart with 81.9% of its population born in Australia and Kingborough with 83.4% had the lowest proportions of their populations born in Australia.


BIRTHPLACE, Tasmanian local government areas - Census 2001(a)
Australia
United Kingdom & Ireland
New
Zealand
Nether-
lands
Germany, Federal Republic of
Italy
Total(b)
Australian-
born(c)
Local government area
no.
no.
no.
no.
no.
no.
no.
%

Greater Hobart-Southern
Brighton
11,267
305
42
16
42
9
12,541
94.9
Central Highlands
2,085
77
14
3
6
-
2,345
94.3
Clarence
40,751
2,385
319
195
215
85
47,320
90.3
Derwent Valley
7,938
368
47
15
14
9
9,001
93.3
Glamorgan/Spring Bay
3,438
200
32
18
12
6
4,036
91.0
Glenorchy
36,165
1,509
187
100
223
218
42,445
89.9
Hobart
36,291
2,826
507
207
289
339
46,622
81.9
Huon Valley
10,882
850
107
68
65
8
13,141
88.5
Kingborough
22,431
2,276
298
362
187
46
27,874
83.4
Sorell
9,215
460
71
26
42
11
10,514
92.0
Southern Midlands
5,013
159
20
15
7
-
5,516
95.2
Tasman
1,906
131
26
6
10
3
2,250
89.5
Total
187,382
11,546
1,670
1,031
1,112
734
223,605
88.1

Northern
Break O'Day
4,624
356
66
21
29
3
5,551
88.6
Dorset
6,225
178
67
31
16
11
6,969
94.1
Flinders
778
23
6
3
3
6
866
92.8
George Town
5,137
410
57
37
32
19
6,257
88.3
Launceston
51,661
2,480
412
339
237
174
60,488
90.3
Meander Valley
14,831
879
156
113
76
39
17,351
90.2
Northern Midlands
10,089
468
72
49
35
10
11,414
92.7
West Tamar
16,036
1,298
177
240
95
50
19,290
86.7
Total
109,381
6,092
1,013
833
523
312
128,186
90.0

Mersey-Lyell
Burnie
15,679
667
114
68
51
4
18,108
91.9
Central Coast
17,213
858
116
220
41
14
19,904
91.9
Circular Head
6,815
182
216
47
11
-
7,692
92.6
Devonport
19,918
1,053
133
110
51
26
22,978
91.8
Kentish
4,532
250
33
28
25
3
5,374
91.1
King Island
1,410
66
40
24
14
6
1,683
87.8
Latrobe
6,923
300
63
36
26
6
7,841
92.7
Waratah/Wynyard
11,367
668
127
62
34
11
13,068
91.2
West Coast
4,825
152
58
16
18
7
5,484
92.9
Total
88,682
4,196
900
611
271
77
102,132
91.9

Tasmania(d)
386,036
21,910
3,590
2,484
1,909
1,126
454,842
89.5

- nil or rounded to zero
(a) Cells in this table have been randomly adjusted to avoid the release of confidential data. Totals may vary slightly with totals in other 2001 Census tables.
(b) Includes 'inadequately described', 'at sea' and 'not elsewhere classified'. Excludes overseas visitors.
(c) Per cent of those who stated a birthplace.
(d) Includes unincorporated.

Source: ABS data available on request, Census of Population and Housing and 2001 Census Basic Community Profiles (BCPs)


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