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1362.6 - Regional Statistics, Tasmania, 2005  
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Contents >> Population >> Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population

At the Census 2001, some 15,773 people, or 3.6% of the Tasmanian population who stated whether or not they were of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander origin, identified as being of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander origin.

Of Tasmanian local government areas (LGAs), Flinders and Huon Valley recorded the highest proportions of their populations identifying as being of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander origin, with 17.6% and 10.2% respectively. Hobart and West Tamar recorded the lowest proportions their populations identifying as being of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander origin, with 1.4% and 1.5% respectively.


ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER POPULATION, Tasmanian local government areas - CENSUS 2001(a)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
Non-
Indigenous
Not stated
Total(b)
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander(c)

Local government area
no.
no.
no.
no.
%

Greater Hobart-Southern
Brighton
820
11,361
360
12,541
6.7
Central Highlands
101
2,140
106
2,347
4.5
Clarence
1,291
44,671
1,358
47,320
2.8
Derwent Valley
345
8,341
315
9,001
4.0
Glamorgan/Spring Bay
133
3,696
207
4,036
3.5
Glenorchy
1,545
39,454
1,446
42,445
3.8
Hobart
608
44,111
1,903
46,622
1.4
Huon Valley
1,285
11,268
588
13,141
10.2
Kingborough
763
26,444
667
27,874
2.8
Sorell
336
9,860
318
10,514
3.3
Southern Midlands
207
5,172
139
5,518
3.8
Tasman
125
2,030
94
2,249
5.8
Total
7,559
208,548
7,501
223,608
3.5

Northern
Break O'Day
160
5,181
210
5,551
3.0
Dorset
137
6,552
280
6,969
2.0
Flinders
147
690
27
864
17.6
George Town
160
5,775
322
6,257
2.7
Launceston
1,670
56,550
2,268
60,488
2.9
Meander Valley
379
16,313
659
17,351
2.3
Northern Midlands
234
10,796
384
11,414
2.1
West Tamar
278
18,477
535
19,290
1.5
Total
3,165
120,334
4,685
128,184
2.6

Mersey-Lyell
Burnie
787
16,672
649
18,108
4.5
Central Coast
1,114
17,869
921
19,904
5.9
Circular Head
566
6,889
237
7,692
7.6
Devonport
880
21,241
857
22,978
4.0
Kentish
208
4,887
279
5,374
4.1
King Island
32
1,597
54
1,683
2.0
Latrobe
377
7,244
220
7,841
4.9
Waratah/Wynyard
786
11,885
397
13,068
6.2
West Coast
285
5,034
165
5,484
5.4
Total
5,035
93,318
3,779
102,132
5.1

Tasmania(b)
15,773
422,882
16,186
454,841
3.6


(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 off-shore and migratory.
(c) Per cent of those who stated whether or not they were of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander origin.

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


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