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1362.6 - Regional Statistics, Tasmania, 2005  
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In 2002-03, the operating expenses of all Tasmanian councils totalled $532.5 million. Depreciation and amortisation accounted for nearly a quarter (24.7%) of these expenses. Depreciation and amortisation expenses constituted 46.1% of total expenses for Central Highlands, the highest proportion in the state, reflecting its relatively high proportion of council-owned roads.

Interest accounted for only 1.7% of total operating expenses for Tasmanian councils, indicating low levels of overall debt. Interest expense was the highest proportion of total expenses for George Town (5.1%) and Brighton (4.1%).


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

Depreciation and amortisation
expenses
Interest paid
Government
levies paid
All other
expenses(a)
Total
operating
expenses

Local government council

$'000

$'000

$'000

$'000

$'000

Greater Hobart-Southern
Brighton
1,853
425
469
7,616
10,363
Central Highlands
3,050
-
173
3,387
6,610
Clarence
8,840
1,177
2,962
28,348
41,327
Derwent Valley
1,746
206
293
6,823
9,068
Glamorgan/Spring Bay
1,397
194
254
5,085
6,930
Glenorchy
9,599
1,743
3,324
35,884
50,550
Hobart
21,866
846
6,336
54,512
83,560
Huon Valley
2,723
226
471
10,201
13,621
Kingborough
6,287
117
1,081
16,478
23,963
Sorell
3,854
236
422
7,118
11,630
Southern Midlands
2,595
97
213
4,138
7,043
Tasman
588
52
151
3,539
4,330
Total
64,398
5,319
16,149
183,129
268,995

Northern
Break O'Day
1,968
121
293
4,570
6,952
Dorset
2,831
49
295
6,309
9,484
Flinders
1,386
-
49
3,472
4,907
George Town
1,510
369
275
5,130
7,284
Launceston
18,166
546
4,903
48,934
72,549
Meander Valley
3,545
-
901
9,037
13,483
Northern Midlands
3,215
-
443
7,389
11,047
West Tamar
3,374
202
851
9,004
13,431
Total
35,995
1,287
8,010
93,845
139,137

Mersey-Lyell
Burnie
7,879
414
1,288
17,693
27,274
Central Coast
4,890
193
612
13,177
18,872
Circular Head
2,176
136
337
8,589
11,238
Devonport
7,762
897
1,642
20,276
30,577
Kentish
1,316
44
176
2,976
4,512
King Island
1,191
6
100
4,278
5,575
Latrobe
1,690
106
315
5,154
7,265
Waratah/Wynyard
2,530
259
414
8,660
11,863
West Coast
1,452
212
218
5,316
7,198
Total
30,886
2,267
5,102
86,119
124,374

Total all councils

131,279

8,873

29,261

363,093

532,506

- nil or rounded to zero
(a) Includes expenditure on goods and services, employee salaries, wages, superannuation, etc. For more detailed data, see 'Further Information' below.

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

FURTHER INFORMATION


This section contains the following subsection :
        Selected expenses

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