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1362.6 - Regional Statistics, Tasmania, 2005  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 18/10/2004   
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From 2001 to 2002, there was a decrease of 6.6% in the number of births in Tasmania. This decrease came after an increase of 13.0% in the number of births between 2000 to 2001.

Between 1998 and 2002, the Greater Hobart-Southern Region recorded the largest increase in the number of births, 6.5%, followed by the Northern Region, 0.9%. The Mersey-Lyell Region recorded a decrease in the number of births of 11.9%.

Between 1998 and 2002, the Flinders local government area recorded the largest percentage increase in the number of births, 100.0% (from 6 births to 12), followed by Brighton, 24.8%, George Town, 23.9%, and Kingborough 23.4%. The Tasman local government area recorded the largest decrease in births over this period, 56.6% (from 53 births to 23).

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


BIRTHS, Tasmanian local government areas

1998
1999
2000
2001
2002

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

Greater Hobart-Southern
Brighton
226
286
250
260
282
Central Highlands
32
29
31
23
28
Clarence
555
546
545
652
581
Derwent Valley
136
121
132
116
144
Glamorgan/Spring Bay
48
46
47
48
47
Glenorchy
530
602
527
645
577
Hobart
510
456
442
581
486
Huon Valley
194
216
191
217
200
Kingborough
308
351
331
377
380
Sorell
159
185
135
188
178
Southern Midlands
77
83
77
69
87
Tasman
53
16
20
23
23
Total
2,828
2,937
2,728
3,199
3,013

Northern
Break O'Day
56
63
58
82
53
Dorset
122
96
102
82
92
Flinders
6
14
11
12
12
George Town
92
85
81
84
114
Launceston
737
781
720
903
802
Meander Valley
219
263
224
246
209
Northern Midlands
157
186
162
160
123
West Tamar
232
229
194
246
231
Total
1,621
1,717
1,552
1,815
1,636

Mersey-Lyell
Burnie
299
273
299
218
274
Central Coast
266
218
245
259
255
Circular Head
133
124
100
133
109
Devonport
367
297
291
334
302
Kentish
82
60
68
73
61
King Island
22
25
24
19
14
Latrobe
82
93
105
94
103
Waratah/Wynyard
174
162
163
171
142
West Coast
90
93
99
96
74
Total
1,515
1,345
1,394
1,397
1,334

Tasmania(a)
5,978
6,032
5,692
6,430
6,003


(a) Includes overseas, no fixed place of abode and undefined.

Source: Demography, Tasmania (cat. no. 3311.6) and Demography, Tasmania - Electronic Publication (3311.6.55.001).


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