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1362.6 - Regional Statistics, Tasmania, 2007  
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Contents >> Population >> Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population

On Census night 8 August 2006, some 16,769 people, or 3.7% of the usually resident Tasmanian population identified as being of Aboriginal and/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 and/or Torres Strait Islander origin, with 18.5% and 9.3% respectively. Hobart and West Tamar recorded the lowest proportions of their populations identifying as being of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander origin, with 1.3% and 1.5% respectively.


ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER POPULATION, Tasmanian local government areas - Census 8 August 2006(a)
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Non-Indigenous
Not stated
Total
Aboriginal
and/or
Torres Strait
Islander(b)
no.
no.
no.
no.
%
Statistical division/local government area

Greater Hobart-Southern
Brighton
881
12,173
1,068
14,122
6.7
Central Highlands
90
2,022
131
2,243
4.3
Clarence
1,328
45,872
2,437
49,637
2.8
Derwent Valley
347
8,583
549
9,479
3.9
Glamorgan/Spring Bay
137
3,796
255
4,188
3.5
Glenorchy
1,639
39,409
2,366
43,414
4.0
Hobart
566
44,381
2,753
47,700
1.3
Huon Valley
1,236
12,115
651
14,002
9.3
Kingborough
864
28,889
1,083
30,836
2.9
Sorell
378
11,068
479
11,925
3.3
Southern Midlands
206
5,173
292
5,671
3.8
Tasman
121
2,014
107
2,242
5.7
Total
7,793
215,495
12,171
235,459
3.5
Northern
Break O'Day
178
5,497
392
6,067
3.1
Dorset
156
6,480
361
6,997
2.4
Flinders
154
677
29
860
18.5
George Town
199
5,989
338
6,526
3.2
Launceston
1,765
57,387
3,068
62,220
3.0
Meander Valley
443
17,139
768
18,350
2.5
Northern Midlands
274
11,316
503
12,093
2.4
West Tamar
307
19,550
958
20,815
1.5
Total
3,476
124,035
6,417
133,928
2.7
Mersey-Lyell
Burnie
887
17,398
770
19,055
4.9
Central Coast
1,071
18,698
893
20,662
5.4
Circular Head
703
6,963
289
7,955
9.2
Devonport
1,063
21,940
1,012
24,015
4.6
Kentish
204
5,348
208
5,760
3.7
King Island
48
1,525
67
1,640
3.1
Latrobe
428
7,870
331
8,629
5.2
Waratah/Wynyard
703
12,267
442
13,412
5.4
West Coast
341
4,424
238
5,003
7.2
Total
5,448
96,433
4,250
106,131
5.3
Tasmania(c)
16,769
436,810
22,902
476,481
3.7

(a) Cells in this table have been randomly adjusted to avoid the release of confidential data. Totals may vary slightly with totals in other 2006 Census tables.
(b) Per cent excludes persons who did not state whether or not they were of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander origin.
(c) Includes 'unincorporated Tas' and 'no usual address'.
Source: 2006 Census Basic Community Profiles (cat. no. 2001.0)

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