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1362.6 - Regional Statistics, Tasmania, 2007  
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As at May 2003, some 38.2% of land in Tasmania was private property. Private property constituted the largest proportion of land in the Northern Region (52.3%), followed by the Greater Hobart-Southern Region (39.6%) and the Mersey-Lyell Region (24.3%).

National Park covered the second-largest proportion of land in the state (21.0%). The Greater Hobart-Southern Region had the greatest percentage of its land classified as National park (30.0%), followed by the Mersey-Lyell Region (22.9%). The Northern Region had a relatively small proportion of its land classified as National park (7.0%).

State forest covered 19.2% of land state-wide, making up 22.3% of the Northern Region, 20.5% of the Mersey-Lyell Region, and 15.7% of the Greater Hobart-Southern Region.

Conservation area was the only other land classification covering over 10.0% of any region, accounting for 13.7% of land in the Mersey-Lyell Region.


LAND TENURE, Tasmanian regions - as at May 2003(a)(b)
Greater Hobart-Southern
Northern
Mersey-Lyell
Total
Land classification
ha
%
ha
%
ha
%
ha
%

Commonwealth land
1,453
0.1
5,390
0.3
74
-
6,917
0.1
Conservation area
164,290
6.3
71,650
3.6
309,675
13.7
545,615
8.0
Crown land
Leased
26,197
1.0
31,651
1.6
11,496
0.5
69,344
1.0
Licensed
4,619
0.2
10,642
0.5
7,479
0.3
22,740
0.3
Non-reserved
10,239
0.4
32,622
1.6
31,983
1.4
74,844
1.1
Forest reserve
34,869
1.3
81,357
4.1
57,883
2.6
174,109
2.5
Game reserve
7,200
0.3
10,385
0.5
2,800
0.1
20,385
0.3
Hydro-Electric Corporation land
77,394
3.0
4,313
0.2
15,379
0.7
97,086
1.4
Historic site
370
-
268
-
15,390
0.7
16,028
0.2
National park
778,715
30.0
138,235
7.0
516,555
22.9
1,433,505
21.0
Nature reserve(c)
8,300
0.3
14,700
0.7
525
-
23,525
0.3
Nature recreation area
7,436
0.3
6,980
0.3
49,928
2.2
64,344
0.9
Public reserves(d)
13,430
0.5
6,885
0.4
5,085
0.2
25,400
0.4
Private property
1,029,567
39.6
1,038,710
52.3
548,474
24.3
2,616,751
38.2
Regional reserve
-
-
35,868
1.8
192,781
8.5
228,649
3.3
State forest
407,220
15.7
443,646
22.3
463,979
20.5
1,314,845
19.2
State reserve
9,078
0.3
13,600
0.7
22,660
1.0
45,338
0.7
Other authority land(e)
18,704
0.7
38,322
1.9
5,873
0.3
62,899
0.9
Total
2,599,081
100.0
1,985,224
100.0
2,258,019
100.0
6,842,324
100.0

- nil or rounded to zero
(a) The total sum of all areas quoted should not be considered as the land mass area of Tasmania. Statutory reserve types have been proclaimed to lower water mark and include coastal waters in some cases.
(b) Land tenure data in this table may differ from data in other tables because of the date it was accessed: the constant refinement of Geographic Information System (GIS) processes results in frequent, minor changes to land tenure data.
(c) The category nature reserve does not include the Macquarie Island nature reserve.
(d) The Regional Forest Agreement Act has brought changes to categories of crown and reserve land, the most significant change resulting in the reclassification of all forms of crown land act reserves and subsequently reproclaiming them as public reserves.
(e) Other authority land includes local government areas, Government Business Enterprises (GBEs), statutory authorities, state owned companies, other government departments, but excludes Commonwealth, Hydro-Electric Corporation and Forestry land.

Source: Department of Primary Industries, Water and Environment (Information and Land Services Division).


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