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1362.6 - Regional Statistics, Tasmania, 2007  
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 02/11/2007  Ceased
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From 2004 to 2005, there was an increase of 8.6% in the number of births in Tasmania. This increase came after an increase of 1.0% in the number of births between 2003 to 2004.

Between 2001 and 2005, the Greater Hobart-Southern Region recorded an increase in the number of births, 1.3%. The Northern Region recorded a decrease in the number of births of -8.9%, followed by the Mersey-Lyell Region, -2.5%.

Between 2001 and 2005, the Central Highlands Local Government Area recorded the largest percentage increase in the number of births, 73.9% (from 23 births to 40), followed by Dorset, 14.6%; Kingborough, 14.1%; and Burnie, 12.4%. The Break O'Day Local Government Area recorded the largest decrease in births over this period, 29.3% (from 82 births to 58).

Note: Figures are revised at the state level and preliminary at the regional level.


BIRTHS, Tasmanian Local government areas
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
Statistical division/local government area
no.
no.
no.
no.
no.

Greater Hobart-Southern
Brighton
260
282
256
261
282
Central Highlands
23
28
27
27
40
Clarence
652
581
581
573
659
Derwent Valley
116
144
127
116
130
Glamorgan/Spring Bay
48
47
52
45
38
Glenorchy
645
577
547
530
656
Hobart
581
486
512
495
556
Huon Valley
217
200
174
171
201
Kingborough
377
380
374
395
430
Sorell
188
178
142
159
159
Southern Midlands
69
87
85
62
68
Tasman
23
23
28
24
22
Total
3,199
3,013
2,905
2,858
3,241
Northern
Break O'Day
82
53
60
69
58
Dorset
82
92
70
91
94
Flinders
12
12
8
4
11
George Town
84
114
86
92
92
Launceston
903
802
772
806
801
Meander Valley
246
209
218
231
223
Northern Midlands
160
123
139
133
151
West Tamar
246
231
218
232
224
Total
1,815
1,636
1,571
1,658
1,654
Mersey-Lyell
Burnie
218
274
240
271
245
Central Coast
259
255
237
245
260
Circular Head
133
109
131
112
118
Devonport
334
302
274
276
321
Kentish
73
61
65
64
76
King Island
19
14
15
19
20
Latrobe
94
103
99
89
91
Waratah/Wynyard
171
142
124
129
155
West Coast
96
74
74
73
76
Total
1,397
1,334
1,259
1,278
1,362
Tasmania(a)
6,430
6,003
5,752
5,809
6,308

(a) Includes place of usual residence undefined, overseas and no fixed abode.
Source: Births, Australia (cat. no. 3301.0)



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