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1362.6 - Regional Statistics, Tasmania, 2007  
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At the 2001 Census, there were 208,704 dwellings in Tasmania. Of these, 36.1% were fully owned, 24.5% were being purchased, 22.5% were being rented.

For the following types of dwellings:

  • Fully owned - Central Coast local government area had the highest proportion of its dwellings that were fully owned (42.2%). The lowest proportion was recorded for Central Highlands local government area with 18.9% of its dwellings being fully owned.
  • Being purchased - Brighton local government area had the highest proportion of its dwellings being purchased (33.2%). Central Highlands had the lowest proportion with 6.2% of its dwellings being purchased.
  • Rented - Brighton local government area had the highest proportion of its dwellings being rented (36.9%). Tasman local government area had the lowest proportion of rented properties with 7.8% of its dwellings being rented.

HOUSING CHARACTERISTICS, Tasmanian local government areas - Census 2001(a)
Occupied private dwellings
Fully owned
Being
purchased(b)
Rented(c)
Total occupied private dwellings(d)
Other(e)
Total dwellings

Local government area
%
%
%
%
%
no.

Greater Hobart-Southern
Brighton
21.7
33.2
36.9
94.5
5.5
4,598
Central Highlands
18.9
6.2
10.9
39.2
60.8
2,430
Clarence
39.5
30.1
20.2
92.8
7.2
19,879
Derwent Valley
37.3
29.5
19.2
90.0
10.0
3,766
Glamorgan/Spring Bay
27.8
9.3
11.9
53.2
46.8
3,328
Glenorchy
36.2
26.3
27.2
93.7
6.3
18,896
Hobart
33.2
21.5
31.5
90.4
9.6
21,972
Huon Valley
37.9
23.5
15.3
81.3
18.7
6,070
Kingborough
38.9
31.0
15.7
88.4
11.6
11,917
Sorell
30.0
29.8
14.1
77.3
22.7
5,429
Southern Midlands
40.3
27.7
17.1
88.6
11.4
2,345
Tasman
25.1
9.4
7.8
45.7
54.3
2,029
Total
34.9
25.7
22.7
86.8
13.2
102,659

Northern
Break O’Day
32.7
11.2
12.4
59.3
40.7
4,039
Dorset
36.0
19.8
18.1
78.0
22.0
3,605
Flinders
25.3
9.5
21.2
58.9
41.1
609
George Town
30.5
21.1
21.5
77.9
22.1
3,213
Launceston
34.3
24.5
28.9
91.4
8.6
27,103
Meander Valley
40.6
28.1
18.2
90.9
9.1
7,375
Northern Midlands
38.7
24.4
19.3
86.0
14.0
5,127
West Tamar
42.0
27.3
14.1
86.4
13.6
8,439
Total
36.2
23.8
22.4
86.1
13.9
59,510

Mersey-Lyell
Burnie
37.0
24.2
24.8
89.6
10.4
8,211
Central Coast
42.2
25.3
20.2
91.9
8.1
8,583
Circular Head
33.8
21.4
21.6
80.3
19.7
3,658
Devonport
38.1
24.1
26.5
92.4
7.6
10,259
Kentish
41.4
25.6
14.6
87.2
12.8
2,265
King Island
31.8
14.9
24.8
74.9
25.1
929
Latrobe
39.0
23.9
18.9
84.6
15.4
3,643
Waratah/Wynyard
39.7
22.3
21.3
86.4
13.6
5,873
West Coast
38.6
10.6
20.4
73.4
26.6
3,107
Total
38.7
22.9
22.4
87.6
12.4
46,528

Tasmania
36.1
24.5
22.5
86.8
13.2
208,704(f)

(a) Cells in this table have been randomly adjusted to avoid the release of confidential data.
(b) Includes private dwellings being purchased through rent/buy schemes.
(c) Includes private dwellings that are rent free and being occupied under a life tenure. As a result totals may vary slightly with other tables.
(d) Includes other private dwellings and not stated.
(e) Includes unoccupied private dwellings and non-private dwellings.
(f) Total includes offshore areas and migratory statistical division.

Source: ABS data available on request, Census of Population and Housing.


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