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1384.6 - Statistics - Tasmania, 2008  
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Contents >> Historical tables >> Population - Summary of population at selected Census dates, Tasmania, 1933 to 1991

SUMMARY OF POPULATION AT SELECTED CENSUS DATES,Tasmania(a)(b)


At June
At 6 August


Units
1933
1947
1954
1961
1971
1981
1986
1991

Persons
no.
227 599
257 078
308 752
350 340
390 413
418 957
436 353
452 837
Males
no.
115 097
129 244
157 129
177 628
196 442
208 641
216 480
223 755
Females
no.
112 502
127 834
151 623
172 712
193 971
210 316
219 873
229 082
Sex ratio(c)
no.
102
101
104
103
101
99
98
98
Age distribution (years)
0-14
no.
68 590
73 371
97 448
117 299
121 323
109 604
106 538
107 448
%
30.1
28.5
31.6
33.5
31.1
26.2
24.4
23.7
15-64
no.
142 669
162 424
187 953
206 033
238 053
268 489
283 363
293 468
%
62.7
63.2
60.9
58.8
61.0
64.1
64.9
64.8
65 and over
no.
16 019
19 480
23 351
27 008
31 037
40 864
46 452
51 921
%
7.0
7.6
7.6
7.7
7.9
9.8
10.6
11.5
Unspecified(d)
no.
321
1 803
..
..
..
..
..
..
Religion
Church of England
no.
105 228
123 158
147 407
159 101
169 089
151 207
154 748
166 492
Methodist
no.
26 470
33 358
38 236
42 236
42 173
19 906
-
-
Catholic
no.
33 189
39 844
53 042
63 993
77 250
78 143
80 479
89 496
Presbyterian
no.
13 194
12 644
15 607
16 757
17 281
11 575
12 084
13 300
Baptist
no.
4 666
5 374
6 293
7 227
8 039
7 965
8 092
9 944
Congregational
no.
3 963
4 007
4 425
4 193
4 134
1 790
1 241
189
Churches of Christ
no.
1 892
2 039
2 267
2 507
2 500
2 110
2 046
1 621
Salvation Army
no.
1 142
1 612
1 815
2 316
3 176
3 202
3 437
3 096
Uniting Church(e)
no.
-
-
-
-
-
17 668
36 724
38 612
Other Christian
no.
5 509
6 179
10 395
13 204
20 753
23 848
25 951
22 989
Total Christian
no.
195 253
228 215
279 487
311 534
344 395
317 414
324 792
345 719
Non-Christian
no.
87
173
256
268
561
1 263
1 967
2 669
Inadequately described
no.
373
797
796
1 766
993
11 162
2 292
1 845
No religion
no.
159
506
516
775
20 221
36 222
47 852
55 372
Not stated
no.
31 727
27 387
27 697
35 997
24 243
52 896
59 363
47 232
Marital status
Never married (Population aged 15 years and over)
no.
61 009
53 912
54 890
58 039
65 213
80 067
87 728
93 421
Married
no.
86 014
114 625
139 801
157 110
181 855
197 069
204 632
209 745
Widowed
no.
10 954
12 933
14 030
15 563
18 621
21 362
22 241
23 185
Divorced
no.
416
1 319
2 002
2 329
3 401
10 855
15 214
19 038
Not stated
no.
616
918
577
(f)
(f)
(f)
(f)
(f)
Birthplace
Australia
no.
215 213
247 379
282 491
317 478
350 150
371 624
386 885
396 313
New Zealand
no.
1 201
1 030
1 112
1 128
1 550
2 421
2 763
3 468
United Kingdom and Ireland
no.
9 588
7 123
14 113
16 741
22 513
23 289
23 226
24 251
Netherlands
no.
11
13
2 340
3 556
3 183
3 008
2 973
2 959
Germany
no.
238
171
1 794
2 223
2 009
1 936
1 982
2 039
Italy
no.
92
64
974
1 536
1 485
1 343
1 259
1 334
Other European
no.
334
325
4 535
5 789
6 184
5 530
5 491
5 450
Other birthplace(g)
no.
922
973
1 393
1 889
3 339
9 806
11 774
17 023

- nil or rounded to zero
.. not applicable
(a) Indigenous persons excluded from Census data prior to 1966.
(b) As counted.
(c) Number of males per 100 females.
(d) From 1954 on, unspecified ages are pro-rated.

(e) The Uniting Church was formed in 1978 from members of the Congregational, Methodist and Presbyterian churches.
(f) Marital status was allocated where this information was not stated.

(g) Includes 'Inadequately described' and 'Not stated'.


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