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1384.6 - Statistics - Tasmania, 2006  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 13/09/2002   
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Contents >> Population >> 2001 Census statistics >> Selected characteristics

The principal source of data for population is the Census of Population and Housing, which has been conducted at five-yearly intervals since 1961. The most recent census was conducted on 7 August 2001.

At 7 August 2001 there were 456,652 people counted in Tasmania with the following characteristics:

  • 224,038 were male and 232,614 were female, yielding a sex-ratio of 96.3 males for every 100 females;
  • 358,966 (78.6%) were aged 15 years and over and 61,370 (13.4%) were aged 65 years and over;
  • 386,036 (84.5%) were born in Australia; and
  • 421,176 (92.2%) were Australian citizens.
SELECTED CHARACTERISTICS, Tasmania - Census 2001(a)

Males
Females
Persons

no.
no.
no.

Total persons(b)
224,038
232,614
456,652

Aged 15 years and over(b)
173,943
185,023
358,966
Aged 65 years and over(b)
26,803
34,567
61,370

Born in Australia
188,680
197,356
386,036
Born overseas(c)
22,777
22,598
45,375
Speaks English only
206,538
214,496
421,034
Speaks another language(d)
6,894
7,200
14,094

Australian citizen
206,362
214,814
421,176
Australian citizen aged 18 years and over
150,036
161,062
311,098

Enumerated in private dwelling(b)
217,564
226,151
443,715
Enumerated elsewhere(b)(e)
6,474
6,463
12,937

Overseas visitors
859
952
1,811

(a) Counts at place of enumeration.
(b) Includes Overseas visitors.
(c) Includes 'Inadequately described', 'At sea', and 'Not elsewhere classified'.
(d) Includes 'Non-verbal so described' and 'Inadequately described'.
(e) Includes 'Non-private dwellings', Migratory and Off-shore.

Source: Basic Community Profile (BCP),, Census of Population and Housing 2001 (Cat. no. 2001.0).


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