3218.0 - Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2018-19 Quality Declaration 
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Population change

Greater Hobart increased by 3,400 people (1.5%), the rest of the state increased by 2,700 (0.9%).

The areas with the largest growth were:

    • Sorell - Richmond in Hobart's north-east and Rokeby on the eastern shore of the Derwent River (both up by 240 people)
    • Newnham - Mayfield (230) in Launceston

The areas with the highest growth rates were:
    • Old Beach - Otago (3.8%) and Rokeby (3.6%), both on Hobart's eastern shore
    • Port Sorell (3.1%) on Tasmania's north-west coast

Components of population change
    • Rokeby had the largest natural increase (80 people).
    • Port Sorell had the largest net internal migration gain (190 people).
    • Sandy Bay, to the south of Hobart's central business district, had the largest net overseas migration gain (320 people).
Centre of population

The centre for Tasmania:
    • was near the banks of Woods Lake at June 2019, in the state's Central Highlands
    • moved 350 metres south-east over 2018-19, reflecting population growth in Greater Hobart

The centre for Hobart:
    • was just south of the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens at June 2019, in the suburb of Queens Domain
    • moved just 30 metres east over 2018-19

Population density

The areas with the highest density at June 2019 were close to Hobart's central business district:
    • West Moonah (2,300 people per sq km)
    • Moonah (1,900)
    • Sandy Bay (1,800)