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While Tasmania is the most decentralised state in terms of population distribution, with nearly 60% of the population living outside the capital city statistical division, the population is concentrated in three main areas: the urban areas of Hobart, Launceston and Burnie/Devonport. Large areas of the state, including the Central Plateau, South West and West Coast (in the Southern and Mersey-Lyell statistical divisions), are uninhabited or sparsely inhabited.
Note: These figures have subsequently been revised at the state level, but the updated figures are not available at the regional level.
Source: Population by Age and Sex, Tasmania - Electronic Delivery (cat. no. 3235.6.55.001) and ABS data available on request.